Bank Robbery

Bank Robbery

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Each title looks at a key area of crime, how and why it occurs, what investigative techniques police use to prevent or solve it, and how it is processed by the legal system, with special emphasis placed on landmark advances and precedents.

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Bank Robbery traces the history of the crime from the early days of American history to the present. After Frank and Jesse James pioneered the daylight holdup in 1866, crime has never been the same. Although banks and police have made it increasingly difficult to successfully rob a bank, criminals still try, drawn by the lure of money. The tactics criminals have used to rob banks and the laws and procedures police use to put bank robbers behind bars are described in this interesting title.

Chapters include:
  • Manhunters
  • Gangbusters
  • Public Enemy No. 1
  • Most Wanted
  • Prevention and Investigation.
Cases covered include:
  • Frank and Jesse James
  • Fighting bank robbers on the American frontier
  • The depression era bandits and the golden age of "public enemies"
  • John Dillinger
  • Willie Sutton
  • The FBI's Ten Most Wanted
  • How police combat modern criminals and violent tactics
  • Modern methods of preventing and investigating bank robberies.

& Taylor

Discusses the crime of bank robbery; why it occurs; the techniques police use to investigate, prevent, or solve it; and how it is processed by the legal system.

Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c2008
ISBN: 9780791094013
Characteristics: 116 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: French, John L. (Crime scene supervisor)


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