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The Resource Jumped in : what gangs taught me about violence, drugs, love, and redemption, Jorja Leap

Jumped in : what gangs taught me about violence, drugs, love, and redemption, Jorja Leap

Label
Jumped in : what gangs taught me about violence, drugs, love, and redemption
Title
Jumped in
Title remainder
what gangs taught me about violence, drugs, love, and redemption
Statement of responsibility
Jorja Leap
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Jorja Leap began studying Los Angeles gang violence in 2002, she encountered a myriad of proposed solutions to the seemingly intractable "gang problem" and set out to discover what was really going on. The stakes--then and now--could not be higher: a child or teenager is killed by gunfire every three hours. Here, Leap brings us stories that reach behind the statistics and media images to the real lives. With the eye of an anthropologist and a heart full of compassion, this small, tough woman from UCLA travels some of the most violent and poverty-stricken neighborhoods, talking with murderers and drug dealers, victims and grieving mothers. Through oral histories, personal interviews, and eyewitness accounts, readers come to understand both the people pulled into gangs and those trying mightily to forge alternatives and help their community.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.106/6092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6439.U7
LC item number
L773 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Jumped in : what gangs taught me about violence, drugs, love, and redemption, Jorja Leap
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Napalm -- Chameleon -- Mi vida loca -- Living with the LAPD -- Big Mike -- Adopting new ideas -- Nuns and bitches -- Poor black woman -- Mario -- Fear rules over love -- Teardrops -- The lost boys -- The streets will be me -- Intervention -- Business -- Self-medication -- The ties that bind -- Fathers of the community -- Answers
Control code
ocn731918391
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
217 p.
Isbn
9780807044568
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011031603
System control number
(OCoLC)731918391
Label
Jumped in : what gangs taught me about violence, drugs, love, and redemption, Jorja Leap
Publication
Contents
Napalm -- Chameleon -- Mi vida loca -- Living with the LAPD -- Big Mike -- Adopting new ideas -- Nuns and bitches -- Poor black woman -- Mario -- Fear rules over love -- Teardrops -- The lost boys -- The streets will be me -- Intervention -- Business -- Self-medication -- The ties that bind -- Fathers of the community -- Answers
Control code
ocn731918391
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
217 p.
Isbn
9780807044568
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011031603
System control number
(OCoLC)731918391

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