ESC members with an interest in developing an understanding of the scope, causes, nature and consequences of gangs through systematic, comparative and multi-method research are welcome to join the Eurogang Network. The Network was formed in the late 90s and since then has held 9 international workshops, developed a set of protocols for comparative research, and organized the publication of several edited volumes. In spring of 2008 the Network became affiliated with the ESC as a working group.
Our objectives are:
- To develop conceptual and methodological research tools for carrying out comparative gang research
- To build a body of knowledge about the scopes, causes, nature and control of gangs across Europe
- To foster a constructive and amicable dialogue between different theoretical, disciplinary and national research traditions in the study of the relationship between the group aspects of youth transitions and offending
- To offer support, mentoring, and training to scholars interested in the comparative study of gangs and generally assist European scholars interested in the study of gangs
- To facilitate transfer of knowledge from academic research to the policy and practitioner community in the area of youth street gangs
- To develop specific funded research collaborations between our members.
The Eurogang Network is governed through a Steering Committee composed of:
Frank Van Gemert
For more details you can visit our website (http://www.umsl.edu/~ccj/eurogang/euroganghome.htm).
Twitter account: (@Euro_Gang)