For 164 years, The New York Times has been a rich source of information about crime. This fascinating compilation captures the full sweep of the newspaper's coverage of the subject and also examines issues like incarceration, organised crime and vice. Chapters are organised by topic and include explanatory material by Flynn to provide context. The book features approximately 40 photographs as well as reproductions of frontpage stories. Although the focus is on the US, important international stories are included.
Kevin Flynn is an investigative editor whose work has helped earn The New York Times numerous awards, including a 2009 Pulitzer Prize. Fie served as the newspaper's police bureau chief from 1998 to 2003.