The Bobbed Haired Bandit: A True Story of Crime and by Stephen Duncombe

By Stephen Duncombe

Ripped instantly from the headlines of the Jazz Age, The Bobbed Haired Bandit is a story of flappers and speedy automobiles, of intercourse and morality. within the spring of 1924, a negative, 19-year-old laundress from Brooklyn robbed a string of latest York grocery shops with a “baby automatic,” a fur coat, and a stylish bobbed hairdo. Celia Cooney’s crimes made nationwide information, with the likes of Ring Lardner and Walter Lippman writing approximately her exploits for enthralled readers.The Bobbed Haired Bandit brings to lifestyles an international of significant wealth and poverty, of Prohibition and sophistication clash. along with her husband Ed at her part, Celia raised herself from a lifetime of drudgery to turn into a star in her personal pulp-fiction novel, a task she consciously cultivated. She additionally introduced the most important manhunt in manhattan City's background, humiliating the police with bold crimes and taunting notes.Sifting via conflicting bills, Stephen Duncombe and Andrew Mattson convey how Celia's tale used to be used to provide an explanation for the area, to salary cultural battles, to additional political curiosity, and particularly, to promote newspapers. To progressives, she used to be an instance of what occurs whilst a neighborhood does not guard its childrens. To conservatives, she symbolized a permissive society that gave an excessive amount of freedom to the younger, bad, and feminine. those competing tales distill the tensions of the time.In a gripping account that reads like a detective serial, Duncombe and Mattson have culled newspaper reviews, courtroom files, interviews with Celia's sons, or even renowned songs and jokes to seize what William Randolph Hearst’s newspaper referred to as “the strangest, most unearthly, such a lot dramatic, so much tragic, human curiosity tale ever told.”

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Gangsters and Goodfellas: The Mob, Witness Protection, and by Henry Hill

By Henry Hill

"At the age of twelve, my ambition used to be to turn into a gangster. To be a wiseguy was once higher than being President of the U.S.. To be a wiseguy was once to possess the world." ― Henry Hill

When Henry Hill entered the Witness security software, he used to be convinced that his felony days had eventually come to an finish. He used to be wrong.
For over two decades, Henry Hill lived the excessive lifestyles as a robust member of the Lucchese crime relatives, a existence immortalized in Martin Scorsese's vintage movie GoodFellas. After his arrest in 1980, he disappeared into the Witness security application With this e-book, Henry comes fresh approximately his final two decades, filling within the gaps approximately his contemporary previous in addition to atmosphere the list instantly on his days as a wiseguy. right now hilarious, unpredictable, scandalous, and arresting, Henry Hill's story will break every little thing you notion you knew in regards to the Witness defense software.

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The Book On Bookies: An Inside Look At A Successful Sports by James Jeffries

By James Jeffries

In case you have ever puzzled why the bookie consistently wins and also you continually lose, or how your bookie adjusts aspect spreads and within which course, The ebook on Bookies is for you. In it, you will discover all of the solutions you must pop out a winner, it doesn't matter what you wager on - soccer, baseball, horse racing, boxing, golfing or the other activity. move behind the curtain with J.J. to determine how a qualified activities e-book is decided up and run. discover all approximately aspect spreads, directly bets, half-points, parlays, exactas, teasers, exotics, sweeps cash traces - every thing you want to be aware of to guess correctly . . . or to turn into a bookie!

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The Silent Don. The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante by Scott M. Deitch

By Scott M. Deitch

The Silent Don: The felony Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr. exposes the lifestyles and ruthless instances of 1 of America's strongest and feared mob bosses. With a felony empire that stretched from the Gulf Coast in the course of the Caribbean, Trafficante used to be associated with drug trafficking, plots to kill Fidel Castro, and the assassination of JFK. Scott M. Deitche scoured courtroom documents, legislation enforcement reviews, newspaper debts, and numerous dozens of interviews to discover the entire - and compelling - tale of this enigmatic Mafioso don.

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Criminal Justice: An Introduction to Philosophies, Theories by Ian Marsh

By Ian Marsh

This new textual content will inspire scholars to increase a deeper knowing of the context and the present workings of the legal justice process.

Part One deals a transparent, obtainable and complete evaluate of the main philosophical goals and sociological theories of punishment, the background of justice and punishment and the constructing point of view of victimology partly , the point of interest is at the major parts of the modern legal justice approach -- together with the police, the courts and judiciary, prisons and group consequences.

The energetic engagement of scholars with the cloth coated distinguishes this article from others within the quarter and makes it a true instructing source and precious textual content.

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If a Pirate I Must Be...: The True Story of Black Bart, King by Richard Sanders

By Richard Sanders

In a page-turning story brimming with event, writer Richard Sanders tells of the impressive exploits of Bartholomew Roberts (better referred to as Black Bart), the best of the Caribbean pirates. He drank tea rather than rum. He banned girls and playing on his ships.  He by no means made his prisoners stroll the plank, as a substitute inviting them into his cabin for a pleasant chat.  and through the process his striking two-and-a-half-year profession as a pirate captain, he captured 400 prizes and taken exchange within the jap Caribbean to a standstill.  In If a Pirate i have to Be..., Richard Sanders tells the larger-than-life tale of Bartholomew Roberts, aka Black Bart.  Born in a rural city, Roberts rose from 3rd mate on a slave send to pirate captain in a question of months.  prior to lengthy, his blend of audaciousness and crafty gained him reputation and fortune from the fisheries of Newfoundland to the slave ports of West Africa.  Sanders brings to lifestyles a desirable global of theater and formality, the place males (a 3rd of whom have been black) lived a close-knit, egalitarian existence, democratically electing their officials and sharing their spoils.  They have been hugely (if surreptitiously) well liked by many retailers, with whom they struck particularly profitable deals.  but with a fierce crew of Royal military pirate hunters monitoring his each circulate, Roberts’ heyday may turn out a short one, and together with his seize, the Golden Age of pirates may move into the lore and legend of books and movies.  in line with ancient files, journals and letters from pirates less than Roberts’ command, and on writings via Roberts himself, If a Pirate i have to Be... is the genuine tale of the best pirate ever to sail the Caribbean. 

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Will They Do it Again?: Risk Assessment and Management in by Prof Herschel Prins, Herschel Prins

By Prof Herschel Prins, Herschel Prins

Concentration within the media at the hazards posed to bland humans has develop into more and more powerful in recent times - really on these hazards popularly gave the impression to be posed by way of the mentally ailing. yet how justified is that this drawback? How can we top deal with so-called harmful humans? In Will They Do It back? Herschel Prins considers the problem of public safeguard inside a extensive context of probability in society usually, interpreting the troubles bobbing up in modern society from facing uncertainty. it really is argued that public worry over the chance posed through the mentally unwell is at odds with the proof, and that a lot of the worry is targeted on a small variety of high-profile circumstances. Prins is going directly to study such circumstances the place administration of the mentally ailing has failed and units out feedback for advancements in practice.Will They Do It back? cuts via well known false impression and media hype over probability to offer a transparent, impartial photo of the genuine hazards to society from the mentally ailing and the way top they are often contained and controlled, and may turn out valuable to a number of practitioners all for the fields of felony justice and psychiatry.

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A Priest in Hell: Gangs, Murderers and Snitching in a by Randall Radic

By Randall Radic

“Living in prison is like dwelling overseas. The customs and tradition are varied, virtually alien, and so is the language.” a clergyman in Hell is the compelling actual tale of existence within the U.S. criminal method. The publication takes fodder for renowned fact indicates (like police officers) to a brand new point, giving the reader a frighteningly genuine feel of the tastes, sounds, smells, tradition and way of life of reformatory. On November five, 2005, Randall Radic was once arrested and charged with ten felonies. Desperation for a monied way of life led Radic, a pastor within the northern California neighborhood of Ripon, to first loan the house supplied to him via his church, earlier than promoting off the church itself. His crime is uncovered whilst a wide financial institution deposit catches the eye of the gurus. Radic is for that reason convicted of embezzlement, forgery, and fraud, and he spends six months in a California reformatory earlier than a plea discount allows his free up. At fifty four, Radic is easily above the typical age of the felony inhabitants, and his history as a clergyman makes him either a goal and a confidante in the legal partitions. throughout the publication, Radic introduces the tales of numerous of his fellow inmates, detailing their crimes, instances, and struggles. He ultimately earns his plea discount by means of sharing confessions of a fellow inmate with the district lawyer. Radic considers his time in reformatory Dante’s model of Hell. this can be the gritty, painful fact of crime and consequence.

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