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Crimes and trials of the century / edited by Steven Chermak and Frankie Y. Bailey.

Chermak, Steven M. (Added Author). Bailey, Frankie Y. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781573569736 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1573569739 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: v. 1. From the Black Sox scandal to the Attica Prison riots -- Introduction to Volume 1 / Frankie Y. Bailey and Steven Chermak -- 1. The Black Sox Scandal: More than a Story of "Eight Men Out" / Jason R. Ingram -- 2. The Sacco-Vanzetti Trial: Judging Anarchy / Lisa N. Sacco -- 3. Alphonse Capone: The Man Behind The Legend / Joseph Gregory Deleeuw -- 4. The Tragedy of Arbuckle, "Prince of Whales" / Matthew Pate -- 5. The Incomprehensible Crime of Leopold and Loeb: "Just an Experiment" / Diana Proper -- 6. Fundamental Divides: The Trial of John Scopes / Ernest L. Nickels -- 7. Bonnie and Clyde: A "Mad, Dizzy Whirl" / Leana Allen Bouffard -- 8. The Scottsboro Boys Trials: Black Men as "Racial Scapegoats" / James R. Acker, Elizabeth K. Brown, and Christine M. Englebrecht -- 9. The Lindbergh Baby Murder Case: A Crime of the Century / Kelly Wolf -- 10. Alger Hiss: No Certain Verdict / Matthew Pate -- 11. Worse than Murder: The Rosenberg-Sobell Atom Spy Affair / Ernest L. Nickels -- 12. The Sam Sheppard Case: Do Three Trials Equal Justice? / Kathy Warnes -- 13. The Emmett Till Murder: The Civil Rights Movement Begins / Marcella Glodek Bush -- 14. "Mississippi Burning" / Shani P. Gray -- 15. The Bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church: The Turning Point of the Civil Rights Movement / Marcella Glodek Bush -- 16. Charles Manson and the Tate-LaBianca Murders: A Family Portrait / Marie Balfour -- 17. The Ageless Anguish of Kent State / Kathy Warnes -- 18. The Attica Trials: A Thirty-year Pursuit of Justice / Sidney L. Harring and George W. Dowdall.
v. 2. From Pine Ridge to Abu Ghraib. Introduction to Volume 2 / Steven Chermak and Frankie Y. Bailey -- 1. Pine Ridge Reservation and the American Indian movement / Laura L. Finley -- 2. Ted Bundy : the serial killer next door / Gary Boynton -- 3. The unabomber : Theodore John Kaczynski / Chris Shields ... [et al.] -- 4. The Central Park jogger : the impact of race on rape coverage / Laura L. Finley -- 5. The murder of Yusuf Hawkins : bias crimes and a neighborhood on trial / Vicky Munro -- 6. Dr. Death : Jack Kevorkian and the right-to-die debate / Giza Rodick -- 7. Tailhook : how the media helped sink the "Mother of all hooks" / Holly Welker -- 8. The Rodney King beating trial : a landmark for reform / Shelley L. Schlief -- 9. Representing O.J. : the trial of the twentieth century / Gregg Barak -- 10. From victim to vamp in nine days : the Susan Smith child homicide case / Kevin Buckler -- 11. Timothy McVeigh : the Oklahoma City bombing / Jeffrey Gruenewald -- 12. JonBenet Ramsey : the tragic investigation of murder, perfection, power, and the American family / Brent Funderburk -- 13. Mary Kay LeTourneau : gender and criminal justice / Sean Baker -- 14. The Columbine High School shootings / Glenn W. Muschert and Ralph W. Larkin -- 15. Martha Stewart : just deserts [sic] or just a victim? / Melissa L. Jarrell and Isabel Araiza -- 16. The Scott Peterson trial : the drama that shaped legislation / Timothy R. Lauger -- 17. The Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal / Michelle Brown.
Summary, etc.: A vivid retelling of the most famous crimes and trials of the last 100 years, focusing on what made them famous and why the American public is so drawn to such criminal drama.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Trials (Political crimes and offenses) > United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of > United States > Cases.
Criminal justice, Administration of > United States > History.
Trials (Murder) > United States.
Trials (Kidnapping) > United States.
Trials (Espionage) > United States.
LAW > Criminal Law > General.
Genre: Electronic books.
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