Crime

Crime

by Judith Anderson
     
 

Juvenile Crime is one of the most publicized forms of crime today. From graffiti and other forms of vandalism to knife crime and gangs, the criminal behavior of some young people dominates many newspapers and news reports today.

Inside Crime is an exciting series that takes the reader undercover to see what really goes on in the world of crime fighting. The books

Overview

Juvenile Crime is one of the most publicized forms of crime today. From graffiti and other forms of vandalism to knife crime and gangs, the criminal behavior of some young people dominates many newspapers and news reports today.

Inside Crime is an exciting series that takes the reader undercover to see what really goes on in the world of crime fighting. The books help readers gain a better understanding of the causes and consequences of crime and what is being done to tackle it, giving key facts and statistics and encouraging the reader to think about the issues raised.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
Crime is one of the most reported topics. People read about crime in newspapers, magazines, and on the internet, listen to radio, television and personal accounts. The public is interested in hearing about crime because it affects us all. Author Anderson looks at the ways in which the media reports on crime. Some media related issues are: Balanced Reporting, Glamorizing Crime, Trial by Media, Checkbook Journalism, and many other relevant topics. Case studies and Up for Discussion questions are included for a better understanding of these issues. One case study features Hoodies; a media term given to young people who wear hoods over their faces and may be associated with antisocial behavior. Is this a media stereotype? Another way in which media plays a part in reporting crime is attracting the size of its audience. Do news programs show too many high-speed car chases? How do they provide a public service? Do they show these helicopter or police car chases because they will capture a larger audience? Do news organizations give balanced reporting? Do journalists only report the facts, or do some of them offer their own opinions? Often times, the media can glamorize crime, especially when a high power figure; athlete, or entertainer is involved. One Case Study is a rap artist called 50 Cent who has lived a violent life. When a film about his life was made, it was criticized for glamorizing the use of guns in crime. Many people thought 50 Cent should not profit from his life of crime. The "Media Power" series offers its readers the opportunity for introspection and discussion on the ways Media reports, represents, and influences important world issues. Black and white and color photographs are included. Back material offers a Glossary, bibliography, and Web Sites. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi
Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
The age of a person who commits a crime, if it is a young person, affects the way authorities react to both the crime and the offender. Most crimes committed by young people involve crimes against property, e.g. burglary, and crimes of violence. The recognized "Age of Criminal Responsibility" plays a large role in how the crime and the offender are treated. This age differs from state to state in the United States and from country to country around the world. The different types of juvenile crime, and the different approaches to solving and preventing crimes by juveniles, are discussed in 2-page spreads supported by color photographs and bright, contrasting graphics which give the pages a contemporary, energetic appearance. Sidebars, labeled "Busted," "Fact File" and "On Target," give further, related information. This book, one in the "Inside Crime" series, concludes with a glossary, a list of resources labeled "Further Information," an index, and an abbreviated description of other books in the series. Hynson's book would be a good addition to a middle school or high school library or sociology class focusing on juvenile crime and crime prevention. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7�10—Dealing with a variety of heavy topics, this series is laid out in an interesting and well-organized way. Every book does a great job of clearly and objectively discussing the multifaceted issues associated with its subject. Topics or aspects related to the crime are covered on spreads that contain a lot of information, but will not overwhelm readers. The many captioned images supplement the texts. Real examples are constantly referenced, but in-depth case studies in each book bring readers even further into the topics. A note to teachers and parents in the further-information section addresses Internet safety and advises adult supervision when consulting the websites listed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607531135
Publisher:
QEB Publishing
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
Media Power
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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