• Suspect Identities: A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal by Simon A. Cole

    By Simon A. Cole

    “No fingerprints are alike,” or so it is going. for almost 100 years fingerprints have represented definitive evidence of person identification in our society. We belief them to inform us who dedicated a criminal offense, even if a legal list exists, and the way to solve questions of disputed identity.

    But in Suspect Identities, Simon Cole unearths that the historical past of felony id is way murkier than we've got been ended in think. Cole strains the trendy procedure of fingerprint identity to the nineteenth-century bureaucratic nation, and its wish to tune and keep an eye on more and more cellular, diversified populations whose race or ethnicity made them suspect within the eyes of specialists. In an exciting historical past that traverses the globe, taking us to India, Argentina, France, England, and the U.S., Cole excavates the forgotten background of legal identification―from images to unique anthropometric platforms in keeping with measuring physique elements, from fingerprinting to DNA typing. He unearths how fingerprinting eventually received the belief of the general public and the legislations purely after a protracted conflict opposed to rival id systems.

    As we rush headlong into the period of genetic id, and as fingerprint blunders are being uncovered, this background uncovers the interesting interaction of our elusive individuality, police and country energy, and the hunt for clinical simple task. Suspect Identities bargains an important corrective to blind religion within the infallibility of expertise, and a compelling examine its function in defining every one of us.

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  • Media and Violence: Gendering the Debates by Karen Boyle

    By Karen Boyle

    Media and Violence can pay equivalent consciousness to the creation, content material and reception fascinated with any illustration of violence.

    This ebook deals a framework for figuring out how violence is represented and fed on.

    It examines:

    -The courting of media, gender and real-world violence

    -Representations of violence in reveal entertainment

    -The results of violent media on consumers

    -The ethics and gender politics of the construction tactics of monitor violence

    The discussions are illustrated with topical and recognized examples, permitting the reader to seriously have interaction with the debates.

    The ebook comprises bankruptcy outlines; key questions for dialogue; additional examining lists; word list; appendix of summaries of legal situations mentioned.

    It could be correct for college kids of Media and Cultural experiences, Criminology, Gender experiences and Psychology.

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  • Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas by David Dolinak

    By David Dolinak

    Medicolegal Neuropathology: a colour Atlas uniquely demonstrates and explains many neuropathologic findings in a fashion that would relief investigators of surprising and unforeseen dying combine their very own findings into the entire case context. With beneficial counsel and reminders, in addition to over 500 daring, colourful pictures, this well-organized source is helping you speedy realize, record, and comprehend the various realm of neuropathological findings ready to be chanced on at autopsy.

    Organized in a case-oriented layout, Medicolegal Neuropathology: a colour Atlas exhibits you:

  • Many huge exterior and inner colour photographs
  • Proper tools of documenting and reading pathologic findings
  • Methods of appearing really good post-mortem procedures
  • Techniques for correct sampling and education of tissues for microscopic examination
  • Important irritating and nontraumatic findings and their significance
  • A refresher direction on common anatomical structures
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  • Murat by Alexandre Dumas

    By Alexandre Dumas

    Written by way of famous French writer, Alexandre Dumas, "Murat" is an essay belonging to his accumulated name "Celebrated Crimes" which good points well-known criminals and crimes from eu historical past.

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  • Violent Femmes: Women as Spies in Popular Culture by Rosie White

    By Rosie White

    The lady undercover agent has lengthy exerted a powerful grip at the well known mind's eye. near to renowned fiction, movie and tv Violent Femmes examines the determine of the feminine secret agent as a nexus of contradictory rules approximately femininity, strength, sexuality and nationwide id. Fictional representations of girls as spies have repeatedly traced the dynamic of women’s altering roles in British and American tradition. utilizing the significant trope of girls who paintings as spies, Rosie White examines cultural shifts throughout the 20th century concerning the position of girls within the specialist place of work.

    Violent Femmes examines the feminine undercover agent as a determine in renowned discourse which concurrently conforms to cultural stereotypes and increases questions about women's roles in British and American tradition, when it comes to gender, sexuality and nationwide identification.

    Immensely beneficial for a variety of classes reminiscent of movie and tv reports, English, cultural reviews, women’s reviews, gender stories, media reports, communications and historical past, this ebook will attract scholars from undergraduate point upwards.

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  • Druglord: Guns, Powder and Pay-Offs by Graham Johnson

    By Graham Johnson

    When ruthless drug baron John Haase was once sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for heroin-trafficking in 1995, it was once a massive victory for customs and the police. yet in a stunning flow, after Haase and his associate Paul Bennett had served in simple terms eleven months, then domestic Secretary Michael Howard signed a Royal Pardon for his or her unlock; protecting his selection via claiming that Haase and Bennett had develop into helpful informants. utilizing interviews with Haase at Whitemoor felony and in addition to a duplicate of his sworn affidavit, this account finds the reality in the back of the Royal Pardon scandal, entire with allegations of massive bribes, mass fabrication of facts, and darkish powers on the middle of the justice method. incorporated is the tale of the way Haase had actually duped the gurus, and much from being pressured into hiding as an informant, he had won new kudos one of the legal underworld for therefore audaciously beating the system.

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  • Wild Bill Sullivan: King of the Hollow by Ann R. Hammons

    By Ann R. Hammons

    The rollicking historical past of a dreaded real-life determine within the folklore of the Mississippi backwoods because of the topic of this interesting booklet, Sullivan's hole, a possible idyllic valley in south Mississippi, received its rightful place one of the infamous position names in American folklore. To the citizenry within the hamlets of Sullivan's hole Wild invoice Sullivan was once the fearsome neighborhood rascal whose bent for pranks, jokes, and chicanery as a rule verged at the murderous. To tourists his identify encouraged a perilous dread of an opportunity assembly with him on a lonely path. Wild Bill's love of liquor and his bounding out and in of difficulty decorated his darkly checkered acceptance. For the annals of folklore he's leading fabric. the following for the 1st time in paperback is the tale of this nineteenth-century Mississippi maverick, as informed through his great-granddaughter. She recounts tales of his best-known "pranks"-such as stripping a Bible peddler bare and hitching him all day to a plow, and she or he places a plausible face at the legend of untamed Bill's having killed fifty males (or extra, because the tale proliferates). What reader of this ebook may perhaps fail to think that no traveller desired to be passing via Sullivan's hole after sunset?

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  • The Five Most Dangerous Places for Women (From the Files of by Linda Fairstein

    By Linda Fairstein

    Crime specialist Linda Fairstein unearths the miraculous destinations the place girls are so much liable to assaults, and what they could do to stick safe
    Leaving paintings, using in a taxi, even sitting within the convenience of one’s own residence, those areas are associated through one harrowing function: they're the place girls usually suppose such a lot relaxed, and they're one of the commonest destinations the place abductions of and assaults opposed to girls ensue. In The 5 most threatening areas for Women, Linda Fairstein explains precisely the place and why unforeseen threats ensue, and the way to protect opposed to them. Drawing from her years as a groundbreaking prosecutor of sexual crimes in ny urban, Fairstein delves into the minds of violent criminals to teach the easiest practices ladies can use to guard themselves—especially in daily events the place threat frequently lies simply round the corner.

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  • Wayward Angel: The Full Story Of The Hells Angels by George Wethern

    By George Wethern

    We all learn about the Hells Angels: toughs on Harleys terrorizing the law-abiding; wild brawls and wild intercourse; medicines and cruelty, beatings, or even homicide. yet not anyone relatively is aware what it’s wish to be an Angel other than an Angel. during this vintage of Hells Angels literature, to be learn along the works of Hunter S. Thompson and Sonny Barger, George Wethern―for decades the vice chairman of the Oakland Chapter―tells it love it is.

    Until he came across himself in reluctant provider to the courts, Wethern used to be the indispensable Angel. one of many West Coast’s most sensible drug purchasers, he used to be a guy who enjoyed motorcycles, fights, girls, and medicine; a guy who knew the inner most secrets and techniques of Angel existence. Arrested, strung out, in melancholy, he got a precarious freedom through attesting in significant trials opposed to Angels members―and then disappeared into the witness defense application.

    A Wayward Angel is a strong ebook, a not-for-the-squeamish portrait of the drug scene and the alienation from glossy existence in late-twentieth-century California. We witness killings, million-dollar drug offers, and orgy-laced “picnics.” this can be a tale uniquely American. And it's a terrifying tale―because it’s genuine.

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