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Jill Leovy On Why Her Book "Ghettoside" Is So Valuable To Students

Journalist Jill Leovy (GHETTOSIDE) on the multi-discipline nature of her book, why professors should include it in their courses, and it's value to students.

About GHETTOSIDE

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America.

Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential, but mostly ignored, American murder—a “ghettoside” killing, one young black man slaying another—and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities—and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped.