The Australian Multicultural Foundation has launched the report ‘Ethnic Youth Gangs in Australia: Do they exist?’
Written by Rob White, Santina Perrone, Carmel Guerra, Mr Steven Francis (Policy and Projects Officer), Ms Faorligh Hunter (Program Co-ordinator) and Rosario Lampugnani, the series of studies examines the issues of ‘youth gangs’ by talking with young people directly about the nature of group formations and group activities in their communities and neighbourhoods.
The reports are based upon in-depth interviews with 120 young people from six different ethnic and cultural backgrounds across metropolitan Melbourne, each study providing a qualitative analysis of the issues.
A major focus of the research was to investigate the specific problems, challenges and opportunities faced by ethnic minority young people from Vietnamese, Somalia, Turkish, Pacific Islander and Latin American backgrounds. An overview Report has also been produced.
The seven volume reports can be downloaded from here
as Acrobat (pdf) files (Click here to install Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Report – Overview
Report 1 – Vietnamese Young People
Report 2 – Turkish Young People
Report 3 – Pacific Islander Young People
Report 4 – Somalian Young People
Report 5 – Latin American Young People
Report 6 – Anglo Australian Young People
All Reports (1.3Mb)