G dog and the Homeboys
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

G dog and the Homeboys


  • Author : Celeste Fremon
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0826344852


G dog and the Homeboys Book Description :

This is an updated edition of the story of the gang scene in East L.A. and Father Gregory Boyle's innovative ministry and economic development efforts in the area....

G dog and the Homeboys
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

G dog and the Homeboys


  • Author : Celeste Fremon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173015326775


G dog and the Homeboys Book Description :

This collection of autobiographies tells of the ministry of Catholic priest Greg Boyle among the Hispanic gangs of Los Angeles and its positive impact on the life of the community....

Tattoos on the Heart
Score: 4.5
From 29 Ratings

Tattoos on the Heart


  • Author : Greg Boyle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439153154


Tattoos on the Heart Book Description :

Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs....

Barking to the Choir
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Barking to the Choir


  • Author : Gregory Boyle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476726175


Barking to the Choir Book Description :

In a moving example of unconditional love in dif­ficult times, Gregory Boyle, the Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, shares what working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. In his first book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. Critics hailed that book as an “astounding literary and spiritual feat” (Publishers Weekly) that is “destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times). Now, after the suc­cessful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with...

Father Greg and the Homeboys
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Father Greg and the Homeboys


  • Author : Celeste Fremon
  • Publisher : Hyperion Books
  • Release Date : 1995-07-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173001695853


Father Greg and the Homeboys Book Description :

Of all the gang-riddled urban corners in America, the Pico-Aliso neighborhood of East Los Angeles is among the most intense. Eight separate gangs - seven of them Latino - fight for turf here every night in desperate confrontation. The constant maelstrom of high drama and tragedy has bred a dramatic and desperate cast of characters. These are the homeboys - young men between the ages of thirteen and twenty-two, with names like Wicked, Shotgun, and Ghost - who have turned to the streets for self-definition. And Father Greg Boyle is often the one safe anchor in the constantly shifting turbulence of their lives. In a world with too few genuine heroes, Greg Boyle is the real thing. A complicated and charismatic man, Father Greg (or "G-Dog," as the kids ca...

Beyond Bad Girls

Beyond Bad Girls


  • Author : Meda Chesney-Lind
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134000463


Beyond Bad Girls Book Description :

In this important new work, two respected criminologists challenge the characterization of the new 'bad girl' arguing that it is only a new attempt to punish girls who are not the stereotypical depiction of good. Through interviews with young women, educators and people in the criminal justice system, Beyond Bad Girls exposes the formal and informal systems of socio-cultural control imposed on girls....

Jumped In

Jumped In


  • Author : Jorja Leap
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807044575


Jumped In Book Description :

Jumped In tells the story of the gangs of Los Angeles in the words of the gang members themselves as well as the people who interact with them on a daily basis--trying to arrest them, control them, and help them. There are priests and police officers, murderers and drug dealers, victims and grieving mothers, and other assorted characters, often partnering in unlikely ways. Jorja Leap's work draws upon intimate material, from interviews to eyewitness accounts, telling the deeply personal stories of current and former gang members who span three generations, as well as the dilemmas Leap herself faces as she struggles to adjust to marriage and motherhood--with a husband in the LAPD and a daughter in adolescence. Jumped In is a chronicle of the unexpecte...

Key Concepts in Drugs and Society

Key Concepts in Drugs and Society


  • Author : Ross Coomber
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2013-04-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446281574


Key Concepts in Drugs and Society Book Description :

'This is a great resource that reflects the huge expertise of the authors. It will be welcomed by students, researchers and indeed anyone wanting critical but comprehensive coverage of key issues and trends concerning drugs and society - locally and globally, historically and today.' - Nigel South, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex 'Provides informative, balanced and contextualized insights into the relationships between people and drugs. Whatever your background and however knowledgeable you feel you are about contemporary drug issues, I guarantee that you will learn something unexpected and new from this valuable text.' - Joanne Neale, Professor of Public Health, Oxford Brookes University Why do people take drugs? How do we understand mor...

Skin Deep

Skin Deep


  • Author : Steven Burton
  • Publisher : powerHouse Books
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 157687849X


Skin Deep Book Description :

For decades now tattoos have been potent symbols of the Los Angeles gang-life scene. The black and white tattoos with recognizable gang symbols appear on members' faces, necks and all over their bodies, making their gang affiliation immediately clear to whomever crosses their path. This can mean the difference between life and death on he streets, and just as often, in prison. What does this prominently placed imagery mean for those men and women who somehow extricate themselves from gang life or are released from prison or want to separate themselves from the gang and start life anew? The very tattoos which may have helped guard against the constant threat of rival gangs now bar many ex-gang members from employment, life without harassment, and the ...

Homeboyz
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Homeboyz


  • Author : Alan Lawrence Sitomer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423140184


Homeboyz Book Description :

When Teddy Anderson's little sister Tina is gunned down randomly in a drive-by shooting, the gangstas who rule the streets in the Anderson family's rapidly deteriorating neighborhood dismiss the incident as just another case of RP, RT???wrong place, wrong time. According to gangsta logic, Tina doesn't even count as a statistic. Teddy's family is devastated. Mrs. Anderson sinks into deep depression while Pops struggles to run both the household and his declining laundry business. The Andersons are shocked still further when Teddy is arrested and thrown in prison for attempted homicide after his elaborately laid plans for revenge against his sister's killer are foiled by the cops. Teddy soon finds himself out of prison on house arrest, and in the capab...