Guilty?: Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice (Hardcover)
"An extraordinary book . . . that could well be mind-blowing to the thoughtful young reader who is ready to move beyond the black-and-white notion that a particular act is wrong simply because it is illegal." --Richie Partington
When does strategy become cheating? Can good luck be theft? Is killing always a crime? Real-world cases show there are often no clear-cut answers in this fascinating look at the ever-evolving world of law and order, and crime and punishment.
"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."
"An easy and informative read, gives basic information about the criminal justice system, and will appeal to those interested in the topic."