That’s one of the subjects touched on in my latest (and brief!) column about issues around young people and crime in Haringey, written for one of the local magazines:
Are you (whether young or not yourself) intimidated when you walk past a group of young people wearing hoods? Lots of people are – but I still believe that it’s not how young people look but how young people behave that counts. In itself, there’s no particular reason to fear a piece of fabric – but it gets seen a symbolic of a bundle of fears and so induces worry for many people.
You can read the rest of the piece on my website.