From Disgrace to Dignity: Redemption in the Life of Willie Rico Johnson

From Disgrace to Dignity: Redemption in the Life of Willie Rico Johnson

by Clemens Bartollas

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Overview

From Disgrace to Dignity: Redemption in the Life of Willie Rico Johnson examines the life of Rico Johnson who became the head of the Conservative Vice Lords, one of the largest street gangs in the United States. In addition to highlighting his life, this work considers how redemption has affected his life. In addition, Minister Rico is identified as a Godfather. Much like the Godfathers found in organized crime families, Rico sees himself as providing a positive force to Vice Lords' gang members. On one hand, what this involves is taking care of their needs (he feeds 150 families a day) and, on the other hand, providing guidance and direction for members' lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532647161
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/14/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Clemens Bartollas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. His publications include fifty some books and a number of articles. He has published in the areas of criminology, biographies, and spirituality. He has received a number of awards from the University of Northern Iowa, including Distinguished Scholar, the Deonald McKay Research Award for faculty excellence.
Clemens Bartollas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa as well as a Presbyterian minister. Areas of specialization and courses he has taught include criminology, youth violence, gangs, and correctional treatment. He has published widely in the field of criminal justice and criminology including books on juvenile justice and delinquency, women and the criminal justice system, and correctional treatment. Professor Bartollas has also published biographies on Emile Cailliet (with Abigail Adams), Norman Carlson, and Thomas Richard Ross.

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