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The Resource Guilty : crime, punishment, and the changing face of justice, by Teri Kanefield

Guilty : crime, punishment, and the changing face of justice, by Teri Kanefield

Label
Guilty : crime, punishment, and the changing face of justice
Title
Guilty
Title remainder
crime, punishment, and the changing face of justice
Statement of responsibility
by Teri Kanefield
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Writing style
Review
  • Gr 5 – 8 — This book takes a look at the evolution of the American justice system. Kanefield scrutinizes the judicial system by examining current and past crimes. The book opens by defining the word "criminalize" (as "an act that the law makes punishable") and goes on to argue that the American judicial system is flawed. The author offers both famous cases, such as Plessy v. Ferguson and more obscure ones, such as the example of a man accused of bank robbery for taking advantage of a teller's mistake and walking out of the bank with an extra $1,000. The writing is brisk and concise, getting right to the point, but there are few images or charts, which might turn off some younger readers who are used to heavily illustrated books. Though this title provides a solid example of how authors present and build arguments, students would be better served by learning to scrutinize the book for bias, as Kanefield only shows one side of the story, highlighting the flaws of the system without offering any constructive criticism for how to improve the situation.—Esther Keller, I.S. 278, Brooklyn, NY --Esther Keller (Reviewed August 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 8, p117)
  • Case studies form the nucleus of this introduction to the ever changing nature of crime and punishment in the United States. This slim volume seeks to introduce young readers to the various complexities of crime and punishment. An important aspect of these ideas is how society's views have changed over the years. By following the law school model and exploring actual cases, readers are able to ponder abstract ideas via concrete examples. One of the first cases involves a 12-year-old who knowingly purchased a valuable baseball card at much less than its market value. Was this theft or merely taking advantage of a clerk's error? Many of the examples are more consequential and show the far-reaching nature of criminal law. There are cases involving race, mental competence, the banking system, terrorism and more. This wide range is both a strength and weakness: Readers can get a sense of the law's pervasiveness, but it also means that each subject receives limited coverage. The author is clear that this book is designed to raise questions and encourage readers to delve further. The format does not add much to aid in engagement: Occasional photographs and sidebars do little to relieve the text. There is a helpful glossary, suggestions for further reading, source notes and a comprehensive bibliography. Given the paucity of books on the law for young readers, this fills a niche, but here's hoping a more engaging and vibrant replacement comes along soon. (photo credits, index not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-16)(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10359455
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kanefield, Teri
Dewey number
364.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
KF9223
LC item number
.K29 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Guilt (Law)
  • Judicial process
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Guilt (Law)
  • Judicial process
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Guilt (Law)
  • Judicial process
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
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crime, punishment, and the changing face of justice
Label
Guilty : crime, punishment, and the changing face of justice, by Teri Kanefield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Deciding what behavior to criminalize -- Crimes of opportunity: theft : or good luck? -- Another kind of bank robbery -- Cheating? or lucking into a good deal? -- Race: changing attitudes and laws -- Deciding What is a danger to society -- Killing is a crime, except when it isn't -- Part II: Punishment -- Retribution : "An eye for an eye" -- Deterrence, or a warning to all -- The conveyor belt of justice -- Part III: Due process and the presumption of innocence -- Dolly Mapp and unreasonable searches -- The right to counsel -- Conveyor belts and obstacle courses -- Conclusion: Thinking like a lawyer
Control code
1062200
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9780544148963
Lccn
2013042010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544148963
  • (OCoLC)862962271
Label
Guilty : crime, punishment, and the changing face of justice, by Teri Kanefield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Deciding what behavior to criminalize -- Crimes of opportunity: theft : or good luck? -- Another kind of bank robbery -- Cheating? or lucking into a good deal? -- Race: changing attitudes and laws -- Deciding What is a danger to society -- Killing is a crime, except when it isn't -- Part II: Punishment -- Retribution : "An eye for an eye" -- Deterrence, or a warning to all -- The conveyor belt of justice -- Part III: Due process and the presumption of innocence -- Dolly Mapp and unreasonable searches -- The right to counsel -- Conveyor belts and obstacle courses -- Conclusion: Thinking like a lawyer
Control code
1062200
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9780544148963
Lccn
2013042010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544148963
  • (OCoLC)862962271

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