Ladykiller: How Conman Bruce Burrell Kidnapped and Killed by Candace Sutton, Ellen Connolly

By Candace Sutton, Ellen Connolly

In might 1997, mother-of-three Kerry Whelan disappears so one can a beautician's appointment. Twenty-four hours later her husband gets a ransom letter: there'll be no moment possibilities. keep on with all directions or your spouse will die. The case sparked Australia's maximum police manhunt, with detectives locked right into a lethal ready online game for the kidnapper to make touch. As time ticked away and hopes for Kerry started to fade, a shocking suspect emerged. Bruce Allan Burrell used to be a likely first rate advertisements govt residing the great lifestyles with a coterie of well-to-do associates, together with the Whelans. but if police delved into his historical past, Burrell's glamorous way of life proved to be a sham: in truth he was once a thief and con guy with a much more sinister mystery. years prior to Kerry was once abducted, filthy rich widow Dorothy Davis had disappeared after advancing Burrell a wide mortgage. whilst police searchers all started scouring the bush of a distant state estate, they didn't be aware of that they might be searching for the our bodies of 2 of the killer's sufferers, as a tenacious detective and his crew launched into a ten-year venture to convey Burrell to justice.

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Heist. The Inside Story of Scotland's Most Notorious Raids by Paul Smith

By Paul Smith

Daring, audacious and stunning - or terrifying, brutal and bad. Scotland has been domestic to a couple of Britain's such a lot excessive profile robberies and Heist lifts the lid on a few of these infamous raids, reopening the records on either solved and unsolved instances. by way of retracing the stairs of the robbers and during interviews with specialists and people who had their lives hit by means of the incidents, the publication places a brand new slant on a few jaw-dropping crimes. From one of many maximum profile artwork thefts of the fashionable period to an SAS kind aerial attack on a financial institution, Heist tracks raids on every thing from stately houses to business devices as an epidemic of contemporary society is highlighted. Heist finds the lasting repercussions of 1 of the country's such a lot excessive profile thefts, whilst certainly one of Britain's richest aristocrats suffered the robbery of a GBP5million Leonardo da Vinci portray from his family's Scottish citadel. This publication additionally info the Stone of Destiny's robbery through Scottish Nationalists from Westminster Abbey....

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The FBI : a centennial history, 1908-2008 by Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice

By Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice

"Traces the FBI's trip from fledgling startup to at least one of the main revered names in nationwide defense, taking you on a stroll in the course of the seven key chapters in Bureau historical past. It gains overviews of greater than forty well-known situations and an in depth selection of photographs."

This respectable coffee-table heritage of the FBI celebrates the agency's one hundredth anniversary in July 2008. The ebook strains the FBI's trip from fledgling startup to at least one of the main revered and well-known names in nationwide protection. It takes you on a stroll during the seven key chapters in FBI history--the early formative interval; the gangster-driven crime wave of the '20s and '30s; the worried age of global struggle II and the chilly warfare; the turbulent '60s and its burgeoning civil rights flow; the systemic corruption of the Watergate years; the increase of worldwide terror and crime; and the submit 11th of September period. The booklet contains large pictures, together with never-before-seen images from the FBI files.

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Showdown: How the Outlaws, Hells Angels and Cops Fought for by Jerry Langton

By Jerry Langton

The interior tale of the road battle among Canada's so much violent biker gangs-the Outlaws and the Hell's Angels as soon as bikers who highway jointly, Mario Parente and Walter Stadnick, are actually mortal enemies, chiefs, respectively, of the Outlaws and Hell's Angels, embroiled in a bloody turf warfare over keep watch over of the profitable drug, prostitution, and vice markets in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. Written with the cooperation of Mario Parente, Showdown describes the biker gang identical of the Godfather, the violent strength shifts as Satan's selection, a rival gang falls into disarray, and as Parente gears as much as safeguard Southwest Ontario from Stadnick's imaginative and prescient of constructing the Hell's Angels the most important felony biker gang in Canada.

A gang's-eye examine the 2006 Shedden bloodbath, the place 8 males have been slaughtered
An account that shall we Mario Parente cross at the list together with his tale of the biker wars

With scary and compelling element, Showdown we could readers adventure firsthand the personalities and day by day workings in the back of the brutal and lethal rivalries that mark one piece of Canada's felony underworld.

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Kaspar Hauser: Europe's Child by Martin Kitchen

By Martin Kitchen

On Whit Monday 1828, a wierd formative years, slightly capable of converse and hardly ever capable of stroll seemed in Nuremberg. This new case of a "wild guy" excited common interest, and lots of famous figures desired to try out their pedagogical and clinical theories on any such promising topic. Who used to be he? used to be he, as many claimed, the rightful inheritor to the Grand Duchy of Baden, or used to be he easily an creative fraud? This booklet examines the various ramifications of this attention-grabbing case, and provides many insights into the social, political and highbrow lifetime of Biedermeier Germany.

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The FBI Killer by Aphrodite Jones

By Aphrodite Jones

Dirt terrible, divorced, the mum of 2 young ones, Susan Daniels Smith, 27, prayed for a good-looking Prince fascinating who could take her clear of the squalor of her rural Kentucky neighborhood to reside in romance and comfort. while a handsome, huge urban FBI agent named Mark Putnam entered her lifestyles, Susan idea her prayers have been responded. She was once useless wrong.

Their courting all started while Susan agreed to be Putnam's paid informant in an research of her ex-husband's felony buddies, then speedy grew into a bootleg affair that ate up their lives for almost years – till she grew to become pregnant and threatened to show Putnam, ruining his profession and his marriage. On June eight, 1989, Putnam took her for a force into the hills to debate her calls for of marriage. She was once by no means heard from again.

The FBI Killer recounts the unusual occasions that pressured Mark Putnam to admit to brutally killing his lover, then overlaying up his crime for over twelve months. The first...

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Presumed Guilty by James Scott Bell

By James Scott Bell

Homicide, betrayal, and an ordeal that feeds a media frenzy. Can one lady stand opposed to the forces that threaten to rip her relatives aside? Pastor Ron Hamilton's big name is emerging. His 8,000-strong church is prospering. His attractiveness and aura make him a superb speaker on relations values. And his ebook on pornography within the church has turn into an unforeseen bestseller. every little thing is ideal. until eventually a tender woman's physique is stumbled on in a seedy inn room. the girl is a porn big name. And the entire proof within the homicide issues to at least one guy: Ron. With the noose tightening round her husband's neck, Dallas Hamilton faces a decision: think the doubtless irrefutable facts---or the voice of her middle. the clicking has already reached its verdict, and the general public echoes it. yet Dallas is set to do no matter what it takes to discover the reality. after which a dismal mystery from Dallas's prior threatens to take all of them down. because the clock ticks towards Ron's conviction and imprisonment, and an underworld of evil encircles her, Dallas needs to assemble all her belief in God to find what rather occurred in that hotel room . . . whether it capacity wasting religion in her husband perpetually.

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Bad Companions: Six London Murderesses Who Shocked the World by Kate Clarke

By Kate Clarke

This publication positive factors the instances of six London ladies, each one very diverse in temperament, age, and standing, who resorted to homicide. Their purposes have been various: in relation to the surly maid Kate Webster, sheer mood turns out the most likely reason; avarice appeared to spur Catherine Wilson to homicide an predicted seven occasions; desperation to pay for the maintenance of her two-year-old son lay at the back of Sarah Drake’s crime; seductive younger prepare dinner Eliza Fenning was once accused of serving poison together with her dumplings; evil mistress Elizabeth Brownrigg whipped her servant to loss of life in a home-built dungeon; and at last, the vicious Catherine Hayes persuaded lovers—one of whom used to be her personal son—to decapitate her husband in an orgy of violence. This interesting research explores those instances intensive, and divulges even if those girls have been tragic, misunderstood, or simply undeniable depraved.

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The Process of Investigation, Fourth Edition: Concepts and by Charles A. Sennewald CPP, John Tsukayama CPP CFE PCI

By Charles A. Sennewald CPP, John Tsukayama CPP CFE PCI

The means of Investigation,Fourth Edition addresses the desires of today’s inner most zone investigative specialist by way of supplying a full-spectrum remedy of the investigative technique, from case inception and investigative technique choice to executing complicated investigative thoughts, to making stories necessary for company, criminal, and prosecutorial reasons. carrying on with within the culture of its past versions, The strategy of research, Fourth Edition covers crucial subject matters neglected in books at the public features of research. Investigative talents corresponding to surveillance strategies, interviewing and interrogation, gathering and documenting proof, and taking confessions and written statements are all mentioned, and supplemented with up to date case reviews and examples from the authors’ personal expert experiences.

  • Teaches the basics of the investigative approach and serves as a priceless reference software for either the coed and the professional
  • Experienced execs can brush up on seldom-used strong point talents, and re-evaluate current equipment and approaches
  • Includes a brand new bankruptcy on discrimination investigations

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Handbook on Sexual Violence by Jennifer M. Brown, Sandra L. Walklate

By Jennifer M. Brown, Sandra L. Walklate

This publication contextualizes the complexity of sexual violence inside its broader context – from battle to the solution of interpersonal disputes – and covers a large span together with sexual harassment, bullying, rape and homicide in addition to family violence. Written by means of best lecturers from quite a few disciplines, contributions additionally comprise commentaries that relate the learn to the paintings of practitioners.

Despite advances made within the research of sexual offences, proof nonetheless issues to a endured trust within the culpability of sufferers of their personal victimization and a spot among the expected occurrence of sexual violence and the conviction of perpetrators. Adopting an implicitly and explicitly severe stance to modern coverage responses that proceed to fail in addressing this challenge, this ebook specializes in attitudes and behavior in the direction of sexual violence from the perspective of the person experiencing the violence – wrongdoer and sufferer – and situates them inside of a broader societal body. it truly is via an realizing of social techniques and mental mechanisms that underpin sexual violence that violence may be combated and damage decreased, and at this person point that evidence-based interventions could be designed to alter coverage and practice.

The instruction manual is divided into 4 sections:

'Legacies: environment the Scene' deals a serious assessment of ancient, criminal and cultural approaches which aid to provide an explanation for the origins of present considering and provide steers for destiny developments
'Theories and ideas' examines modern pondering on sexual violence and reports explanatory frameworks from a few perspectives
'Acts of Sexual Violence' stories a few particular kinds of sexual violence, elaborating the diversity of situations, sufferers and perpetrators so one can addressing the overall and pervasive nature of such violence therefore contradicting slender cultural stereotyping
'Responding to Sexual Violence' overviews and evaluates present rules and practices and provides new principles to improve forms of interventions.

The editors’ end not just attracts out the most important topics and concepts from contributions to the guide, but in addition considers the character of and the level to which any growth has been made in figuring out and responding to sexual violence.

This may be a key textual content for college students and teachers learning sexual violence and an important reference device for execs operating within the box together with cops, probation employees, attorneys and judges.

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