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Crimes of the Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals and Criminal Trials in American History 3 volumes

Crimes of the Centuries  Notorious Crimes  Criminals  and Criminal Trials in American History  3 volumes Author Steven Chermak Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781610695947
Release 2016-01-25
Pages 1080
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This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes



Crimes and Trials of the Century 2 volumes

Crimes and Trials of the Century  2 volumes Author Frankie Y. Bailey Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781573569736
Release 2007-10-30
Pages 752
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What do O. J. Simpson, the Lindbergh baby, and Gary Gilmore have in common? They were all the focus of famous crimes and/or trials in the United States. In this two-volume set, historical and contemporary cases that not only shocked the nation but that also became a part of the popular and legal culture of the United States are discussed in vivid, and sometimes shocking, detail. Each chapter focuses on a different crime or trial and explores the ways in which each became famous in its own time. The fascinating cast of characters, the outrageous crimes, the involvement of the media, the actions of the police, and the trials that often surprised combine to offer here one of the most comprehensive sets of books available on the subject of famous U.S. crimes and trials. The public seems fascinated by crime. News and popular media sources provide a steady diet of stories, footage, and photographs about the misfortunes of others in order to satisfy this appetite. Murder, rape, terrorism, gang-related activities, and other violent crimes are staples. Various crime events are presented in the news every day, but most of what is covered is quickly forgotten. In contrast, some crimes left a lasting impression on the American psyche. Some examples include the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City, and the September 11th attacks. These events, and other significant cases, are immediately or on reflection talked about as crimes of the century. They earn this title not only because they generate enormous publicity, but because of their impact on American culture: they help define historical eras, influence public opinion about crime, change legal process, and focus concern about important social issues. They seep into many other shared aspects of social life: public conversation, fiction and nonfiction, songs, poems, films, and folk tales. This set focuses on the many crimes of the century of the last 100 years. In vivid detail, each crime is laid out, the investigation is discussed, the media reaction is described, the trial (if there was one) is narrated, the resolution is explored, and the significance of the case in terms of its social, political, popular, and legal relevance is examined. Illustrations and sidebars are scattered throughout to enliven the text; print and electronic resources for further reading and research are offered for those wishing to dig deeper. Cases include the Scopes Monkey trial, Ted Bundy, Timothy McVeigh, O.J. Simpson, Leopold and Loeb, Fatty Arbuckle, Al Capone, JonBenet Ramsey, the Lacy Peterson murder, Abu Ghraib, Columbine and more.



American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

American Myths  Legends  and Tall Tales  An Encyclopedia of American Folklore  3 volumes Author Christopher R. Fee
ISBN-10 9781610695688
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 1160
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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research



TIME LIFE Mysteries of the Criminal Mind

TIME LIFE Mysteries of the Criminal Mind Author TIME-LIFE BOOKS
ISBN-10 9781618932969
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 272
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Is it nature or nurture that shapes a serial killer? What drives a person to become a kidnapper or a terrorist? And can such behaviors be predicted--or even stopped before they occur?

As advances in science unlock the secrets of our DNA and reveal the inner workings of the human brain, Time-Life Books explores the fascinating findings that are shedding new light on the criminal mind. What role does birth order, divorce, media influence, and other societal pressures play in how criminals are formed?

By examining some of the most notorious criminals from history and our modern era--from Al Capone and Charles Manson to Scott Peterson and Dzohkhar Tsarnaev--and their characteristics, the nature of their deeds and the possible formation of their pathologies. Readers will explore the roots of crime, going on the streets to meet the authorities who deal with criminals on a daily basis and have developed unique insights into the criminal mentality.

Packed with infographics, sidebars and lists, this book is a compelling yet easy introduction to the new age of crime and punishment--a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how crimes begin and how we can help end them.



Law and Crime

Law and Crime Author Gerry Johnstone
ISBN-10 9781412911245
Release 2009-12-22
Pages 222
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This book guides readers through the complex legal, philosophical, and criminological debates around crime and criminal responsibility. It uses a thematic approach to comprehensively explore the relationship between criminal conduct, criminal justice, and the law. Aimed at students with no prior knowledge of law, the book includes many useful features to enhance understanding, from chapter overviews and key terms to study questions and suggestions for further reading.



Handbook of Organized Crime in the United States

Handbook of Organized Crime in the United States Author Robert J. Kelly
ISBN-10 0313283664
Release 1994
Pages 542
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Internationally known authorities in criminal justice provide one of the most comprehensive assessments today of the diverse ethnic and racial groups in the criminal underworld and their grave threats to the very fabric of American society. This coherent overview describes Mafia, Chinese, African American, Russian, and other criminal activities in different cities currently with historical background, showing the pernicious effects that their illicit operations have had on the economic, social, political, and moral life of the nation. This one-volume reference also assesses law enforcement and crime control programs during the 20th century. This sobering overview should be required reading for specialist and general audiences alike and for broad library use given the serious threats of organized crime to all Americans in the 1990s.



The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America A De

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America  A De Author Wilbur R. Miller
ISBN-10 9781412988766
Release 2012-06-29
Pages 2606
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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this four-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia will: explicate philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; chart changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identify major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explore evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.



True Crimes in Eighteenth Century China

True Crimes in Eighteenth Century China Author Robert E. Hegel
ISBN-10 9780295800158
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 312
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The little-examined genre of legal case narratives is represented in this fascinating volume, the first collection translated into English of criminal cases - most involving homicide - from late imperial China. These true stories of crimes of passion, family conflict, neighborhood feuds, gang violence, and sedition are a treasure trove of information about social relations and legal procedure. Each narrative describes circumstances leading up to a crime and its discovery, the appearance of the crime scene and the body, the apparent cause of death, speculation about motives and premeditation, and whether self-defense was involved. Detailed testimony is included from the accused and from witnesses, family members, and neighbors, as well as summaries and opinions from local magistrates, their coroners, and other officials higher up the chain of judicial review. Officials explain which law in the Qing dynasty legal code was violated, which corresponding punishment was appropriate, and whether the sentence was eligible for reduction. These records began as reports from magistrates on homicide cases within their jurisdiction that were required by law to be tried first at the county level, then reviewed by judicial officials at the prefectural, provincial, and national levels, with each administrator adding his own observations to the file. Each case was decided finally in Beijing, in the name of the emperor if not by the monarch himself, before sentences could be carried out and the records permanently filed. All of the cases translated here are from the Qing imperial copies, most of which are now housed in the First Historical Archives, Beijing.



Law Never Here

 Law Never Here Author Frankie Y. Bailey
ISBN-10 0275953033
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 236
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Shared racial and cultural experiences and the collective memory of those experiences play important roles in determining the responses of African Americans to issues of crime and violence. By examining American history through the prism of African American experience, this volume provides a framework for understanding contemporary issues regarding crime and justice, including the much-discussed gap between how blacks and whites perceive the fairness of the criminal justice system. Following a thesis offered by W.E.B. Du Bois with regard to African American responses to oppression, the authors argue that responses by African Americans to issues of crime and justice have taken three main forms--resistance, accommodation, and self-determination. These responses are related to efforts by African Americans to carve out social and psychological space for themselves and to find their place in America.



Murder and Menace Riveting True Crime Tales Vol 3

Murder and Menace  Riveting True Crime Tales  Vol  3 Author R. Barri Flowers
ISBN-10
Release 2017-01-13
Pages 180
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R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together six of his best previously published true crime stories in this captivating third volume of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker tells the tragic story of a child's abduction in Los Angeles in 1927, her brutal murder, and the intense manhunt for and capture of a young and elusive killer. Murder in Calaveras County: The Horrific Tale of Serial Killers Leonard Lake and Charles Ng recounts the vicious crimes of the deadly pair in in Calaveras County, California, during the mid-1980s, including kidnapping, rape, torture, and videotaping their murdered victims. The Xerox Repairman Mass Killer: The Story of Byran Koji Uyesugi is the disturbing tale of Honolulu, Hawaii's worst mass murder as a disgruntled employee opened fire on coworkers in a tragic case of workplace violence that reverberated around the country. The "Sinful" and "Folsom Wolf" Killers: The Tale of James Marlow and Cynthia Coffman relives the cross-country rape, robbery, and killing spree of a career criminal and white supremacist and a troubled woman before their terror came to an end. Murder in Mission Hill: The Tale of Carol Stuart and Charles Stuart is the heartbreaking story of a pregnant Boston lawyer's untimely death, uxoricide, use of the race card to mislead authorities, and the unraveling of the murder mystery to a shocking conclusion. The Boney and Claude Murders: The Serial Crimes of Alvin Neelley and Judith Ann Neelley tells the twisted story of a serial killer couple who likened themselves to Bonnie and Clyde in the modern era as they tortured and murdered their victims till justice was served. Included is a bonus excerpt from the historical true crime reference book, Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers and Victims of the Twentieth Century, by R. Barri and H. Loraine Flowers. Other bonus excerpts include the bestselling crime thriller novel, Before He Kills Again, and the psychological thriller novel, Killer in The Woods, by R. Barri Flowers. A bonus short story mystery thriller, Kill and Say Goodbye, is also included with the collection. Be sure to read as well the first two gripping volumes of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales, available in eBook, print, and audio.



The International Library of Essays on Capital Punishment Volume 1

The International Library of Essays on Capital Punishment  Volume 1 Author Peter Hodgkinson
ISBN-10 9781351887533
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 552
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This volume provides up-to-date and nuanced analysis across a wide spectrum of capital punishment issues. The essays move beyond the conventional legal approach and propose fresh perspectives, including a unique critique of the abolition sector. Written by a range of leading experts with diverse geographical, methodological and conceptual approaches, the essays in this volume challenge received wisdom and embrace a holistic understanding of capital punishment based on practical experience and empirical data. This collection is indispensable reading for anyone seeking a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the complexity of the death penalty discourse.



American Homicide

American Homicide Author Randolph Roth
ISBN-10 9780674054547
Release 2012-03-05
Pages 672
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In American Homicide, Randolph Roth charts changes in the character and incidence of homicide in the U.S. from colonial times to the present. Roth examines the four factors that explain why homicide rates have gone up and down in the United States and in other Western nations over the past four centuries, and why the United States is today the most homicidal affluent nation.



Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age Author Albrecht Classen
ISBN-10 9783110294583
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 610
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All societies are constructed, based on specific rules, norms, and laws. Hence, all ethics and morality are predicated on perceived right or wrong behavior, and much of human culture proves to be the result of a larger discourse on vices and virtues, transgression and ideals, right and wrong. The topics covered in this volume, addressing fundamental concerns of the premodern world, deal with allegedly criminal, or simply wrong behavior which demanded punishment. Sometimes this affected whole groups of people, such as the innocently persecuted Jews, sometimes individuals, such as violent and evil princes. The issue at stake here embraces all of society since it can only survive if a general framework is observed that is based in some way on justice and peace. But literature and the visual arts provide many examples of open and public protests against wrongdoings, ill-conceived ideas and concepts, and stark crimes, such as theft, rape, and murder. In fact, poetic statements or paintings could carry significant potentials against those who deliberately transgressed moral and ethical norms, or who even targeted themselves.



Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection Author John Greenfieldt
ISBN-10 0824210948
Release 2008
Pages 1856
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Public Library Core Collection has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Public Library Core Collection also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Public Library Core Collection book for free.



Print Culture Crime and Justice in 18th Century London

Print Culture  Crime and Justice in 18th Century London Author Richard M. Ward
ISBN-10 9781472507112
Release 2014-08-28
Pages 256
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In the first half of the 18th century there was an explosion in the volume and variety of crime literature published in London. This was a 'golden age of writing about crime', when the older genres of criminal biographies, social policy pamphlets and 'last-dying speeches' were joined by a raft of new publications, including newspapers, periodicals, graphic prints, the Old Bailey Proceedings and the Ordinary's Account of malefactors executed at Tyburn. By the early 18th century propertied Londoners read a wider array of printed texts and images about criminal offenders ? highwaymen, housebreakers, murderers, pickpockets and the like ? than ever before or since. Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London provides the first detailed study of crime reporting across this range of publications to explore the influence of print upon contemporary perceptions of crime and upon the making of the law and its administration in the metropolis. This historical perspective helps us to rethink the relationship between media, the public sphere and criminal justice policy in the present.



Oklahoma s Most Notorious Cases Machine Gun Kelly Trial Us Vs David Hall Girl Scout Murders Karen Silkwood Oklahoma City Bombing

Oklahoma s Most Notorious Cases  Machine Gun Kelly Trial  Us Vs David Hall  Girl Scout Murders  Karen Silkwood  Oklahoma City Bombing Author Kent Frates
ISBN-10 1937054330
Release 2014-11-18
Pages 382
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Oklahoma has had more than its share of sensational crimes with national implications, but for the first time in one volume, attorney/historian Kent Frates reveals the facts behind six infamous cases that remain the talk of courtrooms everywhere. From bloody murders, to political scandal, to a horrific act of domestic terrorism, Oklahoma's Most Notorious Cases captures the stories, the times, and the import of these landmark trials. Populated by a host of stranger-than-fiction characters--a machine-gun toting gangster, a Cherokee outlaw, a blood thirsty conman, a crooked governor, and a twisted soldier, the stories reveal the cold calculation inherent in the perpetrators and the guts, guile, and tenacity required of the dedicated law enforcement professionals who brought these men and women to justice.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043251
Release 2005
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