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- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
Dr Chris Cowley has been corresponding with moors murderer Ian Brady for six years, and has interviewed him extensively on several visits to Ashworth maximum security hospital in Liverpool. With the removal of a high court gagging order this insightful book includes extracts from over 50 letters written by Ian Brady to Dr Cowley plus details from interview... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2003; US$ 5.99
Lenny McLean was one of the deadliest bare-knuckle fighters Britain has ever seen. He had dear, powerful friends, but he also had terrible enemies. So much so that he has two bullet wounds in his back -- each from a different attack. He has also been stabbed repeatedly -- always from behind. Lenny, however, is also a warm, grizzly bear of a man, whose... more...
- Barricade Books 2009; US$ 9.99
Pennsylvania's Johnston Gang, led by Bruce Johnston Sr. and his brothers Norman and David, netted millions through a prolific burglary ring during the 1960s and '70s. But in 1978, fearing that younger members of the gang were going to rat them out to the authorities, the brothers killed four teenagers and nearly killed Bruce Sr.'s own son. This book... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 13.73
»Opportunity Makes a Thief« (Francis Bacon) »Gelegenheit macht Diebe« ? So lautet ein Ausspruch, mit dem Francis Bacon in einem ?Letter of Advice? an den damaligen Earl of Essex bereits im Jahre 1 1598 eine allgemeine Lebenserfahrung in kurzer und prägnanter Form bündelte . Wie sehr diese Formulierung die Routinen unseres Alltags geprägt hat, zeigt... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 18.31
Nun gibt es aus gutem Grund die Unterscheidung zwischen theoretischer bzw. allgemeiner und angewandter Kriminologie. Und so wird man anerkennen, dass es dem Charakter von Grundlagenforschung widerspricht, unablässig auf konk- te Verwertungsmöglichkeiten zu schielen. Problematisch aber dürfte das Selb- verständnis einer Kriminologie sein, die ihre Funktion... more...
- Titletown Publishing, LLC 2011; US$ 18.95
Trails of Death is the explosive chronicle of America's only known national parks serial killer, Gary Michael Hilton. Hilton struck in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina before he was finally caught. The author explores the crimes in detail with full cooperation from the victims families and brings readers into what makes a late-life serial killer... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 152.50
Like-minded criminal policy practitioners of the time are coming to rely more often on the principle ?in dubio Prognose? in the context of criminal law legislative hyperactivity. Expert based predictions and legal consultants seek to scientifically and procedurally legitimize the criminal justice decisions based thereon not only to the... more...
- SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 22.00
This is an 'in a nutshell' guide written in an informal and accessible style. more...
- NewSouth 2011; US$ 23.95
William Cyril Moxley was hanged at Sydneys Long Bay Gaol in 1932 the first execution in New South Wales for eight years. His crime was the brutal rape and murder of 21-year-old Dorothy Ruth Denzel and the vicious beating and killing of her boyfriend, Frank Barnby Wilkinson. How did this World War I army deserter, small-time thief, conman... more...
- NYU Press 2011; US$ 30.00
Why do people commit crimes? How do we control crime? The theories that criminologists use to answer these questions are built on a number of underlying assumptions, including those about the nature of crime, free will, human nature, and society. These assumptions have a fundamental impact on criminology: they largely determine what criminologists... more...