Does the Internet Increase Crime

Does the Internet Increase Crime

by Stefan Kiesbye
     
 

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The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.

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The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Marla K. Unruh
Avoiding the tedium of some pro and con discussions, essays by many authors in the "At Issue" series are succinctly written, clearly differentiated, and often passionate in tone. Each of the eighteen volumes treats a controversial current topic offering a variety of themes. Does the Internet Increase Crime? presents clearly distinguished positions. Spencer Bacchus argues that ready availability of online gambling sites too often leads to addictive behavior in his essay "Online Gambling Leads to Crime." On the other hand, Chris "Fox" Wallace, a professional poker player, maintains that "Online Poker Is Not a Crime" but rather a game of skill. Media violence can be a muddy concept, and its many interpretations are examined with thirteen concise essays in Is Media Violence a Problem? No one point of view becomes tiresomely long; each is lucid and focused. In "Condemnations of Media Violence Are Often Simplistic and Misguided," Henry Jenkins makes the provocative statement, "There is no such thing as media violence" to highlight the need for defining the term as it relates to its many cultural settings. James Kincaid's thesis is concisely and vehemently expressed in "Child Beauty Pageants Reflect the Culture's Sexualization of Children" in Beauty Pageants. He asserts that we blame the media for giving prominence to such stories as the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The real problem, however, is that we are privately relishing the lurid details. Kincaid concludes that JonBenet "will not rest" until we face our "need" for her. An excellent source for debates, discussions, and reports, this series should be offered to young adults who are able to read, analyze, and think critically about the many points of view presented. Each volume is replete with source material for follow-up study. Reviewer: Marla K. Unruh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737748796
Publisher:
Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
06/11/2010
Series:
At Issue Series: Crime
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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