Description : MY LIFE IN CRIME is the story of one man’s career spent in the criminal justice system as a probation officer. It chronicles many of the people he knew and supervised, and includes his views about the system. Many of his opinions fly in the face of politically-correct attitudes, and his book calls for more understanding and better treatment of offenders. Criminals. Crooks. Perhaps in these pages you will see people you know--or perhaps you will see yourself.
Description : Since his call to the Bar in 1960, Martin L. Friedland has been involved in a number of important public policy issues, including bail, legal aid, gun control, securities regulation, access to the law, judicial independence and accountability, and national security. My Life in Crime and other Academic Adventures offers a first-hand account of the development of these areas of law from the perspective of a man who was heavily involved in their formation and implementation. It is also the story of a distinguished academic, author, and former dean of law at the University of Toronto. Moving beyond the boundaries of conventional memoir, Friedland offers an extended meditation on public policy issues and significant events in the field of law, discussing their historical impact and predicting the course of their future development. Given his personal experience, there is no other person more suited to discuss these hugely important issues. Friedland puts the law and legal institutions into a wider context, looking at the role of personalities, politics, and pressure groups in the establishment of laws that continue to have tremendous importance for Canadians. My Life in Crime and other Academic Adventures reflects upon a life devoted to education, scholarship, and the law, and is an insider account of public policy issues that have come to shape life in this country in the twentieth century and beyond.
Description : A sixth grader's discovery of a bedraggled classroom pet parrot sets him on an adventure with real ethical and legal implications.
Description : These short stories have previously been published as individual e-books. This compendium brings them together and makes them available in paperback for teh first time. Peter Johns grew up in a children's home. On leaving school, he entered the police force. A chance encounter led to his transfer to CID, after which he began slow but steady progress up the promotion ladder to Detective Inspector. Reaching the heights of Detective Sergeant gave him the courage to propose to the love of his life, Jamaican nurse Angie Wheeler. Their long and happy marriage was blessed with two children: Hannah, who followed her mother into nursing, and Edward, who chose a career in computers. Tragedy struck shortly before their silver wedding anniversary when Angie was knifed and killed in a racially-motivated attack - an event from which Peter never fully recovered. Three years later, he married his friend of more than twenty years, Bernie Fazakerley, and moved in with her and her young daughter, Lucy. His new family was later augmented by the arrival of DCI Jonah Porter, a disabled colleague and long-standing family friend. These memoirs are Peter's attempt to make sense of his eventful life and unconventional family.
Description : Anthony wants a swimming pool, just like his neighbour's. One way to find the money he decides to catch a paua poacher and hold him to ransom. And so begins his life of crime. Of course real life is not as simple as that. In between rescuing the paper boy from a gang of hoons, settling into a new school and working hard to save up for a van (which he needs his sister to drive), mummy's boy Anthony slowly changes into tough, resourceful Ant. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.