The Crime Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Crime Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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Hardcover | 352 pages 
An essential history of crime around the world, including the most well-known stories, from Jack the Ripper to the Japanese Yakuza, laid out in DK’s signature visual style and part of the Big Ideas Simply Explained series.

An essential guide to criminology, exploring the most infamous cases of all time from serial killers to mob hits to war crimes.

From Jack the Ripper to Jeffrey Dahmer, The Crime Book is a complete study of international true crime history that unpacks the shocking stories through infographics and in-depth research that lays out every key fact and detail. Examine the science, psychology, and sociology of criminal behavior that drove people to commit terrible acts, and read profiles of villains, victims, and detectives. See each clue and follow the investigation from start to finish. Study police and detective work while breaking down the psychology behind violent criminals and their behavior.

Find out how pirates, the Japanese Yakuza, Chinese triads, and modern drug cartels operate around the world. Dive deep into the Black Dahlia investigation and follow other high-profile murder cases. See how the myths of vampires and witches became sensationalized stories and caused mass hysteria that led to the execution of innocent people.

Learn how media coverage changed through history, from the tragic assassination of President Abraham Lincoln to romanticizing Bonnie and Clyde’s doomed fate to the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby, which is considered the first international crime tabloid story.

Covering murder, heists and theft, cyber criminals, political crime, con artists, and more, The Crime Book is a complete compendium for crime aficionados to add to their collection.

Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

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