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- Barricade Books 2015; US$ 9.99
Father of Organized Crime, Lucky Luciano?born poor in Sicily, came to New York?s Lower East Side in the early 1920s. His pals were Irish, Jewish and Italian?s criminals. During WWII, Lucky made a deal with the US Government freeing him from prison, returning to Italy, working for the Allies. At war?s end back in America his Cuban Casino connection... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
On Wednesday 2nd June 2010, the villages and towns of West Cumbria awoke to an ordinary sunny day. Hours later, 12 people lay dead and 11 more were wounded after taxi driver Derrick Bird embarked on a terrifying killing spree. This is the tragic story of one of Britain's most shocking criminal atrocities. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 83.82
My ?rst encounter with the world of crime and punishment was more than two decades ago, and it has since undergone vast changes. No one could have foreseen that crime-related problems would occupy such a prominent position in cultural awareness. Crime is on the rise, the public attention devoted to it has increased even more, and its political importance... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 20.95
In this ?energetic? ( Publishers Weekly ) memoir, Victor Woods vividly recounts a trouble-filled and misunderstood coming-of-age in the suburbs of Chicago, the rollercoaster ride that led him to captain a multi-million dollar counterfeit scheme, and his life-changing stint in federal prison. In 1990, Victor Woods was charged by the US federal government... more...
- Steerforth Press 2008; US$ 16.95
In this bold and suspenseful true-crime story, former homicide prosecutor Timothy M. Burke makes his case against one Leonard Paradiso. Lenny ?The Quahog? was convicted of assaulting one young woman and paroled after three years, but Burke believes that he was guilty of much more ? that Paradiso was a serial killer who operated in the Boston area,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.99
Forget everything you think you know about Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Previous books and films, including the brilliant 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, have emphasized the supposed glamour of America's most notorious criminal couple, thus contributing to ongoing mythology. The real story is completely different -- and far more... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 41.00
This lively and accessible text provides an introduction to the history of crime and crime control. It explains the historical background that is essential for an understanding of contemporary criminal justice and examines the historical context for contemporary criminological debates. For each topic, the book provides an overview of current research,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95
This book aims to both reflect and take forward current thinking on comparative and cross-national and cross-cultural aspects of the history of crime. Its content is wide-ranging: some chapters discuss the value of comparative approaches in aiding understanding of comparative history, and providing research directions for the future; others address... more...