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Understanding & Policing Gangs

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Cumberland Lodge

Windsor

SL4 2HP

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This year's Cumberland Lodge Police Conference will be exploring the attraction of gangs in order to understand and police them more effectively, and seek to identify best practice in early intervention and prevention strategies.

The annual event is now in its 38th year. This year, it will bring together a multi-agency delegation of police officers, academics, non-governmental organisations, policymakers and practitioners, over three days, for a thorough exploration of gang culture and identities in Britain today.

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Participants will discuss pressing issues such as:

  • Growing social divisions and their implications for gang culture

  • The attraction of gang culture

  • The impact of social media on recruitment within gangs

  • Whether the UK can learn from international law enforcers and their perspectives on gang culture

  • Best practice in prevention and early intervention.

Identities and belonging

This conference is part of our ‘Identities & Belonging’ series for 2018-19, which is exploring the way in which understandings of identity are shifting, and what the resulting transformations might mean for practices of belonging across Britain.

In light of this, the Police Conference will examine the challenges that the attraction of gang identity and association presents for the police.

We will be exploring how the police might best respond to the growing attraction of gangs, which coincides with a general trend of social fragmentation.

Evidence shows that in struggling urban areas, marked by social exclusion and decline, gangs have a strong pull on young people in particular.

Gang culture can offer a sense of protection and belonging to vulnerable young people in a society where they may feel undervalued. It can prove difficult to police criminal gangs. The strong loyalty that many young people feel towards these criminal communities make gang culture particularly hard to police.

This year's conference is kindly sponsored by KBR.

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