This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America’s Most Violent Gang

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Hyperion #ad - But brenda and her friends belonged to the mara salvatrucha--the MS-13--the most violent gang in America, human traffickers, her friends were thieves, drug dealers, and in addition to enjoying the things that all teenagers do, and murderers. They would go to parties, listen to music, and show off their cars late into the night.

All that changed when brenda Paz turned informant for the FBI, exposing the incredible scope of the gang's operations. They are poised to surpass the Mafia as the country's most organized criminal network. This is for the mara salvatrucha takes us into a dark and violent world that few people have seen, but is closer than you think.

But brenda's cooperation with the FBI was only the beginning. They deal ruthlessly with competing gangs and any members who display disloyalty, often leaving a trail of dismembered corpses in their wake. What followed is an extraordinary story of strength, intelligence, and incredible courage. Like any american teenager, Brenda Paz spent much of her time with her friends.

This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang #ad - And by operating within the insular Central American immigrant communities, the Mara Salvatrucha has been able to easily elude law enforcement. A street gang that began in los angeles in the 1980s, the Mara Salvatrucha has spread across the United States and Central America with startling speed, boasting tens of thousands of members.

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The Modern Gang Reader

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Oxford University Press #ad - With a strong focus on international and comparative research, this authoritative volume exposes students to the array of dissenting points of view that represent the ongoing controversies behind the nature of gangs. New to this editionthirty-two new articles covering a variety of issues--gang desistance, victimization, and morenew sections throughout, gender, including three devoted to better understanding the relationships between gang membership and racial inequality, the demographic characteristics of gang members, reentry from incarceration, and community contextsNew introductions at the beginning of each section that provide conceptual links with other pieces in the anthologyUpdated and expanded coverage of methodological strategies for studying gangs, group processes within gangs, international gangs, and other key topics Used book in Good Condition.

An up-to-date collection of the most insightful and influential research on gangs today, structures, brings together articles that discuss the prevalence, Fourth Edition, The Modern Gang Reader, and behaviors of gangs today and analyze society's responses to them.

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Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution Testimonies from our Imprisoned Sisters

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Harper Perennial #ad - In this unforgettable collection, rejection, the women of York describe in their own words how they were imprisoned by abuse, and their own self-destructive impulses long before they entered the criminal justice system. Harper Perennial. In a stunning work of insight and hope, new York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb once again reveals his unmatched talent for finding humanity in the lost and lonely and celebrates the transforming power of the written word.

Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution Testimonies from our Imprisoned Sisters #ad - For several years, lamb has taught writing to a group of women prisoners at York Correctional Institution in Connecticut. Couldn't keep it to myself is a true testament to the process of finding oneself and working toward a better day. Yet these are powerful stories of hope and healing, told by writers who have left victimhood behind.

In his moving introduction, lamb describes the incredible journey of expression and self-awareness the women took through their writing and shares how they challenged him as a teacher and as a fellow author. Used book in Good Condition.

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