Cops, Crooks, and Criminologists features more than 600 of the most colorful criminals and crime-stoppers the world has ever known. From Ur-Nammu, who set down the Sumerian system of legal codes around 2100 B.C. to present day law-breakers, this is the ultimate guide to the history of crime and law-enforcement. Easy-to-read entries introduce the reader to the perpetrators of groundbreaking crimes and the agents and officers who brought them to justice. Also featured are the significant figures behind landmark achievements in law enforcement techniques and technology as well as historic figures who laid the foundations of modern legal theory. Coverage includes recent changes made to Miranda laws by new Supreme Court rulings; jury nullification of the O.J. Simpson trial; Barry Scheck's attempts to free those wrongly convicted of crimes based on advances in DNA testing; and new laws surrounding child abuse and abduction.