Gang Disengagement, Desistance and the Role of Spirituality

Ross Deuchar explores the links between gangs, masculinity, religion, spirituality and desistance from an international perspective. Deuchar presents insights from life history interviews conducted with a small sample of 17 male reforming gang members in Denmark who had become immersed in a holistic spiritual intervention programme that foregrounded meditation, yoga and dynamic breathing techniques.

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