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Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project

103 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 1996-1998

INTERVIEWERS: Kate Cavett and others

The Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project was conducted by researchers Kate Cavett and John Harrington and utilized several methods including collecting oral histories to ask the question, "Why do youth join and stay in gangs in Minnesota?" For the project, Kate Cavett interviewed 103 male and female street gang members from a variety of Minnesota communities: urban, suburban, out-state and the ethnic communities of Black, Asian, Latino, European, and Native Americans. The adolescents and young adults describe their backgrounds, motivations and personal experiences with gang life. The research project was undertaken with the objective of creating better methods to prevent, intervene and suppress gang violence and to better educate the public and professionals about the issues that have facilitated the spread and growth of gangs in Minnesota.

Hand in Hand Productions retains copyright in each interview.

A summary report of the project research entitled G is for Gangsta: Introductory assessment of gang activity and issues in Minnesota is cataloged separately.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 132 hours 48 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 2,810 pages

Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with 40 OZ
40 OZ
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Adversity
Adversity
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Al
Al
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Amy
Amy
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Angie
Angie
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Arthur
Arthur
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Baby Doll
Baby Doll
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Bat
Bat
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Bill
Bill
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with BJ
BJ
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Bob
Bob
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with BooBoo
BooBoo
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Brandy
Brandy
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Casper
Casper
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Cheech
Cheech
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Chris
Chris
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Cia
Cia
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Cisco
Cisco
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with CK
CK
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Coco
Coco
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Desperado
Desperado
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Dew
Dew
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Dimples
Dimples
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Dione
Dione
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with D'Loc
D'Loc
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Doe
Doe
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Dracan
Dracan
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Duke
Duke
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Face
Face
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Fore
Fore
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Gavonti
Gavonti
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Gee
Gee
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Griffin
Griffin
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Hoff
Hoff
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Insane
Insane
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jacob
Jacob
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jason
Jason
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jake
Jake
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jamo
Jamo
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jasmine
Jasmine
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with JB
JB
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jesse James
Jesse James
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jessica
Jessica
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jessy
Jessy
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jim
Jim
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Jimmy
Jimmy
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with JJ
JJ
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Joe
Joe
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Joey
Joey
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with John
John
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Kane
Kane
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Kenny
Kenny
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with KK
KK
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Kunta
Kunta
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with LA
LA
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Lacey
Lacey
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Lady
Lady
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Lee
Lee
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Leng
Leng
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Little Joker
Little Joker
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Little Man
Little Man
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Little Sassy
Little Sassy
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Loc
Loc
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Los
Los
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Low-B
Low-B
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Lucky
Lucky
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Lulu
Lulu
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Lynn
Lynn
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Mama C
Mama C
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Marie
Marie
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Mark
Mark
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Mary J.
Mary J.
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Mike
Mike
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with NeeNee
NeeNee
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Payasco (Clown)
Payasco (Clown)
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Pepa
Pepa
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Pocko
Pocko
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Quan
Quan
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Rock
Rock
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Sad
Sad
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Sara
Sara
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Shantel
Shantel
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Shawn
Shawn
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Shepherd
Shepherd
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Shorty
Shorty
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Silent
Silent
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Six
Six
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Six Pack/Anthony
Six Pack/Anthony
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with SN
SN
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Snipe
Snipe
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with St. Nick
St. Nick
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Star
Star
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Sue
Sue
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Sweety
Sweety
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Tee
Tee
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with The Poet
The Poet
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Tone Capone
Tone Capone
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Tony Montana
Tony Montana
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Trippy
Trippy
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Tyson
Tyson
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Westside
Westside
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with W'Loc
W'Loc
Minnesota Youth Gang Research Project: Interview with Z
Z