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Synopsis:

Dead End Kids exposes both the depravity and the humanity in gang life through the eyes of a teenaged girl named Cara, a member of a Kansas City gang. In this shocking yet compassionate account, Mark Fleisher shows how gang girls’ lives are shaped by poverty, family disorganization, and parental neglect.

About the Author

Mark S. Fleisher is a cultural anthropologist and criminal ethnographer, a former administrator in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and an associate professor of criminal justice sciences at Illinois State University. He is the author of the award-winning Beggars and Thieves: Lives of Urban Street Criminals, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, and of Warehousing Violence.

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ISBN:
9780299158842
Author:
Fleisher, Mark S.
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Problem youth
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Dead End Kids exposes both the depravity and the humanity in gang life through the eyes of a teenaged girl named Cara, a member of a Kansas City gang. In this shocking yet compassionate account, Mark Fleisher shows how gang girls’ lives are shaped by poverty, family disorganization, and parental neglect.

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