We are losing a generation of young people to gang violence. An incoming Tory government will have to start from scratch if it is going to make a difference.

As Gavin Knight notes in “How to really hug a hoodie”, gang culture is increasingly plaguing deprived inner-city communities, and for too long we have seen policies implemented to tackle a problem neither measured nor understood. If the Conservatives win the next election, they will have an opportunity to transform our approach to gangs and youth violence. But how can this be done, and will they be brave enough to do so?

Read more at The Centre for Social Justice.

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