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The Dream Shattered
Vietnamese Gangs in America
Patrick Du Phuoc Long, Laura Ricard

Northeastern University Press
1995 • 256 pp. 6 x 9"
Criminal Justice / Sociology

$27.95 Paperback, 978-1-55553-314-4

An eloquent account of the economic, social, and cultural difficulties that disrupt traditional family relationships and push young people into acts of violent, often ruthless, crime.

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. Du Phuoc Long interweaves the true stories of Indochinese youths with his personal experiences as a trusted counselor to Vietnamese children.


"A penetrating insight into an increasingly serious social problem." —Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam

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