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Crimes that changed our world : tragedy, outrage, and reform

Author: Paul H Robinson; Sarah M Robinson
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many aspects of modern life, from drug safety to fire codes, have come not from the sustained efforts of government bureaucrats but rather from the flash and sizzle of a tragic crime and the public outrage it provokes. This book is about those trigger crimes and how they have changed our world.
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Robinson, Paul H., 1948-
Crimes that changed our world.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
(DLC) 2017048534
(OCoLC)1005697532
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Robinson; Sarah M Robinson
ISBN: 9781538102022 1538102021
OCLC Number: 1006520803
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 389 pages)
Contents: Triangle factory fire : building safety codes --
1915 chloroform killer : medical examiners --
1932 Lindbergh kidnapping & Dillinger robberies : federalization of criminal law enforcement --
1937 sulfanilamide crisis : drug safety --
1956 NYC mad bomber : criminal profiling --
1957 Mafia Commission Apalachin meeting : Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) --
1962 Harlem heroin epidemic : war on drugs --
1964 Genovese murder witness scandal : 911 emergency system --
1965 Watts riots & Texas sniper : swat and the militarization of police --
1967 Calabrese intimidation : WITSEC --
Santa Barbara oil spill & Cuyahoga River fire : environmental protection agency --
1972 TWA bombing and hijackings : airport security --
1980 killing of Cari Lightner : drunk driving --
1981 Reagan assassination attempt : insanity defense --
1982 Schaeffer stalking murder : stalking offense --
1983 Beirut barracks bombing : internationalization of the FBI --
1983 Thurman beating : domestic violence --
1986 Leicestershire murders : DNA --
1993 polly Klaas abduction : three-strikes sentencing --
2001 9/11 attacks : War on terror --
2001 Enron Scandal : financial crimes.
Responsibility: Paul H. Robinson and Sarah M. Robinson.

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