The Crime of the Century

Here is the story of Richard Speck by the prosecutor who put him in prison for life with a brand-new introduction by Bill Kunkle, the prosecutor of the infamous John Wayne Gacy Jr. In The Crime of the Century, William J. Martin has teamed ...

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Author: Dennis L. Breo

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510708863

Category: True Crime

Page: 576

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On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through several student nurses’ townhouse like a summer tornado and changed the landscape of American crime. He broke in as his helpless victims slept, bound them one by one, and then stabbed, assaulted, and strangled all eight in a sadistic sexual frenzy. By morning, only one young nurse had miraculously survived. The killer was captured in seventy-two hours; he was successfully prosecuted in an error-free trial that stood up to appellate scrutiny; and the jury needed only forty-nine minutes to return a death verdict. Here is the story of Richard Speck by the prosecutor who put him in prison for life with a brand new introduction by Bill Kunkle, the prosecutor of the infamous John Wayne Gacy Jr. In The Crime of the Century, William J. Martin has teamed up with Dennis L. Breo to re-create the blood-soaked night that made American criminal history, offering fascinating behind-the-scenes descriptions of Speck, his innocent victims, the desperate manhunt and massive investigation, and the trial that led to Speck’s successful conviction.

Crimes of the Century

Describes five dramatic trials of the twentieth century with details on the crime, the police investigation, and the court proceedings, and examines the outcome and aftermath of each trial

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Author: Gilbert Geis

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555533604

Category: Law

Page: 230

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Describes five dramatic trials of the twentieth century with details on the crime, the police investigation, and the court proceedings, and examines the outcome and aftermath of each trial

German Stories of Crime and Evil from the 18th Century to the Present Deutsche Geschichten Von Verbrechen und B sem Vom 18 Jahrhundert Bis Zur Gegenwart

"Ideal for students of German as well as crime story enthusiasts, this dual-language edition contains ten short stories.

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Author: M. Charlotte Wolf

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486796581

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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"Ideal for students of German as well as crime story enthusiasts, this dual-language edition contains ten short stories. Selections range from 18th- and 19th-century classics by Friedrich Schiller and Willibald Alexis to tales by such popular contemporary authors as Iris Klockmann and Karin Holz. The editor provides an overview of German crime fiction in addition to individual introductions to each story." --

Crime of the Century

Addressing developments since the book's initial publication in 1982, Kurtz provides a new introduction and updated bibliography.

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Author: Michael L. Kurtz

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 087049824X

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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Addressing developments since the book's initial publication in 1982, Kurtz provides a new introduction and updated bibliography. He discusses the publicity and controversy surrounding Oliver Stone's film JFK, the new books and television programs that have dealt with the different conspiracy theories, new information about the possible role of organized crime in the assassination, and certain materials from the Kennedy autopsy that have only recently come to light.

Little Lindy Is Kidnapped

The biggest crime story in American history began on the night of March 1, 1932, when the twenty-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was snatched from his crib in Hopewell, New Jersey.

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Author: Thomas Doherty

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231552653

Category: History

Page: 276

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

Katyn

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Author: Edward R. Fields

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:931758449

Category: Katyn Massacre, Katynʹ, Russia, 1940

Page: 42

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State Crime

crimes have already occurred early in the century and are occurring as this is written—it does not follow that one must abandon hope of preventing at least some potentially monstrous crimes and much—perhaps everything—is at stake in ...

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Author: Dawn Rothe

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813549002

Category: Law

Page: 335

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Current media and political discourse on crime has long ignored crimes committed by States themselves, despite their greater financial and human toll. For the past two decades, scholars have examined how and why States violate their own laws and international law and explored what can be done to reduce or prevent these injustices. Through a collection of essays by leading scholars in the field, State Crime offers a set of cases exemplifying state criminality along with various methods for controlling governmental transgressions. With topics ranging from crimes of aggression to nuclear weapons to the construction and implementation of social controls, this volume is an indispensable resource for those who examine the behavior of States and those who study crime in its varied forms.

Crime Types and Criminals

The phrase “crime of the century” seems to be perennially used to refer to the latest dramatic crime. Crime File 1.2 explores crimes to which this label was attached over this past century. Crime File 1.2 Crimes of the Twentieth Century ...

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Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412964791

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

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Crime Types and Criminals is an essential introduction to the study of criminology, focusing on crime types in particular. This book provides broad coverage of all major crime types, as well as coverage of research methods and theory. This book can be used both as a stand-alone and supplementary text in courses such as introduction to criminology, crime and society, deviant behaviour, crime profiling, and many other courses within the criminology and criminal justice discipline. Unlike many of the current criminology books on the market, this is a brief book that really talks about all kinds of crime and criminals in detail in a way to capture and retain student interest.

The Turkish Crime of Our Century

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Author: Asia Minor Refugees Coordination Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059987407

Category: Armenians

Page: 318

View: 335

Criminology

Benson , M. ( 2002 ) , Crime and the Life Course : An Introduction ( Los Angeles : Roxbury ) ; Piquero , A. , and Mazerolle , P. ( eds . ) ( 2001 ) , Life - Course Criminology ... Friedrichs , D. ( 2000 ) , " The Crime of the Century ?

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Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742547132

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

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Barak provides the first integrated analysis of crime, criminal justice, and criminology through a global lens, revealing the importance of a global perspective for the study of crime and justice in the 21st century. While moving seamlessly from the micro bio-psychological, interactive-social process to the macro cultural-structural forces that shape crime and our responses to it, the author presents the reader with a feast of the latest criminological ideas in this sumptuous tome.

Introduction to Criminology

No matter how morally outrageous or unacceptable an act, it is not a crime unless defined as such by criminal law. ... While we might not agree with the specific selection of “crimes of the century,” most candidates share a celebrity ...

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Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412979719

Category: Social Science

Page: 553

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Introduction to Criminology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology designed for an introductory undergraduate courses. The book focuses on the vital core of criminological theory--theory, method, and criminal behavior. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior. New to this edition: Expansion of material on psycho-social and bio-social theories Additional coverage of terrorism in Ch. 11, along with ethics in the research methods chapter, Ch. 2 New chapter on Cybercrime New Epilogue on the future of crime and the newest criminological theories New Career Feature Boxes New Crime Files Feature Boxes End-of-Chapter Web Research Exercises New full-color design and photo program In-text links to study site Expanded study site resources including video of the author and original podcasts recorded by the author for each chapter Blackboard and Web CT compatibility

The Lindbergh Child

Geary retraces all the different highly publicized events, blackmail notes, false and otherwise, as well as the string of colorful characters wanting to ‘help,’ some of which actually successfully snookered the beleaguered hero.

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Author: Rick Geary

Publisher: NBM Publishing

ISBN: 9781561635290

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 80

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Lindbergh’s baby disappears! Geary retraces all the different highly publicized events, blackmail notes, false and otherwise, as well as the string of colorful characters wanting to ‘help,’ some of which actually successfully snookered the beleaguered hero.