Crime and Criminals

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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With an emphasis on crime in the United States, Crime and Criminals surveys the scope of modern crime and the dangers posed by criminal activity in the contemporary world. It also recounts the history and evolution of crime, defines it, and explains the legal definitions of specific crimes. Readers will learn how crimes are committed and look at common criminal motives and social issues connected to criminality. This interesting book also discusses social perspectives on crime in general and specific types of crime such as so-called victimless crimes.

Chapters include:

  • A World of Crime
  • Commercial Crimes
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Crimes Against Humanity
  • Cybercrimes.
  

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Contents

Introduction
7
A World of Crime
11
Original Sins
24
Crimes of Violence
35
Drugs and Crime
47
Commercial Crimes
57
Corrupting Authority
68
Crimes Against Humanity
81
Cybercrimes
90
Punishing Crime
99
Endnotes
109
Bibliography
120
Further Resources
121
Index
122
About the Author
128
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About the author (2010)

Michael Newton is a professional writer who has primarily written about crime, specializing in books about serial murder. He lives in Nashville, IN.

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