David C. Pyrooz will speak about and sign his new book, Competing for Control: Gangs and the Social Order of Prisons, on Tuesday, January 21st at 7:30pm.
About the Book:
Competing for Control pulls apart the bars on prison gangs to uncover how they compete for control. While there is much speculation about these gangs, there is little solid research. Drawing on interviews with 802 inmates, the authors explore how gangs organize and govern, who joins gangs and how they get out, the dark side of gang activities including misconduct and violence, the ways in which gang membership spills onto the street, and the direct and indirect links between the street and prison gangs.
Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased now at the store, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.