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Serial Killers
Serial Killers
by Joel Norris
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Through extensive research and interviews with five notorious serial killers, author Joel Norris demonstrates that serial killers have specific biological and genetic makeups that can be identified as early as five years of age.  A compelling... (read more)

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Criminal Justice: A Collection of True Crime Cases, Prentice Hall's Reality Reading Series
Criminal Justice: A Collection of True Crime Cases, Prentice Hall's Reality Reading Series
by Ron Grimming
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Criminal Justice: A Collection of True-Crime Cases is a first-of-its-kind approach to blending theory with reality using compelling, newsworthy cases. Gripping and easy-to-digest, the handbook contains eight high profile cases that will hold readers... (read more)

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The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Ninetenth-Century New York
The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Ninetenth-Century New York
by Patricia Cline Cohen
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In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to... (read more)

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In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime (5TH 09 - Old Edition)
In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime (5TH 09 - Old Edition)
by Paul Cromwell
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In Their Own Words is a collection of ethnographic or field accounts of crime and criminals, providing a rare opportunity for students to view the world from the perspective of offenders. Few students ever encounter a real criminal during their education,... (read more)

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The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four
The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four
by Tom Wells
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A compulsively readable true-crime tale, with a damning argument about the relationship between the death penalty and false confessions, based on an Innocence Project case. "It's time for Virginia's governor to do something about the Norfolk Four... (read more)

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The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity
The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity
by Dan Moldea
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On June 5, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was shot in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles; his death the following day stunned a nation still recovering from John F. Kennedys assassination five years earlier. Officials insisted, however, that this... (read more)

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Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
by Jim Marrs
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What really happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963? Was the assassination of John F. Kennedy simply the work of a warped, solitary young man, or was something more nefarious afoot? Pulling together a wealth of evidence, including rare photos, documents,... (read more)

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Christian Burial Case : an Introduction To Criminal and Judicial Procedure (01 Edition)
Christian Burial Case : an Introduction To Criminal and Judicial Procedure (01 Edition)
by Thomas N. Mcinnis
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On December 24, 1968, ten-year-old Pamela Powers was brutally murdered, her body dumped at the side of the road to freeze. Robert Anthony Williams was charged with the crime, and a series of trials, appeals, and reversals ensued. The Christian Burial... (read more)

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Death and Justice: An Expose of Oklahoma's Death Row Machine
Death and Justice: An Expose of Oklahoma's Death Row Machine
by Mark Fuhrman
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< P> < b> Controversy rages about capital punishment as innocent men and women are being released from death rows all over the country. Are innocent people being executed? Is capital punishment justice or is it revenge? < /b> < /P>... (read more)

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Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America
Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America
by Les Standiford
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Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no federal databases of crimes against children. His abduction and murder&#8212;unsolved for more than a quarter of a century&#8212;forever changed America. Shocked by Adam's... (read more)

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Wised Up (04 Edition)
Wised Up (04 Edition)
by Charlie Wilhelm
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- Wised Up can be compared to Nicholas Pileggi's Wiseguy, which became the smash 1990 movie, Goodfellas. It also contains many of the same elements that made Donnie Brasco--both the book and the movie--so successful. - This is the first book to present a... (read more)

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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
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A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing... (read more)

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Wild Child : the Unsolved Mystery of Kaspar Hauser (96 Edition)
Wild Child : the Unsolved Mystery of Kaspar Hauser (96 Edition)
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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Kept in a dungeon for his entire childhood, Kaspar Hauser appeared in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1828 at age 16, barely able to walk or talk. When he was killed in 1833, his true identity and the motives for his unsolved murder became the subjects of intense... (read more)

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Hunting Humans : Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer (2ND 01 Edition)
Hunting Humans : Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer (2ND 01 Edition)
by Elliott Leyton
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The pioneering explanation of serial and mass murder in modern times, hailed by CBS News as "required reading for every homicide detective in America." In this new edition of his landmark 1986 study, pioneering anthropologist Leyton examines the psyche... (read more)

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The Art of the Steal: How to Protect Yourself and Your Business from Fraud, America's #1 Crime
The Art of the Steal: How to Protect Yourself and Your Business from Fraud, America's #1 Crime
by Frank W Abagnale
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The world--famous former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me if You Can now reveals the mind--boggling tricks of the scam trade--with advice that has made him one of America's most sought--after fraud--prevention experts. "I had as much... (read more)

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God of the Rodeo : the Quest for Redemption in Louisiana's Angola Prison (98 Edition)
God of the Rodeo : the Quest for Redemption in Louisiana's Angola Prison (98 Edition)
by Daniel Bergner
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Never before had Daniel Bergner seen a spectacle as bizarre as the one he had come to watch that Sunday in October. Murderers, rapists, and armed robbers were competing in the annual rodeo at Angola, the grim maximum-security penitentiary in Louisiana... (read more)

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News of a Kidnapping (97 Edition)
News of a Kidnapping (97 Edition)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Consumed these past twenty years by a "biblical holocaust," Colombia has endured leftist insurgencies, right-wing death squads, currency collapses, cholera epidemics, and, most recently and corrosively, drug trafficking. Returning to his days as a... (read more)

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A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial
A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial
by George P Fletcher
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The popular press dubbed him "the subway vigilante": Bernhard Goetz, who on December 22, 1984, shot four black youths on a New York subway train when one of them asked for five dollars. Goetz claimed to have fired in self-defense, out of fear that the... (read more)

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100 Years of Lynchings (88 Edition)
100 Years of Lynchings (88 Edition)
by Ralph Ginzburg
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The hidden past of racial violence is illuminated in this skillfully selected compendium of articles from a wide range of papers large and small, radical and conservative, black and white. Through these pieces, readers witness a history of racial... (read more)

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Lynching in the Heartland : Race and Memory in America (01 Edition)
Lynching in the Heartland : Race and Memory in America (01 Edition)
by James H. Madison
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-195) and index.... (read more)

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