The Crime Of Our Time

Veteran journalist Danny Schechter investigates a complex web of fraud and crime that he shows played a major—if largely unreported—role in bringing the economy down.

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Author: Danny Schechter

Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

ISBN: 1934708623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Veteran journalist Danny Schechter investigates a complex web of fraud and crime that he shows played a major—if largely unreported—role in bringing the economy down. His four-year investigation focuses on three interconnected cesspools of corruption: what the FBI calls an "epidemic of mortgage fraud," predatory and deceptive securitization by Wall Street, and insurance scams.

Crime In Our Time

In The foregoing sections I have tried to show what crime is, how and to what extent it occurs in England at the present time and how itisdealtwith.

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Author: Josephine Bell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447221463

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Acclaimed crime writer Josephine Bell reflects on the causes and effects of crime in her contemporary times. Originally published in 1962, Crime In Our Time transcends the immediate context of her era as she explores, while drawing on specific case study and evidence, the inter-woven threads of myriad criminal activity, often employing her medical mind to unveil psychological patterns in both the victims and perpetrators alike, producing a fascinating and insightful study that retains its validity today, drawing parallels with anti-social and criminal aspects of our own times.

Crime in Our Time

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Author: Doris Bell Collier Ball

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:22560080

Category: Crime

Page: 240

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The Top Serial Killers of Our Time Volumes 1 2 3 4 And 5

These volumes feature the following murderers: Volume 1 Daniel Barbosa, Andrei Chikatilo, Pedro Rodrigues Filho, Luis Alfredo Garavito, Pedro Alonso López, Anatoly Onoprienko, Alexander Pichushkin, Gary Ridgway, Ahmad Suradji & Yang Xinhai ...

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Author: Jason Krueger

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1489569006

Category: True Crime

Page: 166

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For some reason I've always been fascinated by crime, particularly serial killers and what makes them "tick." Some if not all of the acts performed by human beings in this publication are so despicable that they seem impossible to believe. Unfortunately the contents contained within are not part of some fictional script for a future Hollywood movie, they are factual! These volumes feature the following murderers: Volume 1 Daniel Barbosa, Andrei Chikatilo, Pedro Rodrigues Filho, Luis Alfredo Garavito, Pedro Alonso Lopez, Anatoly Onoprienko, Alexander Pichushkin, Gary Ridgway, Ahmad Suradji & Yang Xinhai. Volume 2 Ted Bundy, Juan Vallejo Corona, Karl Denke, John Wayne Gacy, Fritz Haarmann, Bela Kiss, Maoupa Cedric Maake, Gennady Mikhasevich, Moses Sithole & Serhiy Tkach. Volume 3 William Bonin, Ronald Dominique, Miyuki Ishikawa, Patrick Kearney, Paul John Knowles, Earle Nelson, Sergei Ryakhovsky, Maria Swanenburg, Huang Yong & Yoo Young-Chul. Volume 4 Mohammed Bijeh, Donato Bilancia, Jeffrey Dahmer, Vladimir Kondratenko, Randy Steven Kraft, Jimmy Maketta, Jack Mogale, Joel Rifkin, Sipho Agmatir Thwala & Elias Xitavhudzi. Volume 5 Michel Fourniret, Robert Hansen, Charles Ray Hatcher, Elifasi Msomi, Dennis Nilsen, Pietro Pacciani, Angel Maturino Resendiz, Harold Shipman, Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vega & Robert Lee Yates. I hope you don't have nightmares after reading this but the truth is that statistically there's likely to be a number of serial killers roaming our streets right now. So be careful. Jason

Australian Crime

This updated edition of Australian Crime is an enthralling account of the crimes that have made headlines and shocked the nation.

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Author: Malcolm Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 1742571174

Category: Crime

Page: 330

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Australians have always had a fascination for criminals and crime from the pluck and daring of bushrangers, the mafioso of the 1960s and the horror of serial killers in the 1980s. Then we witnessed the changing face of crime with the spread of the narcotics trade and the explosion of the internet in the 1990s, leading to billion-dollar frauds, paedophilia online and terrorism. This updated edition of Australian Crime is an enthralling account of the crimes that have made headlines and shocked the nation. Each detailed case looks at the most chilling events and hardened characters in our history, as well as those of the new millennium including the Bali Nine, the corrupt cops of Sydney's beaches and The Gap murder of Caroline Byrne.

The Whole Truth

"Nancy Pickard pushes at the presumed limits of [crime fiction]" said the Los Angeles Times Book Review, praising the award-winning creator of the Jenny Cain mysteries.

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Author: Nancy Pickard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743418041

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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"Nancy Pickard pushes at the presumed limits of [crime fiction]" said the Los Angeles Times Book Review, praising the award-winning creator of the Jenny Cain mysteries. Now, Pickard blurs the line between fiction and reality in a novel of gripping intensity, and premieres a superb new heroine: true-crime author Marie Lightfoot. For her next surefire bestseller, Marie is covering the trial of a Florida killer -- a case that penetrates her own life, layer by disturbing layer. Whether real like Ted Bundy, or imagined like Hannibal Lecter, few killers of our time are in the same league as Raymond Raintree. And as he stands flanked by lawyers in a Florida courtroom, waiting to be convicted for the murder of Natalie Mae McCullen, Marie Lightfoot is taking it all in. A small, gutsy blonde renowned for her true-crime bestsellers, Marie knows the graphic and disturbing case will make her best book yet -- because Raintree's shocking crime, vile beyond imagining, is also impossible to turn away from. But there is something about the case -- and Raintree's involvement -- that bothers her. No one knows where Raintree, a man as slight and immature as a preteen boy, took Natalie after he abducted her. No one knows how Natalie -- bright, independent, and with no fear of the dark -- could be lured into a stranger's boat on a lonely waterway. And only one witness saw a man who may have been Raintree motoring along in a water taxi on the night Natalie disappeared. Even if the police can't provide answers, Marie intends to leave no loose ends. Starting with a prison meeting with Raintree, the steely-nerved writer follows a twisted path that leads to Natalie's parents, to a coincidence that doesn't quite gel, and to a place she has resisted all her life: the dark recesses of her own soul, where she hides the secrets of her own lost past. When Raymond escapes, Marie -- a curious contradiction of celebrity author and introspective loner -- becomes a sitting duck for a killer who just might be smart enough to outwit her. And evil enough to take her to hell before she dies. A masterpiece of psychological suspense, The Whole Truth is a compelling look at our fascination with the horrific crimes of our time. Nancy Pickard's characters are as close to flesh and blood as fiction can get -- and her writing is as close to perfection.

My Time Will Come

Here is the story of how he endured the savagery of the United States prison system, and how his victim, an extraordinary woman, forgave him and bravely advocated for his freedom, which was achieved by an Equal Justice Initiative push to ...

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Author: Ian Manuel

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9781524748531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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At fourteen Ian Manuel was sentenced to life without parole. My Time Will Come is a paean to the capacity of the human will to transcend adversity through determination and art. “Ian is magic. His story is difficult and heartbreaking, but he takes us places we need to go to understand why we must do better.” —Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy “My story has been told many times and by highly regarded experts in their fields—judges, prosecutors, juvenile probation officers, sociologists, journalists. But I would like to try to tell it to you myself. I have reason to believe the experts may be wrong about me. You see, today, thirty years later, I am neither in prison nor dead.” —from My Time Will Come The United States is the only country in the world that sentences thirteen- and fourteen-year-old offenders, mostly youth of color, to life in prison without parole, regardless of the scientifically proven singularities of the developing adolescent brain—a heinous wrinkle in the scandal of mass incarceration. In 1991, Ian Manuel, then fourteen, was sentenced to life without parole for a non-homicide crime. In a botched mugging attempt with some older boys, he shot Debbie Baigrie, a young white mother of two, in the face. But as Bryan Stevenson, attorney and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has insisted, none of us should be judged by only the worst thing we have ever done. Capturing the fullness of his humanity, here is Manuel’s powerful testimony of growing up homeless in Central Park Village in Tampa, Florida—a neighborhood riddled with poverty, gang violence, and drug abuse—and of his efforts to rise above his circumstances, only to find himself, partly through his own actions, imprisoned for two-thirds of his life, eighteen years of which were spent in solitary confinement. Here is the at once wrenching and inspiring story of how he endured the savagery of the United States prison system, and how his victim, an extraordinary woman, forgave him and bravely advocated for his freedom, which was achieved by a crusade on the part of the Equal Justice Initiative to address the barbarism of our judicial system and bring about “just mercy.” Full of unexpected twists and turns as it describes a struggle to attain the glory of redemption, My Time Will Come is a paean to the capacity of the human will to transcend adversity through determination and art—in Ian Manuel’s case, through his dedication to writing poetry.

We Are Bellingcat

Here, their founder – a high-school dropout on a kitchen laptop – tells the story of how they created a whole new category of information-gathering, galvanising citizen journalists across the globe to expose war crimes and pick apart ...

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Author: Eliot Higgins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526645067

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'John le Carré demystified the intelligence services; Higgins has demystified intelligence gathering itself' Financial Times 'Uplifting . . . Riveting . . . What will fire people through these pages, gripped, is the focused, and extraordinary, investigations that Bellingcat runs . . . Each runs as if the concluding chapter of a Holmesian whodunit' Telegraph 'We Are Bellingcat is Higgins's gripping account of how he reinvented reporting for the internet age . . . A manifesto for optimism in a dark age' Luke Harding, Observer How did a collective of self-taught internet sleuths end up solving some of the biggest crimes of our time? Bellingcat, the home-grown investigative unit, is redefining the way we think about news, politics and the digital future. Here, their founder – a high-school dropout on a kitchen laptop – tells the story of how they created a whole new category of information-gathering, galvanising citizen journalists across the globe to expose war crimes and pick apart disinformation, using just their computers. From the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 over the Ukraine to the sourcing of weapons in the Syrian Civil War and the identification of the Salisbury poisoners, We Are Bellingcat digs deep into some of Bellingcat's most successful investigations. It explores the most cutting-edge tools for analysing data, from virtual-reality software that can build photorealistic 3D models of a crime scene, to apps that can identify exactly what time of day a photograph was taken. In our age of uncertain truths, Bellingcat is what the world needs right now – an intelligence agency by the people, for the people.

The Crime of Galileo

In this essay, which aims at analyzing their complex relations, we intend to go at length into the episode which provides, namely, the trial of Galileo and the circumstances that brought it about.

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Author: Giorgio de Santillana

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226734811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

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A biography of the Italian scientist, concentrating on his prosecution for urging belief in revolutionary astronomical discoveries

Juvenile Crime and Delinquency

As one commentator put it, "The great increase in juvenile crime is certainly one of the most horrible features of our time" (Hulton 1939: 38).

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Author: Ruth Marie Mann

Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press

ISBN: UOM:39015049736161

Category: Social Science

Page: 407

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The two major themes in this collection are the tension between juvenile justice policies and social welfare policies, and the challenge of developing juvenile justice that is also justice for youth. The articles provide exposure to a variety of perspectives by representing selections from both academic and popular writers. Topics addressed include child saving, moral panics, youth culture and girl violence, as well as juvenile crime prevention and the ongoing reform of the youth justice system.

Bag of Bones

. Conway skillfully paints a backdrop of fierce and flamboyant personalities who paraded across the Gilded Age, from Brooklyn Bridge engineer John Roebling to Marm Mandelbaum, ‘queen of the criminals.’ . . . [H]e capably recounts his ...

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Author: J. North Conway

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762785148

Category: History

Page: 304

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Completing J. North Conway’s widely acclaimed trilogy of Gilded Age New York City Crime—following King of Heists and The Big Policeman—Bag of Bones combines the era’s affluence, decadence, and corruption with a gruesome deed fit for the tabloids of today. In 1878, the body of multi-millionaire A. T. Stewart was stolen from St. Mark’s Churchyard. The ghoulish crime, the chase for the culprits, the years-long ransom negotiations, and the demise of the Stewart retail empire fed a media frenzy. When the widow Stewart eventually exchanged $20,000 for a burlap bag of bones on a country road, not everyone was convinced that the remains were truly those of “The Merchant Prince of Manhattan,” the department store pioneer who had risen from the flood of Irish immigration to a place alongside names like Astor, Vanderbilt, and Rockefeller. As Bag of Bones details the futile tactics used by police to identify the grave robbers, it also unveils the villainy of Judge Henry Hilton, the Stewart family advisor who not only interfered in the case repeatedly but also dismantled a once-great business empire . . . all the while profiting quite nicely. By the end of this fascinating slice of history, one is left to wonder who displayed the greater evil: the grave robbers or Judge Hilton.

Crime and Justice in Our Time

Discusses various types and causes of crime; describes the "typical" criminal; examines the criminal justice systems of the past and present; and explores one's personal responsibility for crime prevention.

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Author: Margaret Oldroyd Hyde

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 0531041166

Category: Crime

Page: 118

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Discusses various types and causes of crime; describes the "typical" criminal; examines the criminal justice systems of the past and present; and explores one's personal responsibility for crime prevention.

Blood Threats and Fears

This book offers unparalleled insight into the ways in which hate crime affects individuals and communities across the world.

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Author: Stevie-Jade Hardy

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030319977

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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This book offers unparalleled insight into the ways in which hate crime affects individuals and communities across the world. Drawing from the testimonies of more than 2,000 victims of hate crime, the book identifies the physical, emotional and community-level harms associated with hate crimes and key implications for justice in the context of punitive, restorative, rehabilitative and educative interventions. Hate crime constitutes one of the biggest global challenges of our time and blights the lives of millions of people across the world. Within this context the book generates important new knowledge on victims’ experiences and expectations, and uses its compelling evidence-base to identify fresh ways of understanding, researching and responding to hate crime. It also documents the sensitivities associated with undertaking complex fieldwork of this nature, and in doing so offers an authentic account of the very necessary – and sometimes unconventional – steps which are fundamental to the process of engaging with ‘hard-to-reach’ communities.

Our Crime Was Being Jewish

Who else will tell it?” Our Crime Was Being Jewish contains 576 vivid memories of 358 Holocaust survivors. These are the true, insider stories of victims, told in their own words.

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Author: Anthony S. Pitch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781632208545

Category: History

Page: 360

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In the shouted words of a woman bound for Auschwitz to a man about to escape from a cattle car, “If you get out, maybe you can tell the story! Who else will tell it?” Our Crime Was Being Jewish contains 576 vivid memories of 358 Holocaust survivors. These are the true, insider stories of victims, told in their own words. They include the experiences of teenagers who saw their parents and siblings sent to the gas chambers; of starving children beaten for trying to steal a morsel of food; of people who saw their friends commit suicide to save themselves from the daily agony they endured. The recollections are from the start of the war—the home invasions, the Gestapo busts, and the ghettos—as well as the daily hell of the concentration camps and what actually happened inside. Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and this hefty collection of stories told by its survivors is one of the most important books of our time. It was compiled by award-winning author Anthony S. Pitch, who worked with sources such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to get survivors’ stories compiled together and to supplement them with images from the war. These memories must be told and held onto so what happened is documented; so the lives of those who perished are not forgotten—so history does not repeat itself. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Crime in the Streets and Crime in the Suites

My mentors in this educational process were two of the outstanding penologists of our time: The late James V. Bennett, director of the United States Bureau ...

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Author: Doug A. Timmer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044231210

Category: True Crime

Page: 483

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This comprehensive collection focuses on a definition of crime, different types of crime, criminal justice, law and policing and courts and corrective sentencing. Each section includes a general introduction to the issue and two contrasting readings which represent each side of the argument.

Crime and Justice Volume 43

The contributors to this volume include Marcelo Aebi, Andromachi Tseloni, Eric Baumer, Manuel Eisner, Graham Farrell, Janne Kivivuori, Tapio Lappi-Seppälä, Suzy McElrath, Richard Rosenfeld, Rossella Selmini, Nick Tilley, and Kevin T. ...

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Author: Michael Tonry

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226208800

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Violent and property crime rates in all Western countries have been falling since the early and mid-1990s, after rising in the 1970s and 1980s. Few people have noticed the common patterns and fewer have attempted to understand or explain them. Yet the implications are essential for thinking about crime control and criminal justice policy more broadly. Crime rates in Canada and the United States, for example, have moved in parallel for 40 years, but Canada has neither increased its imprisonment rate nor adopted harsher criminal justice policies. The implication is that something other than mass imprisonment, zero-tolerance policing, and “three-strikes” laws explains why crime rates in our time are falling. The essays in this 43rd volume of Crime and Justice explore the possibilities cross-nationally. They document the common rises and falls in crime and look at possible explanations, including changes in sensitivity to violence generally and intimate violence in particular, macro-level changes in self-control, and structural and economic developments in modern states. The contributors to this volume include Marcelo Aebi, Andromachi Tseloni, Eric Baumer, Manuel Eisner, Graham Farrell, Janne Kivivuori, Tapio Lappi-Seppälä, Suzy McElrath, Richard Rosenfeld, Rossella Selmini, Nick Tilley, and Kevin T. Wolff.

Black Market Billions

This book will change the debate as we come to understand just how much terrorism depends on funds raised by crime.

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Author: Hitha Prabhakar

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780132180245

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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Black Market Billions blows the lid off the world's fastest-growing illicit industry: organized retail crime. Hitha Prabhakar reveals how criminals with ties to terrorist groups around the world are committing huge product thefts, and using the profits to fund terrorist acts. Prabhakar connects the dots and follows the money ... from consumers "dying for a deal" to terrorist cells eager to do the killing.