Briefing document for the Cumberland Lodge Police Conference on 'Understanding and Policing Gangs', on 21-23 June 2019

Published Date: 
Friday, 7 June 2019
Dr Robert McLean


This year’s Cumberland Lodge Police Conference explores the attraction of gangs, in order to understand and police them more effectively, and to identify best practice in early intervention and prevention strategies relating to criminal activity (gang crime). It takes a cross-sector, multi-agency approach to exploring the complexities of gang culture in the UK today.

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You can read the full Conference Briefing here in full-screen mode, or download it in PDF format from the link on this webpage. 


We are grateful to our freelance Research Associate, Dr Robert McLean, for researching and preparing this briefing document, which is designed to help participants prepare for the conference discussions. We also hope to improve public awareness and understanding of gang culture and identities in Britain today. 

You can find out more about the conference here, and we will be tweeting at #CLGangs.