John Hagedorn

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Professor
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Introduction I’ve spent my adult life questioning “official definitions of reality” and organizing against injustice and war. "Research not Stereotypes," is the motto for my website. In the 1960s, I dropped out of college to participate in the civil rights and anti-war movements. I watched gangs form in Milwaukee in the 1980s and have been trying to understand how gangs and the “socially excluded” fit into a strategy for social change. I have been researching, writing, and teaching about gangs for more than 25 years. I also serve as an expert witness in gang court cases, many involving the death penalty. I am married, have five kids, three grandchildren, and two dogs.
Interests reading all sorts of books, watching sports especially basketball -- Fear the Dear!, going out for coffee with my wife, walking the dogs, and riding my bike. 2015 is the year of the Century!
Favorite Movies A night at the Opera, Godfather, Unforgiven, and gasp Miracle on 34th Street
Favorite Music Dylan, of course
Favorite Books Crime and Punishment, In$ane Chicago Way