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No More --In
a small village outside of Phnom Pehn, little children as young as five
years old were forced to live as sex slaves. Day after day their hope
was slipping away. Tireless workers from International Justice Mission
(IJM) infiltrated the ring of brothels and gathered evidence to free
Scene Investigation: Crack The Case With Real-Life Experts -- "Concentrate
on what cannot lie: the evidence" is sage advice from one of the many
popular TV shows based on investigative skills-an audience that now averages
30 million viewers each week and growing. Viewers sit glued to their
TVs to watch forensic experts peer through microscopes and dust for fingerprints.
Day by Dennis McDougal -- Theresa Cross Knorr had several husbands,
one she killed, until she ended up as a single mother with 2 boys and
3 girls. Then she began to torture and kill the girls as they became
old enough that their beauty made her angry. June l985, while her teenage
sons held their half-sister down, Theresa beat daughter Sheila, l9, and
then stuffed her into a 2' X 2' storage locker. After 3 days, the knocking,
kicking, and cries stopped.
Of Evil -- Every
day, Lois Gibson is able to put power, control and a sense of justice
back into the hands of victims of violent crime, heinous rapes, kidnappings
and murders. Gibson, herself the victim of a violent rape, uses her skills
to coax from the memories of victims the most intimate details possible
and, with the stroke of a pencil, reconstructs the faces of their tormentors.
Lois Gibson is a twenty-two-year veteran forensic artist with the Houston,
Texas police department and affiliated with the FBI and U.S. Marshall's
Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime: From Captain Kidd to Mom Boucher by
Peter Edwards, Michel Auger September 14, 2004
Perversion of Justice: A Southern Tragedy of Murder, Lies and Innocence
Betrayed by Kathryn Medico , Mollye Barrows -- The accused killers
were children: 12-year-old Alex King and his brother Derek, one year
older, the two youngest defendants ever to stand trial for murder in
Florida's history. The boys had already confessed to the brutal slaying
of Terry King, their own father, who was beaten to death with a baseball
bat on a November night on the outskirts of Pensacola. But in the course
of the seemingly open-and-shut legal proceedings, a shadowy third player
began to emerge. A convicted pedophile named Rick Chavis had befriended
young Alex and was now, bizarrely, going to be tried separately for the
same crime; a monstrous human predator who had seen two confused youths
as perfect, easy prey. The explosive case that riveted a nation is now
the true crime book of the year -- a shocking, spellbinding account of
innocence destroyed, blood spilled, and ... A Perversion of Justice.
the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation by
Julie Salamon -- In the morning of Feb. 21, 1978 -- Bob Rowe, a Mill
Basin, NY, stood by the bed watching his son sleep, lifted a baseball
bat and smashed his head. Jennifer, 8, worried her brother was sleeping
late; her father coaxed her into bed with Christopher her 12-year-old
brother. With swift blows, he used the bat to kill them both. Rowe called
his wife at work, urging her to hurry home. When she arrived, Rowel bashing
her head in with the bat. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity,
and after several years in a mental institution was released. He later
remarried and had another daughter.
Sacrifice "If I'm ever late for work, call the police!"
an Albuquerque, New Mexico bank teller Girly Chew, 36, told her boss.
The Malaysian-born beauty lived in mortal fear of her pathologically
deranged husband had had taken out a restraining order against.
17 true crime stories of
in Texas in Carlton Stowers book: " Death
in a Texas Desert ... and other true crime stories from the Dallas Observer. " An
engrossing collection of true crime stories from a top crime writer.
From the award-winning pages of the Dallas Observer, these 17 macabre
tales account notorious events in history like the search for the alleged
murderer Ira Robinson, the legacy of racist killer Bobby Frank Cherry
and the last, angry days of George Hennard the crazed man who opened
fire in Killeen's Luby's Cafeteria killing 23 patrons.
Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps by
Philip Weiss -- On October 4, 1976, a brutal murder shocked the tiny
island nation of Tonga. A young Peace Corps volunteer was stabbed 22
times; another volunteer was identified at the scene, but despite the
evidence against him, Dennis Priven was never convicted of a crime.
Deborah Gardner, a beautiful, free-spirited young victim; a brooding
villain who carried a dive knife; an exotic, Gauginesque setting: it's
surprising that the most compelling passages in American Taboo concern
the inner workings of a government bureaucracy. But the Peace Corps
officials did everything in their power to hush up her murder, then
funded the aggressive defense that helped Priven go free. Weiss's
account captures the Corps' initial spirit of idealism found itself
besieged by political and financial pressures. Was Dennis Priven
an evil genius who planned the murder-and his defense-to ensure he
would escape punishment? Or was he, as a psychiatrist hired by the
Peace Corps contended, a budding schizophrenic? Weiss' answer is
regrettably perfunctory: "He
was a brilliant madman allowed to stay too long in the wrong spot
who had lost control and then manipulated everyone around him with
coldness and creativity."
Weather Underground -- The Weathermen
were born of sixties protest, but took their
scheme to overthrow the U.S. government to violent extremes. The Underground
petered out as its leaders aged during the seventies; by decade's end,
most of them had turned themselves over to the authorities. Bernadine
Dohrn became a (still fiery) gray-haired wife and mother. This film,
rich in period captures the era. But the present-day interviews with
the participants, contrasted with their radical selves, provide a look
inside the organization itself.
Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death Liysa and Chris
Northon married on a moonlit beach in Hawaii. Chris, their son, Bjorn,
looked like his dad, and they were raising Liysa's son by a previous
marriage. On a sunny morning in October 2000, Chris Northon lay dead
while Liysa drove 4 hours to a friend's house. A book that leads the
reader from Hawaii to the Northwest to Hollywood.
Deadly Secret: The Strange Disappearance of Kathie Durst Without
A Trace -- How could Robert Durst degenerate from a
powerful New York City businessman to a cross-dressing fugitive wanted in a murder
In Brooklyn: The Nypd Raid That Stopped America's First Suicide Bombers --
New York July 31, 1997, two young, angry Palestinians-were proudly showing
off the bomb belts they planned to detonate on a packed rush-hour subway
Dark Dreams: Sexual Violence, Homicide and the Criminal Mind by Roy Hazelwood, Stephen G. Michaud Profiler Roy Hazelwood reveals the motives and thinking that go into reprehensible crimes. He catalogs effective investigative approaches that allow law enforcement to construct psychological profiles of offenders. A woman disappears from the convenience store. Her remains are found near a torture device. A teenager is found hanging in a storm sewer. His clothes are neatly folded by the entrance and a stopwatch is found in his mouth. A married couple, with their toddler, pick up a female hitchhiker, kidnap her, and for 7 years kept her as a sexual slave. Whispers of Romance, Threats of Death by Carol Cook, Ted Schwarz After Carol Cook was raped in her Dallas home, she had trouble trusting new people. Then she met Gilbert Escobedo, a respected member of the Christian community. He became her trusted business partner, and her lover. But as Carol's feelings for him deepened, so did her suspicions that Gilbert had a secret life and a dark side. He was the Ski Mask Rapist who had once counted Carol among his victims. And he wasn't through with her.
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx Adrian Nicole LeBlan -- The saga behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. After ten years of reporting, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses reader into the intricacies of the ghetto world. She charts the cycle of the generations, as girls become mothers, mothers become grandmothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation. Two romances: nineteen-year-old Jessica's infatuation with a successful heroin dealer, Boy George, and fourteen-year-old Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar, an aspiring thug. The young couples try to outrun their destinies. Chauffeurs whisk them to getaways and nightclubs. They cruise in Lamborghinis and customized James Bond cars. Jessica and Boy George ride between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a dance between life and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George's business activities; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, prison, and poverty. The teenagers make family where they find it. Girls look for excitement and find trouble; boys, searching for adventure, join crews and prison gangs. Adrian Nicole LeBlanc has slipped behind the cold statistics and surrounding inner-city life with a riveting, haunting, and true urban soap opera that reveals the clenched grip of the streets.
Finding Susan is
Molly Hurley Moran's pointed exploration of the disappearance of her sister
and her family's descent into the surreal world of psychics and detectives
they once dismissed as the stuff of Lifetime movies. Susan Hurley Harrison
disappeared from upscale Ruxton, Maryland on August 5, 1994. Her body was
discovered in the woods of northern Maryland two years later and her death
was ruled a homicide. Although Susan's case drew substantial media attention-including
a spot on Unsolved Mysteries-no one has been charged with her murder. In
piecing together Susan's final years, Moran grew to believe her sister
was a victim of domestic violence. A slender and stylish blond, Susan was
haunted by her "lace-curtain Irish" ancestry and her mother's frightening drinking problem as she tried to rise into the upper-class world. A devoted mother and talented woman who enjoyed domestic arts, left her husband for wealthy Baltimore businessman Jim Harrison, with whom she shared a violent union. Mirroring elements of high-profile cases from Laci Peterson to Nicole Brown Simpson, "Finding Susan" is
chronicle of that details the helplessness experienced by families of missing
persons and calls attention to our blindness to domestic abuse.
In Hollywood: Solving A Silent Screen Mystery -- For more
than eighty years, the famous unsolved murder of William Desmond Taylor,
the legendary bisexual film director, has generated extensive debate
and controversy. Murder in Hollywood goes beyond the killing to unknown
details about the life of Taylor before his arrival in Hollywood, as
well as the stories and histories buried by the crooked authorities and
criminals involved the case.
The True Crime Files of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
by Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephan Hines
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, after creating Sherlock Holmes, started to believe
that he could solve real-life crimes. Doyle was sometimes successful. Doyle's
association as a student with Joseph Bell- a medical professor through close
observation, could deduce information from his patients--gave him a model for
Holmes and forensic methodology. The True Crime Files focuses on a couple British
cases, involving men Doyle believed innocent. The first drew Doyle's attention
in 1906, a shy half-British, half-Indian lawyer named George Edalji, who'd
allegedly penned threatening letters and mutilated animals. The second case
examined Oscar Slater, a German Jew and gambling-den operator convicted of
bludgeoning an 82-year-old woman in 1908. Doyle's passionate writings about
criminal probes, missives to the press and other background materials.
No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times by
"In 1742, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, wrote, ""There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."" Two
hundred forty-three years later, in 1985, Dorothy Rabinowitz, a syndicated
columnist, encountered the case of a New Jersey day care worker named Kelly Michaels,
accused of 280 counts of sexually abusing nursery school children -- and exposed
the first of the prosecutorial abuses described in No Crueler Tyrannies. No Crueler
Tyrannies recalls the hysteria that accompanied the child sex-abuse witch-hunts
of the 1980s and 1990s.
The Undercover World of Secrets, Gadgets and Lies An
illustrated guide to the deadly world of espionage. Agents, double
agents and multiple agents are vital to waging war successfully and
they often help nations avoid war altogether. Spies have affected the
outcomes of wars and crucial battles throughout history. The book describes
in detail: - The art of spy trade craft- Techniques spies use to gather
and send secrets - Devices used to steal state secrets - How agents
survive in hostile environments - Whether or not spies like James Bond
really exist. Today, digital and space-based technology gathers untold
amounts of raw data.
21st Century Complete Guide to the National Institute of Justice and the US Marshals Service of the US Justice Department: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), DNA, Forensic, and Cold Case Investigation, Homeland Security and Terrorism (Core
Federal Information Series CD-ROM) by US Government Privately-compiled collections
of official public domain US government files and documents - not produced
by the federal government. Over 54,000 allowing direct viewing on Windows
and Apple Macintosh systems.
Handbook of Polygraph Testing by
Murray Kleiner (Editor) Advances
in Forensic Psychology & Psychiatry: Vol. 1 (Advances
in Forensic Psychology & Psychiatry) by Robert W. Rieber (Author)
Crimes by Nikos Passas
- Crime Scene Investigation 2004 CalendarEssentials
of Forensic Psychological Assessment by Marc J. Ackerman
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to administer, score,
and interpret key assessment instruments used by forensic psychologists.
An authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer,
score, and interpret tests.
Real Body Farm: Inside the Legendary Forensics Lab Where the Dead Do Tell
Tales by Bill Bass
of the Tomb: Skull and Bones,the Ivy League,and the Hidden Paths of Power
Alexandra Robbins -- Yale's infamous
Skull and Bones, a tiny, 200-year-old mysterious society that
has spawned 3 US presidents -- William H. Taft, George W. Bush, and his
father -- and has been attributed with some of the most staggering conspiracies
in modern history. Founded in the
19th century, housed in an ominous cryptlike building referred to as "the
Tomb." For membership Skull and Bones secretly taps a small number of Yale
students sworn to secrecy about what goes on and how powerful the organization
is. Bonesmen (members) are so protective of the secrets they must leave
the room if the words skull and bones are uttered. It's said that the Tomb
contains stolen relics such as Geronimo's skull, that upon graduation from
Yale each member is given a substantial sum of money with strings attached.
It has been said that Skull and Bones is the dark heart of a secret world
government. Bonesmen who have gone on to positions of power and influence,
including George W. Bush; his father, George H; US senators; CIA officials;
cabinet members; and heads of major international corporations. Now, Bonesmen
talk about what really happens and what influence the organization wields.
It reveals who has been a member and what that meant. Robbins exposes the
secret initiation rites and their impact on world affairs.
Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle
Sonny Barger (Author), Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman Narrated
by the founding member, Hell's Angel provides a pass to the secret world
of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts
the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent
decades that followed. Hell's Angel chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized
the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built a worldwide bike-riding
fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers. Dozens of photos, many from
private collections and noted photographers, provide visual documentation
to this extraordinary tale. Hell's Angel is the ultimate outlaw's tale
of loyalty and betrayal, subcultures and brotherhood, and the real price
Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
by Mark Bowden -- Pablo Escobar, a notorious Colombian drug lord who
became one of the narcotic trade's first billionaires. Pablo wound
up running a massive smuggling empire. In the 1980s, he owned fleets
of boats and planes, plus 19 separate residences in Medellin. He bought
off police, politicians, and judges and killed those who wouldn't cooperate.
In 1988 when a 1000 national police raided his mansions, Pablo fled
in his underwear.
Celebrities and Their Stalkers by David Harvey -- One million women
and 370,000 men are stalked each year. Offering glimpses into the Los Angeles
District Attorney cases include stalkers who victimized Madonna, Gianni Versace,
Steven Spielberg, David Letterman, and Janet Jackson. Detailed attention is
given to the stalkers to understand their psychological impulses.
Hillary Clinton -- Hillary Clinton has much to say about her experience
as first lady, the primary focus of the book. Beginning with a brief outline
of her childhood, college years, introduction to politics, and her courtship
with Bill Clinton, : life on the campaign trail, her tenure as leader of the
President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform, meeting with foreign
leaders, and her work on human rights. She addresses scandals that plagued
the administration, from Travelgate to Whitewater to impeachment,. . Regarding
the Monica Lewinsky scandal, she maintains her husband lied to her, and did
not come clean until days prior to his grand jury testimony. She explains
the aftermath and why she has elected to stand by her man.
Ross,Gary the case of Brian Molony, an assistant bank manager in Toronto
who stole about $10 million in gold from his bank and blew it in Atlantic
City and Las Vegas.
Lover by Joseph Wambaugh On an October evening in South Pasadena,
a horrifying wave of flames swept through a large home improvement center,
snuffing out the lives of 4 innocent people, including a 2 year-old boy.
Firefighters rushed to the scene, as a pair of equally suspicious fires
broke out in 2 nearby stores. The true story of a nightmarish obsession
-- and the hunt for a brilliant psychopath who lived a double life filled
with professional tributes and terrifying secrets.
Weeks In October: The Man hunt for the Serial Sniper Charles
A. Moose -- In this New York Times bestseller, Charles
A. Moose-the police chief who led one of the most suspenseful manhunts
in American history-takes readers behind the headlines into the notorious "D.C.
sniper" case that held the nation spellbound. Charles A. Moose is
the chief of police in Montgomery County. Charles Fleming is the
author of the national bestseller High Concept and the New York Times
bestseller The Goomba's Guide to Life. Fleming has worked as a staff
reporter for Variety and Newsweek, and has been a frequent contributor
to Vanity Fair, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, Premiere, Playboy,
Time, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and other publications.
Inside the Hunt for the Killers Who Terrorized the Nation Sari
Horwitz and Michael E. Ruane -- For more than three weeks, the nation
watched in disbelief as Washington, D.C., and its surrounding suburbs
were held hostage by anonymous gunmen shooting innocent civilians at
random. Sniper is the account of John Muhammad and Lee Boyd
Malvo, and the massive manhunt that ended with their capture by a SWAT
team in an early-morning raid at an interstate highway rest stop. Washington
Post reporters retrace the steps of Muhammad and Malvo from their first
meeting on the island of Antigua to Malvo's confession in a Virginia
on the Loose: Unsolved Cases of Serial Murder by Mendoza Antonio
-- Authorities estimate that there are 35 - 50 serial killers on the loose
in the US - with new reports of suspected serial killers constantly surfacing
all over the globe. According to an FBI Behavioral Unit study, serial killing
has climbed to an almost 'epidemic proportion'. This is the first look
at serial killers at large, from one of the world's foremost authorities.
Shadow: The Chilling True-Crime Story of a Sadistic Sex Slayer by
Stephen G. Michaud
Profiles James Mitchell
De Bardeleban, from his initial arrest as a counterfeiter to the discovery
that he was also a sadistic kidnapper, torturer, and sex murderer responsible
for a 20 year reign of terror.
Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed
Erik Larson -- The incredible
events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the stories of Daniel
Hudson Burnham, (1846-1912),an architect and city planner, the architect
responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H.
Holmes, (really Herman Webster Mudgett), (1861-1896), a serial killer
masquerading as a charming doctor. The activities of Dr. Holmes, believed
to be responsible for scores of murders are remarkable. He created the World's
Fair Hotel to lure victims. Burnham forced to overcome the death of his partner,
gained fame as the chief of construction for the World's Columbian Exposition
Poison by M. William Phelps -- In Northampton, Massachusetts,
at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Kristen Gilbert was known
as a dedicated nurse--so why were her patients dying? So many sudden
deaths occurred while Kristen made her rounds that colleagues called
her the "Angel of Death." Gilbert's
facade concealed a manipulative liar and narcissistic sociopath. She sabotaged
patients to strike back at staff she didn't like. She engaged in an affair
with hospital security guard, James Perrault. When her husband objected,
she tried to kill him with a lethal injection. August 1995 - February 1996,
Kristen Gilbert may be responsible for 40 deaths.
Intent by Sue Russell
That rarest of serial killers - a woman - Aileen 'Lee' Wuornos
always craved fame. Long before she was hunted and caught by Florida
law enforcement, long before she confessed to killing seven men,
she told friends that she wanted to do something "no woman has ever done before" and to have a book
about her life. Lethal
Intent reveals Aileen's devastating double abandonment by her mother before
she was age two, the crimes of her father, and the myriad events that helped
set her path of destruction. It even contests the widespread superficial judgment
of Wuornos as a "man-hating lesbian" via new insights from men
with whom she shared sexual and romantic relationships. Lethal Intent also
explores the dynamics of her fateful relationship with Tyria Moore, the lesbian
lover who knew Aileen was killing yet stayed by her side, and how those dynamics
moved Aileen closer to a life of murder. Packed with exclusive material that
sheds a different light on this cold-blooded serial killer, Lethal Intent
contains new insights and intimate memories from her family, friends and
childhood peers. (Peers who lost their virginities to Aileen, who began prostituting
herself at a horribly early age.)
at the Sky: Five Texas Murders and One Man's Crusade for Justice by
Carlton Stowers -- Rural Texas unsolved serial killing spree
begins in late 1984, when a Wichita Falls nurse is raped and
murdered. Eventually, there are 5 victims. Faryion Waydrip an
acquaintance of the 3rd victim confesses. Paroled after 11 years
a changed man, active in church and remarries. John Little begins
working the long-unsolved murders in December 1999. 8 pages of
Susan is Molly Hurley
Moran's pointed exploration of the disappearance of her sister and her family's
descent into the surreal world of psychics and detectives they once dismissed
as the stuff of Lifetime movies. Susan Hurley Harrison disappeared from upscale
Ruxton, Maryland on August 5, 1994. Her body was discovered in the woods
of northern Maryland two years later and her death was ruled a homicide.
Although Susan's case drew substantial media attention-including a spot on
Unsolved Mysteries-no one has been charged with her murder. In piecing together
Susan's final years, Moran grew to believe her sister was a victim of domestic
violence. A slender and stylish blond, Susan was haunted by her "lace-curtain Irish"
ancestry and her mother's frightening drinking problem as she tried to rise
into the upper-class world. A devoted mother and talented woman who enjoyed
domestic arts, left her husband for wealthy Baltimore businessman Jim Harrison,
with whom she shared a violent union. Mirroring elements of high-profile cases
from Laci Peterson to Nicole Brown Simpson, "Finding Susan" is
chronicle of that details the helplessness experienced by families of missing
persons and calls attention to our blindness to domestic abuse.
Killed Jonbenet Ramsey?: A Leading Forensic Expert Uncovers the Shocking Facts
-- by Cyril H. Wecht, Charles, Jr. Bosworth -- Best-selling author Charles
Bosworth, Jr. collaborates with nationally renowned forensic pathologist Cyril
Wecht to reveal the startling truth behind the murder in riveting detail.
Includes a reproduction of the ransom note, the full text of the autopsy report,
and eight pages of photos.
Dahlia Avenger: The True Story by Anonymous -- by Anonymous
-- On January 15, 1947, the body of 22-year-old Elizabeth
Short-dubbed the Black Dahlia because of her black clothing and the
dahlia she wore in her hair-was discovered on a vacant lot in downtown
Los Angeles, her body surgically bisected, horribly mutilated, and posed.
Even the most hardened homicide detectives were shocked and sickened
by the sadistic murder. Thus began the largest manhunt in LA history.
For weeks the killer taunted the police-and public, sending notes to "catch me if you can." LAPD
came up empty. Charges of police ineptitude gave way to rumors of corruption
and cover-up at the highest levels. Meanwhile, a rash of lone women in
LA were murdered, and their cases remained unsolved. Could the Black Dahlia
Avenger be, in fact, a serial killer stalking the city streets?
Dahlia Avenger: The True Story by Anonymous
On January 15, 1947, the body of Elizabeth Short,
22, dubbed the Black Dahlia was discovered in a vacant lot in Los
Angeles, her body bisected, mutilated, and posed. The killer taunted
the police to "catch me if you can." Charges
of police ineptitude gave way to rumors of corruption and cover-up. Could
the Black Dahlia Avenger be a serial killer stalking the city streets?
on the Loose: Unsolved Cases of Serial Murder by Mendoza
Antonio -- Authorities estimate that there are 35 - 50 serial killers
on the loose in the US - with new reports of suspected serial killers
constantly surfacing all over the globe. According to an FBI Behavioral
Unit study, serial killing has climbed to an almost 'epidemic proportion'.
This is the first look at serial killers at large, from one of the
world's foremost authorities.
Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases by
Cyril H. Wecht, Greg Saitz, Mark Curriden, Henry C. Lee -- Did Amy Grossberg
and Brian Peterson, murder their child? A dead newborn is found in a motel
dumpster. Authorities charge the infant's adolescent parents with murder. Dr. Wecht comes to a startling conclusion. Tammy Wynette died unexpectedly but no autopsy was performed. Did Sam Sheppard "The Fugitive" kill
his wife? World-renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht reviews nine
famous cases, illustrating significant issues. He demonstrates how forensic
pathology uncovers secrets that solve crimes. Dr. Wecht reveals the shocking
evidence about JonBenet Ramsey's killer, insights into the murders of Nicole
Simpson and Ron Goldman, and Robert Berdella's conviction for horrific
torture and sex-abuse crimes against young men. Other cases covered include
the death of casino mogul Ted Binion; the 1982 showdown between in Miracle
Valley, Arizona; and Robert Curley's death by thallium poisoning.
Cracking Cases: The Science of Solving Crimes
by Henry C. Lee, Thomas W. O'Neil (Contributor), and Charles D. Gill- -
Dr. Lee world-renowned forensic expert investigates five murder cases.
Includes the OJ Simpson case, where Dr. Lee's scrutiny of blood evidence
revealed Los Angeles Police Department missed blood drops on Nicole Simpson's
back, a second footprint of a possible assailant, and the physical unlikelihood
Simpson climbed a fence. The "Wood chipper murder" a pilot killed
his wife, then ground up her body. Ed Sherman an English professor attempted
to cover up the time of his wife's death by turning up the air-conditioning
and claiming he was away sailing. In the Mathison murder, a seasoned Hawaiian
police sergeant ran over his wife after a quarrel. Police sergeant MacArthur
staged his wife's suicide. Dr. Lee gained respect through his testimony
in the OJ Simpson trial. Dr. Lee presents a simply understood scientific
account of the murders, blood-spatter evidence and blood identification,
Smoking Gun: Day by Day Through a Shocking Murder Trial with Gerry Spence
by Gerry Spence
The prosecution had a photo taken by the wife of the deceased at the time
of the alleged murder with Sandy holding her rifle and smoke coming out the
end of the barrel. The prosecution wanted Sandy to plead guilty. They had
her 15 year old son charged with murder as well. Gerry Spence and his partner,
Ed Moriarity took on the pro bono case. This is a true murder mystery thriller
that portrays the nearly helpless state most of the poor of America find twhen
they are confronted with the power of a cruel, and relentless justice system
that has only one goal-to convict, whether the defendant in their sights is
guilty or not. The
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Grandma for Me James Defelice
-- December, 1994, Wendy Gardner, 13, convinced James Evans, 15,
her lover, to strangle her grandmother. Wendy took her little sister,
stole her grandmother's money, and went on a three-day orgy. One
of the most bizarre killings ever committed in New York.
Does Anyone Deserve to Die? by Jim Schutze --Combines natural
details about the sawgrass marshes and alligators south of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, with observations about the fantasy lives of teenagers hooked
on surfing, steroids, and instant gratification, 7 suburban kids who
slide into moral depravity. At the heart of his tale is a kind of love
triangle: the "bully," his
best friend Marty, and Marty's girlfriend, who desires to rescue Marty
from a destructive friendship with homosexual undertones. Schutze's account
of the aftermath of the murder includes interesting details on how the
police skillfully lured confessions from the kids involved.
Day by Dennis McDougal -- Theresa
Cross Knorr had
several husbands, one of whom she killed, until she ended up as a single
mother with 2 boys and 3 girls. Then she began to torture and kill the girls
as they became old enough that their beauty made her angry. June l985, while
her teenage sons held their half-sister down, Theresa beat daughter Sheila,
l9, and then stuffed her into a 2' X 2' storage locker. After 3 days, the
knocking, kicking, and cries stopped. Theresa and her sons dumped the body.
The summer before, Theresa dug a bullet out of her daughter Suesan's chest
with a paring knife. When Suesan failed to recover, Theresa and her sons
drove the girl to the mountains, doused her with gasoline, and set her on
fire. Theresa got away with murder, until her youngest daughter, Terry Knorr
Graves, found a cop who believed the story of her murdered sisters.
Innocents Slept: A Story of Revenge, Murder and SIDS by Adrian Havill
-- Death seemed to be part of Garrett Wilson's life. Both of his parents
had died by the time he was in his early twenties. So friends shrugged when
sadly, an infant daughter, and then a son, succumbed to Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome. Six years later, after he divorced his wife, Missy, and married
another woman, his former spouse became convinced that their child's passing
was anything but natural. Was it cold-blooded murder by Garrett, or a quest
for revenge by his ex-wife? Missy's own investigation led to Garrett Wilson's
arrest and eventual trial. Havill takes us through each stage of this intricate
and chilling story all the way to the courtroom, where the jury's stunning
verdict is given.
Torso Murder: The Untold Story of Evelyn Dick
by Brian Vallee -- The "torso" murder trial of Evelyn Dick grabbed headlines
in 1946 and 1947. Her husband John's head and limbs had been sawed from his
body and burned up in her furnace. After she was sentenced to hang, lawyer
J. J. Robinette appealed her case, won her a new trial and an acquittal. But,
when police found the decayed remains of Evelyn's newborn baby encased in cement
in a suitcase in her attic, the best Robinette could do for her was a manslaughter
conviction and 11 years in prison. Evelyn Dick was released with a new identity
in 1958. Valle interviews and research, answers many questions that surround
this case and Evelyn Dick's new life.
Ridge by Dick Lehr (Author), Mitchell Zuckoff (Author)
The harrowing story of the murders of Half and Susanne Zantop, two beloved
Dartmouth College professors who were savagely butchered in their home on
January 27, 2001. The messy crime scene soon led investigators to James Parker
and Robert Tulloch, a couple of popular teenagers from nearby Chelsea, Vt.
But after being interviewed by detectives, the two promptly fled, leading
authorities on a three-day manhunt that ended abruptly at a truck stop in
Illinois. While the stunned and bewildered residents of Chelsea muscled their
way through choking crowds of reporters (the already sensational story was
made all the more lurid by the suspects' youth and the sleepy, idyllic setting)
and came to terms with the unimaginable (two of their own townspeople were
murderers), Parker and Tulloch were remanded to New Hampshire and arraigned
on murder charges that were supported by an arsenal of incriminating evidence.
Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer by
Robert K. Tanenbaum, Peter S. Greenberg -- Suzanne
Reynolds dream ended in a gruesome encounter with eccentric New York artist,
Charles Yukl. Fooled by his choirboy looks, Reynolds had no idea the man who
taught her the piano was a woman-hating recluse who spent his days lost in
fantasies of perversion. Yukl soon gained his freedom, a result of the plea
bargain and a series of legal errors, and killed again. The Piano Teacher brilliantly
portrays a madman set on fulfilling his own sadistic and homicidal dreams...and
the flawed justice system that gave him the opportunities to do so.
Murderers: Women Who Kill by Trina Robbins, Max Allan Collins
-- "She wasn't even five feet tall, weighed 90 pounds, wrote poetry, and
died young, riddled with bullets and with a machine gun in her lap." The infamous
Bonnie Parker, immortalized in the movie Bonnie and Clyde, is only one of a
select group of 20 women killers whose stories are told in Tender Murderers.
Others include Charlotte Corday, of Marat-Sade fame; Belle Starr, the "Petticoat
Terror of the Plains"; and Phoolan Devi, India's "bandit queen," who died as
she lived. Trina Robbins, award-winning author and cartoonist, even includes
a section on "Women Who Missed," such as Valerie Solanas, founder of the Society
for Cutting Up Men and attempted assassin of Andy Warhol, and Amy Fisher, the
"Long Island Lolita." From murderous moms and molls to plucky pirates and Appalachian
ax-handlers, Tender Murderers is a rogue's gallery of fascinating female killers.
Photographs are included.
by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family Charles
Bowden -- This is an American story about drugs, money, murder, and
family. Lionel Bruno Jordan was murdered January 20, 1995, in an El
Paso parking lot, the skeleton key to a multibillion dollar drug industry,
two corrupt governments --the US and Mexico -- and a War on Drugs that
is a fraud. Phil Jordan runs DEA intelligence, when his brother is
killed. Amado Carrillo Fuentes runs the most successful drug business
in the world, but when his usefulness to governments ceases, he dies.
Carlos Salinas runs Mexico, but as he leaves office, his brother is
jailed for murder and Salinas flees into exile. Sal Martinez, DEA agent
and Bruno's cousin, does the secret work of the US government in Mexico,
but when he seeks revenge, he is sentenced to federal prison. Beneath
the policy statements and politicians is a world of lies, pain, and
by Karen Olsson
Dreams: Sexual Violence, Homicide and the Criminal Mind by Roy
Hazelwood, Stephen G. Michaud
Deal: The Inside Story of Murder, Unbridled Corruption, and the Cop Who Was
a Mobster by
Sam Giancana -- A provocative expos of organized crime
and its unholy alliance with world leaders, intelligence agencies,
and law enforcement, Double Deal is a forty-year saga told with
unflinching honesty by mob insider and former chief of police Michael
Corbitt. Growing up poor and angry, Michael Corbitt fought his
way up the ranks of greasers and street gangs until he attracted
the attention of Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana, who placed him
on the Willow Springs, Illinois, police force.
Knot by Mara Leveritt -- Arkansas investigative journalist,
Mara Leveritt, (The
Boys on the Tracks) presents an affecting account of
the 1993 West Memphis 3 murder convictions, controversial trial
in the wake of 3 child murders in Arkansas. In May 1993, three
eight-year-old boys were found mutilated and murdered in West
Memphis, a small Arkansas town. The crime scene and forensic
evidence were mishandled, but a probation officer directed the
police toward Damien Echols.
Kids Kill: Unthinkable Crimes of Lost Innocence by Jonathan Paul
Killed Daniel Pearl? a harrowing look at Pearl's
life and tragic death. Levy acclaimed philosopher and best-selling
author in Europe--in 2002 launched a one-year journey to
understand Wall Street Journal reporter Pearl and the circumstances
that led to his murder in Pakistan; traces a thread from
Pearl's killers through Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence
and, possibly, to Al-Quaida. At great personal risk, he follows
the same steps that Pearl walked to the very farm house where
the journalist was killed. Pakistan "has lost even the very
idea of what a free press could be." Pearl: "a man who was ordinary and exemplary,
normal and admirable." It is about a good man who died too soon as well as the
terrible alliances that could perform such an act against him. Levy does not
want Pearl's lessons to be lost to the world. He, like Pearl, seeks a "gentle
Islam" that will resist the ring of blood and hate in what Levy calls "the beginning
of the grand struggle of the century." --Patrick O'Kelley
Kennedy Curse: Why America's First Family Has Been Haunted by Tragedy for 150
by Edward Klein
Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, if Jackie
had lived to see her son, JFK Jr., perish in a plane crash
on his way to his cousin's wedding, she would have been horrified
by the familiar pattern of tragedy. On a day that should
have been full of joy the Kennedy Curse struck. Edward Klein--explains
why the Kennedys have been subjected to such a mind-boggling
chain of calamities.
of Murder and Violent Crime by Ph.D. Eric Hickey
A wealth of material on killing and other violent behavior,
detailed information on criminal cases and nearly 500 entries
that range from Antisocial Personality Disorder and the Beltway
Snipers to the infamous Zodiac Murders.
World's Most Mysterious Murders by Lionel Fanthrope,
Patricia Fanthorpe Most unsolved murders have no apparent
motives -- or too many motives. The murders of Sir
Harry Oakes in 1943, one of the richest men in Canada,
and Christine Demeter, found dead in a blood-soaked
garage in Mississauga in 1973 -- remain unsolved. Who
killed King William Rufus, Edward II, and the Princes
in the Tower? Who was Jack the Ripper?
Was James Hanratty really guilty of killing Michael
Gregson? These mysteries and more.
the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
by Jon Krakauer In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered the wife and infant daughter
of their younger brother Allen. The crimes were noteworthy for their brutality
but the brothers' claim that they were acting on direct orders from God. Krakauer
tells the story of the killers and explores Mormon fundamentalism. The mainstream
Church rejected polygamy, fundamentalist groups took to the hills. When beliefs
are challenged or their order defied, these groups are capable of fighting back
with tremendous violence. Krakauer's research into the history of the church
is extensive, but the real power of the book comes from jailhouse interviews
with Dan Lafferty. America's fastest growing church, with an estimated membership
of nearly 12 million believers worldwide, is
galled that the best-selling writer has focused on Mormon fundamentalists,
legions of excommunicated believers who include murderers Dan and Ron Lafferty.
The church thinks Krakauer is smearing it with the excesses of these renegade
Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 11, 1857 by
Sally Denton -- In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah with
gold was attacked. 140 people were slaughtered; 17 children under the age
of 8 were spared. This incident in Mountain Meadows has been the focus of
passionate debate: Is it possible that official Mormon dignitaries were responsible
for the massacre? The author-herself of Mormon descent traces the emergence
of the Mormons and the 19th-century tensions between their leaders and the
US government. 1857 they were ruling an entire American territory, Utah,
commanding their own government and army. The church began placing the blame
on a discredited Mormon, John D. Lee, and Native Americans. Brigham Young,
bore significant responsibility impelled by the church's financial crises,
facing intense scrutiny and condemnation by the federal government, incited
the crime by word and deed.
of the Dead: A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert by
Jason Kersten -- 1999 in New Mexico's Rattlesnake Canyon. Raffi Kodikian
and David Coughlin, having lost their way on a short hike in the desert,
find themselves on the verge of fatal dehydration. According to a journal
kept by Kodikian, they decide on a mutual suicide pact to spare each other
excruciating pain before inevitable death. Kodikian survives after stabbing
his friend. Soon he is rescued by rangers and charged with the murder of
his best friend.
Red Zone: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of the San Francisco Dog Mauling by
Aphrodite Jones January 2001, Diane Alexis Whipple bled to death in the
hallway of her Pacific Heights apartment building when she was mauled
by two Presa Canarios, a vicious breed of attack dog imported from the Canary
Islands. The dogs belonged to lawyers Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel,
keeping them for a leader of the prison gang the Aryan Brotherhood. Jones
takes us deep into the world of Paul "Cornfed" Schneider, who actually owned the dogs.
Am the Central Park Jogger by
Trisha Meili -- The 1989
raped and beaten jogger reveals her ordeal and her identity.
Amusements: The True Story of A'Lelia Walker, Patroness of the Harlem Renaissance's
by Ben Neihart
A'Lelia Walker died in 1931 after a midnight snack of lobster
and chocolate cake with champagne marked in New York. The daughter of multi-millionaire
Madame C.J. Walker marketed the most successful straightening technique for
African American hair), A'Lelia was America's first black poor little rich
girl. A'Lelia's world, gay Harlem in the 1920s delves into the sexual subculture
of 19th-century New York, mixed-race prostitution; the bachelorization of
New York society; French Balls; and The Slide. Neihart traces A'Lelia's cultivation
of the racial, social, and sexual risk that defined the Harlem Renaissance.
Attractions by Robert Scott A walk on the wild side -- the rape
and murder of an all American girl.
Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do by Kathleen Baty -- Sharing
lessons she's learned--the hard way--along with proven tips from experts
in street smarts, Baty gets specific about what to pack for a business
trip, where it's safe to shop online, when to report a creepy coworker,
and how to tell that guy who's bothering you to get lost--for good. Complete
step-by-step instructions on how to stop an assailant in his tracks with
words, hands, or, easy-to-use self-defense weapons, personal safety for
women of all ages.
Lords: Underneath It All by Traci Lords -- Traci Lords was
the underage skin mag/porn queen who became the centerpiece of the
adult video industry's greatest scandal. Nora Kuzma was a troubled
confused, sexually abused teenager from Steubenville, Ohio; falls in
with drugs and the wrong Southern California crowd, forges fake IDs
to become Penthouse Pet of the Month at 16 and the '80s hottest adult
star, then arrested, to become reborn as cleaned-up, psychoanalyzed/rehabbed
purveyor of legitimate film, TV, and music career.
How to Stop a Stalker by
Mike Proctor-- One out of every 12 women and one out of every 45
men in the US are stalked! This book gives you the means to protect yourself,
and to put the stalker behind bars. Mike Proctor, Veteran of the
Westminster, California, Police Department, explains stalking and what to
do if you find yourself an unfortunate victim measures to aid in prosecution.
Examples from actual cases. Of use to stalking victims, victim advocates,
law enforcement officials, and employers.
Mob Nemesis: How the FBI Crippled Organized Crime by Joe Griffin, Don Denevi -- In 1957 when Griffin joined the FBI, the Mob had an iron grip in American port cities. La Cosa, Nostra wasn't yet officially acknowledged. After a brief overview of the history of the American Mafia, Griffin describes fighting the Mob in Cleveland, Youngstown, Rochester, and Buffalo. He recounts the surveillance, stings, disappointments, and successes. He discusses feuds between law enforcement and the infiltrator in their Cleveland office. Joe Griffin won the FBI Medal of Valor. After serving the FBI for 30 years he is now CEO for Quest Consultants International, a Chicago based investigative consultation firm.
Wife: My Story of Love, Murder, and Madness by Lynda Milito, Reg
The memoir by Lynda
Milito, wife of Louie Milito, a capo in New York's most powerful and notorious
Mafia family, the Gambinos. In the 1950s and '60s, Louie Milito came of
age with the Junior Rampers, a tough gang from Brooklyn. Louie graduated
to becoming a made member of the Gambinos, a capo, and architect for some
of the family's most bloody work. Louie was a trusted friend and colleague
to family underboss Sammy the Bull Gravano. Since their teen years running
the streets of Brooklyn through their reign in the inner circle of the
Gambinos, Louie had no doubt that Gravano and family boss John Gotti would
watch his back. But in 1988, Louie Milito disappeared. His body has never
been found. Louie's wife, Lynda Milito, discovered Louie was killed by
the people who were supposed to protect him. Lynda shares an intimate portrayal
of living inside the world of the Mafia. Lynda recounts her lonely childhood,
aching to find a comfort that would counter her loveless relationship with
her mother. She confesses to being attracted to a powerful man, and explores
the pain of child molestation, spousal abuse, life-threatening bouts with
mental illness, and strained relationships with her children. The Mafia
is not about ideals of honor and loyalty. Gambino and Gotti were not romantic.
Mafia is about money, betrayal -- and watching your back. Lynda divulges
the blind eye she turned to Louie's criminal enterprises and the blood
on his hands.After 22 years of marriage and his death, Lynda illuminates
the horror her family went through. Lynda and Louie Milito have a son,
Louis, and a daughter, Deena.
French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld by
Herbert Asbury -- Home to the notorious "Blue Book," which listed the names and addresses of every prostitute living
in New Orleans's infamous red-light district, one of the most raucous in the
world. New Orleans underworld consisted of much more than the local bordellos,
it was well known as the early gambling capital of the US, with one of the most
violent records of street crime in the country. From the exploits of Mary Jane
"Bricktop" Jackson and Bridget Fury, two prostitutes who became famous after
murdering their associates, to the "filibusters" backed by hundreds of thousands
of dollars of public Support without official governmental approval for military
missions to take over bordering Spanish regions in Texas. Asbury takes the
reader on an intriguing, photograph-filled journey through a unique version
of the American underworld.
and Society -- by Louis Kontos (Editor), David Brotherton (Editor),
Luis Barrios (Editor), David C. Brotherton
Gangs mirror their communities--but is the community a concrete
space, for instance a neighborhood, or is it a collective identity? This
volume addresses these questions from an eclectic range of positions. The
product of a landmark conference on gangs, the book brings together the work
of academics, activists, and community leaders to examines gang organizations.
Analyzing the spread of gangs from New York to Texas to the West Coast, the
book covers such topics as the spirituality of gangs, women in gangs, the
relationship between gangs and education and gangs and federally funded programs
for at-risk youth. Included is a photographic essay by Donna DeCesare, an
to Steal: When the Mafia Hit Wall Street Gary Weiss
Staten Island badboy Louis Pasciuto's rise to the top of Wall
Street's chop houses. Hood brokers. Monthly million dollar paychecks. 36
hour cocaine binges. Run-ins with Mafia thugs toting Mac 10 machine pistols.
This was the life of Louis Pasciuto, from the age of 19 to 25, moved stocks
for 17 different brokerage houses. This inside account of the Mafia's infiltration
of Wall Street details Louis' career as the consummate liar, selling phantom
stocks and a lifestyle worthy of Caligula. To avoid a long prison sentence,
Pasciuto turned state's witness.
Directly to Jail: the Criminalization of Almost Everything
The American criminal justice system is becoming ever more centralized and punitive,
owing to rampant federalization and mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines.
Go Directly to Jail emxmines these alarming trends and proposes reforms that
could rein in a criminal justice apparatus at war with fairness and common sense.
a labyrinthine criminal code Cato Institute
Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice --
Bill Kurtis, anchor of the wildly popular true-crime TV series Cold Case
Files and American Justice, used to support the death penalty. But after
observing the machinations of the justice system for X years, he came
to a stunning realization that changed his life: Capital punishment is
Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett Jennifer Gonnerman -- Elaine spent 16 years in Bedford Hills prison for selling cocaine-a first offense under New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws. The morning of January 26, 2000, she is set free, having received clemency from the governor. At 42, Elaine has nothing: no money, no job, no home. She does have a large, troubled family, including four children in a decrepit Lower East Side housing project. Elaine clashes with her daughters, hunts for a job, visits her son and her husband in prison, negotiates parole, searches for her own home-and campaigns for the repeal of the sentencing guidelines. The
US imprisons more than 2 million people yet making few preparations for their
release. Now prisoners are coming home in record numbers unprepared for "life on the outside." Gonnerman
calls attention to this national crisis with an intimate family portrait-a
story of struggle and survival, guilt and forgiveness, loneliness and love.
The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
by Mary Roach -- A forensic exploration
bodies.For 2000 years, cadavers have been involved in science.
They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle,
been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud
of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every surgical
procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers
have been there. Roach visits cadavers from the anatomy labs and pharmacies
of medieval and 19th-century Europe to a human decay research facility in
Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors'
conference on human composting. There are chapters on cannibalism, dumplings
filled with human remains from a Chinese crematorium, 13 b/w illustrations.
Prohibition & Drug
Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market by
Eric Schlosser -- America's black market and its influence on society. The underground
economy comprises perhaps 10% or more of America's overall economy, and it's
on the rise. Schlosser charts this growth, and finds its roots in the ingenuity,
greed, idealism, and hypocrisy that is American culture. He reveals the shadow
economy by focusing on marijuana, one of the nation's largest cash crops; pornography,
whose greatest beneficiaries include Fortune 100 companies; and illegal migrant
workers, whose lot resembles that of medieval serfs. All 3 industries show how
the black market has burgeoned over the past 3 decades. Schlosser traces parallels
between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall,
how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate
black markets and mainstream ones, how big business profits from the underground.
Schlosser illuminates the shadow economy and the culture that casts that shadow.
Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw by Mark Bowden -- The
rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, a notorious Colombian drug lord who became
one of the narcotic trade's first billionaires. Pablo started out as a petty
thief but wound up running a massive smuggling empire. In the 1980s, he owned
fleets of boats and planes, plus 19 separate residences in Medellin, each
with its own helipad. He wasn't an entrepreneur, and he wasn't an especially
talented businessman. He was just ruthless. He bought off police, politicians,
and judges and killed those who wouldn't cooperate. The Colombian government
tried to capture him, but he evaded them time after time. In 1988 when a
1000 national police raided his mansions, Pablo fled in his underwear. Pablo's
men murdered a popular politician and, three months later, planted a bomb
on a plane, killing 110 people, including 2 Americans.
the Moon: The True Story of an American Manhunt Unlike Any Other, Ever by
1985 General Manuel Antonio Noriega was dentified by the Drug Enforcement Administration's
forces. Harris shows the manhunt, and drug bust.
Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade by
Alfred W. McCoy
The first book to prove CIA and US government complicity in global drug trafficking,
ncludes documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels
from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking
study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle
East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail US involvement in
the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall
of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia
has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.
a Badge: Undercover in the World's Deadliest Criminal Organization by
Jerry Speziale with Mark Seal. Speziale, DEA narcotics task force, undercover
in Colombia's drug cartels.
Men: Fascinating Profiles of Swindlers and Rogues from the Files of the Most
Successful Broadcast in Television History by 60 Minutes -- 60
Minutes exposes a
group of swindlers and rogues: extraordinary characters of ABSCAM, pyramid-scheme
millionaires and stock-market crooks, snake-oil salesmen and art forgers. Many
of them are diabolical -- all of them are intriguing. Kirby Hensley, the illiterate
purveyor of church ministries to millions via mail-order; Clifford Irving,
who fabricated Howard Hughes's "autobiography" for hundreds of thousands of
dollars; the Reverend R. J. Rudd, promised a cure for cancer; Sante and Kenneth
Kimes, the notorious mother and son grifters convicted of murdering wealthy
Manhattanite Irene Silverman; and John Ackah Blay-Miezah, who claimed to hold
the key to a fortune convinced others to put up millions. These and other stories
brought to life by the bite and humor of 60 Minutes. Featuring an introduction
by Mike Wallace, with insights into the coverage of cons, and intriguing updates
on the outcome of each of the stories.
Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake
by Stan Redding,
Frank W. Abagnale -- In 5 years, Frank Abagnale passed $2.5 million in fraudulent
checks in every state and 26 foreign countries by pioneering implausible
and brazen scams, such as impersonating a Pan Am pilot. He played the role
of a pediatrician and resident supervisor at a hospital. He conned his way
into a position in a state attorney general's office, and taught college-level
sociology. He was actually a teenage high school dropout. Now an authority
on counterfeiting and secure documents, Abagnale tells of his impersonations,
swindles and felonies with humor. He did it for his overactive libido--money
and status to woo the girls. Abagnale was released from prison after 5 years
to help the government write fraud-prevention programs.
Police Unbound: Corruption, Abuse, and Heroism by the Boys in Blue by Anthony V. Bouza --
Anthony V. Bouza is a retired Minneapolis police chief, former Bronx force
commander, and author of The Police Mystique.
Bouza an officer of 36 years reveals the secret world of law enforcement's
unspoken codes. Bouza considers the problem in policing: the white, wealthy,
educated, suburbanites voting that police keep the underprivileged "out of sight." Los
Angeles, New York, and Minneapolis departments are analyzed.
at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State -- A
country desperately impoverished and controlled at every level by criminals.
This tells the story of the 1990s reform period in Russia through the experiences
of individual citizens. Through the stories of people at all levels of Russian
society, Satter describes fraudulent investment schemes, massive corruption,
and the intrusion of organized crime everywhere. Analysis of how Russia's
post-Soviet fate was decided when a new morality failed to fill the vacuum
that communism left.
Against Evil: The Secret Missions of the Interpol Agent Who Tracked the World's
Most Sinister Criminals
by David Race Bannon -- A firsthand account of heinous
criminals and stern justice from the insider's view of David Race Bannon.
At 18, the American youth is recruited by Interpol after he is caught in
a deadly riot in South Korea. Over the next 15 years, he is trained to
work in the darkest regions of humanity and embrace the agency's role as
deliverer of grim justice beyond the reach of the law. His missions take
him from investigating the bombing of KAL 858 and infiltrating prisons
in Korea to the disappearance of London's most notorious child pornographer
and searching out terrorists and criminals in the US. Disclosing the tactics,
teamwork, weapons and combat techniques, he shares the joys and pains of
victims and officers; the thrill ends when his fiancee, a French DST agent,
dies in his arms during a confrontation with terrorist cells; and Interpol's
role in capturing and punishing kidnappers and enslavers who traffic in
humans. The true story of a man on the front lines of international justice
who struggles to reconcile his search for inner peace with the violence
required to protect innocents.
Trial of the Police Officers in the Shooting Death of Amadou Diallo:
A Headline Court Case -- by Bryna
J. Fireside, Amadou Diallo September 1, 2004
Juveniles Be Tried As Adults (At Issue Series) by Judy
Layzell September 1, 2004
Guns & Violence (Current
Controversies) Laura K. Egendorf September 1, 2004
And Market In Contemporary China by Yan Sun September
of Forensic Psychological Assessment
by Marc J. Ackerman
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to administer, score, and
interpret key assessment instruments used by forensic psychologists. An authoritative
source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret tests.
Crime? An Integrated Systems Theory of Antisocial Behavior
by Matthew B. Robinson -- Explains why some people are more prone to antisocial
behavior than others. Risk factors that increase the probability of antisocial
behavior are identified, and an understanding of what produces criminality,
delinquency, and deviance. Organized around an integrated systems perspective,
the book examines six levels of analysis, from cell to society. Relationships
between factors at each of these levels of analysis and antisocial behavior
are stated; and a new theory of antisocial behavior and criminality is presented
that combines biological, sociological, psychological, anthropological, and
economic factors. This book presents more than 1,000 references, making it
an excellent source of information for criminologists and law enforcement professionals.
Official Forensic Files Casebook: Volume 2, Behind the Crimes Paul
Dowling September 1, 2004
Rage & Love Gone Wrong: Murder in Minnesota BRUCE RUBENSTEIN
September 28, 2004
Tool Kit (Action Books) September 30, 2004
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