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- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 17.49
See No Evil is based on the life story of a Jewish kid from the Bronx who, through his childhood defence of a bullied young boy, became a trusted friend and, later, physician to New York mafia dons, while simultaneously securing and maintaining a career as a high-flying surgeon at home among the city?s chattering classes. The doctor was forced to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 70.00
How should the needs of victims of crime be met by the criminal justice system? Have the rights of victims been neglected in order to ensure that a defendant is brought to 'justice'? Who are the victims of crime and why are they targeted? This new book examines the theoretical arguments concerning victimization before examining who victims actually... more...
- Willan Publishing 2005; US$ 94.95
This book is a major contribution to the comparative histories of crime and criminal justice, focusing on the legal regimes of the British empire during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its overarching theme is the transformation and convergence of criminal justice systems during a period that saw a broad shift from legal pluralism to... more...
- Dundurn 1994; US$ 14.95
When Ezra Chipman brought fellow Canadian George Sternaman to board at his Buffalo home, he set in motion a nightmarish chain of events. Within months, Ezra was dead of a mysterious ailment. Then, shortly after marrying Ezra's widow Olive, George developed similar symptoms. Impoverished by George's long illness, the family moved to his mother's... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 24.95
On an August evening in 1933, in a quiet, working-class neighborhood in Paris, eighteen-year-old Violette Nozière gave her mother and father glasses of barbiturate-laced ?medication,? which she told them had been prescribed by the family doctor; one of her parents died, the other barely survived. Almost immediately Violette?s act of ?double parricide?... more...
- Trine Day 2011; US$ 7.99
For two decades, the Burmese warlord Khun Sa controlled nearly 70 percent of the world?s heroin supply, yet there has been little written about the legend the U.S. State Department branded the ?most evil man in the world??until now. Through exhaustive investigative journalism, this examination of one of the world?s major drug lords from the 1970s... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36
November 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of the conviction of Rose West, currently serving ten life sentences for her part in the Cromwell Street murders. This book tells for the first time the story from a police perspective. For ten years, the officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Superintendent John Bennett QPM, has refused to tell... more...
Once Upon a Crime - I Grew Up in Britain's Hardest City, Where the Only Way to Survive Was on Your WitsJohn Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 5.08
This is the true story of Jimmy Cryans. A story of growing up in Glasgow?s east end during the fifties and sixties and how he became involved in a life of crime. Jimmy speaks about the various characters he met and his dealings with some of Britain?s major criminals. He reveals how petty theft and shoplifting quickly snowballed into armed robbery... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Written during World War I by Harry Brodribb Irving, this is a study of the crimes of some of the world's most infamous criminals. Irving spent much of his life in the theatre, and his flair for the dramatic is displayed in his writings.He went on to found 'Our Society' with, amongst others, Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. 'Our... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 1.01
Karla Homolka attracted worldwide outrage in the early nineties. The Canadian Barbie-lookalike had, with her boyfriend Paul Bernardo, participated in the 1991 and 1992 rape and murder of two teenage girls, Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, and the rape and killing of her sister Tammy. Following a plea-bargain, she received a reduced sentence for... more...