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Notorious criminals have captured our imaginations for years and years. But we don't forget, either, the many people and organizations who fight back. J. Edgar Hoover and Eliot Ness have entered into the American psyche as two of our most aggressive and successful crime fighters. Still, there are others who have risen to the occasion, combating crime in all its manifestations. From the U.S. Marshals, FBI agents, and Secret Service to Rudy Giuliani, John Walsh— host of America's Most Wanted—and Joseph Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), this set highlights some of the nation's bravest crime stoppers.

Icons of Crime Fighting will enlighten the curious mind with a comprehensive overview of the most successful, the most well-known, and the most important crime fighters in recent American history. Part of our national culture, these figures represent all that is good about the American justice system. Moreover, they exemplify how individuals in the criminal justice system have made a real difference in law enforcement. These titans of law enforcement are profiled in this important and timely set. Those covered in the set include: Gun Fighters: U.S. Marshals of the Old West; Allan Pinkerton; The Texas Rangers; August Vollmer; J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI; Thomas Dewey; Robert Kennedy; Jim Garrison; Buford Pusser; Eddie Egan and Sonnie Grosso; Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein; Francisco Vincent Serpico; Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco; Vincent T. Bugliosi; John Walsh; FBI Profilers; Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Mark Fuhrman; Rudolph Rudy Giuliani; Curtis Sliwa; Dr. Henry Lee; and Dr. Bill Blass.

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This two-volume encyclopedia of American crime-fighting figures is presented in a chronological order, starting with gunfighters and U.S. Marshals and their attempt to tame the frontier and ending with modern advances in the forensic sciences. Bumgarner (political science and law enforcement, Minnesota State U., Mankato) has edited these entries on such notable and varied law enforcement icons as Frank Serpico, J. Edgar Hoover, Wyatt Earp, Curtis Sliwa, August Vollmer, Robert Kennedy, Jim Garrison, Vincent T. Bugliosi and even Woodward and Bernstein. Each biography contains detailed accounts of that person's rise to power, notable achievements and crime-fighting legacy. Several entries also address law enforcement institutions such as the Texas Rangers, FBI profilers and the Pinkertons. Plenty of photographs are provided to bring these historical figures to life. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Profiles the best-known, and the most effective, crime fighters in American history

Synopsis:

Notorious criminals have captured our imaginations for years and years. But we don't forget, either, the many people and organizations who fight back. J. Edgar Hoover and Eliot Ness have entered into the American psyche as two of our most aggressive and successful crime fighters. Still, there are others who have risen to the occasion, combating crime in all its manifestations. From the U.S. Marshals, FBI agents, and Secret Service to Rudy Giuliani, John Walsh-- host of America's Most Wanted--and Joseph Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), this set highlights some of the nation's bravest crime stoppers.

Table of Contents

List of Photos

Series Foreword

IntroductionPreface

Volume 1

Gun Fighters: U.S. Marshals of the Old West Tusty Zohra and Jeffrey T. Walker

Allan Pinkerton Scott H. Belshaw and Amanda L. Belshaw

The Texas Rangers Ronald Burns

August Vollmer Willard M. Oliver

J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI Kilby Raptopoulos and Jeffrey T. Walker

Thomas Dewey Clarrisa Breen

Robert Kennedy: The Enforcer Within J. Scott Granberg-Rademacker

Jim Garrison Elvira M. White

Buford Pusser Jacob Rodriguez

Eddie Egan and Sonnie Grosso Ellen Leichtman

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein: Presidential Crime Fighters and Shapers of American Public Opinion Christopher Larimer

Volume 2

Francisco Vincent Serpico Taylor Morris

Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco John Dombrink

Vincent T. Bugliosi: Justice Purist — The Prosecutor with a Heart Edward J. Schauer

For Adam: The John Walsh Story Elizabeth Quinn DeValve

FBI Profilers Richard N. Kocsis

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Kelli Stevens

Mark Fuhrman Scott H. Belshaw

Rudolph Rudy Giuliani Camille Gibson

Curtis Sliwa: Vigilantism, Victims Rights and the Guardian Angels Brion Sever, Al Gorman, &Greg Coram

Dr. Henry Lee: Leading Practitioner in Forensic Criminal Investigations Janet E. McClellan

Dr. Bill Bass Ccile Van de Voorde

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313341298
Author:
Jeffrey B. Bumgarner.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Editor:
Bumgarner, Jeffrey
Author:
Bumgarner, Jeffrey
Author:
Bumgarner, Jeffrey B.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criminal justice, administration of
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Law enforcement -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Copyright:
Series:
Greenwood Icons < p>Icons of Crime Fighting: Relentless Pursuers of Justice < /p>
Series Volume:
Relentless Pursuers
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
712
Dimensions:
10.30x7.20x2.00 in. 3.85 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Notorious criminals have captured our imaginations for years and years. But we don't forget, either, the many people and organizations who fight back. J. Edgar Hoover and Eliot Ness have entered into the American psyche as two of our most aggressive and successful crime fighters. Still, there are others who have risen to the occasion, combating crime in all its manifestations. From the U.S. Marshals, FBI agents, and Secret Service to Rudy Giuliani, John Walsh-- host of America's Most Wanted--and Joseph Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), this set highlights some of the nation's bravest crime stoppers.
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