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The encyclopedia of crime

Author: Oliver Cyriax; Colin Wilson; Damon Wilson
Publisher: Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A wide-ranging history of the world's most famous crimes and criminals. Includes: portraits of true crime's most extraordinary characters, from serial rapists to glamorous gangsters, from ruthless killers to train robbers; criminal activities and techniques--from safecracking to blackmail, from bodysnatching to cannibalism--and a range of weapons: lawnmowers, champagne, snakes, and even rolling pins; the science of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Biographies
Biography Encyclopedias
Biography Dictionaries
Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Cyriax; Colin Wilson; Damon Wilson
ISBN: 1585677639 9781585677634
OCLC Number: 64434195
Description: xv, 524 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Oliver Cyriax, Colin Wilson & Damon Wilson.
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A wide-ranging history of the world's most famous crimes and criminals. Includes: portraits of true crime's most extraordinary characters, from serial rapists to glamorous gangsters, from ruthless killers to train robbers; criminal activities and techniques--from safecracking to blackmail, from bodysnatching to cannibalism--and a range of weapons: lawnmowers, champagne, snakes, and even rolling pins; the science of crime, from footprints to genetic fingerprinting; methods to bring justice to convicted criminals, including prison, the guillotine, lethal injection, and the electric chair. And, throughout history, a lucky few make the break, leaving as their legacy tales of famous escapes, from Alcatraz or Dartmoor, San Quentin, or Aspen.--From publisher description.

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