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"Ghettoside"

♥ Book Title : Ghettoside
♣ Name Author : Jill Leovy
∞ Launching : 2015
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780385529990
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0385529996
⊕ Number Pages : Total 384 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes."Article| Jill Leovy| Statement ..."

"Ghettoside"

♥ Book Title : Ghettoside
♣ Name Author : Jill Leovy
∞ Launching : 2015
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780385529983
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0385529988
⊕ Number Pages : Total 366 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times discusses the hundreds of murders that occur in the city each year, and focuses on the story of the dedicated group of detectives who pursue justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle."Article| Jill Leovy| Statement ..."

"Ghettoside"

♥ Book Title : Ghettoside
♣ Name Author : Jill Leovy
∞ Launching : 2015-10-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781784700768
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1784700762
⊕ Number Pages : Total 384 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "THE MULTI-AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 Why would you kill your neighbour? Based on the best part of a decade embedded with the homicide units of the LAPD, this groundbreaking work of reportage takes us onto the streets, inside the homes and into the lives of a community wracked by a homicide epidemic. Through the gripping story of one particular murder - of an eighteen-year-old boy named Bryant Tennelle, gunned down one evening in spring for no apparent reason - and of its investigation by a brilliant, ferociously driven detective - a blond, surfer-turned-cop named John Skaggs - it reveals the true origins of such violence, explodes the myths surrounding policing and race and shows that the only way to reverse the cycle of violence is with justice."Article| Jill Leovy| Statement ..."

"Ghettoside"

♥ Book Title : Ghettoside
♣ Name Author : Jill Leovy
∞ Launching : 2015-01-27
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780385530002
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0385530005
⊕ Number Pages : Total 384 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, USA TODAY, AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Economist • The Globe and Mail • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes. But as soon as the case is assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shift. Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential, but mostly ignored, American murder—a “ghettoside” killing, one young black man slaying another—and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities—and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped. Praise for Ghettoside “A serious and kaleidoscopic achievement . . . [Jill Leovy is] a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information into hard journalistic rain.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times “Masterful . . . gritty reporting that matches the police work behind it.”—Los Angeles Times “Moving and engrossing.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Penetrating and heartbreaking . . . Ghettoside points out how relatively little America has cared even as recently as the last decade about the value of young black men’s lives.”—USA Today “Functions both as a snappy police procedural and—more significantly—as a searing indictment of legal neglect . . . Leovy’s powerful testimony demands respectful attention.”—The Boston Globe “Gritty, heart-wrenching . . . Everyone needs to read this book.”—Michael Connelly “Ghettoside is remarkable: a deep anatomy of lawlessness.”—Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal “[Leovy writes] with grace and artistry, and controlled—but bone-deep—outrage in her new book. . . . The most important book about urban violence in a generation.”—The Washington Post “Riveting . . . This timely book could not be more important.”—Associated Press “Leovy’s relentless reporting has produced a book packed with valuable, hard-won insights—and it serves as a crucial, 366-page reminder that ‘black lives matter.’ ”—The New York Times Book Review “A compelling analysis of the factors behind the epidemic of black-on-black homicide . . . an important book, which deserves a wide audience.”—Hari Kunzru, The Guardian From the Hardcover edition."Article| Jill Leovy| Statement ..."

"Ghettoside"

♥ Book Title : Ghettoside
♣ Name Author : Jill Leovy
∞ Launching : 2015-03-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781473521193
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 147352119X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 384 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "THE MULTI-AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 Why would you kill your neighbour? Based on the best part of a decade embedded with the homicide units of the LAPD, this groundbreaking work of reportage takes us onto the streets, inside the homes and into the lives of a community wracked by a homicide epidemic. Through the gripping story of one particular murder – of an eighteen-year-old boy named Bryant Tennelle, gunned down one evening in spring for no apparent reason – and of its investigation by a brilliant, ferociously driven detective – a blond, surfer-turned-cop named John Skaggs – it reveals the true origins of such violence, explodes the myths surrounding policing and race and shows that the only way to reverse the cycle of violence is with justice."Article| Jill Leovy| Statement ..."

"Warriors and Peacemakers"

♥ Book Title : Warriors and Peacemakers
♣ Name Author : Mark Cooney
∞ Launching : 1998-04-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780814715147
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0814715141
⊕ Number Pages : Total 210 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Why do some conflicts escalate into violence while others dissipate harmlessly? Under what circumstances will people kill, and why? While homicide has been viewed largely in the pathological terms of "crime" and "deviance," violence, Mark Cooney contends, is a naturally-occurring form of conflict found throughout history and across cultures under certain social conditions. Cooney has analyzed the social control of homicide within and across over 30 societies and interviewed several dozens of prisoners incarcerated for murder or manslaughter, as well as members of their families. Violence such as homicide can only be understood, he argues, by transcending the traditional focus on the social characteristics of the killer and victims, and by looking at the role played by family members, friends, neighbors, onlookers, police officers, and judges. These third parties can be a source of peace or violence, depending on how they are configured in particular cases. Violence flourishes, Cooney demonstrates, when authority is either very strong or very weak and when third-party ties are strong and boundaries between groups sharply defined. Drawing on recent theory in the lively new sociological speciality of conflict management, Mark Cooney has culled a vast array of evidence from modern and preindustrial societies to provide us with the first general sociological analysis of human violence."Article| Mark Cooney| Statement ..."

"American Homicide"

♥ Book Title : American Homicide
♣ Name Author : Randolph Roth
∞ Launching : 2012-03-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780674054547
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0674054547
⊕ Number Pages : Total 672 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In American Homicide, Randolph Roth charts changes in the character and incidence of homicide in the U.S. from colonial times to the present. Roth examines the four factors that explain why homicide rates have gone up and down in the United States and in other Western nations over the past four centuries, and why the United States is today the most homicidal affluent nation."Article| Randolph Roth| Statement ..."

"Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles"

♥ Book Title : Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles
♣ Name Author : John Mack Faragher
∞ Launching : 2016-01-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780393242423
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0393242420
⊕ Number Pages : Total 592 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""[A] fascinating account of the twisted threads of murder, ethnic violence and mob justice in 19th century Southern California." —Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A History of Murder in America, in the Los Angeles Times Los Angeles is a city founded on blood. Once a small Mexican pueblo teeming with Californios, Indians, and Americans, all armed with Bowie knives and Colt revolvers, it was among the most murderous locales in the Californian frontier. In Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles, "a vivid, disturbing portrait of early Los Angeles" (Publishers Weekly), John Mack Faragher weaves a riveting narrative of murder and mayhem, featuring a cast of colorful characters vying for their piece of the city. These include a newspaper editor advocating for lynch laws to enact a crude manner of racial justice and a mob of Latinos preparing to ransack a county jail and murder a Texan outlaw. In this "groundbreaking" (True West) look at American history, Faragher shows us how the City of Angels went from a lawless outpost to the sprawling metropolis it is today."Article| John Mack Faragher| Statement ..."

"Black Silent Majority"

♥ Book Title : Black Silent Majority
♣ Name Author : Michael Javen Fortner
∞ Launching : 2015-09-07
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780674743991
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0674743997
⊕ Number Pages : Total 350 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Aggressive policing and draconian sentencing have disproportionately imprisoned millions of African Americans for drug-related offenses. Michael Javen Fortner shows that in the 1970s these punitive policies toward addicts and pushers enjoyed the support of many working-class and middle-class blacks, angry about the chaos in their own neighborhoods."Article| Michael Javen Fortner| Statement ..."

"Race, Incarceration, and American Values"

♥ Book Title : Race, Incarceration, and American Values
♣ Name Author : Glenn C. Loury
∞ Launching : 2008-08-22
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780262260947
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0262260948
⊕ Number Pages : Total 96 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The United States, home to five percent of the world's population, now houses twenty-five percent of the world's prison inmates. Our incarceration rate -- at 714 per 100,000 residents and rising -- is almost forty percent greater than our nearest competitors (the Bahamas, Belarus, and Russia). More pointedly, it is 6.2 times the Canadian rate and 12.3 times the rate in Japan. Economist Glenn Loury argues that this extraordinary mass incarceration is not a response to rising crime rates or a proud success of social policy. Instead, it is the product of a generation-old collective decision to become a more punitive society. He connects this policy to our history of racial oppression, showing that the punitive turn in American politics and culture emerged in the post-civil rights years and has today become the main vehicle for the reproduction of racial hierarchies. Whatever the explanation, Loury argues, the uncontroversial fact is that changes in our criminal justice system since the 1970s have created a nether class of Americans -- vastly disproportionately black and brown -- with severely restricted rights and life chances. Moreover, conservatives and liberals agree that the growth in our prison population has long passed the point of diminishing returns. Stigmatizing and confining of a large segment of our population should be unacceptable to Americans. Loury's call to action makes all of us now responsible for ensuring that the policy changes."Article| Glenn C. Loury| Statement ..."

"The Killing Season"

♥ Book Title : The Killing Season
♣ Name Author : Miles Corwin
∞ Launching : 2011-06-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0091940990
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780091940997
⊕ Number Pages : Total 342 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Meet Pete Razanskas, 22-year veteran homicide cop and Marcella Winn, a rookie detective who grew up in the 'hood. They're an unlikely partnership whose job it is to attempt to close some of the hundreds of murder cases that happen every year in the gang-infested streets of South-Central LA. Crime reporter Miles Corwin gained unprecedented access to shadow them for the usual hot summer of endless homicide. We meet the cops, the victims and the murders (Crips and Bloods, drug dealers, psychopaths and even killer kids), witness their incredible daily lives and hear their stories in intimate detail. The Killing Season is a raw, shocking and riveting story of an extreme place not far from the ordinary world where war rages on the streets and life has little value."Article| Miles Corwin| Statement ..."

"Murder in America"

♥ Book Title : Murder in America
♣ Name Author : Roger Lane
∞ Launching : 1997
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105019261226
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 399 sheet
♮ News id : 7drwAAAAIAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book is the first serious study of the history of criminal homicide in America, reaching from precolonial times to the age of the O. J. Simpson trial. Noted historian Roger Lane provides this much-needed overview of the history of murder and our culture's responses to it. Lane demonstrates that the study of murder can provide important clues about the way society actually works, its fears and tensions, its concept of justice, and the value it places on different kinds of human life. Roger Lane simply asks the same questions of the past that we ask of the present: What causes murder rates to go up or down? How efficiently or fairly has the justice system worked in dealing with homicide? What are or have been the roles of economic difference and family structure, of the courts and the media, of the Wild West and the urban Industrial Revolution, of Indian warfare and African-American slavery? But if the questions are familiar, Lane shows us that the answers cannot be fitted neatly into boxes we now label either "liberal" or "conservative." They will surprise most readers."Article| Roger Lane| Statement ..."