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PI’s Declassified!

PI’s Declassified!

Thursday at 9 AM Pacific

March 10th 2016:Mexican American Gangs: A Look from Inside Out

It is unusual to find a man who has experienced the life led by Dr. Jesse De La Cruz and lived to become a positive influence on others. From the time he was 12-years old, Dr. De La Cruz pursuits were checkered with gangs, crime, heroin addiction, and prison. Caught in the criminal lifestyle, it was the only path he knew. Twenty years ago Dr. De La Cruz was released from prison for the last time. Today, he is an author and a man who possesses a Sociology Degree, a Masters in Social Work, and a Doctorate in Education, an immense accomplishment. His critical viewpoint provides a needed insight i

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Dr. Jesse De La Cruz

Dr. Jesse De La Cruz was raised in the barrios of California. A journey of gangs, crime, and heroin addiction lead him to serve a total of 27 years in prison. Since his release from prison in 1996, Dr. De La Cruz has graduated with a BA in Sociology, a Masters in Social Work, and a Doctorate in Education. His dissertation “Mexican American/Chicano Gang Members Voice on Social Control in the Context of School and Community: A Critical Ethnographic Case Study in Stockton, California” is a much-needed study of a real and grave problem both locally and nationally. His insights as a one-time gang member and a scholar on gang phenomenon make him a sought-after expert witness on Mexican gangs.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1748/pis-declassified 26/11/2017 06:00 26/11/2017 07:00 PI’s Declassified! https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1748/pis-declassified It is unusual to find a man who has experienced the life led by Dr. Jesse De La Cruz and lived to become a positive influence on others. From the time he was 12-years old, Dr. De La Cruz pursuits were checkered with gangs, crime, heroin addiction, and prison. Caught in the criminal lifestyle, it was the only path he knew. Twenty years ago Dr. De La Cruz was released from prison for the last time. Today, he is an author and a man who possesses a Sociology Degree, a Masters in Social Work, and a Doctorate in Education, an immense accomplishment. His critical viewpoint provides a needed insight into the ever-widening gang culture, particularly Mexican-American, and those who become gang members. Join PI’s Declassified! to hear Dr. De La Cruz discuss this important inside-out look at street gangs from his personal perspective. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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