The Encyclopedia of American Crime

The Encyclopedia of American Crime

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Baker & Taylor
Offers more than 2,000 entries on over one hundred years of American crime and criminals, including Billy the Kid, O.J. Simpson, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Tylenol murders, and the James brothers.

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This is the new edition of a two-volume reference prepared by Sifakis, a freelance writer and former crime reporter, who suggests that crimes, their perpetraters, and the victims reflect and reveal a multitude of societal conditions. The 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries cover significant crimes, criminals, and law enforcement figures and techniques. The entries, chosen based on their symbolic or historical relevance, consist of biographies, definitions, and detailed accounts of criminal activities. The volumes contain 150-plus b&w illustrations and photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, 2001
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780816040407
Branch Call Number: 364.973 Si21e
Characteristics: 2 v. (996 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm


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