No Regrets and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files, by Ann Rule

By Ann Rule

A ship's pilot mythical for directing great freighters in the course of the narrows of Puget Sound, Rolf Neslund used to be a proud Norwegian, a ladies' guy, and a loved resident of Washington State's idyllic Lopez Island. almost indestructible even into his golden years, he made electrifying headlines greater than as soon as: after a boat he was once helming crashed into the hovering West Seattle Bridge, inflicting thousands in damages; and following his inexplicable disappearance at age eighty. was once he a suicide, a guy damaged by means of one expensive misstep? Had he run off with a lifelong love? Or did a path of grotesque facts bring about the house Rolf shared together with his spouse, Ruth? On an island the place each person inspiration they knew their buddies, the veneer of the Neslunds' marriage masked a convoluted case that took decades to resolve. And, certainly, a few nonetheless think that the previous sea captain will come domestic in the future. "The Sea Captain" is a vintage story as blood chilling as homicide itself. besides six different both riveting, distinctive debts of destruction and homicide dedicated with no judgment of right and wrong or remorse, Ann Rule takes readers into scary locations they by no means may have imagined in No Regrets.

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The World's Most Evil Gangs by Nigel Blundell

By Nigel Blundell

The darkest depths of the organized underworld, from mobsters within the U.S. to Hells Angels in Germany to baby armies in Africa
 
Historically, those outdoor the legislations have continually tended to band jointly in pursuit of riches and tool, finally spawning the murky, brutal international of cutting-edge equipped crime mentioned here. This book traces the origins of the archetypical, glossy gangster to Nineteen Twenties the USA, whilst Prohibition became street-corner hoodlums into wealthy and strong businessmen. From that beginning, highly geared up and ferociously protecting gangs have become normal through the international. regardless of their despicable equipment, we're nonetheless fascinated with their labyrinthine networks, and this e-book finds how did gangs shaped, how they wield their strength, how they keep their secretive societies, and the way they stay away from the large forces of legislations and order arrayed opposed to them.

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A Sink of Atrocity: Crime in 19th-Century Dundee by Malcolm Archibald

By Malcolm Archibald

Nineteenth-century Dundee used to be a tricky, unforgiving position. for lots of of its electorate, it used to be the survival of the fittest, and to outlive they grew to become to crime. yet what used to be it particularly like either for the criminals and the law-abiding voters to reside within the streets and closes of Dundee at the moment? A Sink of Atrocity unearths the genuine Dundee of the 19th century and the normal and amazing crimes of the days. in addition to the standard household violence, fights and petty thefts, the Peter Wallace gang plagued the town whereas Resurrectionists prompted panic and alarm. there have been additionally notorious murders and an outstanding number of crimes via ladies, in addition to hugely strange crimes corresponding to the robbery of a whale at sea. in contrast tidal wave of crime stood males like Patrick Mackay and the city's different Messengers-at-Arms, liable for apprehending criminals earlier than the appearance of the police. It was once a tricky task in a tricky urban, however the punishments have been serious because the professionals fought...

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Bad Companions: Six London Murderesses Who Shocked the World by Kate Clarke

By Kate Clarke

This publication beneficial properties the situations of six London girls, each one very varied in temperament, age, and standing, who resorted to homicide. Their purposes have been diversified: when it comes to the surly maid Kate Webster, sheer mood turns out the most likely reason; avarice looked as if it would spur Catherine Wilson to homicide an anticipated seven instances; desperation to pay for the maintenance of her two-year-old son lay in the back of Sarah Drake’s crime; seductive younger prepare dinner Eliza Fenning used to be accused of serving poison together with her dumplings; evil mistress Elizabeth Brownrigg whipped her servant to demise in a home-built dungeon; and eventually, the vicious Catherine Hayes persuaded lovers—one of whom used to be her personal son—to decapitate her husband in an orgy of violence. This attention-grabbing examine explores those instances intensive, and divulges even if those girls have been tragic, misunderstood, or simply undeniable depraved.

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Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career by Thomas Levenson

By Thomas Levenson

In 1695, Isaac Newton—already popular because the maximum brain of his age—made a shocking occupation swap. He left quiet Cambridge, the place he had lived for thirty years and made his earth-shattering discoveries, and moved to London to take in the publish of Warden of His Majesty’s Mint. Newton was once preceded to the town through a genius of one other type, the budding felony William Chaloner. because of his preternatural talents as a counterfeiter, Chaloner was once swiftly emerging in London’s hugely aggressive underworld, at a time whilst equipped legislation enforcement was once all yet unknown and funds within the smooth experience used to be simply entering being. Then he crossed paths with the ambitious new warden. within the courts and streets of London—and amid the tremors of an international being remodeled through the guidelines Newton himself had set in motion—the chase was once on. This revelatory story of Isaac Newton’s trip via London’s underworld will attract fanatics ofThe Professor and the Madman.

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Snowtown: The Bodies in Barrels Murders by Jeremy Pudney

By Jeremy Pudney

Whilst our bodies have been came across in barrels in 1999, hidden inside a financial institution vault in Snowtown in South Australia, Jeremy Pudney used to be one of many first newshounds at the scene. Now, utilizing his yearas of expertise as a police reporter for the Adelaide Advertiser and community Ten, Pudney items jointly the entire tale of the Snowtown murders. not just does he examine the lives of the convicted males yet he digs deeper, telling the tales in their twelve sufferers and exploring the advanced social internet that enabled them not to basically prey on their sufferers, yet to break out with their crimes for thus lengthy. The Snowtown murders have been Australia′s so much terrible and sustained serial killings; info of the case appalled the country - let alone South Australia, which already has a name for generating the country′s optimum variety of serial killers. yet no longer each aspect of this situation has been made on hand to the general public, and Snowtown comprises particular info published for the 1st time. half police reporting, criminology textual content, biography and social heritage, Snowtown is a compelling publication with no peer, and may take its position one of the classics of the genuine crime style.

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Trial. The Inside Story by Susan Kuklin

By Susan Kuklin

Reading Story of a Trial is like at the same time staring at a courtroom case on television and listening to the interior innovations of the participants.
"This case goes to take you on a trip into an underground world."—Prosecutor Leemie Kahng
"The burden of evidence is often at the prosecution."—Defense lawyer Glen Garber
Over one 3rd of highschool scholars have no idea easy civics. here's a thrilling approach to train them America's procedure of justice. Susan Kuklin, whose nonfiction books for younger readers have gained many awards, provides readers the interior tale of a dynamic modern courtroom case and makes use of specific interviews with all of the contributors to provide an explanation for what occurred.
Kuklin had unheard of entry to the prosecution, the security, the pass judgement on, or even, after the case, the jury in a dramatic case concerning a kidnapping ring in New York's Chinatown. First, the prosecution describes a plot during which challenging males try and benefit from defenseless...

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Bigwig. The Remarkable Rise and Fall of Tony Mokbel by Liam Houlihan

By Liam Houlihan

An epic story of relatives, crime and betrayal set opposed to the backdrop of Melbourne's bullet-riddled suburbs. The cradle-to-cage tale of ways milk-bar proprietor Tony Mokbel grew to become the Mr great of Melbourne's drug exchange with tentacles attaining round Australia and the globe.

Award-winning crime author Liam Houlihan records the intense upward thrust and fall of the guy they name 'Fat Tony', from his ascension during the drug exchange to the decade-long and only-now-complete fight to carry Mokbel to account for his crimes. Houlihan explores the legal intrigue and political embarrassment bobbing up from the bold and complicated get away through public enemy no 1 — out from lower than the noses of the gurus — in addition to the way in which prosperous criminals with entry to shrewdpermanent legal professionals may be able to make the most the procedure and hold up justice.

Featuring specific interviews with best police officers and Mokbel relations — and a forged of characters starting from Zarah Garde-Wilson to Carl and...

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Handbook on Sexual Violence by Jennifer M. Brown, Sandra L. Walklate

By Jennifer M. Brown, Sandra L. Walklate

This publication contextualizes the complexity of sexual violence inside of its broader context – from conflict to the answer of interpersonal disputes – and covers a large span together with sexual harassment, bullying, rape and homicide in addition to household violence. Written via best lecturers from a number of disciplines, contributions additionally contain commentaries that relate the examine to the paintings of practitioners.

Despite advances made within the research of sexual offences, proof nonetheless issues to a persisted trust within the culpability of sufferers of their personal victimization and a spot among the anticipated occurrence of sexual violence and the conviction of perpetrators. Adopting an implicitly and explicitly serious stance to modern coverage responses that proceed to fail in addressing this challenge, this ebook makes a speciality of attitudes and behavior in the direction of sexual violence from the perspective of the person experiencing the violence – culprit and sufferer – and situates them inside of a broader societal body. it's via an knowing of social strategies and mental mechanisms that underpin sexual violence that violence should be combated and damage diminished, and at this person point that evidence-based interventions should be designed to alter coverage and practice.

The instruction manual is divided into 4 sections:

'Legacies: environment the Scene' bargains a serious assessment of historic, felony and cultural procedures which support to provide an explanation for the origins of present considering and supply steers for destiny developments
'Theories and ideas' examines modern pondering on sexual violence and experiences explanatory frameworks from a few perspectives
'Acts of Sexual Violence' reports a few particular different types of sexual violence, elaborating the diversity of situations, sufferers and perpetrators with a purpose to addressing the overall and pervasive nature of such violence therefore contradicting slim cultural stereotyping
'Responding to Sexual Violence' overviews and evaluates present rules and practices and provides new rules to improve kinds of interventions.

The editors’ end not just attracts out the most important subject matters and ideas from contributions to the guide, but additionally considers the character of and the level to which any development has been made in figuring out and responding to sexual violence.

This could be a key textual content for college students and teachers learning sexual violence and an important reference software for execs operating within the box together with cops, probation employees, attorneys and judges.

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