This book review/author analysis will require that you put yourself in the place of the author and analyze the writing of the book and its intent. This assignment will allow you to demonstrate competency in the following course outcomes: Explain the history of gangs and gang membership. Describe the importance of symbols, graffiti, recruitment, and tactics in gangs. Connect the concept of a criminal enterprise and organized crime in gangs. Evaluate methods used by law enforcement to control gangs You will select a non-fiction book related to gangs and conduct a fictional interview with the author. In your interview, you will ask the author questions that get at the subjects listed below. You will then answer the questions as if you were the author, explaining why the characters did what they did and the author’s objective in writing the book. Your interview should be approximately 4-6 pages. Base your author’s responses on the knowledge you have gained in the course as well as course materials. Subjects for interview questions should include, but are not limited to: What inspired you to write this book? What research did you do in order to prepare to write this book? What was the most striking thing you learned about gangs and their culture? Why did you address the criminal activity of the gang in the way in which you did? Why did you choose to take the approach you did in dealing with the way law enforcement/corrections tried to control gangs? What was your favorite part of the book?
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