eBook Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History, 1st Edition

  • Steven Chermak
  • Frankie Y. Bailey School of Criminal Justice University, Albany
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  • ISBN-10: 1610695941
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695947
  • DDC: 364.10973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

This unique, multivolume reference features the most famous crimes and trials in the United States since colonial times. Each of the 500 entries provides information about the crime, the perpetrators, and those affected by the misconduct, along with a short bibliography to extend learning opportunities. The set addresses a breadth of famous trials across American history, including the Salem witch trials, the conviction of Sacco and Vanzetti, and the prosecution of O. J. Simpson.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Frankie Y. Bailey

Frankie Y. Bailey is an associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany (SUNY). Her area of research is crime and culture, focusing on two areas: crime history, and crime and mass media/popular culture. She is the author of the Edgar-nominated OUT OF THE WOODPILE: BLACK CHARACTERS IN CRIME AND DETECTIVE FICTION (Greenwood, 1991). She is the co-editor (with Donna C. Hale) of POPULAR CULTURE, CRIME, AND JUSTICE (Wadsworth, 1998). She is the co-author (with Alice P. Green) of ALAW NEVER HERE: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN RESPONSES TO ISSUES OF CRIME AND JUSTICE (Praeger, 1999). She is the co-editor with Steven Chermak and Michelle Brown of MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF SEPTEMBER 11 (Praeger, 2003). She and Donna C. Hale are the co-authors of book, BLOOD ON HER HANDS: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF WOMEN, SEXUALITY, AND MURDER (Thomson, 2004). As a mystery writer, Bailey is the author of DEATH=S FAVORITE CHILD (Silver Dagger, 2000), A DEAD MAN=S HONOR (Silver Dagger, 2001), and OLD MURDERS (Silver Dagger, 2003), featuring Southern criminal justice professor/crime historian Lizzie Stuart. Her most recent publication is a short story in the mystery anthology, Shades of Black (2004), edited by Eleanor Taylor Bland.