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Crime and punishment : changing attitudes 1900-2000
Brownlie Bojang, Ali, 1949-
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Publication Information:
Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [2000]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Explains how attitudes toward both crime and punishment have changed throughout the twentieth century, discussing organized crime, political crimes, policing, the judicial system, punishment and prison, and the internationalization of crime.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 10.5 3.0 43779.
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Central Library HV8073.8 .B76 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Six topical titles examine developments in major social concerns of the past 100 years from a global perspective. The series traces key issues from early controversies to the present day. Significant events are enhanced with quotes from witnesses and prominent personalities of the decade. The text discusses individuals associated with these social concerns, as well as events that marked or caused important shifts in public opinion.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. These new titles in the Twentieth Century Issues series offer global surveys of two of the most vexing social problems of the last century, and a look at society's changing attitudes toward them. Though brief, the books are useful introductions to significant aspects of these complex issues. Racism discusses colonialism, civil rights, and black power; Crime and Punishment examines organized and political crime and its internationalization. The smoothly and clearly written texts are enlivened by sidebars that identify "Key Moments" and offer snippets of opinion. The texts are further enhanced by numerous illustrations, which include both photographs and period drawings. Both titles have glossaries, lists of books for further reading, and "useful addresses." --Michael Cart

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