Forget a charismatic leader: Friendships are more likely to trigger gang violence



Notorious gangs and angry mobs tend to be strongly led by an angry or scheming individual in Hollywood films.
But a strong network of friends may be just as big a factor in acts of group violence as having a charismatic leader or a savvy battle plan, according to a new study.
While researchers studied the dynamics of the Nyangatom, a nomadic tribal group in East Africa that is regularly involved in violent raids with other groups, they believe the finding applies to violent activities associated with terrorism, revolutions and gangs.
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10 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail
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