Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers and Victims of the Twentieth Century

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2004 - Social Science - 232 pages
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From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many murderous events that are difficult to contemplate but have become a part of the national history.
This reference book is divided into three parts. Part One, arranged chronologically, details 53 of the most famous murder cases of the 20th century in the United States. In Part Two, over 300 entries (alphabetically arranged by criminal) provide descriptions of crimes and are subdivided into male, female, and juvenile murderers; pair and group murderers; hate crime murderers; and school killings. Part Three features crime events related to over 40 selected victims. Cross references guide the reader to additional information. An index is included.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
The 1920s
16
The 1950s
29
The 1980s
47
Male Murderers
63
Female Murderers
109
Juvenile Murderers
147
Pair and Group Murderers
158
Hate Crime Murderers
178
Adult Victims
191
Child Victims
205
References
211
Index
219
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Ronald Barri Flowers, born October 25 1956 in Detroit, is a criminologist, crime writer, novelist, textbook author, and screenwriter. He received a B.A. in 1977 and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice in 1980. His publications include The Prostitution Of Women and Girls, an exploration of female prostitution worldwide; The Sex Slave Murders, the true story of Gerald and Charlene Gallego, America's first husband-wife serial killers; and Female Crime, Criminals and Cellmates: An Exploration of Female Criminality and Delinquency.

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