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.
"I highly recommend Patched to anyone seeking to understand
the development and growth of various gang cultures within our
communities." --Celia Lashlie, The Listener
"Jarrod Gilbert's book is thorough, readable, scholarly, provocative and ground-breaking." --Paul Little, North & South