- The art of the Con
A Brief History of Crime
ETHNOLOGY, n. The science that treats of the various
tribes of Man, as robbers, thieves, swindlers, dunces, lunatics, idiots and
ethnologists. - “Ambrose Bierce”
Crime (krm) n.
An act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding
it and for which punishment is imposed upon conviction.
offense, especially one in violation of morality.
An unjust, senseless, or disgraceful act or condition: It's a crime to
squander our country's natural resources.