Harsh justice: criminal punishment and the widening divide by James Q. Whitman

By James Q. Whitman

Felony punishment in the USA is harsh and degrading--more so than wherever else within the liberal west. Executions and lengthy felony phrases are ordinary in the USA. international locations like France and Germany, in contrast, are systematically light. ecu offenders are hardly despatched to felony, and once they are, they serve some distance shorter phrases than their American opposite numbers. Why is the USA so relatively harsh? during this novel paintings of comparative felony historical past, James Whitman argues that the reply lies in America's victorious include of a non-hierarchical social process and mistrust of country strength that have contributed to a legislation of punishment that's extra keen to degrade offenders.

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The Butcher of Poland: Hitler's Lawyer Hans Frank by Garry O'Connor

By Garry O'Connor

The lifetime of the Bavarian Hans Frank, one of many ten battle criminals hanged at Nuremburg in 1946, who switched over to Catholicism sooner than he died, has no longer acquired the total recognition the realm has given to different Nazi leaders. in lots of methods he warrants it extra. His lifestyles symbolises the hubristic and visionary ambition Germany needed to an alarming measure far better than a person else, maybe simply because he was once an highbrow of the top calibre: 'Can't they see,' he acknowledged of his fellow accused at Nuremburg, 'that this can be a terrible tragedy within the heritage of mankind, and that we're the symbols of an evil that God is brushing aside?' As he regarded through the top he used to be a first-rate, if now not the exemplary, image, his regret, self-pity, and conceitedness knew no bounds as they vied together with his contrition. 'In Prague, sizeable pink posters have been submit on which you'll be able to learn that seven Czechs have been shot this day. I acknowledged to myself, "If I needed to post a poster for each seven Poles shot, the forests of Poland wouldn't be adequate to fabricate the paper." -Amazon.ca

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Jesse James by Rene Goscinny

By Rene Goscinny

The tale of Robin Hood has made a powerful influence on Jesse James, and he wish to develop into a bandit with a major center, like his hero. With assistance from his brother Frank and his cousin Cole more youthful, he comes to a decision to scouse borrow from the wealthy and redistribute the loot to the poor...

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Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary by Robert R., Hazelwood, Robert R. Hazelwood, Ann Wolbert

By Robert R., Hazelwood, Robert R. Hazelwood, Ann Wolbert Burgess

U.S. Justice division data point out that merely 26 percentage of all rapes or tried rapes are mentioned to police officers, and in simple terms a little bit greater than half those bring about the arrest of a suspect. a part of the matter lies within the public’s loss of religion within the legal justice system’s skill to successfully take care of rape, sufferers, and the offenders.

Practical elements of Rape research: A Multidisciplinary process, Fourth version presents numerous new study findings and forensic options which allow corporations to beat earlier impediments to winning intervention and prosecution. This revision of the perennial bestseller provides numerous new chapters and expertly advances the country of information for police, well-being execs, rape obstacle staffs, and different legal justice pros.

The e-book starts with a spotlight at the sufferer and stories modern matters within the box of sexual violence, discusses the effect of sexual attack at the sufferer, and descriptions sufferer care providers. Then, from an investigative viewpoint, the publication examines the relevance of delusion, impulsive and ritualistic habit, the character of the criminal, sufferer and criminal interviews, geographic profiling, fake allegations, and fake confessions.

A dialogue of forensics and the courtroom comprises issues on selection of proof, clinical examinations and therapy, and trial practise matters. finally, the ebook examines exact populations with sections on pedophiles, lady and juvenile offenders, drug-facilitated rape, sexual sadism, abuse of the aged, and the well timed subject of educator misconduct.

This paintings used to be compiled by means of former FBI Agent Robert R. “Roy” Hazelwood and Ann Wolbert Burgess, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing at Boston university. the excellent textual content they've got assembled is the definitive source in the event you needs to deal with the crimes of rape and different sexual assaults.

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The King Of Sting. The Amazing True Story of a Modern by Craig Glazer

By Craig Glazer

No you could have estimated petty crime opposed to Craig Glazer could be the catalyst for a existence at the side. yet however, not anything approximately Craig Glazer used to be predictable. a thin Jewish child from Kansas urban, Glazer used to be attending Arizona kingdom collage whilst he used to be robbed whereas purchasing marijuana for his fraternity brothers. His head packed with classes in crime and criminals realized from the films, Craig determined to get in spite of the purchasers who robbed him. He manage his first faux "sting," pretending to be legislations enforcement. Unbelievably, his plan labored, and it set him on a direction that was once as not likely because it used to be harmful. He masterminded a two-year spree of stings that stretched from Boston, Chicago, and Cleveland to Las Vegas, Phoenix, and la. Posing as every thing from neighborhood police to IRS brokers to inn managers, he and his workforce manage cons and raked in a fortune. Craig and companion Donald Woodbeck had such luck that the lawyer General's place of work requested them for...

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Dillinger's Wild Ride: The Year That Made America's Public by Elliott J. Gorn

By Elliott J. Gorn

What's the energy of Dillinger's tale? Why has it lingered goodbye? Who used to be John Dillinger? Gorn illuminates the importance of Dillinger's great repute and the persistence of his legacy, arguing that he represented an American fascination with primitive freedom opposed to social conference. Dillinger's tale has a lot to inform us approximately our enduring fascination with outlaws, crime and violence, in regards to the complexity of our transition from rural to city lifestyles, and in regards to the transformation of the USA in the course of the nice melancholy. Dillinger's Wild trip is a compulsively readable tale with an unforgettable protagonist.

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Gangs and Immigrant Youth (Criminal Justice: Recent by Kyung-Seok Choo

By Kyung-Seok Choo

Choo explores crew delinquency within the Asian American neighborhood. His fundamental concentration is 2 formative years teams, a Korean affiliated chinese language formative years gang and a Korean antisocial crew. the 2 teams have advanced via diverse methods and below various group situations. either take place differing styles of antisocial actions and require varied ways to their difficulties. by way of studying the demographic, socioeconomic, and cultural features of the Korean immigrant group, the publication discusses the original way of life of Korean-American immigrants on the subject of their formative years and workforce delinquency challenge. Choo additionally explains the phenomenon of gangs and immigrant formative years through targeted comparability of the emergence, improvement, patience and alter of theser specified teams.

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Mengele: The Complete Story by Gerald L. Posner, John Ware

By Gerald L. Posner, John Ware

According to particular and unrestricted entry to greater than 5,000 pages of private writings and family members photographs, this definitive biography of German health care professional and SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Josef Mengele (1911-1979) probes the character and motivations of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death." From may possibly 1943 via January 1945, Mengele chosen who will be gassed instantly, who will be labored to loss of life, and who might function involuntary guinea pigs for his spurious and ghastly human experiments (twins have been Mengele's specific obsession). With authority and perception, Mengele examines the whole lifetime of the world's so much notorious health practitioner.

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Verdeckte strafprozessuale Ermittlungsmaßnahmen by Thomas A Bode (auth.)

By Thomas A Bode (auth.)

Die Heimlichkeit ist kleinster gemeinsamer Nenner und zugleich dogmatischer Problempunkt der verdeckten strafprozessualen Ermittlungsmaßnahmen. Entspricht Heimlichkeit dem Zwang zu selbstbelastenden Aussagen? Warum können rein beobachtende Maßnahmen überhaupt die grundrechtlich geschützten Freiheiten des Einzelnen verkürzen? Sind die Vorschriften der StPO Rechtfertigungen für solche Eingriffe oder hierfür zu unbestimmt und unverhältnismäßig? In welchen Fällen scheitert eine Rechtfertigung an der Missachtung der Menschenwürde? Antworten auf diese Fragen sind nicht nur für eine fundamentale Kritik der verdeckten Maßnahmen und ihrer Regelungen notwendig. Sie sind auch unverzichtbar, um die Vorschriften der verdeckten Maßnahmen in der StPO verstehen und sinnvoll auslegen zu können. Mit einem eigenständigen Ansatz zur Beantwortung der Grundlagenfragen werden anwendungsbezogene Lösungsvorschläge erarbeitet, die auch aktuelle Spezialprobleme wie die Online-Durchsuchung und die Quellen-TKÜ betreffen.

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Cleaning Up. One Man's Redemptive Journey Through the by Barry Minkow

By Barry Minkow

Before he used to be even sufficiently old to drink, he had financial institution money owed, a Ferrari, a mansion, a multi–million greenback company, and a determined little secret...it used to be all a lie. such a lot people cannot think lifestyles getting a lot worse than it received for Barry Minkow, the one–time Wall road wiz child who catapulted his corporation to stardom and luck in simple terms to work out it uncovered as a $300–million fraud. such a lot people cannot think spending greater than seven years in federal criminal and popping out owing sufferers $26 million. so much folks cannot think our careers altering from FBI aim to FBI coach, from CEO to senior pastor, from con guy to con catcher. Or can we? we've got all slipped up. we've got all failed. Cleaning Up is Barry Minkow's comeback story–a strong a story of redemption and thought, of moment probabilities and environment issues correct. greater than a decade from defrauding traders, this present day, as cofounder of the Fraud Discovery Institute, he is exposed over one billion money worthy of...

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