Laws are a part of every community and government. This thought-provoking volume provides an accessible guide to these rules for readers who haven't been involved in civic engagement or aren't aware of how the law functions. Readers will learn about both the history of laws and legislatures as well as modern civil and criminal laws. Interest-provoking sidebars enhance the text, adding to essential vocabulary as well as posing questions that promote critical thinking about the rules and laws of society. Meanwhile, carefully selected photographs serve to support reading comprehension and add to the appeal of the book design.