Code of the Street GUESTS: ELIJAH ANDERSON *Author, Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (W.W. Norton, 1999) WILLIAM FINNEGAN *Staff writer at the New Yorker Magazine *Author, Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country (Modern Library, Division of Random House, 1999) In the most lawless areas of the inner city, a sociologist has found that people still live by a set of rules that governs every aspect of life -- and in the absence of law enforcement and other city services, this code of conduct is often the only thing preventing violence from spiraling out of control. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a look at the code of the street.
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Code of the Street

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Code of the Street

Code of the Street

Code of the Street

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GUESTS: ELIJAH ANDERSON *Author, Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (W.W. Norton, 1999) WILLIAM FINNEGAN *Staff writer at the New Yorker Magazine *Author, Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country (Modern Library, Division of Random House, 1999) In the most lawless areas of the inner city, a sociologist has found that people still live by a set of rules that governs every aspect of life — and in the absence of law enforcement and other city services, this code of conduct is often the only thing preventing violence from spiraling out of control. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a look at the code of the street.