An essential guide to criminology, exploring the most infamous cases of all time, from serial killers to mob hits to war crimes and more.From Jack the Ripper to Jeffrey Dahmer,The Crime Bookis a complete study of international true crime history that unpacks the shocking stories through infographics and in-depth research that lays out every key fact and detail. Examine the science, psychology, and sociology of criminal behavior, and read profiles of villains, victims, and detectives. See each clue and follow the investigation from start to finish, and study the police and detective work of each case.Find out how pirates, the Japanese yakuza, Chinese triads, and modern drug cartels operate around the world. Dive deep into the Black Dahlia murder investigation and follow other high-profile cases, including Lizzie Borden with her ax and the Patty Hearst kidnapping.Learn how media coverage changed through history, from the tragic assassination of President Abraham Lincoln to romanticizing Bonnie and Clyde's doomed fate to the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby, which is considered the first international crime tabloid story.The Crime Bookis a complete compendium for crime aficionados to add to their collection.Foreword writer and consultant Cathy Scott is aLos Angeles Timesbest-selling author, and an established crime writer and investigative journalist forThe New York Timesand Reuters. Best known for writingThe Killing of Tupac ShakurandThe Murder of Biggie Smalls, she has written extensively about street gangs and organized crime, including mob daughter Susan Berman inMurder of a Mafia Daughter, and drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross.Series Overview:Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.