Crime Through Time

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Capstone Classroom, Oct 5, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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The crime world is examined through the sorts of crimes and criminals, which have plagued society, considering how definitions of crime have changed. Each title looks at the intention of punishments and how successful they have been. All titles contain social history, putting the crime and punishment in context with laws and society of the period. Eye-witness records, personal accounts, diary extracts and reports from newspapers will present some of the human stories behind key issues. Feature boxes examine a particular torture method 'up-close', or highlight a type of gory punishment that still exists in some form, somewhere in the world today.

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John Townsend has been in teaching for 25 years, and has been a full-time writer since January 2003. He has written more than sixty books for young people, on such wide-ranging subjects as monsters, urban legends, spiders, computer crime, and spies. He has also written the recent thrillers The Hand and The Omen and the Ghost. He lives in England.

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