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Popular crime : reflections on the celebration of violence / Bill James.

Popular crime : reflections on the celebration of violence

James, Bill, 1949- (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781416552734 (hdc.)
  • ISBN: 1416552731
  • ISBN: 9781416552741 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xii, 482 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Scribner ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Plautius Silvanus ; L. Pedanius Secundus ; Elizabeth Canning -- Elma Sands ; Helen Jewett ; Mary Rogers -- Ann McAllister ; Missing white girls ; The Yale murder ; Webster/Parkman case ; On American crime rates -- Boys on the ice ; On why certain crimes are chosen for fame ; Charlie Ross ; The Wild West -- Lizzie Borden ; Motive, means, and opportunity argument ; On weighing evidence -- "Profiting" from crime ; H.H. Holmes ; Kansas Charley ; William Goebel ; Old Man Rice ; Griffith J. Griffith ; Frank Steunenberg ; Chloe Canfield ; Erich Muenter : part 1 ; Stanford White ; Thomas W. Swope ; Radicalism and crime -- Clarence Darrow and the McNamaras -- Erich Muenter : part 2 ; On the astonishing openness of American society a hundred years ago -- Old murder statistics ; Moman Pruiett ; On the evolution of the legal system -- Mary Phagan introduction ; A system of categorizing crime stories ; Mary Phagan case -- Robert Stroud : part 1 ; Grace Roberts ; Harry K. Thaw ; Sacco and Vanzetti -- The Hall/Mills case ; The Oregon Train Robbery ; The Snyder/Gray case ; Summary of 1920s crimes -- Levels of description ; The Lindbergh baby ; Post-Lindbergh journalism -- The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run -- Mad dog killer stories ; Thalia Massie ; The Scottsboro boys ; Robert Stroud : part 2 -- William Heirens ; The Black Dahlia ; Caryl Chessman ; On the importance of what people choose to be interested in -- Sam Sheppard -- Lowell Lee Andres ; In Cold Blood ; Robert Stroud : part 3 ; The onion field ; The Warren Court -- The Boston Strangler -- On the success rate of the judicial system in high-profile cases ; True crime movies ; The Kennedy Assassination -- The Michigan murders ; Definition creep -- The Zodiac -- Susan Nason ; Katherine Ann Power ; Juan Corona ; John List ; The Burger Court -- Randall Dale Adams ; Ted Bundy ; Gary Tison ; Fatal vision ; Echoes in the Darkness -- Charles Hatcher ; On the value of police sketches ; The Yale murder and the insanity defense ; Reviving prison reform -- Sid vicious/Nancy Spungen ; Dallas Egbert III ; Dean Milo ; Chris Hobson ; Lawrencia Bembenek ; McMartin Preschool ; Wayne Williams ; John DeLorean ; Aside on car companies ; Jean Harris ; Jody Plauché ; Bernard Goetz ; Kenneth McElroy ; Joseph Kallinger -- Richard Kuklinski ; Robert Hansen ; Putting the criminal justice system back together ; Lake and Ng -- Jon Dunkle ; On the differences between real and fictional serial murderers ; New Bedford, Massachusetts ; Richard Grissom ; Ray Copeland ; William Lester Suff ; How serial murderers are caught -- Computer spy case ; Mel Ignatow ; The Menendez brothers ; Pam Smart ; O.J. Simpson -- On fictional elements in real crimes ; Rabbi Neulander -- JonBenet Ramsey : part 1 -- JonBenet Ramsey : part 2 ; On prison reform ; On partisanship and justice -- Summary of recent crime stories ; On false confessions ; On popular crime.
Summary, etc.:
Popular Crime is a professed amateur's powerful examination of the incredible impact crime stories have on our society, culture and history.
Subject: Crime > United States > History.

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