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  True crime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
True crime is a genre of non-fiction detailing crimes.
Although reports and stories about true crimes have circulated throughout human history, and (often sensationalized) crime coverage is a long-standing staple of newspaper reportage, the modern "true crime" genre often considered to have begun with Truman Capote's "non-fiction novel" In Cold Blood, published in 1966.
Although true crime books of course center on sensational, shocking, or strange events, a secondary part of their appeal is that they often contains elements of social realism that are often not found in other non-fiction media, e.g., detailed descriptions of working class or socially marginal people and their lifestyles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/True_crime   (244 words)

 True Crime: Streets of LA for PlayStation 2 Review - PlayStation 2 True Crime: Streets of LA Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
True Crime makes decent attempts at different styles of gameplay, but none of them are particularly well done, and the game's storyline doesn't tie them together in a satisfying way.
In fact, True Crime models 240 square miles of the Los Angeles area with a pretty high level of accuracy--except for the traffic, which is practically non-existent.
True Crime: New York City is the sequel to True Crime: Streets of LA. As in the original, the sequel includes elements from driving, shooting, and fighting games.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/adventure/truecrimestreetsofla/review.html   (1420 words)

 Review: True Crime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
True Crime has the potential to be a truly memorable film, and, for more than three-quarters of its running time, it is poised to live up to that potential.
True Crime's denouement is perplexing and exasperating, because, aside from generating some artificial tension, it contributes nothing to the story as a whole, and, consequently, serves only to cheapen it.
True Crime follows 24 hours in the lives of two men whose circumstances are vastly different, but whose destinies become intertwined.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/t/true_crime.html   (927 words)

 True Crime Hands-On Impressions - PlayStation 2 News at GameSpot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
True Crime will be a mostly third-person action game that you play as former beat cop Nick Kang, who was previously dismissed from the police for excessive use of force, but was recently recruited by an undercover division to solve some of the city's more-brutal crimes.
In all the random crimes we solved, killing the suspects (which are flagged with a large, red triangle over their heads) solved the crime fully.
True Crime: Streets of LA is scheduled for release this November for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube.
gamespot.com /ps2/adventure/truecrimestreetsofla/preview_6074051.html   (530 words)

 True Crime (1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"True Crime" is truly a waste of time.
However, the audience does not know if this man is innocent or guilty of his convicted crime.
After watching "True Crime" I felt guilt and remorse, mainly because I was looking forward to the execution so highly established in the movie; it is the only event of any interest in the entire production.
us.imdb.com /Title?0139668   (929 words)

 True Crime: Streets of L.A. - Gamecube Reviews - The Armchair Empire
Those similarities to the Grand Theft Auto franchise have led a handful of respected game industry publications and hundreds of bulletin board fanboys to pan True Crime as a "GTA lite" or even as a cynical attempt by Activision to cash in on the GTA phenomenon while it's still hot.
In True Crime, the missions are much more tightly paced and linked, resulting in a more cohesive plot.
But overall, True Crime unfolds like an interactive action flick where you're in command of the guns, the cars, the kung-fu and, cheesy one-liners aside, the attitude.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/GameCube/true-crime-streets-la.htm   (1516 words)

 True Crime: Streets of LA -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The (A small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time) PC version was released in 2004.
True Crime is one of the few games inspired by the (Click link for more info and facts about Grand Theft Auto) Grand Theft Auto series, where the player is allowed roam around on foot as well as on car with a considerable extent of freedom, and is enabled to interact with his surroundings i.e.
Gamers genuinly agreed that, although it's core concepts and innovations were good-it lacked that extra layer of polish to really challenge the might of GTA.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/tr/true_crime_streets_of_la1.htm   (429 words)

 True Stories
The real Charles Manson was a semi-literate, petty criminal — car thief, check forger, pimp, drug dealer — so insecure about his ability to cope in the real world that on the day of the parole that plunged him into infamy he begged prison officials not to release him.
When Lizzie Borden axed her stepmother and father to death in 1892 it was unthinkable that a woman of such upbringing could commit such vicious crimes.
At the time, the Brinks heist in Boston was called "the crime of the century." The take of over $2.7 million was the largest in U.S. history, but it was the cold, calculating efficiency of the robbery that so stunned and intrigued the nation.
crimemagazine.com /true.htm   (1774 words)

 Crime Magazine: An Encyclopedia of Crime
Crime Magazine is about true crime: organized crime, celebrity crime, serial killers, corruption, sex crimes, capital punishment, prisons, assassinations, justice issues, crime books, crime films and crime studies.
DNA Exonerations is based on a 1996 study by the U.S. Department of Justice that details 28 cases in which men convicted of sex crimes, including murder, have been released as a result of subsequent DNA testing.
Crime Magazine has received too many awards to post them on the cover page, since the graphics significantly slow down the loading time of CM.
www.crimemagazine.com   (1768 words)

 True Crime: Streets of L.A. (Xbox)
True Crime is for those looking for an engaging title that has GTA-like gameplay, but to the Nth power.
Expect True Crime to be a polished, potent, number one contender for the free-roaming action/adventure championship, with the title bout scheduled for November 4th.
Snoop Dogg is an unlockable, playable character in the True Crime: Streets of L.A. videogame.
games.teamxbox.com /xbox/468/True-Crime-Streets-of-LA   (476 words)

 Linda's True Crime Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I have been interested in true crime for as long as I can remember, and in the last 30 years have built up a large collection of books on the subject.
There will, as you can imagine, be quite a lot in there on true crime, including details of crimes which have not, as far as I know, appeared in books before, also some fresh analysis of well-known cases.
I compare and contrast two crimes, the English Green Bicycle Case of 1919 and the Canadian Steven Truscott case of 1959.
www.parmaq.com /truecrime/crimesplash.htm   (412 words)

 Salon.com Books | Sublime true crime
But true crime could also be called our most venerable genre, beginning with the story of Cain slaying Abel and continuing through the 17th century Colonial fad for execution sermons, in which members of the clergy described and denounced the condemned man's crimes in order to demonstrate God's absolute and inescapable justice.
The purveyors of the first modern incarnations of true crime were devoted amateurs for whom the field offered ripe aesthetic pickings.
Luc Sante's introduction to the welcome reprint of Roughead's "Classic Crimes" rightfully describes him as "the Henry James of crime," alert to the tiny social nuances by which murderers might tip their hands and the cruel exigencies of inheritance among the almost rich.
www.salon.com /books/feature/2001/03/21/truecrime   (759 words)

 GameSpy: True Crime: Streets of L.A. Review
It doesn't always work, and there's still plenty of gunfire, but True Crime: Streets of LA is a great and often successful attempt to expand on the template of GTA.
You're Nick Kang, the son of a famed LAPD officer, recruited to the elite EOD, which has jurisdiction over the entire city of LA. Over a six-act mission arc, you'll hunt mafia of every nationality in missions that require driving, running, shooting, and a bit of stealth.
Gunplay is always an option in True Crime; this is serious stuff, and running blind into a fight will get you killed fast.
xbox.gamespy.com /xbox/true-crime-streets-of-la/6377p1.html   (528 words)

 "True Crime" by Stephanie Mencimer
All the crime reports were done by hand, on paper, and later sent to headquarters for processing.
The funny thing, though, was that New York wasn't the only place the crime rate was falling; a similar phenomenon was taking place in D.C. Despite the sorry state of D.C.'s police force, the number of murders in the city fell from 482 in 1991 to 260 in 1998.
The debate over New York's crime reduction is similar to the debate currently underway about who is responsible for the economic boom.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /books/2001/0101.mencimer.html   (1900 words)

 True Crime
In true crime the detail may indeed form part of the recital [but] the evidence is soon left behind in the quest for motive and circumstance.” It is easy to conceive the true crime genre in ways that deviate radically from Barzun’s proscription.
True crime presents, if not the true face of a society, at least one of the most reliable templates for getting at what makes a society really tick.
True crime dominates news as well as entertainment media, “drawing attention even as it repels sensibilities.” Or as cultural historian Harold Evans puts it: “We are all wildly ambivalent about crime photography.
tarlton.law.utexas.edu /lpop/etext/lsf/chase27.htm   (4449 words)

 True Crime: Streets of L.A. | EBgames.com
True Crime: Streets of L.A. View the back of the box.
True Crime: Streets of L.A. combines the deepest fighting, shooting and driving elements ever seen in one game.
True Crimes is a pretty good game...The layout is pretty much exactly like GTA.
www.ebgames.com /ebx/product/233317.asp   (697 words)

 Authors on the Web - True Crime Author Roundtable
Join 12 world-renowned true crime authors --- Burl Barer, Gretchen Brinck, Michael Fleeman, Brian J. Karem, Susan Kelly, Don Lasseter, Irene Pence, Sue Russell, Robert Scott, Carlton Smith, Carlton Stowers, and Dina Temple-Raston --- as they discuss sensationalism, the "human" side of villains, the dangers of research, garish book covers and much more.
AOTW: Often, true crime books are marketed with provocative titles and feature brightly garish covers (particularly paperbacks).
Or that true crime writers are insensitive to the plight of the families of both the criminal(s) and the victim(s)?
www.authorsontheweb.com /features/0201-true-crime/true-crime.asp   (557 words)

 True Crime
Jim is put in charge of the investigation and must endure a film crew from True Crime, a syndicated life on the streets type police show.
The sting goes bad when the crew from True Crime refuses to stay back until it’s over, but Jim manages to run the man, Mick, down in an alley; right in front of the camera crew.
Wendy works for True Crime but when she ran her story about Mick’s ‘death’, her by line was under the program POV.
www.geocities.com /TelevisionCity/Stage/6325/pages/eps/2_06.html   (411 words)

 IGN: True Crime: Streets of L.A. Review
October 31, 2003 - The biggest hurdle facing the Luxoflux developed True Crime: Streets of LA is it's proximity in both premise and expectations to Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto franchise.
It's the difference between your pre-school teacher leaving you in sandbox so that you might amuse yourself and her putting you in the sandbox to build a castle to use as a prop in a fable she wants to tell.
True Crime gives you a purpose and a consequence for every criminal you bag and every civilian or cop you blast and the events of one mission are tied to the next mission all the way to the multiple ends of the game.
xbox.ign.com /articles/457/457539p1.html   (990 words)

She viewed pictures of the pond where the bodies of Martha Leach and Phree Morrow were found in August 1992.
Haytas, who worked in the crime scene and evidence collection unit and wrote the forward to the book, said this was the biggest case he worked on in his 28 years with the Springfield Police Division.
The investigation and the clues that officers and deputies gather are often as interesting as the crime itself, Rothgeb said.
www.authenticcreations.com /schildt.htm   (683 words)

 True Crime
Crimes of the Century : From Leopold and Loeb to O.J. Simpson
Crime of the Century : The Lindbergh Kidnapping and the Framing of Richard Hauptmann
Crime of the Century : The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax
www.forensicdna.com /Bookstore/truecrime.html   (639 words)

 Crime Library: crime stories on serial killers, the mafia, terrorists, spies, assassins and gangsters
Through an unusual physics experiment, police determine whether a woman was hunted or a victim of a hunting accident.
True stories about one of the most notorious cities in the U.S. You don't want to end up there.
Tragic story of a man jailed for 15 years for crimes he didn't commit.
www.crimelibrary.com   (450 words)

 True Crime: Streets of LA Review
True Crime finally hit stores (and the Streets of LA) in November, and we’ve played it all to find out if it’s more than what met our eye.
My LA experience is mostly limited to the yearly E3 experience, and surely enough, I was able to navigate my way down to downtown Los Angeles to find the convention center, right where it should be, next to the Staples Center.
True Crime: Streets of LA is a mix of four gameplay types: driving, shooting, sneaking, and fighting.
firingsquad.com /games/true_crime_review   (414 words)

 IGN: True Crime: Streets of L.A. Preview
True Crime: Streets of LA We take an early look at Luxoflux's urban action/driving hybrid.
All of the driving and fighting you'll be doing across the 300 square miles of Los Angeles that have been re-created for this game, is held together by a storyline that branches off repeatedly as you make certain decisions and pass or fail certain objectives.
Both the story and the random crimes will require you to put all of your driving, shooting and combat skills to use in a variety of ways.
xbox.ign.com /articles/380/380602p1.html   (743 words)

 True Crime | The Brunching Shuttlecocks
His latest flick, True Crime, is a movie that wishes it was made about fifteen years ago.
In short, they existed for more than just to be the guards at the prison who are going to kill the guy.
The Truest Crime of all being that all the women in the film want to jump Clint's bones.
www.brunching.com /truecrime.html   (608 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: True Crime : The Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
True Crime is an edge-of-the-seat suspense novel that graphically portrays the final moments leading up to a condemned killer's appointment with the executioner.
Foes of capital punishment will find in True Crime another buttress to the oft-expressed argument that state-sanctioned murder is not always just, that some police investigations are sloppy even when they're not politically tinged or racially motivated, and that exonerating evidence is often overlooked.
True Crime from Andrew Klavan is such a novel.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0440224039?v=glance   (2137 words)

 True Crime: Streets of LA - Ferrago
True Crime: Streets of LA sees you taking the role of Nick Kang, a recently suspended LAPD detective who has been recruited by the EOD to work on a case involving the Chinese Mafia.
true crimes, i think its funny how who ever u fight like in a mission can like do twice as much damage with one punch as you can with 2 this is the kind of game i would play at a buddys house and i never should have bought it
Will you be able to download mods to add to true crime on the pc, like you can with the GTA Games.
www.ferrago.com /story/2683   (2385 words)

 Xbox.com :: True Crime: Streets of L.A. Game Detail Page
Assume the role of rogue Elite Operations Division (E.O.D.) Operative Nick Kang, a no-holds-barred badass, whose brutal reputation and lethal skills have landed him the nasty task of taking down the Chinese Triad and Russian Mafia cartel that has turned the City of Angels into a war zone.
Take down the bad guys Hong Kong style: True Crime: Streets of L.A. features a unique hand-to-hand combat system that allows you to perform a huge variety of maneuvers, including punches, kicks, combinations, grapples, and stealth attacks.
Near endless gameplay: A branching story line (with more than 100 missions) and free-roaming random missions enable True Crime: Streets of L.A. to deliver multiple outcomes and near limitless replayability.
www.xbox.com /en-us/truecrimestreetsofla   (360 words)

 News: Movie #4: True Crime - GamersHell.com
True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PC has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PC will feature online multiplayer gameplay.
True Crime: Streets of L.A. features an all-star voice cast of top Hollywood talent including Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, Michael Madsen, Russell Wong, Michelle Rodriguez, Ron Perlman, CCH Pounder, James Hong, Mako and Keone Young.
www.gamershell.com /news/12416.html   (556 words)

 Crime Files: Books on Crime, Criminals and Criminal History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Just looking at my own bookshelf, littered with mystery novels, books on various Australian criminals and compilations of true crime stories throughout history, I certainly hold a personal fascination for crime solving techniques and for criminal history.
Including books on serial killers, serial rapists, arsonists, historical crimes, unusual crimes and criminals, white collar crimes, public scams, kidnapping, assassination and many other violent and non-violent crimes.
Includes books on computer crime investigation, hackers and hacking, computer forensics and privacy, 'crime scene' investigation, online scams and various other books on aspects of computer crimes.
www.turtlewebs.com /crimefiles   (629 words)

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