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Criminal Women

Author : John J. Eddleston
ISBN : 9781844683284
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Shocking portraits of women who have committed capital crimes in England’s capital city—from the author of Jack the Ripper: An Encyclopedia. Women have sometimes been seen as less criminally inclined than men. But, as John J. Eddleston shows in this revealing anthology of female crimes in London, this image is hard to mesh with reality, for the city’s history is crowded with cases of women who broke the law. In vivid detail, he reconstructs a series of dramatic, often harrowing, cases in which women were involved and puts their acts in the context of their times. Taking episodes from the eighteenth century to near the present day, he looks at criminal women of all types, from all walks of life. The work of the London police, the courts, and the prisons is an essential element in his study, and each chapter reveals much about how attitudes toward crime and punishment have changed over the centuries. Fascinating portraits of these criminal women as individuals emerge from their stories; their cases come to life—as does the London in which they lived. They include Catherine Hayes, who was burnt alive for murdering her husband; three women hanged on the same day for highway robbery; two women executed for rioting; Anne Hurle and Charlotte Newman, who were both hanged for forgery; Florence Bravo, who was sensationally acquitted of murder; and, perhaps most famous of all, Ruth Ellis, whose execution in 1955 provoked an outcry against capital punishment.

Look For The Woman

Author : Jay Robert Nash
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006496702
Genre : Female offenders
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A revealing survey of female criminals through the centuries includes an intriguing progression of female poisoners, kidnappers, extortionists, terrorists, swindlers and spies

Miscarriages Of Justice

Author : John J. Eddleston
ISBN : 9781844684243
Genre : True Crime
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To face a trial for murder must be a terrifying prospect, all the more so when you know that you are innocent of the charge. How much more horrific must it be then, when you know that should you be found guilty, the sentence must be that you will lose your life at the end of a rope?All of the cases reviewed in this book involved one or more individuals who were put on trial for taking the life of a fellow human being. The stories involve the eventual execution by hanging of nine men and one woman. To date, two of those men have been reprieved; too late for them and their families of course but, nevertheless, the state had admitted that it was wrong. What of the others?What of Louisa Masset, the first person to be hanged in the twentieth century? Did she really murder the son she apparently loved so much? What of Frederick Seddon who went to the gallows still protesting that he was innocent of the murder of his lodger? And what of Harry Armstrong, hanged for murdering his fiance on New Year's Day 1939?The cases in this book all took place in London. Read the stories for yourself and remember that the law states that if there is a reasonable doubt, then it is the jury's duty to acquit. Was there not a reasonable doubt in some of the cases detailed here? Put yourself onto those juries and decide whether you would have still been prepared to stand in court and announce that dreaded word: 'Guilty!'

Crime Histoire Et Soci?t?s 1999 2

Author : International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice
ISBN : 2600003983
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Crime Law And Society

Author : MalcolmM. Feeley
ISBN : 9781351570633
Genre : Social Science
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Malcolm Feeley?s work is well-known to scholars around the world and has influenced two generations of criminologists and legal scholars. He has written extensively on crime and the legal process and has published numerous articles in law, history, social science and philosophy journals; two of his books, The Process is the Punishment and Court Reform on Trials, have won awards. This volume brings together many of his better-known articles and essays, as well as some of his lesser-known but nevertheless important contributions, all of which share the common theme of the value of the rule of law, albeit a more sophisticated concept than is commonly embraced. The selections also reveal the full range of his interests and the way in which his research interests have developed.

Criminal Poisoning

Author : John H. Trestrail, III
ISBN : 9781597452564
Genre : Medical
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In this revised and expanded edition, leading forensic scientist John Trestrail offers a pioneering survey of all that is known about the use of poison as a weapon in murder. Topics range from the use of poisons in history and literature to convicting the poisoner in court, and include a review of the different types of poisons, techniques for crime scene investigation, and the critical essentials of the forensic autopsy. The author updates what is currently known about poisoners in general and their victims. The Appendix has been updated to include the more commonly used poisons, as well as the use of antifreeze as a poison.

Photographing Crime Scenes In Twentieth Century London

Author : Alexa Neale
ISBN : 9781350089426
Genre : History
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How can we read crime scenes through photography? Making use of micro-histories of domestic murder and crime scene photographs made available for the first time, Alexa Neale provides a highly original exploration of what crime scenes can tell us about the significance of expectations of domesticity, class, gender, race, privacy and relationships in twentieth-century Britain. With 10 case studies and 30 black and white images, Photographing Crime Scenes in 20th-Century London will take you inside the homes that were murder crime scenes to read their geographical and symbolic meanings in the light of the development of crime scene photography, forensic analysis and psychological testing. In doing so, it reveals how photographs of domestic objects and spaces were often used to recreate a narrative for the murder based on the defendant's perceived identity rather than to prove if they committed the crime at all. Bringing the history of crime, British social and cultural history and the history of forensic photography to the analysis of the crime scene, this study offers fascinating details on the changing public and private lives of Londoners in the 20th century.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015079755826
Genre : English literature
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Queens Of Crime American And British Female Detective Novels Over The Course Of Time

Author : Silke Friedrich
ISBN : 9783954890279
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Female crime writers were not always given the same recognition as today. Edgar Allan Poe's detective story 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', written in 1841, is regarded as the beginning of the detective genre. In the following years, the genre was typically dominated by male authors. Since then considerable progress has been made, and female authors have created a very individual way of writing detective novels. However, experts still disagree on a clear definition of the female crime novel. The present study hopes to gain further insight into female detective novels coming from the USA and Great Britain. After giving basic information on the history of female detective novels and the ideal crime scheme, the study analyses the characteristics of female detective novels as opposed to male detective novels and the appeal of detective novels for women writers. Although female detective novels are not a separate sub-genre but rather a separate field within the genre of detective novels, women have given the genre new impulses.

Famous Criminal Cases

Author : Rupert Furneaux
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061303405
Genre : Crime
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Jack The Ripper

Author : Andrew Cook
ISBN : 9781445612232
Genre : True Crime
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Finally solves the mystery of the Victorian serial killer who murdered and mutilated up to 11 women in London in 1888.

Paranormal London

Author : Neil Arnold
ISBN : 9780752471358
Genre : History
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With almost 2000 years of continuous habitation, it is no surprise that the city of London can boast a fascinating array of strange events and paranormal occurrences. From sightings of big cats such as the Southwark Puma and the Cricklewood Lynx to the terrifying tales of the Highgate Vampire and Spring-Heeled Jack, along with stories of mermaids, dragons, fairies and alien encounters, this enthralling volume draws together a bizarre and intriguing collection of first-hand accounts and long-forgotten archive reports from the capital's history. Richly illustrated with over sixty photographs, Paranormal London will invite the reader to view the city in a whole new light and will delight all those interested in the mysteries of the paranormal.

Gendered Crime And Punishment

Author : Stacey Schlau
ISBN : 9789004235878
Genre : History
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In Gendered Crime and Punishment, Stacey Schlau examines the trial records of several women accused before the Hispanic Inquisitions, in order to shed light not only on their words and actions, but also on the ideological underpinnings and mechanisms of the societies in which they lived.

The New Murderers Who S Who

Author : J. H. H. Gaute
ISBN : 0880295821
Genre : Murder
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""I met murder on the way" wrote Shelley, and who of us has not met murder in some form or another-on the way? In our books and newspapers, on the radio and television, some famous murder will be mentioned and we will want to know more about it. This revised and updated edition of a classic work is a reference book with a difference-it features hundreds of notorious murderers-from Jack the Ripper to Jack Henry Abbott. The entries, spanning a period of more than 160 years, are listed alphabetically and give full treatment to some of the most ghastly crimes in history. THE NEW MURDERERS' WHO'S WHO also includes more than 150 contemporary photographs, drawings and newspaper cuttings, and a bibliography of more than a thousand titles to guide the reader to books of further interest. More than 100 entries examining new trends in murder such as serial killings and mass murder have been added."--Jacket.

Murder And Mayhem In North London

Author : Geoffrey Howse
ISBN : 9781845630997
Genre : True Crime
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Geoffrey Howse delves into the his crime files covering 200 years of the area's darkest past. Events covered include long forgotten cases that made the headlines in their day as well as others more famous: Britain's first railway murder, the first criminal to be caught via wireless telegraphy and the anarchists who left a trail of murder and mayhem following a raid on a Tottenham factory. There are many other cases to appeal to anyone with an interest in the local and social history of North London.

Twentieth Century Crime And Mystery Writers

Author : Gerald Siegal
ISBN : UOM:39015031788394
Genre : American fiction
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**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The British National Bibliography Cumulated Subject Catalogue

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Genre : Catalogs, Subject
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Encyclopedia Of Women And Religion In North America Women In North American Catholicism

Author : Academic Dean and Professor of Church History Emeritae Rosemary Skinner Keller
ISBN : 0253346886
Genre : Women
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A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life.

Crime Histoire Soci?t?s

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ISBN : UCAL:B4590519
Genre : Crime
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Widener Library Shelflist Sociology

Author : Harvard University. Library
ISBN : UOM:39015082923239
Genre : Classified catalogs
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