Guilty?: Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice by Teri KanefieldGuilty?: Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice by Teri Kanefield

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

byTeri Kanefield

Hardcover | November 4, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 120 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


When some people kill, they are jailed or even executed. When others do, they are celebrated as heroes. Though this example is extreme, it's just one of many that author and lawyer Teri Kanefield explores in depth. 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. For ages&nbsp12 and&nbspup,&nbspthis examination of the legal system will also include historical photography to help bring each legal case to life.
Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and creative writing teacher. Her novel Rivka's Way (Cricket Books, 2001), 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 Liter...
Title:Guilty?: Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of JusticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544148967

ISBN - 13:9780544148963


Editorial Reviews

Kanefield not only allows readers to understand how notions of right and wrong change over time and across cultures, helping them begin to understand the complexities of crime and punishment, but she will probably leave them eager to find out more." - Horn Book Magazine "This short book is dense with examples and ideas and makes a complicated, somewhat daunting subject more accessible and interesting to a younger audience." - Booklist "An easy and informative read, gives basic information about the criminal justice system, and will appeal to those interested in the topic." -VOYA "