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The Resource American detective : behind the scenes of famous criminal investigations, Thomas A. Reppetto

American detective : behind the scenes of famous criminal investigations, Thomas A. Reppetto

Label
American detective : behind the scenes of famous criminal investigations
Title
American detective
Title remainder
behind the scenes of famous criminal investigations
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Reppetto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Roaring Twenties to the 1970s detectives reigned supreme in police departments across the country. In this tightly woven slice of true crime reportage, Thomas A. Reppetto offers a behind-the-scenes look into some of the most notable investigations to occur during the golden age of the detective in American criminal justice. From William Burns, who during his heyday was known as America's Sherlock Holmes, to Thad Brown, who probed the notorious Black Dahlia murder in Los Angeles, to Elliott Ness, who cleaned up the Cleveland police but failed to capture the 'Mad Butcher' who decapitated at least a dozen victims, American Detective offers an indelible portrait of the famous sleuths and investigators who played a major role in cracking some of the most notorious criminal cases in U.S. history. Along the way Reppetto takes us deep inside the detective bureaus that were once the nerve centers behind crime-fighting on the streets of America's great cities, including the FBI itself, under the direction of America's 'top cop,' J. Edgar Hoover. According to Reppetto, detectives were once able watchdogs until their role in policing became diluted by patrol strategies ranging from 'stop and frisk' to community policing. Reppetto argues against these current policing systems and calls for a return to the primacy of the detective in criminal investigations."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reppetto, Thomas A
Dewey number
363.250973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8141
LC item number
.R395 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal investigation
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Criminal investigation
  • United States
Label
American detective : behind the scenes of famous criminal investigations, Thomas A. Reppetto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations -- Snapshots from the Lost World of Detectives -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. The Rise of American Detectives -- 2. Italian Squads -- 3. Murder in Hollywood and the Real Los Angeles Detective Bureau -- 4. The Hall-Mills Murders, the "World's Greatest Detective," and the Power of the Press -- 5. The Big Squads Roll -- 6. Eliot Ness Pursues the Butcher, the Ups and Downs of Dr. Sam, and Lone Wolf Gonzaullas Stalks the Phantom -- 7. The Inspectors Bureau in the City by the Bay -- 8. New York Mysteries -- 9. The Real Crime of the Century -- 10. America under Assault11. The Black Dahlia Murder and Parker's Police -- 12. The Brink's Job and the St. Louis Blues -- 13. A Death in Dallas and the Disintegration of American Detective Bureaus -- 14. Twenty-First-Century
Control code
on1009306916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 272 pages, unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781640120228
Lccn
2017052153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1009306916
Label
American detective : behind the scenes of famous criminal investigations, Thomas A. Reppetto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations -- Snapshots from the Lost World of Detectives -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. The Rise of American Detectives -- 2. Italian Squads -- 3. Murder in Hollywood and the Real Los Angeles Detective Bureau -- 4. The Hall-Mills Murders, the "World's Greatest Detective," and the Power of the Press -- 5. The Big Squads Roll -- 6. Eliot Ness Pursues the Butcher, the Ups and Downs of Dr. Sam, and Lone Wolf Gonzaullas Stalks the Phantom -- 7. The Inspectors Bureau in the City by the Bay -- 8. New York Mysteries -- 9. The Real Crime of the Century -- 10. America under Assault11. The Black Dahlia Murder and Parker's Police -- 12. The Brink's Job and the St. Louis Blues -- 13. A Death in Dallas and the Disintegration of American Detective Bureaus -- 14. Twenty-First-Century
Control code
on1009306916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 272 pages, unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781640120228
Lccn
2017052153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1009306916

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