Jarrod Gilbert spent ten years with New Zealand gangs researching this book. He received a University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship and a C. Wright Mills Award, earning his PhD in sociology in 2010. Gilbert now conducts independent research, lectures at the University of Canterbury and is frequently sought by the media to comment on gangs.
"Jarrod Gilbert's book is thorough, readable, scholarly,
provocative and ground-breaking." --Paul Little, North &
"I highly recommend Patched to anyone seeking to understand the development and growth of various gang cultures within our communities." --Celia Lashlie, The Listener