The Dream Shattered by Patrick Du Phuoc Long
Vietnamese Gangs in America

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In this eloquent account, Patrick Du Phuoc Long discusses why so many children of Indochinese refugees who fled to the U.S. after the Vietnam War are turning to gang life. Interweaving the true stories of Indochinese youths with his personal experiences as a trusted counselor to Vietnamese children, he details the economic, social, and cultural difficulties that disrupt traditional family relationships and push the young people into acts of violent, often ruthless, crime.
 

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Published November 30, 1995 by Northeastern. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Law & Philosophy, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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This examination of the rise of Vietnamese youth gangs relies heavily on Du Phuoc Long's work as a juvenile rehabilitation counselor in Santa Clara County, Calif.

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Not a comprehensive study, this anecdotal book, based on the author's experience as a juvenile counselor in California, provides some valuable news about the factors contributing to the unfortunate gr

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Not a comprehensive study, this anecdotal book, based on the author's experience as a juvenile counselor in California, provides some valuable news about the factors contributing to the unfortunate growth of Vietnamese gangs and crime in the U.S. Many of his counselees are children of uneducated ...

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