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- Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 23.95
On an internationally acknowledged Scale of Evil, these are the worlds worst serial killers. The qualifications for entry to this list of the vilest criminals of all time are a propensity for sadism, torture and murder without a shred of remorse.Using expert evidence, this book looks behind the shocking headlines and delves into the... more...
- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95
Mass murder is awful enough. But some serial killers not only embark on slaying to slake their perverted pleasures but enjoy the mutilation of their victims bodies and sometimes also revert to cannibalism.The simple act of slaying would sicken most people. Yet that is not sufficient a thrill for those who find the excitement begins once... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 31.95
Why did some offenses in the South end in mob lynchings while similar crimes led to legal executions? Why did still other cases have nonlethal outcomes? In this well-researched and timely book, Margaret Vandiver explores the complex relationship between these two forms of lethal punishment, challenging the assumption that executions consistently... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 11.99
Crime is tearing South Africa apart. Whether it is hijacking or rape, a home robbery or a husband's explosion of rage, violence is so common that few lives have been left untouched by it. The result is a society deformed by its fears. Closeted behind locked doors and high walls, panic buttons at the ready, members of the middle class live lives haunted... more...
- Hay House 2012; US$ 24.95
Rita Gigante grew up in a world swirling with secrets, lies, and multiple sins. Her father, notorious Mafia boss Vincent the Chin Gigante, was the leader of the Genovese crime clan and the head of all five New York crime families for decades. But until she was 16, she was kept in the dark about his underworld activities. She unknowingly... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 264.32
This up-to-date book examines the broad concepts of international criminology, and covers the Asian region in particular. Includes an examination of country- and region-specific attitudes toward crime and punishment. more...
- New Horizon Press 2012; US$ 22.95
Jane Wells was trapped in a nightmare. The man she married was an abusive, philandering maniac. The courts knew this, but because of a Kentucky law that forbids pregnant women to divorce, she was forced to endure a living hell. After Jane gave birth to her daughter, she entered a battered women's shelter, filed charges against Michael, and sued for... more...
- Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 5.99
In 1993, teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. - who have come to be known as the West Memphis Three - were arrested for the murders of three eight-year-old boys in Arkansas. The ensuing trial was marked by tampered evidence, false testimony, and public hysteria. Baldwin and Misskelley were sentenced to life in prison,... more...