Download E-books Homicide: A Sociological Explanation PDF

By Leonard Beeghley

The yankee murder expense continues to be dramatically larger than that during different Western countries. information of a homicide has develop into a regimen occasion. How will we clarify such excessive degrees of deadly violence within the world's top democracy? Echoing Durkheim's Suicide, this publication specializes in one very important phenomenon to give an explanation for better currents in American society. Leonard Beeghley examines the historic and cross-national dimensions of homicides and evaluates earlier makes an attempt to provide an explanation for it. He unearths the assets of America's homicide price within the higher availability of weapons, the growth of unlawful drug markets, larger racial discrimination, extra publicity to violence, and sharper monetary inequalities. He deftly blends the facts with regards to every one of those components right into a well-reasoned sociological research of the character of yank society. positive aspects Highlights how sociology can be utilized to give an explanation for difficulties and search suggestions Distinguishes among structural and social mental degrees of study presents a constrasting point of view to Messner & Rosenfeld's generally assigned Crime and the yank Dream makes use of metaphors and analogies with a view to make sociological principles significant to scholars Employs an enticing writing kind to put the research within the scholarly literature deals transparent motives of Durkheim, Weber, Merton, and others, that convey their usefulness for realizing smooth lifestyles

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Download E-books Heist: The Inside Story of Scotland's Most Notorious Raids PDF

By Paul Smith

Bold, audacious and amazing - or terrifying, brutal and terrible. Scotland has been domestic to a few of Britain's so much excessive profile robberies and Heist lifts the lid on a few of these infamous raids, reopening the records on either solved and unsolved instances. through retracing the stairs of the robbers and during interviews with specialists and people who had their lives hit by means of the incidents, the booklet places a brand new slant on a few jaw-dropping crimes. From one of many optimum profile paintings thefts of the fashionable period to an SAS variety aerial attack on a financial institution, Heist tracks raids on every thing from stately houses to commercial devices as a virulent disease of recent society is highlighted. Heist finds the lasting repercussions of 1 of the country's so much excessive profile thefts, whilst one in every of Britain's richest aristocrats suffered the robbery of a GBP5million Leonardo da Vinci portray from his family's Scottish fort. This e-book additionally info the Stone of Destiny's robbery via Scottish Nationalists from Westminster Abbey. And Heist sheds gentle at the terrific fifties, the swinging sixties and psychedelic seventies which proved a headache for police, as criminals cottoned directly to the wealthy pickings available at Scotland's banks.

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Download E-books Chambers of Horror: Monstrous Crimes of the Modern Age PDF

By John Marlowe

Chambers of Horror is a learn of the warped pondering that went into a number of the world’s such a lot macabre crimes, in addition to a medical exam of the purpose-built rooms, hidden areas and soundproof dungeons more and more ready for victims.

From the big ‘Murder fortress’ as soon as utilized by Dr. H. H. Holmes to prey upon these attending the 1893 Chicago World’s reasonable to the hand-tooled field stored less than the mattress the place Cameron Hooker saved his ‘sex slave’, this ebook covers recognized circumstances of the prior in addition to many from the trendy age. John Marlowe takes the reader on a demanding trip via an international of homicide and mayhem, supplying perception into evil and the motivations of monsters.

• In 1984 abusive father Josef Fritzl drugged his 18-year-old daughter with ether and imprisoned her in a dungeon less than his residence – she wasn’t to work out sunlight for twenty-four years

• Down-and-out millionaire Gary Heidnik wallpapered his hallway with $5 debts, anointed himself bishop of his personal faith and commenced accumulating ‘wives’, girls he kidnapped from the road and stored chained up in a pit

• Bondage freak Izabela Lewicka willingly signed a 15-item agreement giving John Edward Robinson entire keep an eye on over her existence, yet she by no means imagined it used to be a licence to kill

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Download E-books How to Hustle and Win, Part 2: Rap, Race, and Revolution PDF

By Supreme Understanding

The way to Hustle and Win, half : Rap, Race and Revolution is the hugely expected follow-up to the bestseller the best way to Hustle and Win: A Survival consultant for the Ghetto, half One. half keeps the place half One left off, and leads readers down a street to empowerment, self-discovery, and private transformation. writer ultimate figuring out once more bargains a major collection of reports, commentaries, and anecdotes illustrating worthwhile lifestyles classes and options to the issues encountered through city groups. Rap, Race and Revolution speaks the language of the streets, yet offers a different standpoint on what it's going to take to really swap the sport; if you are drawn to breaking from the gang and discovering your calling in lifestyles, this publication is what you would like. in addition to the best way to Hustle and Win, half One, this e-book offers the solutions we must always all be searching for. This publication used to be formerly published less than the name Rap, Race and Revolution: strategies for Our fight. This revised version comprises a similar content material plus an addition sixteen pages.

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Download E-books The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers PDF

By Harold Schechter

THE DEFINITIVE file ON HISTORY’S so much HEINOUS!

Hollywood’s make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can’t carry a candle to actual lifestyles monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and ratings of others who've terrorized, tortured, and terminated their means throughout civilization in the course of the a while. Now, from the much-acclaimed writer of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the final source at the serial killer phenomenon.

Rigorously researched and choked with the main terrifying, updated details, this leading edge and hugely compelling compendium covers each element of a number of murderers—from psychology to cinema, fetishism to fan golf equipment, “trophies” to buying and selling playing cards. Discover:

WHO they're: Those featured comprise Ed Gein, the homicidal mama’s boy who encouraged fiction’s most renowned Psycho, Norman Bates; Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, sex-crazed killer cousins larger referred to as the Hillside Stranglers; and the Beanes, a fifteenth-century cave-dwelling extended family with an insatiable urge for food for human flesh

HOW THEY KILL: They shoot, stab, and strangle. Butcher, bludgeon, and burn. Drown, dismember, and consume . . . and different equipment of bloodbath too many and giant to say here.

WHY THEY DO IT: For excitement and for revenue. For megastar and for “companionship.” For the satan and for dinner. For the fun of it, for the hell of it, and since “such males are monsters, who stay . . .
beyond the frontiers of madness.”

PLUS: in-depth case stories, vintage killers’ nicknames, definitions of each form of deviance and derangement, and lots more and plenty, a lot more.

For multiple hundred profiles of deadly loners and killer undefined, Bluebeards and black widows, cannibals and copycats— this is often an essential, spine-tingling, eye-popping research into the darkish hearts and mad minds of that twisted breed of human whose crimes are the main scary . . . and interesting.

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Download E-books Meet Me For Murder (Pinnacle True Crime) PDF

By Don Lasseter

Hopeful good looks Kristi Johnson, 21, proposal she used to be auditioning to version for a James Bond advertising. Following the instructions of the guy who approached her in a shopping center, she drove to a mansion within the Hollywood Hills with a black mini-skirt and stiletto heels.Weeks later, Kristi's physique used to be ultimately photographed - via the county coroner. Her in part clad physique have been came across on a slope off Skyline force. no longer one iota of forensic facts used to be recovered. All investigators had used to be one other Hollywood dream long past nightmare.But what gave the look of a useless finish quickly chanced on its fortunate holiday. Responding to information stories approximately Kristi's homicide, calls from ladies got here pouring in - them all sufferers of bogus modelling gigs. One composite caricature later, Victor Paleologus, forty, already on parole for sexual attack, used to be taken in custody. midway via his sensational trial, Paleologus shocked all people through getting into a accountable plea and was once sentenced to twenty-five years to existence.

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Download E-books Der Agent: Mein Leben in drei Geheimdiensten (German Edition) PDF

By Werner Stiller

Es battle die größte Niederlage des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheit (MfS): Im Januar 1979 wechselte Oberleutnant Werner Stiller die Seiten. Der Agentenführer von Markus Wolfs Auslandsspionage floh mit einem Koffer brisanter Unterlagen in den Westen und enttarnte Dutzende DDR-Spione. Erich Mielke tobte und wollte Stiller um jeden Preis finden. Er sollte möglichst zurückgeholt und vor ein Militärgericht gestellt werden, wo die Todesstrafe auf ihn wartete. Der Bundesnachrichtendienst schützte seine Quelle rund um die Uhr und übergab Stiller schließlich an die CIA, da er in Europa nicht mehr sicher conflict. In den united states erhielt er eine neue Identität, studierte und arbeitete als Peter Fischer bei Banken in manhattan, London, Frankfurt am major und Budapest. Er verdiente Millionen - und verlor sie wieder.
Werner Stiller berichtet erstmals freimütig über sein abenteuerliches Leben in der Welt der Geheimdienste. Es ist zugleich das Psychogramm eines Mannes, der sich seinen Weg bahnte durch konträre Gesellschaftssysteme und für den Spannung ein Lebenselixier ist.

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Download E-books DEVIL IN THE DARKNESS: The True Story of Serial Killer Israel Keyes PDF

By J.T. Hunter

He used to be a hard-working small company proprietor, a military veteran, an attentive lover, and a doting father. yet he used to be additionally anything extra, anything sinister. A grasp of deception, he was once a rapist, arsonist, and financial institution robber, and a brand new breed of serial killer, person who studied different killers to ideal his craft. He methodically buried kill-kits containing his instruments of homicide years earlier than returning to reclaim them. Viewing the full state as his looking grounds, he frequently flew around the state to far-off destinations the place he could hire a motor vehicle and force enormous quantities or maybe millions of miles sooner than randomly choosing his sufferers. Such have been the tools and insanity of serial killer Israel Keyes. Such have been the calls for of the 'Devil within the Darkness'.

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