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'Seizing gang leaders isn't the answer. I should know. I used to be a member'

PUBLISHED October 27, 2012

Junior Smart knows a lot about gangs. He speaks with such passion and elegance about the forces that sustain them that conversation with him quickly sweeps you away into another world. He is now 36 and his life can be divided into two distinct phases. He tells how in his late teens, after his mother died, he became drawn into a south London gang which, at the time, helped fill a huge vacuum.

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