【The Crime Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained】
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★史上最全面、最易讀、最有趣的《大知識輕鬆讀》系列(Big Ideas Simply Explained)，全球熱銷1,000萬冊以上。
本書對史上最惡名昭彰的100件犯罪刑案進行研究，包括「火車大刧案」(Great Train Robbery)、「林白小鷹綁架案」(Linbergh Kidnapping)、以及傑佛瑞‧丹墨(Jeffrey Dahmer)所犯下的連續殺人案……
Investigate 100 of the world's most notorious crimes, including the Great Train Robbery, the Lindbergh kidnapping, and the murders of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Were the perpetrators delusional, opportunist, or truly evil? Find out what really happened and how cases were solved.
Discover conmen with sheer verve, such as Victor Lustig who "sold" the Eiffel Tower to scrap dealers in 1925, adrenaline-fuelled escapes, and mind-bending exploits of pirates, kidnappers, and drug cartels. The Crime Book demystifies malware, cybercrimes, and Ponzi schemes and sets out the terrifying ploys of mass murderers from 16th-century Elizabeth Báthory who drained young girls' blood to the more recent exploits of Rosemary and Fred West.
Like a virus, crime mutates and adapts. The Crime Book explains how pivotal moments in history opened up new opportunities for criminals, such as the smuggling of alcohol during the American Prohibition era. It also charts developments in justice and forensics including the Innocence Project, which used DNA testing to exonerate wrongly convicted convicts. It examines how the forces of law and order have fought back against crime, explaining ingenious sting operations such as tracking down the jewel thief Bill Mason and the final capture of murderer Ted Bundy.
With a foreword from bestselling crime author Peter James, The Crime Book is an enthralling introduction to humanity's darker side.