Author: Kate Kray
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Genre: Social Science
In this, the first book of its kind, Kate Kray, who married gangster Ronnie Kray, peers into the minds of the top twenty worst killers in criminal history and, sparing no detail, reveals the awful truth of their abominable acts. The extreme nature of their violence and their shocking lack of remorse makes for uncomfortable, yet fascinating reading.From obsessive sexual predators and extreme sadists, to cannibals and head hunters, each type of psychopath is examined, their crimes against life told with grim, yet necessary, frankness. Kate offers true insight into the deeply worrying motivations of what come to seem closer to monsters than humans, begging the question of whether such individuals can themselves be viewed as victims of a troubled past, or merely as exponents of pure evil. But be warned, these stories are not for the faint-hearted...
'Grand job, that last job was. I gave the lady no time to squeal. I love my work and want to start again. You will soon hear from me, with my funny little game. Next time I shall clip the ears off and send them to the police just for jolly.' - Jack the Ripper So ran a note written by the most notorious serial killer of all time. But no matter how awful his crimes, Jack the Ripper was a mere amateur compared to some, as he killed just seven times. - Bonnie and Clyde shot eight victims Gary Ridgway butchered more than 50 prostitutes - Dr. Marcel Petiot killed 67 times for cash - Pedro Lopez slaughtered some 300 people for sex - Harold Shipman may have finished off even more victims than that. Anyone who has been on the receiving end of a crime will know that all criminals are bad. But there are some evildoers who are in a whole different league. They are the world's worst criminals. This concise book is packed full of more than a hundred of the most extreme. Read it if you dare.
Author: Avi Brisman
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Social Science
Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century represents criminology’s first book-length contribution to the study of water and water-related crimes, harms and security. The chapters cover topics such as: water pollution, access to fresh water in the Global North and Global South, water and climate change, the commodification of water and privatization, water security and pacification, and activism and resistance surrounding issues of access and pollution. With examples ranging from Rio de Janeiro to Flint, Michigan to the Thames River, this original study offers a comprehensive criminological overview of the contemporary and historical relationship between water and crime. Coinciding with the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development,” 2018–2028, this timely volume will be of particular relevance to students and scholars of green criminology, as well as those interested in critical geography, environmental anthropology, environmental sociology, political ecology, and the study of corporate crime and state crime.
Author: James Delingpole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-02-09
Genre: Political Science
If the election of Barack Obama fills you with dread rather than elation, you're not alone; in fact, pull up a chair next to James Delingpole who has seen this all before and knows exactly where America is heading: into a morass of sprawling government that will slowly start suffocating our economy, our liberties, and our culture. You might as well call it socialism, he says, because that's what it is. In Britain it came in under the smiling face of Tony Blair and has left the British bulldog castrated, whimpering, and sick; in America it's coming under the vibrant, youthful guise of Barack Obama. But the result will be the same: the brave, independent American eagle will become the American turkey, oven-basted by the nanny state of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.
Author: Whitney Crothers Dilley
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2014-12-23
Genre: Performing Arts
Born in Taiwan, Ang Lee is one of cinema's most versatile and daring directors. His ability to cut across cultural, national, and sexual boundaries has given him recognition in all corners of the world, the ability to work with complete artistic freedom whether inside or outside of Hollywood, and two Academy Awards for Best Director. He has won astounding critical acclaim for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), which transformed the status of martial arts films across the globe, Brokeback Mountain (2005), which challenged the reception and presentation of homosexuality in mainstream cinema, and Life of Pi (2012), Lee's first use of groundbreaking 3D technology and his first foray into complex spiritual themes. In this volume, the only full-length study of Lee's work, Whitney Crothers Dilley analyzes all of his career to date: Lee's early Chinese trilogy films (including The Wedding Banquet, 1993, and Eat Drink Man Woman, 1994), period drama (Sense and Sensibility, 1995), martial arts (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000), blockbusters (Hulk, 2003), and intimate portraits of wartime psychology, from the Confederate side of the Civil War (Ride with the Devil, 1999) to Japanese-occupied Shanghai (Lust/Caution, 2007). Dilley examines Lee's favored themes such as father/son relationships and intergenerational conflict in The Ice Storm (1997) and Taking Woodstock (2009). By looking at the beginnings of Lee's career, Dilley positions the filmmaker's work within the roots of the Taiwan New Cinema movement, as well as the larger context of world cinema. Using suggestive readings of both gender and identity, this new study not only provides a valuable academic resource but also an enjoyable read that uncovers the enormous appeal of this acclaimed director.
Author: Lisa Stolzenberg
Release Date: 2002
For graduate and undergraduate level courses in Criminal Justice, Criminal Courts, Judicial Process, and Judicial Decision Making. This book brings together 20 articles, drawn from a variety of sources, which address several of the most important and contentious issues that currently face our criminal courts. The readings were chosen to be timely, to represent a wide range of salient topics, and to be easily accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students, including those with a limited background in statistics.
Author: Alla Yaroshinskaya
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Long before the tragedy of the 2011 nuclear disasters in Japan, the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl experienced an explosion, meltdown, fire, and massive release of radioactivity. Twenty-five years later, we still know very little about the event and its aftermath. Few of the professional papers describing the aftereffects of the disaster have been translated from Russian into English or distributed in the West. This is now remedied, with the publication of this definitive volume, based on original sources, and originally published in Russian. Alla A. Yaroshinskaya describes the human side of the disaster, with firsthand accounts by those who lived through the world's worst public health crisis. Chernobyl: Crime without Punishment is a unique account of events by a reporter who defied the Soviet bureaucracy. The author presents an accurate historical record, with quotations from all the major players in the Chernobyl drama. It also provides unique insight into the final stages of Soviet communism. Yaroshinskaya describes actions after the disaster: how authorities built a new city for Chernobyl residents but placed it in a highly polluted area. She also details the actions of the nuclear lobby inside and outside the former Soviet Union. Bringing the book into the twenty-first century, the author reviews the latest medical data on Chernobyl people's health from the affected countries and from independent investigations; and states why there has been no trial of top officials who covered up Chernobyl and its disastrous consequences.
Author: Robert Blecker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Social Science
For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy against the reality and wisdom of street criminals and their guards. Some killers' poignant circumstances should lead us to mercy; others show clearly why they should die. After thousands of hours over twenty-five years inside maximum security prisons and on death rows in seven states, the history and philosophy professor exposes the perversity of justice: Inside prison, ironically, it's nobody's job to punish. Thus the worst criminals often live the best lives. The Death of Punishment challenges the reader to refine deeply held beliefs on life and death as punishment that flare up with every news story of a heinous crime. It argues that society must redesign life and death in prison to make the punishment more nearly fit the crime. It closes with the final irony: If we make prison the punishment it should be, we may well abolish the very death penalty justice now requires.
When Hannah met Stacey she believed that her life had reached its pinnacle. He was everything that she had ever wanted in a man until she learned about his career. Stacey knew that he had met the woman of his dreams when he began courting Hannah, so it was easy for him to fall in love with her. He worked hard to get her to feel the same about him. Only months after a perfect relationship had begun, the difference in their backgrounds and contrast in careers threatened to ruin what they were both sure God had put together. How far would Hannah go to preserve her relationship with her man? How much could Stacey ask of her before she began to question whether he loved her as much as he led on. This is a tale of love and loyalty, murder and revenge, deceit and betrayal. A tale of two people in love and their determination to be together despite some of the greatest obstacles ever to challenge a couple in love. Some mistakes can be easily corrected, but the outcome of Criminal Errors can never be predicted.
Author: W. Nester
Release Date: 2010-11-14
Genre: Political Science
This book explores humanity's most persistent and tragic problem by answering some crucial questions including: How is military power created and asserted? What are weapons of mass destruction and what is the likelihood of them being used? What are the source, methods, and results of terrorism and counterterrorism?
Karla Homolka is regarded by the Canadian media as North America's most reviled female serial killer for her part in the torture, rape and murder of three young girls, including her own sister, between 1991-1992. But, best- selling true crime author and former criminal lawyer, David Elio Malocco, makes the case that as she was systematically tortured and raped by her husband, the depraved sadist, serial killer and rapist, Paul Bernardo, that she was suffering from Battered Spouse Syndrome and did not emotionally comprehend the crimes of which she was convicted. He opens up the case files including psychiatric reports and never before disclosed accounts to present the Case for Karla Homolka. Despite the infamous statement of an FBI profiler delivered at a convention in 1998 that there were no female serial killers the author tells us that since 1610 there are over 700 documented cases of female serial killers. This book deals with twenty of the world's most notorious female serial killers. Of the twenty serial killers profiled, eight are still alive, seven are in prison, one is free and one is due for release in the near future. The book begins with the Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. Bathory, a lesbian vampire, sexual sadist and reviled torturer, is reputed to be the world's most prolific serial killer with a total kill count of 650 victims. But newly discovered evidence, translated for the first time into English by renowned Bathory expert, Professor Kimberly Craft, dispels some of the myths surrounding the Blood Countess of Hungary. Did she really rip the throats of young virgins with her own teeth and later bathe in their blood to preserve her beauty? Read the fascinating up-dated account of this real life vampire. The author separates the killers by way of motive into Thrill Seekers (Marta Beck, Myra Hindley, Aileen Wuornos, Gwendolyn Graham, Catherine Wood and Joanne Dennehy); Black Widows (Mary Ann Cotton, Catherine Flannagan, Margaret Higgins, Belle Sorenson Gunness, Dagmar Overbye, and Dorothea Punete); the Caring Profession (Amy Archer Gilligan, Genene Jones, and Beverly Allitt); and finally Sadistic Killers (Countess Bathory, Daria Saltykova, Rose West and Dana Sue Gray). Properly researched, superbly edited and eminently readable this soon to be classic book of wicked women is a must read for anyone interested in what makes women kill and the whole concept of Battered Spouse Syndrome. This is an altogether thoroughly enjoyable read.