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Why are Young People Drawn to Gang Culture? Find Out in Gang Town by Don Pinnock – Coming Soon

Gang TownComing to Tafelberg in March 2016 – Gang Town by Don Pinnock, winner of the City Press Tafelberg Non-fiction Award:

Gangsters, lured by wealth and drugs, are holding Cape Town to ransom. In gang-ridden areas, poverty destroys families and the police force cannot curb the violence. Government is paralysed in the face of this scourge. In Gang Town, top-selling author Don Pinnock asks gangsters and their families why young people are drawn to gang culture.

About the author

Don Pinnock, former editor of Getaway magazine, is also a criminologist who co-drafted the Youth Justice White Paper for the ANC government. He is among South Africa’s top experts on gangsterism and wrote the seminal book on the topic called The Brotherhoods: Street Gangs and State Control, Gangs, Rituals and Rites of Passage​, which caused quite a stir when it was published in 1984. Pinnock is a specialist in adolescent deviance and founder of Usiko, a rehabilitation organisation for high-risk youths.

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