In her book, Jumped In, Leap makes an attempt to narrate the tales that influence statistics as well as astonishing media images to the actual lives of those bound by and attempting to evade la Vida loca.With an anthropologist’s perception and a compassionate heart, the strong University of California, LA (UCLA) social welfare professor travels through a few of the violent-most and dearth-stricken localities in the cruisers plus choppers of the law enforcement agency obtaining relevant information from a variety of individuals ranging from drug lords and murderers to dupes and grieving mothers.
It is through the verbalized accounts, private interviews in addition to onlookerexplanations of both past and present gang members as well as their counterparts that the reader understands those drawn into the bunch of hooligans alongside them that are making an effort to forge other ways of helping their communities. By probing into the private lives of the members of the gangs, the author is able to discover the reasons behind participation in addition to various techniques of dealing with gang activities affectively. She also purposes to hear the voice of the people side lined in political vibe besides learning from the frontrunners offering rekindled hope by means of community outreach programs.
With the shaping of durable friendship relations with the community in question and immersion into not only the victories but also the triumphs of others, there is an intersection of Leap’s personal life with her professional existence. Her husband works in the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) and she has an adolescent daughter, providing her with a couple of family dilemma as well.Jumped In is essentially an accountof the unforeseen lessons that the writer learnt and the long-lasting impact they had on her life.
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