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Monday, May 13, 2013

Review: Violent Crime by Allison Lassieur

Violent Crime by Allison Lassieur. A Hot Topics Book.

Violent Crime by Allison Lassieur

Heinemann Library
Publication Date: January 2012
List Price: $33.50
ISBN-13: 9781432962081

Review: The world can seem like a very violent place today, these wise words are spoken from the incredible author, Allison Lassieur in her book Violent Crime. Her purpose for writing the book is to inform people about different kinds of violence today, what might influence this violence, and how we can work as a community to stop it. The topic of Violent Crime is just simply violence. She describes bullying with punches, knife violence, gun violence, and she talks about Mexican Drug Cartels. She organizes the book by chapters. She also uses a cause and effect. She describes what might cause someone to be violent, what some violence is, and then what often happens with the person after the violence is committed. Her intelligence and support with the topic really helps the reader understand the violence in the world today.

Violent Crime is intelligently written and educates the reader as it progresses. People would benefit from reading Violent Crime because they would be better educated about something that happens everywhere. She teaches you on how you can't avoid violence but it isn't actually an often occurrence. I'm not quite sure if school's would benefit from purchasing the books since it is an odd subject to be taught about in schools but if a school did a violence program, such as D.A.R.E or G.R.E.A.T, they would impact the students' lives. A student might benefit because if may be a resource of a research project. To be honest, anyone who is interested in violence or crime would be the people I would recommend this book to. But everyone should read it just because of the fact that violence can be anywhere: school or home and in rural or urban area's. Violent Crime is a valuable book. "The world can seem like a very violent place today," wise words spoken and proven true by Allison Lassieur in her book Violent Crime.

Watch a book trailer created by the student reviewer, below:

Review written by Abby (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Media Masters Publicity for providing a copy of Violent Crime for this review.

Have you read Violent Crime? How would you rate it?

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