"This book explores the various trends in public opinion that influence crime prevention efforts, create public policy, and reform criminal law. It discusses three core issues: the role of free will and determination; the search for the root cause or causes of crime; and the effects of studying crimes versus studying criminals"--Provided by publisher.
Examines the portrayal of violence in the media, discusses how exposure to media violence can influence behavior, and explains how to be aware of violent themes and images and look beyond the message they send.
- Current book and periodical bibliographies - Lists of organizations to contact - Critical thinking activities and discussion questions - Illustrations, inserts, and cartoons - Titles continually revised and updated - Biographical sketch of authors - Paper and durable library bindings
Act by act, scene by scene, each Shakespeare Explained guide creates a total immersion experience in the plot development, characters, and language of the specific play. As companion to the students' edition of the actual text of the play, each provides an exploration of the themes, motifs, symbols, and interpretations of the work. an introduction discusses the play's historical and social context, and each guide concludes with suggested essay topics and a quiz to help readers review the play and connect with Shakespeare's work on the page and with the world he created on stage for his audience.