By Carl Sifakis. This 1982 doorstop (which ends, per the cover copy, at "the Atlanta Murders") features biographies; definitions "of Underworld Slang, Legal Concepts," and more; case summaries and descriptions of "Criminal Techniques"; histories of "Punishment Practices, Criminal Haunts and Dives," and EVEN more. And it's illustrated, AND it can substitute in a pinch for free weights!
This veteran of the Vidor, TX library system has a card holder on the front flyleaf and lots of stamps and writing in the first and last pages -- but the pages look clean otherwise. The jacket's in good shape thanks to the library binding, but the boards show the expected edgewear top and bottom. But some of y'all like a history book with its own evident history, and if that's you, this hefty tome is perfect.