Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice

Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice

About the Book

When some people kill, they are jailed or even executed. When others do, they are celebrated as heroes. From an examination of what constitutes a crime, why and how we punish people who commit crimes, how the government determines these rules, to how citizens have reacted when they feel laws aren’t fair, this book will challenge young readers’ thinking about law and order, crime and punishment, while giving them specific legal cases to ponder along the way.

About the Author

Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and creative writing teacher. Her novel Rivka’s Way was named a Notable Book of 2001 by the Sidney Taylor Awards. The Girl from Tarpaper School will be published by Abrams in 2014, and she has had stories and essays published in Cricket, the Iowa Review, and the American Literary Review.