Juvenile Offenders and Guns

Voices Behind Gun Violence

  • Authors
  • Diane┬áMarano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Diane Marano
    Pages 1-18
  3. Diane Marano
    Pages 55-85
  4. Diane Marano
    Pages 87-125
  5. Diane Marano
    Pages 127-148
  6. Diane Marano
    Pages 149-163
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 165-210

About this book


Juvenile Offenders and Guns explores how and why twenty-five incarcerated young men of color acquired and used guns, and how guns made them feel. Guns have multiple meanings and serve many purposes for these youth as they attempt to construct a capable masculinity in their worlds, growing up in homes where money is often scarce and fathers absent.


African American culture America children crime criminology culture penology social science society sociology violence youth

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