Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is published by IARS Publications, a member of COPE. YVJ is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO Information Services and The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
The book examines the plight of our at-risk youth and in particular the issue of youth gangs. It offers a pure, genuine, and informed perspective on how we might begin to shift our focus from one of crime control to community capacity building and empowerment when dealing with young persons who ‘get lost to gangs’.
C. A. Robinson-Easley (2012) ‘Our Children, Our Responsibilities: Saving the youth we are losing to gangs’ Peter Lang Pub., PB, $34.95 US (paperback), 204 pages/ 978-1-4331-1199-0.
Reviewed by John Winterdyk, Department of Justice Studies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB., Canada T3E 6K6