#29 — Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
Rating: 5/5
  • A well articulated book about how crime persists in particularly violent neighborhoods like South Central. Explains how societal structures reinforce and perpetuate these conditions — should be required reading for Sociology 101!
  • Humanizes all those who are involved — the detectives, the victims, and members of the community without taking sides. Makes sense of opinions that most oftentimes diverge and contradict one another