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The Resource Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America, Jill Leovy

Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America, Jill Leovy

Label
Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America
Title
Ghettoside
Title remainder
a true story of murder in America
Statement of responsibility
Jill Leovy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man was shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of hundreds of young men slain in Los Angeles every year. His assailant ran down the street, jumped into an SUV, and vanished, hoping to join the vast majority of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes. But as soon as the case was assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shifted. Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential American murder -- one young black man slaying another -- and a determined crew of detectives whose creed was to pursue justice at all costs for its forgotten victims. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a new lens into the great subject of murder in America -- why it happens and how the plague of killings might yet be stopped
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PLF
Dewey number
364.152/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6529
LC item number
.L46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America, Jill Leovy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2015 by Spiegel & Grau
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn927146080
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Spiegel & Grau trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 366 pages
Isbn
9780385529990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)927146080
Label
Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America, Jill Leovy
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2015 by Spiegel & Grau
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn927146080
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Spiegel & Grau trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 366 pages
Isbn
9780385529990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)927146080

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