THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CRIME Abbandando to Zwillman A Comprehensive History of Infamy in America from the Vikings to the Atlanta Murders

Author: Sifakis (Carl)
Year: 1982
Publisher: Facts on File (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 0871967634
Price: 10.00
Softcover. An excellent reference work on the history of American crime. It includes biographies of some 1000 gangsters, swindlers, assassins, cutthroats, prostitutes, con artists, outlaws and blackguards as well as straight and crooked policemen, crime reporters, judges, criminologists, defence lawyers and other upholders of law and order. It has definitions of underworld slang, legal concepts, police terminology, penal theories, criminal superstitions and other mysterious lore. Plus descriptions of hundreds of infamous crimes, trials, riots, incredible hoaxes, historic weapons, criminal techniques, detection methods and jailbreaks. Also with histories of more than 350 vice districts, types of crime, prisons, execution and punishment practices, criminal haunts and dives, law enforcement agencies, gangs and syndicates. With over 150 drawings, photographs and other Illus. 802pp. 4to softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg+ with no creasing to covers. A heavy book, at almost 2kgs, which will require additional postage.


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