Crime - Our Resources
Published: 17.06.2013, Updated: 04.03.2017
Here you will find various resources revolving around the topics gangs and crime. The resources are intended for use in upper secondary education.
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- Gangs - Safety in Numbers? This is an article discussing how to define a gang and why people join them.
- Gang Crime in St. Paul Young people in St Paul, USA, are interviewed about whether gangs are a big problem or not.
- Crime in a Changing Society Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a coastal city with a population of nearly 140,000, lying at the center of a large urban area. In this article you will learn some facts about the decline of traditional industries and the social challenges that follow in its wake.
- London Knife Crime Londoners have been shocked by a number of brutal knife killings of young people by young people. In the following video clip you will see participants in a debate discuss this worrying development.
Tasks: discussions, letter to the editor, research and more
- What's It Gonna Be - Prison or Pardon? This is a discussion task. You are presented with various situations where some people might argue that breaking the law is the only decent thing to do. There is an introductory video.
- How Do We Reduce Crime? This is a video commentary from a young Canadian where he shares his opinions about crime and punishment.
Tasks: discussions, research, writing.
- Human Trafficking This is an article about modern slavery. It deals especially with sexual exploitation of children in Asia.To give a wider perspective, it is related to a historic text from the 19th century slave trade in Africa and also linked to a contemporary CNN resource.