A Book Of Remarkable Criminals

A Book Of Remarkable Criminals

H. B. Irving

From the Introduction: ‘I REMEMBER my father telling me that sitting up late one night talking with Tennyson, the latter remarked that he had not kept such late hours since a recent visit of Jowett. On that occasion the poet and the philosopher had talked together well into the small hours of the morning. My father asked Tennyson…

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The Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi

Leonard William King

The Code Of Hammurabi is the earliest known written set of laws ever discovered. They were written on an eight foot tall piece of black basalt and were found in ancient Mesopotamia (Iraq). The code contains details of crimes and their punishments as well as settlements for disputes and guidelines on how a civilian should behave.

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Courts and Criminals

Arthur Train

This book was written by the former assistant district attorney in New York City. His interactions with clients, together with his experiences in the courtroom, provided the material for the more than 250 short stories and novels he would write during his lifetime. Chapters of this book include: The Pleasant Fiction of the Presumption of Innocence…

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Crime and its Causes

Crime and its Causes

William Douglas Morrison

From the Preface: ‘This volume, as its title indicates, is occupied with an examination of some of the principal causes of crime, and is designed as an introduction to the study of criminal questions in general. In spite of all the attention these questions have hitherto received and are now receiving, crime still remains one of the most…

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Crime, Its Cause and Treatment

Crime, Its Cause and Treatment

Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow began his career as a corporate lawyer and soon switched to criminal law. Here he presents his ideas on the (at the time) latest scientific thought and investigation bearing upon the question of human conduct. Darrow says, “My main effort is to show that the laws that control human behavior are as fixed and certain as those that control…

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The Frank Case

The Frank Case

Anonymous

This is an anonymous account of the famous case of Leo Frank, the man from Georgia, accused of the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan. Frank was found guilty of murder but while he was awaiting the death penalty, a lynch mob abducted him from the prison and hung him. This book was published in 1913, 2 years before Leo Franks death. It is a…

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