Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang (Hardback)
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Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 03/07/2012
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"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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571289172

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“Could be better.”

I started this book not fully knowing what to expect. I hadn't really heard of Harriet Sergeant, and was mainly interested in the subject of gang culture and the London riots. At first glance, the story reads a... More

Paperback edition
21st February 2013
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“Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang”

This is a title that should be compulsory reading for those that think they are so clever, ie:- our MPs & LORDS!
Perhaps then they may be able to formulate policies that can be for the benifit of all.

Hardback edition
26th August 2012
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“Could be better.”

I started this book not fully knowing what to expect. I hadn't really heard of Harriet Sergeant, and was mainly interested in the subject of gang culture and the London riots. At first glance, the story reads a... More

Hardback edition
21st February 2013
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