About the Author
Sharon Tracy is a full professor and Director of the Crime and Delinquency Project at Georgia Southern University where she has taught for over twenty years. She received her degree in Public Administration (Criminal Justice Administration) from the University of Southern California. A member of the Georgia Gang Investigators Association, she serves as a consultant to numerous law enforcement agencies and has written a number of articles on gangs, particularly those in suburban and rural communities.
William B. Brown is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Western Oregon University. He has conducted more than ten years of ethnographic research in the area of youth gangs, which focused on the culture of inner-city youth in the Midwest. He has co-authored several books including CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA: A CRITICAL VIEW (with Randall G. Shelden, Allyn and Bacon); INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (with Randall G. Shelden, Karen Miller, and Randall Fritzler, Waveland Press); and the three previous editions of YOUTH GANGS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY. He is completing the manuscript for a book titled Veteran Betrayals and Public Apathy: From Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq, which addresses the cultural aspect of the Military Total Institution.