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Everyone in Kenton Hills knows that short-tempered, tongue-tied Bob Talbert wasn't the one responsible for the brutal crime that ended Josie Eddleman's life. Nevermind that he was the last one to see her alive. But in a town filled with the likes of an amoral tabloid reporter known only as The Captain, a district attorney who'll do anything for a confession, and Bob's parents, who care as little for Bob as they do for each other, guilt and innocence are little more than a matter of perspective.In a masterfully woven tapestry of multiple points of view, THE CRIMINAL explores the nature of guilt and responsibility in a psychological thriller of an entire town under the spell of an act of brutal violence. Jim Thompson unlike you're ever read him before.
A Criminal and an Irishmanis an incomparable account of Pat Nee's life as an Irish immigrant and Southie son, a Marine, a convicted IRA gun smuggler, and a former top associate of Whitey Bulger's. His narrative transports the reader into the criminal underworld, inside the planning and preparation for an armored car heist, inside gang wars and revenge killings. Pat Nee details his evolution from tough street kid to armed robber to dangerous potential killer. He discloses for the first time how he used his underworld connections and know-how as a passionate and effective IRA operative. For years law enforcement and the media have speculated about important events with Pat Nee near or at their center: the Mullen-Killeen gang war for control of South Boston, the Valhalla smuggling operation (seven tons of heavy weapons aboard a fishing boat from Gloucester, Massachusetts, bound for Ireland), the murder of John McIntyre, and many other episodes. Pat NeeÕs stories are sometimes dark and brutal, but they shed light on the world in which we live, and are stories that only he can tell.
Hayden Mundy Moore is an expert on everything chocolate, helping clients develop new products and revamp recipes until they're irresistible. But sometimes, a dash of murder finds its way into the mix. . .Hayden Mundy Moore has bushwhacked through African jungles and haggled in exotic markets to find the finest cacao beans and the most flavorful blends. It's thrilling work but rarely dangerous--until a colleague turns up dead at the exclusive chocolate-themed Lemaître resort spa in San Francisco.Adrienne Dowling's heart attack is blamed on an accidental overdose of the secret ingredient used in Lemaître Chocolates' new line. Hayden can't believe that conscientious Adrienne would make that mistake. And between chocolate body scrubs, cocoa mud baths, and a non-stop frenzy of chocolate-based treats, Hayden starts to suspect that she, not Adrienne, was the intended target. Finding a killer among the rival chocolatiers and potential suspects won't just be satisfying--it might save her life. . .
Something murderous is about to happen in Middle Bardolph. The sunny village seems as neat and proper as Mrs. Newton...
Betrayal wounds. Revenge destroys. Over three decades, Hamlins practice devolved into just another racket: intimidating witnesses, suborning perjury, destroying evidence, laundering money. But is he the victim of murder--or of a dangerous sexual encounter gone wrong? And when law enforcement believes justice has already been done, who can be trusted to find out?Once again in the city where his career came to a shattering end, former detective Harlan Donnally resolved it wouldnt be him. He had no desire to immerse himself in the deceit that was Hamlins career . . . nor entangle himself in the corrupted loyalties that turned the dead lawyers associates into both co-conspirators and suspects . . . nor make himself the proxy for the hatreds and betrayals Hamlin left behind. But the presiding judge demanded otherwise--and that might cost Donnally his life.
You Can Run ... The police said it was an accident -- a late-night crash on a fog-drenched Mississippi highway that took the life of Robin Spinney's deputy sheriff husband, Mac. Two years later Robin stumbles across his journal -- and the frantic final entry -- and she is certain Mac¿s death was no accident. Terrified, she goes to the only person she can trust with the damning evidence. In less than twenty-four hours he, too, is dead. Convinced she is in grave danger, Robin flees to Serenity, Maine, and attempts to build a new life for herself as Annie Kendall. But You Can't Hide... Davy Hunter is Serenity's reluctant temporary police chief. All he wants is to get through the next two months as quietly as possible, but Annie Kendall's arrival puts that idea on the shelf. Davy can see through the careful facade that Annie has constructed and knows that this woman is hiding something. With a past that won't disappear, Annie must decide is she can trust Davy enough to tell him the truth, or whether to take justice into her own hands.
When a priest with radical ideas and a parish council with traditional values lock horns over the beliefs they hold most sacred, there's bound to be controversy--and consequences. But murder crosses the line between committing a sin and committing a crime, turning a battle over faith into a battle for justice. And smack in the middle of the explosive case is Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid. Kincaid rescued Father Daniel Beale once before. When the priest's renegade views and violent temper nearly cost him his position as rector of St. Benedict's Church, Ben intervened and saved the day. Now Beale is the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a female parishioner--though lack of evidence has left the case unsolved. But as Father Beale struggles to escape the shadow of suspicion, another woman is savagely slaughtered. And this time, Ben himself discovers Beale literally red-handed . . . with the blood of the victim. As Father Beale declares his innocence, Ben and his team feverishly work to build a defense that will deliver the man of God from a date with the death chamber. But each new revelation that emerges in the packed courtroom only serves to tilt the scales increasingly in the prosecution's favor. And Father Beale's own shocking testimony ignites a firestorm of controversy that could doom his last best hope for acquittal. In his heart and in his gut, Ben knows Father Beale is innocent. But proving it means taking a leap of faith that will plunge Ben into the whirlpool of dark secrets and dangerous intentions that surround St. Benedict's. And ultimately, it will force the idealistic attorney to confront the chilling face of evil in the most unexpected of places. Criminal Intent proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the author of Murder One has earned his critical reputation as the master of the courtroom drama whose novels of legal suspense consistently offer a one-of-a-kind reading experience. From the Hardcover edition.
This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime), based on three major sources of information -- people, records, and physical evidence. Its tried-and-true system for conducting an investigation is updated with the latest techniques available, teaching the reader new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining the social media outlets now used by a broad spectrum of the public; how to navigate the labyrinth of records and files currently available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence.
This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i. e. , a crime), based on three major sources of information -- people, records, and physical evidence. Its tried-and-true system for conducting an investigation is updated with the latest techniques available, teaching the reader new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining the social media outlets now used by a broad spectrum of the public; how to navigate the labyrinth of records and files currently available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence.
Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition stresses practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition features updated, enhanced coverage of such important topics as terrorism and homeland security, cybercrime, forensics and physical evidence, federal law enforcement investigations, report writing, crimes against children, photography and sketching, preparing and presenting cases in court, and identity theft. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition includes a carefully structured learning system, checklists, and visuals to make learning easy.
This, the twenty-seventh volume in the annual series of publications by the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, features a number of distinguised contributors addressing the topic of criminal justice. Part I considers "The Moral and Metaphysical Sources of the Criminal Law," with contributions by Michael S. Moore, Lawrence Rosen, and Martin Shapiro. The four chapters in Part II all relate, more or less directly, to the issue of retribution, with papers by Hugo Adam Bedau, Michael Davis, Jeffrie G. Murphy, and R. B. Brandt. In the following part, Dennis F. Thompson, Christopher D. Stone, and Susan Wolf deal with the special problem of criminal responsibility in government-one of great importance in modern society. The fourth and final part, echoing the topic of NOMOS XXIV, Ethics, Economics, and the Law, addresses the economic theory of crime. The section includes contributions by Alvin K. Klevorick, Richard A. Posner, Jules L. Coleman, and Stephen J. Schulhofer. A valuable bibiography on criminal justice by Andrew C. Blanar concludes this volume of NOMOS.
The New York Times-bestselling author of Suspicion of Innocence brings her prodigious legal experience and storytelling gifts to this riveting thriller about a disgraced US attorney determined to prove his innocence and get justice Dan Galindo was a highly respected US attorney until a single lapse in judgment cost him everything. A year ago, he refused to put a lying witness on the stand. As a result, a drug kingpin walked, earning Galindo the eternal wrath of the DEA. In the aftermath, his plummy position with Miami's federal prosecutor's office went south, along with his marriage. He's barely scraping by as a lawyer in a rundown office when opportunity comes knocking. Galindo's ex-brother-in-law, a music promoter, wants him to defend a gorgeous rock singer accused of assaulting a police officer. Accepting the case, Galindo is unwittingly drawn into a money laundering scheme and sting operation--involving corrupt cops and a DEA agent with a blood score to settle--in which no one can be trusted. But when he becomes the prime suspect in a high-profile murder, Galindo suddenly finds himself scrambling to prove his innocence in a world where the law is subverted and justice doesn't always prevail.
Criminal justice is a social institution and a system. As a social institution, the system attempts to meet society's needs for law and order. In the United States, law and order must be won without unwarranted violations of civil liberties and civil rights. As a system, criminal justice depends on due process involving the police, the courts, and corrections at the federal, state, and local levels. Due process is provided through procedural laws with the goal of obtaining justice that is accurate, timely, fair, and humane. Criminal justice also is an academic discipline with a history, a future, and career paths for people who wish to provide public service. This service is built on definitions of crime, the gathering of crime data, and the development of criminal justice agencies and programs.
The book covers the traditional core of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections), focusing on the decision- making and evaluation of criminal justice policies and practices. The author has taken a provocative view of the CJ system to encourage critical thinking, providing a realistic look at problems as well as new programs which offer promise for the future.
This book introduces students to the real world of criminal justice as Fagin uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring criminal justice alive and places the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government.
A textbook for an introductory criminal justice course. Beyond the updating of facts, court decisions, issues, and research findings, this edition addresses the current "drug driven" nature of all phases of the criminal justice process--the result of the US "war on drugs" during the 1980s and early 1990s.
An internationally recognized scholar and author, James A. Inciardi presents a solid overview of the structure, processes, and problems of the criminal justice system in the United States. Inciardi brings his significant field and research experience to bear on the revision of this successful textbook; his research background, his privileged access to national data, and his story-telling style of writing guarantee a unique perspective to criminal justice. The ninth edition includes many new "Famous Criminals" sections, added coverage on media and criminal justice, and updated exhibits that showcase research, historical perspectives, current events, and the viewpoints of victims in the criminal justice system.
Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called "tough on crime" policies have not only failed to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, and victimization but also created an incredibly inefficient system that routinely fails the public, taxpayers, crime victims, criminal offenders, their families, and their communities.Strategies that focus on behavior change are much more productive and cost effective for reducing crime than punishment, and in this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the United States needs to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and cost. He recommends proactive, evidence-based interventions to address criminogenic behavior; collaborative decision making from a variety of professions and disciplines; and a focus on innovative alternatives to incarceration, such as problem-solving courts and probation. Students, professionals, and policy makers alike will find in this comprehensive text a bracing discussion of how our criminal justice system became broken and the best strategies by which to fix it.
A 12-chapter, paperback brief text that is realistic, applied and practical. Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction is a realistic, applied, and practical text,which introduces students to the real world of criminal justice. Fagin uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring criminal justice alive for students. With a clear and readable style,the author places the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government. James Fagin is a recognized educator in the administration of justice; an expert in areas of contemporary concern, such as transnational terrorism, computer crime, and computer technologies in criminal justice; and has hands-on experience in law enforcement.
The first and BEST-SELLING brief introduction to criminal justice text, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction 9e offers instructors and students a trusted, authoritative and impeccably researched introduction to police, courts, and corrections. Designed with a new visual approach, this edition integrates graphic art with the important concepts and ideas of criminal justice. Its unifying theme, its unmatched timeliness and its coverage of trends and technology makes this text THE standard by which all other brief texts are judged.
With riveting examples taken from today's headlines, cutting-edge material on careers, new ways to help students think and write critically, and an engaging magazine-style design, this text is perfect for today's busy students and instructors.
With an engaging magazine-like format, and riveting examples straight from today's headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 7th puts you in the center of the action. Providing just the right depth of coverage, this succinct book uses vivid cases and current events to demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work.
This book chronicles the development of criminal law in America, from the beginning of the constitutional era (1789) through the rise of the New Deal order (1939). Elizabeth Dale discusses the changes in criminal law during that period, tracing shifts in policing, law, the courts and punishment. She also analyzes the role that popular justice - lynch mobs, vigilance committees, law-and-order societies and community shunning - played in the development of America's criminal justice system. This book explores the relation between changes in America's criminal justice system and its constitutional order.
Longtime market-leader THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, 10/e perfectly balances the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice policy with the latest debates, developments, and research from the field.