Recent events in NSW in the past few years have heightened the focus on
youth gangs and ethnic youth gangs in particular.
Section two deals with the difficult area of concepts and terminology (pp
Section three explores the issue of youth gangs - what they are, how and why
they form, and public perceptions of them (pp 5-14).
Section five discusses the ethnic gang debate in NSW (pp 17-26).
Sections six and seven outline the various legislative and other initiatives
that are targeted at gangs, in particular preventing the formation of youth
gangs and the prevention of youth gang criminal activity (pp 27-40).
Section eight is a brief overview of anti-gang initiatives in the US (pp