Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang (Hardback)
|Format:||Hardback 240 pages|
Not in stock
Usually despatched in 3-5 days
in the UK
"They changed me a lot more than I changed them...I went in as Anne Widdecombe and came out an anarchist." In 2008 Harriet Sergeant - think tank report-writer, "Daily Mail" journalist and author of "The Public and the Police" - befriended a teenage gang in south London while doing research. What began as a conversation outside a chicken take-away shop became a three-year attempt to change their lives, taking her from job centres and the care system to prison and failing schools. Her experiences left her believing that the state has played an integral part in creating gang culture in Britain - and that the entire system must now change if we want to help these young men. Reading her story will challenge everything you thought you knew about society and politics today.
Faber & Faber
Other books by this author See all titles
Customers who bought this title, also bought...
You save: £3.00
You save: £2.00
This book can be found in...
The prices displayed are for website purchases only, and may differ to the prices in Waterstones shops.