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Book Talk with Steven Dudley author of MS 13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
  • Online (Zoom)

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Meeting ID: 846 1811 8871
Passcode: 434589

MS-13 is one of the most infamous street gangs on earth, with an estimated ten thousand members operating in dozens of states and linked to thousands of grisly murders each year in the US and abroad. But it is also misunderstood--less a drug cartel and more a hand-to-mouth organization whose criminal economy is based mostly on small-time extortion schemes and petty drug dealing.

Journalist and longtime organized crime investigator Steven Dudley brings readers inside the nefarious group to tell a larger story of how a flawed US and Central American policy, and the exploitative and unequal economic systems helped foster the gang and sustain it. Ultimately, MS-13 is the story of the modern immigrant and the perennial battle to escape a vortex of poverty and crime, as well as the repressive, unequal systems that feed these problems.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Social Work and Global Development Studies.

Steve Dubley's book, MS-13


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