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People and Folks:
Gangs, Crime and the Underclass in a Rustbelt City

by John M. Hagedorn

ISBN 0941702464 / 9780941702461 / 0-941702-46-4
Publisher Lake View Press
Language English
Edition Softcover
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People and Folks dispelled myths about gangs with solid groundbreaking research baed on in-epth interviews ith the founders and members of all of Milwaukee's street gangs.

Called 'the most insightful book ever written about inner-city gangs' by William Julius Wilson, the second edition presents new research challenging prevailing theories and assumptions about gang violence, drug use, cultural differences between the inner-city underclass and the suburban middle classes, and the role of gender. Of special interest is the author's new data on the underground economy in the inner city. [via]