Rural Crime and Poverty: Violence, Drugs, and Other Issuesby Jean Otto Ford, Celeste Carmichael (Consultant)
What do these regions have in common: the Appalachian Mountains; the Deep South; the shores of the Rio Grande; Midwest flatlands; North Central prairies; the glacial plains of Alaska and Canada; northern forests and islands? They're all rural, but these areas share far more than being "out in the sticks." Each region is home to real teenagers; each has pockets of chronic poverty; and they all struggle with crime. We've all heard about city crime-but what about crime in rural America? This book will tell you what it's really like to live rurally, in poverty, from the mouths of teens who live it every day. When we learn about other people's lives, we can learn a little bit more about ourselves.
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