This report provides an overview summary of six studies undertaken on ‘ethnic youth gangs’ in the Melbourne metropolitan area over the period 1996-1998. The six specific reports in this series include:
- Vietnamese Young People
- Turkish Young People
- Pacific Islander Young People
- Somalian Young People
- Latin American Young People
- Anglo Young People
This report presents the overall findings of the study and involves comparisons between the different groups as well as highlighting common features. It discusses further general issues relating to perceptions of, and responses to, ‘youth gangs’ in the context of a culturally diverse society.