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The Resource Human targets : schools, police, and the criminalization of Latino youth, Victor M. Rios ; foreword by James Diego Vigil

Human targets : schools, police, and the criminalization of Latino youth, Victor M. Rios ; foreword by James Diego Vigil

Label
Human targets : schools, police, and the criminalization of Latino youth
Title
Human targets
Title remainder
schools, police, and the criminalization of Latino youth
Statement of responsibility
Victor M. Rios ; foreword by James Diego Vigil
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At fifteen, Victor Rios found himself a human target flat on his ass amid a hail of shotgun fire, desperate for money and a place on the street. Faced with the choice of escalating a drug turf war or eking out a living elsewhere, he turned to a teacher, who mentored him and helped him find a job at an auto shop. That job would alter the course of his whole life putting him on the road to college and eventually a PhD. Now, Rios is a rising star, hailed for his work studying the lives of African American and Latino youth. In 'Human Targets', Rios takes us to the streets of California, where we encounter young men who find themselves in much the same situation as fifteen-year-old Victor. We follow young gang members into schools, homes, community organizations, and detention facilities, watch them interact with police, grow up to become fathers, get jobs, get rap sheets and in some cases get killed. What is it that sets apart young people like Rios who succeed and survive from the ones who don't? Rios makes a powerful case that the traditional good kid/bad kid, street kid/decent kid dichotomy is much too simplistic, arguing instead that authorities and institutions help create these identities and that they can play an instrumental role in providing young people with the resources for shifting between roles. In Rios's account, to be a poor Latino youth is to be a human target victimized and considered an enemy by others, viewed as a threat to law enforcement and schools, and treated with stigma, disrepute, and punishment. That has to change
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rios, Victor M
Dewey number
364.36089/680794
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9104
LC item number
.R56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Gang members
  • Hispanic American youth
  • Gang members
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Hispanic American youth
  • Police-community relations
  • Intergroup relations
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
Human targets : schools, police, and the criminalization of Latino youth, Victor M. Rios ; foreword by James Diego Vigil
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / James Diego Vigil -- Introduction -- The probation school -- The liquor store and the police -- Cultural misframing -- Multiple manhoods -- The mano suave and mano dura of stop and frisk -- Immigrant targets -- Conclusion: from culture of control to culture of care: policy and program implications -- Methodological appendix
Control code
ocn953792591
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780226090993
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016032600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226090993
  • (OCoLC)953792591
Label
Human targets : schools, police, and the criminalization of Latino youth, Victor M. Rios ; foreword by James Diego Vigil
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / James Diego Vigil -- Introduction -- The probation school -- The liquor store and the police -- Cultural misframing -- Multiple manhoods -- The mano suave and mano dura of stop and frisk -- Immigrant targets -- Conclusion: from culture of control to culture of care: policy and program implications -- Methodological appendix
Control code
ocn953792591
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780226090993
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016032600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226090993
  • (OCoLC)953792591

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