Contradiction

Contradiction is a riveting and dynamic account in which Charles Carpenter unveils the core of why at risk youth become attracted to gang subculture. Charles Carpenter shares his personal experience regarding his attraction to gang life. Profound insight is offered regarding loyalty and the ugly face of betrayal. Charles delves into how the catalyst that motivated his change was when a fellow member of his former gang violated the code of honor and respect by having a capricious affair with his wife; this transgression was the foundation that led to Charles Carpenter's conviction of second degree murder.

After years of living a destructive life style which continued to yield negative fruitage, Charles Carpenter vowed to make positive changes in his life. He made a conscious effort to change the behavior patterns that ultimately shaped the gang member that he diligently aspired to become. Charles Carpenter outlines the anatomy of his change and describes what is required to learn positive behaviors.

Synopsis
Contradiction is a riveting and dynamic account in which Charles Carpenter unveils the core of why at risk youth become attracted to gang subculture. Charles Carpenter shares his personal experience regarding his attraction to gang life. Profound insight is offered regarding loyalty and the ugly face of betrayal.
Author of the critically acclaimed autobiography Handcuffed. The book outlines Charles Carpenter upbringing and his subsequent membership to the faction of Crips (3-5-7) located in Pomona California. The book Handcuffed was penned while Mr.Carpenter was housed in California's maximum security prison-New Folsom. Handcuffed offers profound insight into the ramifications of witnessing domestic violence as a youth, and explore the gang subculture in an attempt to raise awareness for any struggling with destructive criminal behavior. Charles Carpenter's story is raw and full of emotion.