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Author : Mark Tedeschi
ISBN : 192545634X
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Twelve Crimes That Shocked The Nation

Author : Alan Whiticker
ISBN : 1741101107
Genre : Crime
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Some crimes shock an entire nation, and in doing so, define us for all time. In Australia the twelve infamous crimes detailed in this book have become part of our cultural landscape - 'Gatton', 'Pyjama Girl', 'Shark-Arm', 'Brown-Out', 'Thorne Kidnapping', 'Backpacker' and 'Snowtown' - each name has become synonymous with our unique criminal heritage. And when normal police methods fail to produce answers, as in the 'Bogle-Chandler' Mystery, the 'Wanda Beach Murders', the disappearance of the 'Beaumont Children' and more recently, the 'Norfolk Island' case, the crimes take on almost an urban mythology where fact and fiction become difficult to separate. But more than that, these events - and our reaction to them - reveal more about Australian society than we may care to know.
Category: Crime

Little Lindy Is Kidnapped

Author : Thomas Doherty
ISBN : 9780231552653
Genre : History
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The biggest crime story in American history began on the night of March 1, 1932, when the twenty-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was snatched from his crib in Hopewell, New Jersey. The news shocked a nation enthralled with the aviator, the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic. American law enforcement marshalled all its resources to return “Little Lindy” to the arms of his parents—and perhaps even more energized were the legions of journalists catering to a public whose appetite for Lindbergh news was insatiable. In Little Lindy Is Kidnapped, Thomas Doherty offers a lively and comprehensive cultural history of the media coverage of the abduction and its aftermath. Beginning with Lindbergh’s ascent to fame and proceeding through the trial and execution of the accused kidnapper, Doherty traces how newspapers, radio, and newsreels reported on what was dubbed the “crime of the century.” He casts the affair as a transformative moment for American journalism, analyzing how the case presented new challenges and opportunities for each branch of the media in the days before the rise of television. Coverage of the Lindbergh story, Doherty reveals, set the template for the way the media would treat breaking news ever after. An engrossing account of an endlessly fascinating case, Little Lindy Is Kidnapped sheds new light on an enduring quality of journalism ever since: the media’s eye on a crucial part of the story—itself.
Category: History

The Duke Of Wellington Kidnapped

Author : Alan Hirsch
ISBN : 9781619027718
Genre : True Crime
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One of art history’s most notorious crimes is solved in this true caper that reads “like a finely tuned suspense thriller” (Publishers Weekly). In 1961, a thief broke into London’s National Gallery and committed the most sensational art heist in British history by stealing the museum’s prized painting, Francisco Goya’s The Duke of Wellington. Despite international attention and a tireless investigation, the case remained unsolved for four years—until an elderly gentleman named Kempton Bunton confessed to the crime. Shortly after turning himself in, Bunton invoked an obscure law to maintain his innocence. He maintained that stealing the painting wasn’t a crime because he intended to return it—an improbable defense strategy that led to a bizarre courtroom drama and an extraordinary verdict. Over fifty years later, author Alan Hirsch delves into the facts of the case via court documents, National Gallery archives, previously unseen materials, and interviews with people involved in the theft and trial. Here, in this “intriguing addition to the annals of modern art history” Hirsh reveals shocking new evidence and solves the infamous crime that riveted a nation (Booklist).
Category: True Crime

The Fbi

Author : Athan G. Theoharis
ISBN : 089774991X
Genre : Law
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"Since its inception in the early 20th century the Federal Bureau of Investigation has emerged as a dominant agency in the American judicial system. Within its 10 chapters, this source provides a comprehensive chronological history of and guide to the FBI that includes information about the facilities, the organizational structure, and biographies of key individuals. This reference source will not only please FBI enthusiasts, but it also serves as an excellent resource for those interested in U.S. history, criminal justices, and American culture. Also included is an extensive chronology of key events, a subject index, and an authoritative bibliography. Numerous photographs throughout the book illustrate the essays, along with graphs and tables. An excellent reference source for all libraries".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
Category: Law

Murders In The United States

Author : R. Barri Flowers
ISBN : 0786420758
Genre : Social Science
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From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many murderous events that are difficult to contemplate but have become a part of the national history. This reference book is divided into three parts. Part One, arranged chronologically, details 53 of the most famous murder cases of the 20th century in the United States. In Part Two, over 300 entries (alphabetically arranged by criminal) provide descriptions of crimes and are subdivided into male, female, and juvenile murderers; pair and group murderers; hate crime murderers; and school killings. Part Three features crime events related to over 40 selected victims. Cross references guide the reader to additional information. An index is included.
Category: Social Science

Long Island S Vanished Heiress

Author : Steven C. Drielak
ISBN : 9781439670330
Genre : True Crime
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Alice McDonell Parsons was the heir to a vast fortune among Long Island's wealthy elite when she was kidnapped from Long Meadow Farm in Stony Brook in 1937. The crime shocked the nation and was front-page news for several months. J. Edgar Hoover personally assigned his best FBI agents to the case, and within a short time, Parsons's husband and their live-in housekeeper, Anna Kupryanova, had become prime suspects. Botched ransom attempts, clashes between authorities and romantic intrigue kept the investigation mired in drama. The crime remained unsolved and has captivated Long Island audiences ever since. Former Suffolk County detective Steven C. Drielak reveals previously classified FBI documents and pieces together the mystery of the Alice Parsons kidnapping.
Category: True Crime

Criminal Law

Author : Sue Titus Reid
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062261966
Genre : Criminal law
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Category: Criminal law

Crime Of The Century

Author : Ludovic Kennedy
ISBN : IND:30000047135797
Genre : True Crime
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Re-creates the social and political climate of the time and dramatically re-evaluates the roles of the police, the judiciary, and others
Category: True Crime

My Child Is Not Missing

Author : Beverly Huttinger
ISBN : UOM:49015000200528
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Category: Family & Relationships

True Crime 12 Most Famous Murder Stories

Author : Ryan White
Genre : True Crime
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True Crime: 12 Most Famous Murder Stories Incredible stories of true crime that shocked the entire Nation. Facts and Trivia from the real world of Murder and Mayhem. This thriller true crime book has the 12 most famous murder stories, from the crime scene investigation, the court trial, suspect and witness interviews and much more which were never disclosed before.
Category: True Crime

Innocence Lost

Author : Amanda Howard
ISBN : 1741108403
Genre : Kidnapping
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Some crimes are so shocking that they change a nation forever. In revealing the lives and crimes of Australia's worst murderers, rapists and kidnappers in all their horror, Innocence Lost answers the question we ask when we hear about lives taken so ruthlessly: WHY? Seasoned crime writer Amanda Howard has spent 18 years studying and interviewing killers and criminals across the globe to get answers to this question. In interviewing many of these criminals face to face in prison, she is given a rare insight into these faces of evil. The stories of serial killers such as Ivan Milat and Martin Bryant are detailed, as well as double murderer Mark Valera, child murderer Kathleen Folbigg and Anita Cobby's killers. The mysterious disappearances of Daniel Morcombe and the Beaumont children are explored, and we are given an intriguing insight into family killers Katherine Knight, Matthew de Gruchy and Sef Gonzalez.
Category: Kidnapping

Long Island S Vanished Heiress The Unsolved Alice Parsons Kidnapping

Author : Steven C. Drielak
ISBN : 1540243931
Genre : History
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Alice McDonell Parsons was the heir to a vast fortune among Long Island's wealthy elite when she was kidnapped from Long Meadow Farm in Stony Brook in 1937. The crime shocked the nation and was front-page news for several months. J. Edgar Hoover personall
Category: History

Deadly Betrayal

Author : Paulette Everett-Norman
ISBN : IND:30000116084686
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The true story of an abducted and murdered child.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Patty Hearst Kidnapping

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1985758784
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*Includes pictures *Includes Heart's own accounts of her kidnapping and case *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "For me, my awakening came when I was kidnapped." - Patty Hearst "I finally figured out what my crime was. I lived. Big mistake." - Patty Hearst For most of the 20th century, the name Hearst was most closely associated with one of America's most famous (and infamous) newspaper magnates, William Garrison Hearst, whose life was the inspiration for Citizen Kane. But in the 1970s, his granddaughter Patricia made headlines thanks to a series of events that would wind up being one of the most bizarre chapters of the 20th century. In 1974, Hearst was a 19 year old college student at Berkeley when she was kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), an obscure left-wing group with ties to the local area. In fact, the SLA abducted Hearst in part because she lived nearby, and it was hoped that her famous lineage would help them ransom her, either in exchange for imprisoned members of their group or for money that could be donated throughout the community. Those plans would never come to fruition, and as the SLA got more and more frustrated, they continued threatening their captive. Hearst recalled that the group's leader, Donald DeFreeze, "told me that the war council had decided or was thinking about killing me or me staying with them, and that I better start thinking about that as a possibility." The Heart kidnapping helped propel the SLA into the headlines, but what followed was almost too much for anyone to believe. Whether through coercion or some other factors, Hearst became the SLA's most high profile member, and she was involved in the group's robbery of the Sunset District branch of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco. Surveillance photos of Hearst carrying a gun shocked the nation, and Patty immediately became one of the country's most notorious fugitives. When she was caught in 1975, Hearst called herself an "Urban Guerilla" and continued to be an advocate of the SLA, but within weeks, within weeks she had disavowed the group. As a result, the trial would hinge on issues like Stockholm Syndrome, coercion, rape, and even the belief that Hearst had been brainwashed. While the prosecution tried to depict her as being a willing bank robber, her defense argued, "There was talk about her dying, and she wanted to survive." Eventually, she was convicted and sentenced to 7 years in jail by a judge, who asserted "rebellious young people who, for whatever reason, become revolutionaries and voluntarily commit criminal acts, will be punished." However, her sentence was commuted by President Carter a few years later, and President Clinton pardoned her altogether decades later. To this day, the Hearst case remains controversial and is still the subject of debate. Through it all, Hearst has claimed she had virtually no free will: "I had been, you know, held in the closet for two months and, you know, abused in all manner of ways. I was very good at doing what I was told." The Patty Hearst Kidnapping: The History of the Controversial Abduction, Crimes, and Trial that Shocked America looks at the unbelievable events that riveted America in the 1970s. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Patty Hearst like never before.

Australian Crime Stories That Shocked

Author : Whiticker Alan J
ISBN : 1760792667
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These events - and our reaction to them - reveal more about Australian society than we may care to know. Some crimes shock an entire nation, and in doing so, define us for all time. In Australia the infamous crimes detailed in this book have become part of our cultural landscape Gatton?, Pyjama Girl?, Shark-Arm?, Brown- Out?, Thorne Kidnapping?, Backpacker? and Snowtown? - each name has become synonymous with our unique criminal heritage. And when normal police methods fail to produce answers, as in the Bogle-Chandler Mystery, the Wanda Beach Murders, the disappearance of the Beaumont Children and the Norfolk Island case, the crimes take on almost an urban mythology where fact and fiction become difficult to separate. But more than that, these events - and our reaction to them - reveal more about Australian society than we may care to know. About the Author Alan J Whiticker is a non-fiction author and publisher, with over 40 published books on history, sport, biography, true crime and lifestyle. Whiticker writes primarily on matters pertaining to the history of the sport of rugby league in Australia, but he has also published works on subjects as diverse as classic film, pop culture, the Wanda Beach Murders and an adaptation of Homer's Iliad. He is a former teacher and commissioning editor, and now works as a freelance writer.

They Re Killing Our Children

Author : Michelle Caruso
ISBN : 1885840020
Genre : Homicide
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"Inside the kidnapping & child murder epidemic sweeping America"--Cover.
Category: Homicide

Aba Journal

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The ABA Journal serves the legal profession. Qualified recipients are lawyers and judges, law students, law librarians and associate members of the American Bar Association.

Crime Science Methods Of Forensic Detection

Author : Joe Nickell
ISBN : 081312638X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 1974, Nancy Winstel joined the women’s college basketball team at Northern Kentucky University as a walk-on. She had little basketball experience, never having played on a high school team—her high school didn’t even have girl’s basketball. Despite her inexperience, Winstel served NKU as a talented student athlete, but her legacy didn’t end there. Appointed head coach at NKU in 1983, she gained a reputation as one of the most successful coaches in women’s college basketball history with more than 500 wins. Winstel garnered these victories in an athletic landscape vastly different from the one she knew as an NKU undergraduate. Many of the student-athletes on her twenty-first-century squads have been playing organized basketball for most of their lives. In a post–title IX America, more women than ever are involved in team sports and their teams attract a large following of enthusiasts. NKU professor Robert K. Wallace, one of many passionate fans of the Norse, has brought his appreciation for the team’s players and their accomplishments to Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team. Chronicling the 2006–07 season of twelve remarkable student-athletes and their legendary coach, Wallace was granted unprecedented access to the team. Sitting in on closed meetings and practice sessions, he follows the players through grueling training drills, intensely close games, exhilarating wins, and anguished losses. During the 2005–06 season, a squad of NKU women with no seniors achieved unanticipated success, earning a 27–5 record that led to a Great Lakes Valley Conference championship. The entire team returned the following season to expectations of even greater success, but their 2006–07 season was plagued by injuries and other major obstacles. After a string of tough losses, the women mounted a comeback to earn a 21–8 record and reach the NCAA Division II Tournament once again. The team’s story is one of loss, triumph, and personal growth. Thirteen Women Strong profiles each member of the team, including the coach. Wallace provides keen insight into the emotional and physical demands of high-level competition. Exploring the impact of Title IX legislation on women’s collegiate sports with the critical eye of a scholar and the love of a fan, Wallace documents the story of how thirteen women faced high expectations and difficult trials to come together as a team, their growth culminating in the 2007–08 national championship. Thirteen Women Strong is a fascinating study of this dynamic group of female student-athletes and their renowned leader.
Category: Sports & Recreation