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On the lam : a history of hunting fugitives in America / Jerry Clark and Ed Palattella.

By: Clark, Jerry, 1960- [author.].
Contributor(s): Palattella, Ed [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]Description: xv, 223 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781442262584; 1442262583; 9781442262591; 1442262591.Subject(s): Fugitives from justice -- United States -- History | Fugitives from justice -- United States -- Biography | Criminals -- United States -- History | Criminals -- United States -- Biography | Criminals | Fugitives from justice | United StatesGenre/Form: Biographies. | History.Additional physical formats: Online version:: On the lamDDC classification: 364.10973
Contents:
Price of freedom : the consequences of bail -- Long arms of the law : the U.S. Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation -- The search for 'Handsome Johnny' : public enemies, John Dillinger, and the birth of the most-wanted lists -- Infamous and elusive : on the trail of the top ten -- Flights of fancy : fugitives in American popular culture -- A mind at unrest : the psychology of living on the run -- Setting the snares : methods of pursuit, from the great chicken sting to America's most wanted -- Caught in the World Wide Web : the digital age catches up to fugitives, and the bail system faces reforms.
Summary: "On the Lam is a detailed history of fugitives in the United States. The authors explore how law enforcement officials and others, including bounty hunters and bail-bond workers, have tracked fugitives over the past two centuries. They also examine how fugitives have influenced American history and the American criminal justice system"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Price of freedom : the consequences of bail -- Long arms of the law : the U.S. Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation -- The search for 'Handsome Johnny' : public enemies, John Dillinger, and the birth of the most-wanted lists -- Infamous and elusive : on the trail of the top ten -- Flights of fancy : fugitives in American popular culture -- A mind at unrest : the psychology of living on the run -- Setting the snares : methods of pursuit, from the great chicken sting to America's most wanted -- Caught in the World Wide Web : the digital age catches up to fugitives, and the bail system faces reforms.

"On the Lam is a detailed history of fugitives in the United States. The authors explore how law enforcement officials and others, including bounty hunters and bail-bond workers, have tracked fugitives over the past two centuries. They also examine how fugitives have influenced American history and the American criminal justice system"-- Provided by publisher.

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