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crime world Episode 23: The vulnerable kids who become the street soldiers of Ireland's crime gangs

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Nicola Tallant chats with Trina O'Connor on how criminal gangs groom vulnerable and disadvantaged youngsters

Nicola Tallant chats with Trina O'Connor on how criminal gangs groom vulnerable and disadvantaged youngsters

Nicola Tallant chats with Trina O'Connor on how criminal gangs groom vulnerable and disadvantaged youngsters

They are the kids who become the soldiers of the criminal gangs.

Plucked from the streets and troubled homes, they are groomed to become drug dealers, enforcers and even killers.

But according to one of Ireland’s top community workers, criminologist Trina O’Connor, their path in life is not a determined one and road blocks can be created to stop the inevitable.

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