A History of Australian True Crime

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Random House Australia, 2008 - Crime - 287 pages
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"By their very nature, stories of true crime are full of human drama and Australian history provides plenty of noteworthy examples of grisly and gruesome dirty deeds. This engrossing book revisits the major incidents to shock us all from Federation to the present day. Bushrangers, baby-killers, notorious gangsters, murderers, standover men, corporate villains, corrupt cops and a few petty crims - all are paraded before us in a compelling cavalcade of Aussies behaving badly. The book is divided into decades with more attention given to the years closest to the present day. There are two or more photos on each spread with quotes, lists and sidebars. The stories are presented in a visual style that is easy to read and encourages hours of browsing. There are also special feature spreads throughout highlighting other areas related to crime like policing, investigating, forensics and sentencing. The History of Aussie True Crime revisits many of the most infamous events in our history and also reveals a few less familiar tales. It gives a fascinating overview of how we have changed and developed as a nation for there are always criminals as well as heroes among us."--Provided by publisher.

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