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Gangs /hcj

A Groundwork Guide

by Richard Swift, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Hardcover
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: criminology, sociology, law & crime

A Booklist Editors' Choice and a Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book

Street gangs have exploded worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style, the unspoken threat -- it's all just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. From the streets of Los Angeles to the shantytowns of Cape Town, hundreds of thou …

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CSI Alberta

The Secrets of Skulls and Skeletons

by Peter B. Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: law & crime

Ten gripping tales of murder and missing persons show how skulls and skeletons reveal their secrets to forensic investigators. A skull is found on a scree slope high above the mirror-calm waters of Spray Lakes. Bones rumoured for years to be buried in a Medicine Hat backyard are finally dug up. The trussed and tortured skeletal remains of an unknow …

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Prairie Murders

Mysteries, Crimes and Scandals

by Peter B. Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: law & crime

These eight true tales explore the dark side of 20th-century prairie history. A Saskatchewan farmhouse is burned to the ground to conceal the brutal murders of a family of seven. A German prisoner-of-war camp in Medicine Hat is the scene of savage Nazi killings. A convicted killer is given a day pass out of prison for his birthday, only to escape a …

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Crimebusting and Detection

by Helene Boudreau
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: law & crime, inventions, discoveries

Meet the crime scene investigation officers at work and help look for clues, such as fingerprints and fibers. See how the medical examiner uses scientific techniques to unearth the facts about a case. Find out about the techniques used in the fight against forgery, fraud, and identity theft.

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The Dreadful Truth: Canadian Crime

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Remie Geoffroi
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: law & crime

Wild and bizarre crime stories from Canada's past
A look at the funny, sad, and sometimes mysterious history of crime in Canada. Author Ted Staunton presents history with humour and candour as he tells about the thieves, murderers, tricksters and traitors that rarely find their way into history books.
With cartoon-like illustrations in every chap …

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Secret Agent Y.O.U.

The Official Guide to Secret Codes, Disguises, Surveillance and MORE

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dave Whamond
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: law & crime, experiments & projects

Are Y.O.U. ready to be a Young Operative Undercover? Secret Agent Y.O.U. recruits the next generation of spymasters, cryptologists, and surveillance experts. Kids will find everything they need to know about the spy tradecraft inside these covers. They will challenge themselves with activities for assessing their current readiness for spy missions, …

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Crime Scene

How Investigators Use Science to Track Down the Bad Guys

by Vivien Bowers, illustrated by Martha Newbigging
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12
tagged: law & crime

This book takes you to the scene of the crime, into the crime lab, and into the heads of investigators as they search for information that fits together, like pieces of a puzzle, until the truth comes out. Young sleuths will find an abundance of information including how crime scenes can be surrounded by silent witnesses that speak volumes and how …

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Medieval Law and Punishment

by Donna Trembinski
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 5
tagged: medieval, law & crime, values & virtues

Rules and laws strictly governed people’s lives in the Middle Ages. Failure to observe any law could lead to imprisonment, torture, or even death. Medieval Laws and Punishment details the laws that kept order, who was responsible for enforcing the law and carrying out punishments, and what would happen to people who took the law into their own ha …

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