Professor; Department of Criminology, Law and Justice

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


  • A World of Gangs: Armed Young Men and Gangsta Culture. Minneapolis, University 
    of Minnesota Press. 2008.
  • Forsaking Our Children: Bureaucracy and Reform in the Child Welfare System, 
    Chicago, Lakeview Press, 1995.
  • People And Folks: Gangs, Crime and the Underclass in a Rustbelt City, with Perry 
    Macon. Chicago, Lakeview Press, 1988; 1998. 

Selected Presentations:
  • Gangs and Culture. Keynote Address to the Midwest Gang Conference. Madison, WI May 2009. 
  • “The history of gangs in Chicago.” Lecture to the Chicago Freedom School. Chicago. 2007.
  • “Race and Class in Chicago.” Address at the School of the Chicago Art Institute. 
    Chicago. 1997.


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