Gang Leader for A Day
A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
From Library Staff
Recounts the story of a young sociologist whose infiltration of a Chicago drug gang was originally introduced in the work "Freakonomics," describing the author's idealism, his friendship with gang leader JT, and his witness to the organization's crack-selling trade.
Ventakesh conducts a survey at the Robert Taylor Homes public housing projects in Chicago, is held at gun point over night and becomes friends with the leader of a notorious gang. Nice vocabulary! Adult.