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The encyclopedia of crime /

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 body...

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Main Author: Cyriax, Oliver.
Other Authors: Wilson, Colin, 1931-, Wilson, Damon.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2006
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245 1 4 |a The encyclopedia of crime /  |c Oliver Cyriax, Colin Wilson & Damon Wilson. 
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300 |a xv, 524 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 26 cm. 
500 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520 |a 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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