Faculty Book: David Brotherton and Luis Barrios, eds.

Edited by Louis Kontos, David Brotherton, and Luis Barrios

Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives
(Columbia University Press, 2003; 352 pp.)

Gangs and Society brings together the work of academics, activists, and community leaders to examine the many functions and faces of gangs today, covering the spread of gangs from New York to Texas to the West Coast. Fifteen timely essays represent an eclectic range of topics, such as the spirituality of gangs, the place of women in gang culture, and the effect on gangs of a variety of educational programs and services for at-risk youth. The final chapter, featuring a photographic essay by award-winning journalist Donna DeCesare, examines the "gang-photography phenomenon."  Gangs and Society is edited by Louis Kontos, associate professor of sociology at Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus; David C. Brotherton, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center; and Luis Barrios, assistant professor of psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Submitted on: JUN 15, 2003

Category: Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Faculty Books