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Small Arms Survey 2010 : gangs, groups, and guns.

Author: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland); Small Arms Survey.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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The Small Arms Survey 2010: Gangs, Groups, and Guns reviews a range of issues related to gangs and armed groups, focusing on their use of violence, as well as emerging efforts to prevent and curb the damage they inflict on society. The volume includes studies of prison gangs, girls in gangs, and pro-government groups; it also features case studies from Ecuador and Southern Sudan. Rounding out the book is original  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland); Small Arms Survey.
ISBN: 9780521146845 0521146844
OCLC Number: 646008537
Notes: At head of cover: A project of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
Description: vii, 343 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Emerging from obscurity: the global ammunition trade; 2. Controlling air transport: practice, options, and challenges; Photo essay: gang life: between belonging and exclusion; 3. Gangs, groups, and guns: an overview; 4. Elusive arsenals: gang and group firearms; 5. Gang violence worldwide: context, culture, and country; 6. The danger of dungeons: prison gangs and incarcerated militant groups; 7. The other half: girls in gangs; 8. An Ecuadorian alternative: gang reintegration; 9. Getting past suppression: street gang interventions; 10. Force multiplier: pro-government armed groups; 11. Back to the brink: armed violence in southern Sudan; 12. Options for engagement: armed groups and humanitarian norms.

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Reviews knowledge about gangs and non-state armed groups worldwide, and interventions designed to curb the risks associated with them.  Read more...

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'As demonstrated in the Small Arms Survey 2010, addressing the factors that trigger conflicts and fuel gang violence has a much more lasting - and constructive - impact than simply incarcerating or Read more...

 
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