Research not Stereotypes

"neither War nor Peace"

Children in Organised
Armed Violence Final Report
about the study

Gangs of Nicaragua
Jose Luis Rocha and Dennis Rodgers

Gangs and Hip Hop
the power of identity

Prophets of Da City
Cape Town, South Africa

Social Science
Research Council

Children in Armed Conflict


These pages look at the similarities and differences between armed groups as diverse as child soldiers, gangs, drug cartels, para-militaries, fundamentalist religious militias, and death squads. They are mainly based on research from a ten nation study, neither War nor Peace, and case studies from the Social Science Research Council Working Group on Children in Armed Conflict.

Gangs and Terrorism

Hagedorn's Writings on Gangs Around the World