Small Wars Journal

war on crime

Gangs, Criminal Empires and Military Intervention in Cape Town’s Crime Wars

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 1:59am
The challenges to governance and states posed by gangs are increasingly recognized as a global concern. No longer just local, turf-oriented groups of local youths, seeking protection and forging a common identity, gangs are involved in the drug trade and other illicit economic interests. These ‘third generation gangs’ protect their markets and align with a range of transnational criminal organizations.

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