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xv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Online version: Clark, Jerry, 1960- On the lam Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield,  9781442262591 (DLC) 2019980816
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