The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang
Here is an interesting book about the Latin Kings of New York. I have not read it yet, but it sounds like a very interesting book. It is interesting to see that Reverendo Luis Barrio, the progressive priest and CUNY professor, is one of the co-authors. If any of you have read the book let please let me know what you think.
"In The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang, Mr. Brotherton and Mr. Barrios provide a detailed analysis of the rise and fall of the gang's reform process, which had fallen into severe difficulties by 2001." -- Chronicle of Higher Education
"[This] well-researched book seems to focus intentionally on the social and structural aspects of the gang, because understanding those is key to understanding gang membership and steering youth out of it." -- Youth TodayReview
"An empirical challenge and theoretical wake-up call to an all-but-moribund criminology. Classic insider sociology." -- John M. Hagedorn, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Criminal Justice