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

Jorja Leap 1955-


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  • Title:
    Jumped in : what gangs taught me about violence, drugs, love, and redemption
  • Author: Jorja Leap 1955-
  • Description: Napalm -- Chameleon -- 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.
    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.
  • Local Note: Dr. Michael J. Witkowski Collection
  • Publication Date: ©2012
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press
  • Format: 217 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780807044568 (hardcover : alk. paper);ISBN 0807044563 (hardcover : alk. paper);ISBN 9780807044810;ISBN 0807044814
  • Subjects: Gangs -- California -- Los Angeles; Gang members -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography; Gang members; Gangs; California -- Los Angeles; Biography
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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