"The silent workings, and still more the explosions, of human passion which bring to the light the darker elements of amn's nature present to the philosophi al observer considerations of intrinsic interest; while to the jurist, the study of human nature and human character with its infinite varieties, esecially as affecting the connection between motive and action, between irregulqar desire or eveil disposition and crime itself, is equally indispensable and difficult." --Wills on Circumstantial Evidence
This is an excellent book, and very well researched. I like it because it covers the life and crimes of criminals who were all, in a way, small criminals, but each remarkable in his or her own way.
They were not all remarkable as criminals, but their life stories are remarkable, and some of them really were remarkable in the manner they turned to crime.