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History of a Crime

(Deposition of a Witness)
  • 432 Pages
  • 4.92 MB
  • English
University Press of the Pacific
Historical fiction, Fiction - Historical, Fiction, Historical - Ge
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9591885M
ISBN 100898754135
ISBN 139780898754131

This book subtitles itself as a history of art and crime, and while it starts out that way with a few interesting stories written in a rather clunky manner, it quickly descends into the realm of self-congratulatory memoir.4/5(32).

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Chapters 1 and 8 serve as the book’s introduction and conclusion (albeit without those labels), whereas the remaining chapters provide a historic base for specific examples of transnational crime.

In the first chapter, Bruinsma introduces the topic of transnational crime and carefully notes how the concept presents problems of definition.

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During the last half century, the contemporary criminal justice system has evolved significantly. Is there really such a thing as the perfect crime? This section is a vast compilation of some of the most interesting major crimes in history.

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