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1 ALIX, Ernest Kahlar RANSOM KIDNAPPING IN AMERICA 1874-1974. The Creation of a Capital Crime.
Southern Illinois University Press. 1979 2nd Printing hardcover NR FINE VG slightly dusty 
xxxiii+222pp. In 1874 when the first ransom kidnapping as we know it took place, the maximum penalty was only 7 years imprisonment. An analysis of every reference in the New York Times to the unlawful taking of human beings, with a short outline of each case. A wide-ranging study of the evolution of a capital crime and the tragedies that led to the change in the punishment.Among the many cases cited are those of Eddie Cudahy; Bobby Franks (Leopold & Loeb case); Lindbergh Baby Case; Bobby Greenlease; Patty Hearst etc. Index. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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