This is a collection of true crime experiences from police officers, lawyers, journalists, criminologists, psychologists, criminals - and ordinary citizens who have stumbled upon the dark side or had crime thrust upon them.
Crime has many faces but violence is always a common theme. The appalling consequences of unbridled aggression are presented in a harrowing account of the Snowtown murder trials. An armed robber, who has spent much of his life in prison, relives the memories of a jail that he describes as a death hole. And seasoned professionals show how they can be deeply and emotionally affected by the crimes they work on.