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Crime and Criminals
  • Authored by: Michael Newton
  • From the Series: Criminal Justice
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604136286
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-628-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 364
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


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.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Endnotes. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Michael Newton is a professional writer who has published more than 220 books since 1977. He has written primarily about crime, with a specialization in serial murder. His past books include The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings; The Encyclopedia of Robberies, Heists and Capers; and The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, all for Facts On File. He has also written five volumes in Chelsea House's Criminal Investigations set. Newton lives in Nashville, Indiana.

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