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Sally-Ann Ashton is a lecturer at Edge Hill University in the Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour. Her PhD investigated the social and psychological risk factors associated with young people who are gang involved and their relationship to desistance from gangs and crime. She currently works on 2 youth offending intervention projects in the North West of England and is committed to researching and implementing ways to support young people away from criminal involvement. In 2017 she was presented with a Frederick Milton Thrasher Award for Superior Research into Gangs by the National Gang Crime Research Center in Chicago.
There are three core issues that affect young people involved with gangs: mental illness, substance misuse and reduced aggression control. The latter leads towards...