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  • Kitty Genoveseby Catherine Pelonero

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Written in a flowing narrative style, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and its Private Consequences presents the story of the horrific and infamous murder of Kitty Genovese, a young woman stalked and stabbed on the street where she lived in Queens, New York in 1964. The case sparked national outrage when the New York Times revealed... more...

  • Introducing Criminologyby Clive Coleman; Clive Norris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    This book answers the basic questions - what is crime? what is criminology?, before examining the ways in which crime has been studied, and looking at the main approaches and schools of thought within criminology and how these have been developed. more...

  • Gangsters of Harlemby Ron Chepesiul; Ron Chepesiuk

    Barricade Books 2007; US$ 9.99

    For the first time in paperback, author Ron Chepesiuk chronicles the little known history of organized crime in Harlem. African American organized crime has had as significant an impact on its constituent community as Italian, Jewish, and Irish organized crime has had on theirs. Gangsters are every bit as colorful, intriguing, and powerful as Al Capone... more...

  • Kill the Irishmanby Rick Porrello

    Pocket Books 2011; Not Available

    Be sure to see Kill the Irishman ?the major motion picture based on Rick Porrello?s true-crime masterpiece! A modern warrior known as Greene Was very quick and smart, and mean. He scrambled hard and fought like hell, And led a charmed existence. They shot him down and blew him up With most regular persistence. ?From The Ballad of Danny... more...

  • A Prison Diary: Volume 1 - Hellby Jeffrey Archer

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 6.95

    'The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting... more...

  • Crossfireby Jim Marrs

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 24.99

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  • The Cases That Haunt Usby John E. Douglas; Mark Olshaker

    Scribner 2001; US$ 8.99

    America's foremost expert on criminal profiling provides his uniquely gripping analysis of seven of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime -- from the Whitechapel murders to JonBenet Ramsey -- often contradicting conventional wisdom and legal decisions. Jack the Ripper. Lizzie Borden. The Zodiac Killer. Certain homicide cases maintain... more...

  • Ponzi's Schemeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    You?ve heard of the scheme. Now comes the man behind it. In Mitchell Zuckoff's exhilarating book, the first nonfiction account of Charles Ponzi, we meet the charismatic rogue who launched the most famous and extraordinary scam in the annals of American finance. It was a time when anything seemed possible?instant wealth, glittering fame, fabulous... more...

  • Our Townby Cynthia Carr

    Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95

    The brutal lynching of two young black men in Marion, Indiana, on August 7, 1930, cast a shadow over the town that still lingers. It is only one event in the long and complicated history of race relations in Marion, a history much ignored and considered by many to be best forgotten. But the lynching cannot be forgotten. It is too much a part of the... more...

  • The Explanation of Crimeby Per-Olof H. Wikström; Robert J. Sampson

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 41.00

    An analysis of the roles of behavioural contexts and individual differences in crime causation. more...