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Advice and Consent

Lee Epstein

From Louis Brandeis to Robert Bork to Clarence Thomas, the nomination of federal judges has generated intense political conflict. With the coming retirement of one or more Supreme Court Justices--and threats to filibuster lower court judges--the... (read more)

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Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice

Liz Seccuro

In September 2005, Liz Seccuro's world turned upside down when she received an apology letter from the man who had raped her twenty-two years earlier. The rape, which occurred when she was a seventeen-year-old freshman at the University of Virginia, was... (read more)

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Medieval Punishments: An Illustrated History of Torture

William Andrews

“The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of... (read more)

Forensics and Evidence
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Gunshot and Stabbing Homicides: Applying Scientific Method to Crime Scene Reconstruction

Ph.d. Jon J. Nordby

Taking a unique approach, this book demonstrates how to explain crime scene events by reproducing them in a controlled environment. The book moves systematically from case to case, illustrating the need for experiment, alternative experimental designs... (read more)

Mobs and Organized Crime
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El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin

Molly Molloy

In this unprecedented and chilling monologue, a repentant Mexican hitman tells the unvarnished truth about the war on drugs on the American. El Sicario is the hidden face of America's war on drugs. He is a contract killer who functioned as a commandante... (read more)

Oversized Books
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Captured!: Inside the World of Celebrity Trials

Mona Shafer Edwards

Michael Jackson. McMartin Preschool. Heidi Fleiss. Richard “The Night Stalker” Ramirez. The Menendez Brothers. Robert Blake. Courtney Love. Winona Ryder. Rodney King. O.J. Name a high-profile trial over the past 25 years and Mona Shafer... (read more)

True Crime
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The Damnation of John Donellan: A Mysterious Case of Death and Scandal in Georgian England

Elizabeth Cooke

On August 30, 1780, in Warwickshire, England, twenty-year-old Theodosius Boughton, the dissolute heir to a vast fortune and baronetcy, died suddenly and in violent convulsions after taking a medication prescribed by his doctor. Was he poisoned by his... (read more)

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Blood Brotherhoods: A History of Italy's Three Mafias

John Dickie

Through a riveting narrative both disturbing and disturbingly relevant to the present, Blood Brotherhoods shines a new light on the development of organized crime in Italy. Dickie draws on research that has never been seen before to examine the myths... (read more)

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