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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:

  1. To develop conceptual and methodological research tools for carrying out comparative gang research
  2. To build a body of knowledge about the scopes, causes, nature and control of gangs across Europe
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. To facilitate transfer of knowledge from academic research to the policy and practitioner community in the area of youth street gangs
  6. To develop specific funded research collaborations between our members.

Membership remains informal and everybody that shares our aims is welcome. Those interested in active participation should email Frank Weerman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for an initial contact. You will also need to contact Professor Kerner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for inclusion in the Eurogang distribution list.

The Eurogang Network is governed through a Steering Committee composed of:

Frank Weerman
Frank Van Gemert
Juanjo Medina
Judith Aldridge
Finn-Aage Esbensen
Cheryl Maxson

For more details you can visit our website (http://www.umsl.edu/~ccj/eurogang/euroganghome.htm).
Twitter account: (@Euro_Gang)