Guilty? Teri Kanefield
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You have come to the place for grab-and-go teaching resources for GUILTY? CRIME, PUNISHMENT, AND THE CHANGING FACE OF JUSTICE.

Each chapter offers a list of study questions that can be used as writing prompts, essay questions, or springboards for group discussion.

The study questions are designed to meet common core state standards.

The study questions are suitable for civics and government classes, or English composition and rhetoric.

The study questions generally progress in difficulty.

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This website is maintained by Teri Kanefield, author of Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice.

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ABOUT GUILTY? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice

What is a crime? What is the purpose of punishment? What does innocent until proven guilty really mean?

Author and lawyer Teri Kanefield looks at actual cases to ask tough questions about the American criminal justice system. From bank robbery to gambling, domestic violence to civil rights, and cheating to killing—Guilty? examines how our laws change as our culture and values change. If what we consider a crime alters over time, how do we know the behavior we are punishing is, in fact, morally wrong? And how do we determine what punishment fits a given crime?

Guilty? offers a fascinating look at how justice in America has evolved, challenging readers to ponder difficult questions about how the criminal justice system works, while considering how our laws might be improved.

The book was written on the theory that young readers are exposed to lots of law and order. While law and order is important and necessary, there is an opposing viewpoint -- the "due process model" intended to create balance and guard against loss of personal liberty.