Chapter 3 -
Violence and Denial Frame Youth Gangs Stories
-Dr. Kenneth Campbell
Dr. Kenneth Campbell uses primarily newspaper stories about youth gangs and related activity in the state to document the problem as widespread in rural as well as urban areas, further confirming the picture presented in the previous chapter. The news media, it is suggested, can better inform the public by putting the story in the context of a statewide problem, rather than framing it primarily as isolated incidents of violence and as denial by many parents and officials.