Graduate Student Tony Cheng recently published an article entitled “Violence Prevention and Targeting the Elusive Gang Member,” in Law & Society Review. The article identifies organizational mechanisms that motivate gang outreach workers to focus only on clients deemed “ready” for life changes. Thus while “core gang members may be most at-risk, their very centrality may deter, rather than justify, providing them services.” The fieldwork was completed under supervision from Andrew Papachristos, and the paper benefited from peer critique in Philip Smith’s paper writing workshop, and is one of several from the critique group now in public circulation.Tony is currently pursuing a J.D. at New York University School of Law while on a hiatus from the Yale Sociology Department.
Great news Tony