With increasing reports of crime in the media, this books explains what laws are, and why some people are prepared to break the law and face the consequences. The book looks at the history of the police force, crime detection and how different societies around the world deal with criminals.
Including case studies and quotes from people with personal experience of crime.
Alex Woolf studied history at Essex University, and has written and edited many 20th century history titles for young people.
[The Why? titles] could be used as a useful resource to help children express themselves and voice their opinions.
Learning Support Service, Autumn 2002