The public's fascination with celebrities can reach a fever pitch when celebrities commit or are involved in a crime. This work examines the crossroads where fame and the underworld meet, looks at special types of crime targeted at celebrities, and discusses how law enforcement handles celebrity victims and celebrity perpetrators.
Sidebars.; Chronology.; Bibliography.; Endnotes.; Further resources.; Index.
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Celebrities and Crime
Description: Brand New Book with Free Worldwide Delivery. The public's fascination with celebrities can reach a fever pitch when celebrities commit or are involved in a crime. Famous victims like the Lindbergh baby and Sharon Tate have raised public outcry against the cruel crimes that claimed their lives. And the trials of celebrity criminals such as Jim Bakker and O.J. Simpson are proof that even the rich and famous are not above breaking the law. Celebrities and Crime examines the crossroads where fame and the underworld meet, looks at special types of crime targeted at celebrities, and discusses how law enforcement handles celebrity victims and celebrity perpetrators.Chapters include:The Devil's Business Stalked!Murder in BrentwoodNumber One with a BulletThe Price of Fame.Cases covered include:Charles Lindbergh Jr. kidnappingCharles Manson and the Manson Family murdersThe unsolved murder of actor Bob CraneCelebrity stalkers and assassins, including the murder of John LennonCelebrity frauds Jim and Tammy BakkerThe O.J. Simpson murder trial, and other famous athletes' encounters with crimeTupac Shakur, and the gangsta rap feud between the East Coast and West Coast rappersCelebrity shoplifters and the Winona Ryder caseRobert Blake, accused of murdering his wife.
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