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On the Lam: A History of Hunting Fugitives in America

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Fugitives occupy a unique place in the American criminal justice system. They can run and they can hide, but eventually each chase ends. And, in many cases, history is made along the way. John Dillinger's capture obsessed J. Edgar Hoover and helped create the modern FBI. Violent student radicals who went on the lam in the 1960s reflected the turbulence of the era. The sixt ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Zeb Kantrowitz
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
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The concept of this book is to look at how we have dealt with people who have been convicted of committing a crime and left the community before they could be imprisoned or had escaped from incarceration. We took our laws from those that developed over the years in England. When we broke away from the motherland, we had to decide how to revise rules created under a monarchy.

The main body of this book reflects on how you 'hold' someone while awaiting judgement in a court. Most people
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Balancing Books
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
As far as nonfiction books go...this one is a must read! If you are interested in law enforcement, history or just interesting American stories, this book is a good one for you. I learned a lot about famous criminal manhunts throughout history and also learned about some new ones I had never heard of. A wonderfully interesting and informative red!
Cristie Underwood
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The author's painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious in the writing of this book. There were many facts that I only discovered after reading this!
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