As If

As If

A Crime, A Trial, A Question of Childhood

Book - 1997
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A journalist for the The New Yorker takes a close-up look at a chilling 1993 murder case in Great Britain in which two ten-year-old boys killed a younger boy. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
In February of 1993, in Liverpool, England, two-year-old James Bulger was led by the hand out of a mall and forced to walk two miles to the site of his own brutal murder. Later, as a shocked world demanded justice, James's two killers were put on trial. They were both ten years old.
Blake Morrison, who covered the case for The New Yorker, explores its intricacies with the discernment of a journalist and the compassion of a father. He examines the ambiguous nature of his own childhood and parenthood, and poses troubling questions. How do we determine when children become adults? Who is responsible when a child commits a crime? What are the implications of parenting in an increasingly fragmented society? Is evil inherent or learned?
As If is a forceful and important book, one that should be read by parents, journalists, teachers, attorneys, child-welfare workers, and anyone who cares about the rights and responsibilities of children.

& Taylor

Explores the case of the ten-year-old boys who brutally murdered two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool in 1993

Publisher: New York : Picador USA, 1997
Edition: 1st Picador USA ed
ISBN: 9780312167776
Characteristics: 209 p. ; 22 cm


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