True Crime, General
Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0385509510
Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.
Bringing Down the House
The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Paperback ISBN: 0743249992
Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars.
8 Ball Chicks
A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
Paperback ISBN: 0385474326
A veteran journalist spends a year following girl gangs--white, Black, and Latino--in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere, tracing the similarities and differences between female and male gangs
Discipline and Punish
The Birth of the Prison
Paperback ISBN: 0679752552
Beginning with the emergence of Western penal methods in the seventeenth century, the noted French philosopher explores the role of prisons in society and shows that prisons today, as always, simply define, refine, and perpetuate crime. Reprint.
Return to the Scene of the Crime
A Guide to Infamous Places in Chicago
Paperback ISBN: 1581820135
Chicago historian leads tourists through eight separate tours to view sites of famous or otherwise notable crimes in the windy city. He describes the events, the people, the places, the settings at the time, the police actions, and sometimes the impact. He also includes many photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Devil in the White City
Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Paperback ISBN: 0375725601
A compelling account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 brings together the divergent stories of two very different men who played a key role in shaping the history of the event--visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and Dr. Henry H. Holmes, an insatiable and charming serial killer who lured women to their deaths. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.