Gangs and School Violence

From John J. O’Boyle III
author: Hernandez, Leodoro
Gangs and School Violence
The book attempts to alert society about the real presence of gangs and school violence that exists in today’s society. The book touches upon gang culture; teacher education about gangs as a preventive measure; role of the parents regarding prevention of gang affiliation; gang language/graffiti/tattoos and music used by gangs. A comparison of the differences between gangs of the past and the “new” or “modern” gangs is also discussed. The main theme throughout the book, in so many words, “if society is not part of the solution then it is definitely part of the problem!” The book was very informative, easy to understand and one that I would refer to in the future.