Crime and Punishment in America: Biographies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787691674
  • ISBN-13: 9780787691677
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 256 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2005 | Published



Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, the Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

Crime and Punishment in America: Biographies includes entries on important figures, such as Jane Addams, Allan Pinkerton, Clarence Darrow, Senator Estes Kefauver and others.


"The 25 persons (although the foreword says 26) profiled here include criminals and those who fought, caught and prosecuted them, as well as authors who wrote about criminals. Within each article one finds birth and death dates, place of birth and occupation. Because of his American presence, one finds Charles Dickens included as well as Jane Addams, Gustave de Beaumont, Ivan Boesky, Lizzie Borden, Ted Bundy, Truman Capote, Clarence Darrow, Thomas E. Dewey, Felix Frankfurter, Emma Goldman, J. Edgar Hoover, Ted Kaczynski, Estes Kefauver, Kip Kinkel, Henry C. Lee, Belva Ann Lockwood, Arabella Mansfield, Daniel McNaughtan, Ernest Miranda, Allan Pinkerton, Scottsboro Boys, Sam Sheppard, Sally Stanford and George Washington Walling."--Reviewed by Blanche Woolls, Oneota Reading Journal, September 2005

— Voice of Youth Advocates

"This biographical reference on crime and punishment in America brings together some of the more notorious criminals, prosecutors, attorneys, judges, writers and legal minds. Included are J. Edgar Hoover, authors, Dickens and Capote, Ted Kaczynski and Timothy McVeigh to list a few. Each chapter highlights people and events of special interest to student research with additional sources listed at the end of each chapter. Also included are many black and white photographs, a timeline, a glossary and a subject index." --Pennsylvania School Librarians Associations, May 2006

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association