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Looking for Laura

Looking for Laura

Public Criminology and Hot News

  • Author: David Wilson
  • Publisher: Waterside Press
  • ISBN: 1904380700
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Media portrayals set the agenda for public discourse and popular debate. This superb book is an insider view of the construction of the "news" agenda for crime and punishment. It also contains analyses of media stereotypes, narratives, and depictions, together with insights that connect these to real life. Written by one of the UK's best-known and most innovative criminologists, the book builds on author David Wilson's experiences of covering high profile UK cases and populist issues for television, radio, newspapers, and other media. It also contains telling inside accounts of police-media relations at murder scenes.

New Directions in Criminological Theory

New Directions in Criminological Theory

  • Author: Steve Hall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1843929147
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 354
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Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University, UK.He is the co-author of Violent Night (Berg, 2006), his recent co-authored book Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture (Willan/Routledge, 2008) has been described as ' an important landmark in criminology' and he is also the author of Theorizing Crime and Deviance: A New Perspective (Sage, 2012).

Murder and Mayhem

Murder and Mayhem

  • Author: David Nash and Anne-Marie Kilday
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137290455
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  • Page: 327
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Criminology

Criminology

The Essentials

  • Author: James Treadwell
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446256081
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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This is an essential introduction to undergraduate studies in criminology. Short, clear and concise, it offers students a comprehensive overview of the key themes covered on criminology courses. Criminology: The Essentials is an indispensible learning tool. As well as mapping out course content in a coherent and engaging way, it offers students invaluable advice on how to get the most out of their studies.

Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Cotton

Britain’s First Female Serial Killer

  • Author: David Wilson
  • Publisher: Waterside Press
  • ISBN: 1908162309
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 224
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This book was the inspiration for the ITV drama Dark Angel. As one of the UK’s leading commentators, David Wilson shows how some serial killers stay in the headlines whilst others rapidly become invisible - or “unseen”. Yet Mary Ann Cotton is not just the first but perhaps the 1st’s most prolific female serial killer, with more victims than Myra Hindley, Rosemary West, Beverly Allit or male predators such as Jack the Ripper and Dennis Nilsen. But her own north east of England (and criminologists) apart, she remains largely forgotten, despite poisoning to death up to 21 victims in Britain’s ‘arsenic century’. Exploding myths that every serial killer is a ‘monster’, the author draws attention to Cotton’s charms, allure, capability, skill and ambition - drawing parallels or contrasting the methods and lifestyles of other serial killers from Victorian to modern times. He also shows how events cannot be separated from their social context – here the industrial revolution, growing mobility, women’s emancipation and greater assertiveness. And concerning the reticence of ‘human nature’, like Dr Harold Shipman, Cotton was allowed to go on killing despite reasons to suspect her. The book contains other resonances to aid understanding of how serial murderers can go undiscovered despite such things as coincidence, gossip, whispers or motives that become more obvious with the benefit of hindsight. It is also a detective story in which the persistence of a single individual saw Cotton tried and executed, events analysed first-hand from the archives and location visits as the author fills the gaps in a remarkable story. By a leading expert on serial killers; Meticulously researched and highly readable; Fresh interpretations mean this book is destined to be the definitive title on Mary Ann Cotton. ‘An enthralling read David Wilson does not write generic ‘true crime’, but history of the highest order’: Judith Flanders, best-selling author, journalist and historian. David Wilson is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. An ex-prison governor he has broadcast for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky and Channel 5 (where he presents ‘Killers Behind Bars’). His books include Serial Killers: Hunting Britons and Their Victims 1960-2006 (2007) and Looking for Laura: Public Criminology and Hot News (2011).

The Longest Injustice

The Longest Injustice

The Strange Story of Alex Alexandrowicz

  • Author: Alex Alexandrowicz,David Wilson
  • Publisher: Waterside Press
  • ISBN: 1872870457
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 176
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Alex Alexandrowicz spent 22 years in custody protesting his innocence. This book explains how something which began with a plea bargain in the belief that he would serve a 'short' sentence turned into a Kafkaesque nightmare. His 'Prison Chronicles' are placed in perspective by Professor David Wilson. The Longest Injustice contains the full story of Anthony Alexandrovich - known universally as 'Alex'. Principally, the book is about his 29-year fight against his conviction as a seventeen-year-old for aggravated burglary, wounding with intent, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Twenty-two of these years were spent in prison where Alex was a discretionary life sentenced prisoner, and where he steadfastly maintained his innocence. He continues to do so after release, and is taking his case through the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), which was set up in 1995 to investigate alleged miscarriages of justice. Alex's own recollections are supplemented by analysis of the dilemma facing people in British prisons who are determined to maintain their innocence, and the book highlights the considerable disincentives and disadvantages to them of doing so. Authors Alex Alexandrowicz spent 22 years in some of Britain's most notorious gaols much of this time as a Category A high security prisoner. His Prison Chronicles are a first hand account in which he explains why he believes he was wrongly convicted (a matter currently with the Criminal Cases Review Commission) and vividly recreates his experiences of the early years following his arrest. Institutionalised by the system and apprehensive of the outside world he now lives alone in Milton Keynes where he continues the long fight to clear his name from a flat which has grown to resemble a prison cell. David Wilson is professor of criminology at the Centre for Criminal Justice Policy and Research at the University of Central England in Birmingham. A former prison governor, he is editor of the Howard Journal and a well-known author, broadcaster and presenter for TV and radio, including for the BBC, C4 and Sky Television. He has written three other books for Waterside Press: Prison(er) Education: Stories of Change and Transformation (with Ann Reuss) (2000), Images of Incarceration: Representations of Prison in Film and Television Drama (with Sean O'Sullivan) (2004), and Serial Killers: Hunting Britons and Their Victims (2007).

New York Times Book Review and Magazine

New York Times Book Review and Magazine

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Books
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Cornell Magazine

Cornell Magazine

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  • Category: Education
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ISLA

ISLA

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Latin America
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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.

Index de Périodiques Canadiens

Index de Périodiques Canadiens

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Canadian periodicals
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