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Sociologist explores black men’s pathways out of crime — and it’s complicated

Apr 1, 2019

University of California, Berkeley sociologist Nikki Jones is a criminal justice researcher and her latest book is about violence in black neighborhoods and black men with criminal histories who are trying to change their lives. She spent years in the lower Fillmore getting to know the community and what it is like to live in their rapidly changing neighborhood.

"One of the challenges is that we demand that kids change, that young people change right away, but that's not how change happens for many of us."

Find out more about her book, "The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption," here