CLJ Professor John Hagedorn Quoted In Boston Globe Article

John Hagedorn, professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice, was quoted in a Boston Globe article entitled “In East Boston, Pinched Between Progress and Pain.” The article discusses how gentrification and the development of upscale housing in East Boston has affected and displaced much of the immigrant population that has traditionally made up much of the neighborhood.

“John Hagedorn, a University of Illinois at Chicago professor and author whose recent book, 'The Insane Chicago Way,’ chronicled 1990 gang wars there, said young people can be left vulnerable and hopeless when they are displaced from their homes — and that’s when opportunistic street gangs can pounce.

‘Gangs are all about the lack of hope in traditional mobility. If those avenues aren’t there, the gangs are going to get stronger,’ Hagedorn said.”

To read the full article, as well as more insight from Professor Hagedorn, visit the Boston Globe site here.