Susan A. Phillips is assistant professor of environmental analysis at Pitzer College. She is the author of Wallbangin': Graffiti and Gangs in L.A., also published by the University of Chicago Press.
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Operation Fly Trap. The dramatis personae are treated as human beings, and the reader gets a chance to look at them in the flesh: loving, betrayed, strung out, anxious, and more. The book marries the real conditions of poverty, racism, and war with the day-to-day lives of victims and offenders. This is first-class ethnography." -John Hagedorn, University of Illinois at Chicago"