Daily Archives: September 25, 2010

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

Reference Resource of the Week

From Barroom Violence to Cybercrime, from Whistle-blowing to Witchcraft, this comprehensive and interdisciplinary four volume set includes primary source documents, illustrations, chronologies and a reader’s guide.

Did you know that…?

“Comic strips and books were central to America’s war on crime during much of the 20th century… Beginning in the 1930s, comic books depicting legal efforts to combat gangsters and thugs were used by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to convince the public that ‘crime does not pay.’” However, by the 50s, comic books were thought to actually be responsible for producing crime and delinquency.


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