Teenage knife crime calls for cohesion and education

 ‘The excluded teenager is just a step away from the gang membership that will help give them a sense of identity,’ say Ingrid Schoon and John Bynner. Photograph: Alan Simpson/PA Gary Younge’s questioning whether the solution to teenage knife crime lies in increasing police numbers is welcome recognition of the more complex reasons for the actions causing it (Teenagers are being killed. More policing is not the answer, Journal, 7 March). Disadvantaged young people have suffered a succession of austerity measures dating back to 2010, including decimated youth services, reduced…

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