True Stories of False Confessions

Author: Rob Warden
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810126039
Release Date: 2009-06-11
Genre: Law

Collects thirty-eight articles describing how innocent men and women have been coerced into confessing to crimes they did not commit, revealing the questionable methods police officers use to get confessions from suspects.

The proceedings against the Templars in the British Isles The translation

Author: Helen J. Nicholson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409436527
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

In October 1307 all the brothers of the military religious Order of the Temple in France were arrested on the instructions of King Philip IV and charged with heresy. In November, Pope Clement V instructed King Edward II of England to do likewise. These two volumes provide the first full edition and translation of the four surviving texts of the trial proceedings that followed in Britain and Ireland. Detailed introductions to each volume describe the manuscripts and how the material was compiled and arranged, and discuss the course of the proceedings and the value of the evidence they contain.

The True Story of Canada s War of Extermination on the Pacific Plus the Tsilhqot in and other First Nations Resistance

Author: Tom Swanky
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781105711640
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: History

At the inception of colonial rule on Canada’s Pacific Coast, natives “universally believed” Governor Douglas used smallpox as a weapon to kill them in lieu of treaties or paying for land. Yet Canadian historians routinely dismiss this profound allegation without mention. In Canada’s greatest catastrophe, perhaps 100,000 B.C. natives died from smallpox during 1862/63. Before then, the First Nations were still sovereign. Afterward, British Columbia subjugated and dispossessed the depopulated First Nations through small wars billed as policing and by hanging several natives resisting colonialism. This is a detective story. It begins with the last action of the smallpox period, the hanging of five Tsilhqot’in Chiefs ambushed at a peace conference in 1864. The book then follows the smallpox trail back though the Tsilhqot’in War seeking its origin. It describes the smallpox carnage everywhere while seeking evidence of deliberate disease spreading. Does this trail lead to the Governor’s office as alleged?

A Criminal Injustice

Author: Richard Firstman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345509676
Release Date: 2008-12-30
Genre: True Crime

When he went to bed on the night of September 6, 1988, seventeen-year-old Marty Tankleff was a typical kid in the upscale Long Island community of Belle Terre. He was looking forward to starting his senior year at Earl L. Vandermeulen High School the next day. But instead, Marty woke in the morning to find his parents brutally bludgeoned, their throats slashed. His mother, Arlene, was dead. His father, Seymour, was barely alive and would die a month later. With remarkable self-possession, Marty called 911 to summon help. And when homicide detective James McCready arrived on the scene an hour later, Marty told him he believed he knew who was responsible: Jerry Steuerman, his father’s business partner. Steuerman owed Seymour more than half a million dollars, had recently threatened him, and had been the last to leave a high-stakes poker game at the Tankleffs’ home the night before. However, McCready inexplicably dismissed Steuerman as a suspect. Instead, he fastened on Marty as the prime suspect–indeed, his only one. Before the day was out, the police announced that Marty had confessed to the crimes. But Marty insisted the confession was fabricated by the police. And a week later, Steuerman faked his own death and fled to California under an alias. Yet the police and prosecutors remained fixated on Marty–and two years later, he was convicted on murder charges and sentenced to fifty years in prison. But Marty’s unbelievable odyssey was just beginning. With the support of his family, he set out to prove his innocence and gain his freedom. For ten years, disappointment followed disappointment as appeals to state and federal courts were denied. Still, Marty never gave up. He persuaded Jay Salpeter, a retired NYPD detective turned private eye, to look into his case. At first it was just another job for Salpeter. As he dug into the evidence, though, he began to see signs of gross ineptitude or worse: Leads ignored. Conflicts of interest swept under the rug. A shocking betrayal of public trust by Suffolk County law enforcement that went well beyond a simple miscarriage of justice. After Salpeter’s discoveries brought national media attention to the case, Marty’s conviction was finally vacated in 2007, and New York’s governor appointed a special prosecutor to reopen the twenty-year-old case. At the same time, the State Investigation Commission announced an inquiry into Suffolk County’s handling of what has come to be widely viewed as one of America’s most disturbing wrongful conviction cases. As gripping as a Grisham novel, A Criminal Injustice is the story of an innocent man’s tenacious fight for freedom, an investigator’s dogged search for the truth. It is a searing indictment of justice in America. From the Hardcover edition.

The Essential Mystery Lists

Author: Roger M Sobin
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 9781615952038
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Reference

For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.

Die Geisha

Author: Arthur Golden
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783894809553
Release Date: 2006-03-01
Genre: Fiction

"Die Geisha", das faszinierende Asien-Epos von Arthur Golden, wurde mit Lob über- häuft. "Eine wahrhaft magische Geschichte!" schrieb die Washington Post. Und die deutschen Leser schlossen sich an: Wochenlang auf der "Spiegel"-Bestsellerliste, über 100.000 verkaufte Exemplare im Hardcover. Jetzt endlich kommt die Geschichte des Fischermädchens Chiyo als eBook. Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter wird Chiyo in ein Geisha-Haus nach Kyoto verkauft. Nach leidvollen Lehrjahren wird sie in die hermetische Gesellschaft der Geisha aufgenommen und ist bald die begehrteste und mächtigste von allen. Doch ihr Traum vom privaten Glück erfüllt sich erst nach jahrelangen Wirren und dem Untergang der alten Geisha-Kultur gegen Ende des verlorenen Zweiten Weltkrieges. Arthur Golden öffnet die Tür zu einer geheimnisvollen Welt und läßt den Fremden etwas spüren von jenen gefährlich-schönen und machtvoll stilisierten gleichwohl versklavten Frauen, wie es sie in dieser Art und Weise nur in Japan gab.

Den Himmel gibt s echt

Author: Lynn Vincent
Publisher: SCM Hänssler im SCM-Verlag
ISBN: 9783775170598
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Religion

Unglaublich oder erstaunlich? Urteilen Sie selbst: Colton ist vier Jahre alt, als er lebensgefährlich erkrankt und operiert werden muss. Er überlebt um Haaresbreite. Später erzählt er seinen Eltern, dem Pastorenehepaars Todd und Sonja Burpo von erstaunlichen Dingen, die er während dieser Zeit zwischen Leben und Tod gesehen hat. Er berichtet von Tatsachen, die er gar nicht wissen konnte. Coltons Fazit: "Den Himmel gibt's echt!"

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology

Author: Thomas M. Holtgraves
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199838639
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Medical

Language pervades everything we do as social beings. It is, in fact, difficult to disentangle language from social life, and hence its importance is often missed. The emergence of new communication technologies makes this even more striking. People come to "know" one another through these interactions without ever having met face-to-face. How? Through the words they use and the way they use them. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology is a unique and innovative compilation of research that lies at the intersection of language and social psychology. Language is viewed as a social activity, and to understand this complex human activity requires a consideration of its social psychological underpinnings. Moreover, as a social activity, the use and in fact the existence of language has implications for a host of traditional social psychological processes. Hence, there is a reciprocal relationship between language and social psychology, and it is this reciprocal relationship that defines the essence of this handbook. The handbook is divided into six sections. The first two sections focus on the social underpinnings of language, that is, the social coordination required to use language, as well as the manner in which language and broad social dimensions such as culture mutually constitute one another. The next two sections consider the implications of language for a host of traditional social psychological topics, including both intraindividual (e.g., attribution) and interindividual (e.g., intergroup relations) processes. The fifth section examines the role of language in the creation of meaning, and the final section includes chapters documenting the importance of the language-social psychology interface for a number of applied areas.

Der Gefangene

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641110291
Release Date: 2013-03-18
Genre: Fiction

Die Hölle auf Erden – Die Packende Geschichte eines Justizskandals In der Tradition von Truman Capotes »Kaltblütig« widmet sich John Grisham einem Kriminalfall, der erschütterndes Zeugnis ablegt über die Ungerechtigkeit eines modernen Rechtssystems. Brillant erzählt und getragen von großer Sympathie für seinen Helden, wird Ron Williamsons Schicksal zu einem packenden Thriller, der nicht mehr aus der Hand zu legen ist. Debbie Carter arbeitet als Bardame im »Coachlight Club« in Ada, Oklahoma. Sie ist beliebt bei den Gästen. Auch Ron Williamson, ehemaliger Baseballprofi und Stammgast im Club, sitzt oft bei ihr an der Bar. Eines Morgens wird die junge Frau vergewaltigt und erwürgt in ihrer Wohnung aufgefunden. Sechs Jahre später werden Ron Williamson und sein Freund Dennis Fritz aufgrund einer Falschaussage der Tat bezichtigt. Williamson wird zum Tode, Fritz zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt. Beide beteuern ihre Unschuld. Elf Jahre verbringt Williamson unter grausamen und entwürdigenden Haftbedingungen in der Todeszelle. Kurz vor der Hinrichtung zeigt eine DNA-Untersuchung, dass weder Fritz noch Williamson die Tat begangen haben können. Sie werden freigesprochen. Der wahre Täter, damaliger Hauptbelastungszeuge der Anklage, wird wenig später verhaftet. Fünf Jahre nach seiner Freilassung stirbt Ron Williamson an den Folgen der Haft.

Twentieth century Italian Literature in English Translation

Author: Robin Healey
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802008003
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism

This bibliography lists English-language translations of twentieth-century Italian literature published chiefly in book form between 1929 and 1997, encompassing fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, librettos, journals and diaries, and correspondence.

Was vom Tage brig blieb

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641202156
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Genre: Fiction

Stevens dient als Butler in Darlington Hall. Er sorgt für einen tadellosen Haushalt und ist die Verschwiegenheit in Person: Niemals würde er auch nur ein Wort über die merkwürdigen Vorgänge im Herrenhaus verlieren. Er stellt sein Leben voll und ganz in den Dienst seines Herrn. Auch die vorsichtigen Annäherungsversuche von Miss Kenton, der Haushälterin, weist er brüsk zurück. Viele Jahre lang lebt ergeben in seiner Welt, bis ihn eines Tages die Vergangenheit einholt. Das kritische Portrait einer von Klasse und Hierarchien geprägten Gesellschaft und eine bittersüße Liebesgeschichte, erzählt von einem, der seinen Stand nie hinterfragt und der nie auch nur geahnt hat, dass er liebte. Zum Literaturnobelpreis 2017 jetzt als bibliophlie Sonderausgabe.

Symbolic Stories

Author: Derek Brewer
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
ISBN: IND:39000004298373
Release Date: 1988-01
Genre: Fiction

An explanation of the underlying structure of many narratives from ancient to modern times, including fairy tales, medieval romance, Shakespeare, Mansfield Park and Great Expectations

Das tr gerische Ged chtnis

Author: Julia Shaw
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446448926
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Science

Wir sind die Summe unserer Erinnerungen. Stimmen diese aber auch? Haben prägende Ereignisse unserer Kindheit überhaupt so stattgefunden? Identität ist ein kunstvoll gewebter Teppich aus Erinnerungsfragmenten. Die Rechtspsychologin Julia Shaw erklärt, warum dem Gehirn dabei ständig Fehler unterlaufen. Und das Tappen in die Erinnerungsfalle hat Konsequenzen: Wir können uns auf unser Gedächtnis nicht verlassen. Auf der Grundlage neuester Erkenntnisse von Neurowissenschaft und Psychologie sowie ihrer eigenen bahnbrechenden Forschung zeigt Shaw, welchen Erinnerungen wir trauen können und welchen nicht. Ein verblüffender Einblick in die wahnwitzigen Mechanismen des menschlichen Gehirns.