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My Story Starts Here

Voices of Young Offenders

by Deborah Ellis
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: law & crime, orphans & foster homes, adolescence

Deborah Ellis, activist and award-winning author of The Breadwinner interviews young people involved in the criminal justice system and lets them tell their own stories.

Jamar found refuge in a gang after leaving an abusive home where his mother stole from him. Fred was arrested for assault with a weapon, public intoxication and attacking his mother …

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Top Secret Science in Cybercrime and Espionage

by Ellen Rodger
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: law & crime

Spying and surveillance has always relied on cutting-edge science to push the boundaries. The same techniques are often used today by hackers to commit online data security breaches. This intriguing book will captivate readers who have an interest in spymaker gadgets, computer science, and biometric data for online identification and security.

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On the News

Our First Talk About Tragedy

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: law & crime, violence

On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one …

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Making it Right

Building Peace, Settling Conflict

by Marilee Peters
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: law & crime, values & virtues

Imagine a world without prisons, lawyers, or courtrooms – where justice is done.

What if there were no prisons? Alternative approaches to dealing with crime are underway around the world to explore how victims, offenders, and communities can heal rifts and repair damage. It's often called restorative justice. It's a way to think about the deeper r …

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Real Justice: Branded a Baby Killer

The Story of Tammy Marquardt

by Jasmine D'Costa
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: law & crime, parents, women

In 1991, nineteen-year-old Tammy Marquardt gave birth to a baby boy, Kenneth. Two years later he was dead. Tammy was convicted of his murder and sent to prison for life. Her conviction hinged largely on the evidence given by Dr. Charles Smith, the pediatric forensic pathologist at Toronto's famed Hospital for Sick Children. At the time, Dr. Smith w …

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Real Justice: A Police Mr. Big Sting Goes Wrong

The Story of Kyle Unger

by Richard Brignall
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: social activists, law & crime

On the night of June 23, 1990, teenage friends Kyle Unger and John Beckett made a last-minute decision to attend a music festival near Roseisle, Manitoba. They were loners, not the popular kids at school. But on this night they seemed to finally fit in. They had fun, played games, drank, and hung around bonfires with other people. The next morning, …

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