Crime Books and Films

Oct 14, 2009
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Bootleggers in the 1920'sOur organized crime columnist, examines a perplexing unsolved double murder case from Cleveland.by Allan May On January 16, 1920, prohibition went into effect nationwide. Two weeks later, in Cleveland, Ohio, a double murder took place that shocked the...
Oct 13, 2009
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The introduction to the book Cricket in the Web by author Paula Moore about the unsolved 1949 murder of Las Cruces, N.M. waitress Cricket Coogler. by Paula Moore Editor's Note: The University of New Mexico Press released Paula Moore's Cricket in the Web on March 31, 2008,...
Oct 13, 2009
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(The Lyons Press) by J. Patrick O'Connor Vendetta There's a great deal to admire about Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner who was shot to death on December 9, 1981. Less than six months later she bravely sat through the entire...
Oct 13, 2009
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James EllroyEllroy, the author of major crime novels such as L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia and his non-fiction account of his search for his mother's killer, My Dark Places, is a fascinating story himself. by Patrick Quinn Every dog has his day … and James Ellroy is...
Oct 13, 2009
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Truman Capote's ground-breaking "non-fiction" novel about the murder of a Kansas farm family.  We take the position that the book is not only flawed, but dishonest. by J.J. Maloney The publication of In Cold Blood, in 1966, launched Truman Capote firmly into the top rank...
Oct 13, 2009
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An overview of the evolution of crime films, their authenticity, the issue of using films to change public behavior and whether crime films, in the last two decades, have influenced public thinking about such matters as crime, prisons and capital punishment. by J.J....
Oct 10, 2009
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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter The movie The Hurricane portrays Rubin "Hurricane" Carter as a black man wronged by a racist justice system. But Carter is a fraud and so was the movie, from beginning to end. by Lona Manning Most people who know about the Hurricane Carter case...
Oct 9, 2009
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June 1, 2007 Vito Genovese Tim Newark is the author of the recently published Mafia Allies: the True Story of America's Secret Alliance with the Mob (Zenith Press). This article is an adapted extract from that book. by Tim Newark Top Mafia Mobster Vito Genovese fled...
Oct 5, 2009
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September 15, 2005 Tony Spilotro (Courtesy LVMPD)The introduction to Griffin's book entitled The Battle for Las Vegas — The Law vs. the Mob. The book chronicles the wide-ranging, criminal exploits of Chicago Outfit enforcer Tony Spilotro, the mobster portrayed by Joe Pesci...
Oct 5, 2009
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June 15, 2003 This is the prologue to the book The Bullet or the Bribe: Taking Down Colombia's Cali Drug Cartel by Ron Chepesiuk, the story of the rise of the powerful Cali Cartel and the long and often frustrating campaign that U.S. and international law enforcement...

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