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1 Crimes And Punishment: Volume 1.
BPC Publishing Limited and Credit Services, Paulton: 1973. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Explains the causes, and details certain murders, the people that were murdered and the murderers. The same is done for kidnapping. 
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2 Crimes And Punishment: Volume 1.
BPC Publishing Limited and Credit Services, Paulton: 1973. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Explains the causes, and details certain murders, the people that were murdered and the murderers. The same is done for kidnapping. 
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3 Crimes And Punishment: Volume 2.
BPC Publishing Limited and Credit Services, Paulton: 1973. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Covers Greed, The Crime Busters - The F.B.I., The Crime Busters, Assassins, Forgers, Murder Without Motive, and A-Z of Crime. 
Price: 7.93 USD
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4 Great True Stories Of Crime Mystery & Detection From The Reader's Digest.
Reader's Digest, Pleasantville: 1965. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
In sixty true articles chosen as the best in over forty years of the The Reader's Digest, mystery and crime are shown in full range - the supernatural, the terrifying, the intriguing, the amusing. From Alger Hiss to Bluebeard of Paris, from the Orient to the untracked Arctic, these stories trace the paths of men and women who have murdered, disappeared, committed treason, swindled, betrayed, haunted, been wrongfully imprisoned, reached past the grave, and otherwise have become involved in activities requiring the greatest ingenuity in the art of detection. 
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5 ABU-JAMAL, MUMIA; WIDEMAN, JOHN EDGAR (INTRODUCTION). Live From Death Row.
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, New York: 1995. 020148319X / 9780201483192 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 13.78 USD
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6 ADAM, ROBERT. Modern Handguns.
Chartwell Books Inc., Secaucus: 1989 1555213782 / 9781555213787 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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7 ALLEN, W. DAVID. Criminals And Victims.
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto: 2011. Stanford Economics and Finance Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Criminals and Victims presents an economic analysis of decisions made by criminals and victims of crime before, during, and after a crime or victimization occurs. Its main purpose is to illustrate how the application of analytical tools from economics can help us to understand the causes and consequences of criminal and victim choices, aiding efforts to deter or reduce the consequences of crime. By examining these decisions along a logical timeline over which crimes take place, we can begin to think more clearly about how policy effects change when it is targeted at specific decisions within the body of a crime. This book differs from others by recognizing the timeline of a crime, paying particular attention to victim decisions, and examining each step in the crime cycle at the micro-level. It demonstrates that criminals plan their crimes in systematic, economically logical ways; that deterring the destruction of criminal evidence may deter crime in general; and that white-collar criminals exhibit recidivism patterns not unlike those of street criminals. It further shows that the degree of criminality in a society motivates a variety of self-protection behaviors by potential victims; that not all victim resistance makes matters worse (and some may help); and that victims who report their crimes do not receive high returns for going to the police, helping to explain why some crimes ultimately go unreported. W. David Allen is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has published numerous journal articles in labor economics and crime economics. Criminals and Victims is his first book. "Allen has provided a resource that will be useful both to economists interested in the study of crime and to the best of the new breed of criminologists who are interested in the tools developed in other social sciences. His analytical skills are complemented by a careful and intuitive explanation of the theoretical results and a clear discussion of the empirical consequences of the underlying theory."—Stephen T. Easton, Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University "Allen demonstrates how economic theory can provide valuable insight into relatively understudied aspects of criminal and victim decision making, offering clear examples of how that theory can be empirically tested. In each chapter, Allen lays the foundation of a new research agenda for social scientists interested in crime."—Emily Owens, Cornell University, Department of Policy Analysis and Management 
Price: 52.25 USD
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8 ALPERT, MICHAEL. London 1849: A Victorian Murder Story.
Pearson Longman, Harlow: 2004. 0582772907 / 9780582772908 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Maria and Frederick Manning came from Tauton to live in the London district of Bermondsey in 1849. They murdered Maria's lover, Patrick O'Connor, for his money. They fled and were captured, tried and hanged at Horsesmonger Lane Prison, Southwark, before a roaring crowd. Michael Alpert has used the full records of the trial and the police files of the case, together with contemporary journalism and fiction, to recreate ordinary people's day-to-day life in the London of 1849. Includes an Index. 
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9 APPLEGATE, REX. Riot Control-material And Techniques.
Stackpole Books, Harrisburg: 1970. 0811714896 / 9780811714891 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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10 AVRICH, PAUL. Sacco And Vanzetti: The Anarchist Background.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1991. 0691047898 / 9780691047898 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. 
Rather than focusing on the robbery and murder at the shoe factory near Boston, the infamous trial, and the worldwide protests that it occasioned, Paul Avrich tells the absorbing stories of the lives of Nicola Sacco, a shoe worker, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, a fish peddler, both Italian immigrants and anarchists. Shows how their anarchist background clarifies Sacco and Vanzetti's suspicious behavior. Includes an Index. 
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11 BADEN, MICHAEL; ROACH, MARION. Dead Reckoning: The New Science Of Catching Killers.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: . 0684852713 / 9780684852713 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 9.03 USD
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12 BEAVAN, COLIN. Fingerprints: The Origins Of Crime Detection And The Murder Case That Launched Foresnsic Science.
Hyperion, New York: 2001. 0786866071 / 9780786866076 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
It is almost impossible to imagine that prior to the twentieth century, there was no reliable way to disringuish betwen the guilty and the innocent. All that changed in Britain in 1905, when the bloody bodies of an elderly couple were discovered in their shop. A solitary fingerprint was the only piece of evidence. Thus begins this fascinating story of a scientific breakthrough that solved one of England's most brutal murders and forever changed the criminal justic ystem. Includes an Index. "An enthralling example of non-fiction - fascinating, informative and as gripping as a great crime novel." - Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Enigma and The Code Book 
Price: 10.17 USD
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13 BEDAU, HUGO ADAM. The Death Penalty In America.
Aldine Publishing Company, Chicago: 1967. 0202240002 / 9780202240008 Fifth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Despite the wealth of discussion that the death penalty has inspired in this country during the past several years, no volume has been published in which all the issues are presented against the background of the latest available research. Includes an Index. 
Price: 38.48 USD
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14 BJORKMAN, TIMOTHY W. Verne Sankey: America's First Public Enemy.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2007. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A fast-paced adventure of a 1930s kidnapper. In late January of 1934, as authorities delivered John Dillinger to an Indiana jail, the United States Justice Department announced, for the first time, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had just captured America's Public Enemy No. 1. It was not Dillinger the Justice Department was referring to, but an affable railroader turned outlaw, Verne Sankey. Now Timothy W. Bjorkman has written the first full-length biography of this overlooked criminal, relating how a South Dakota family man became a bootlegger, a bank robber, and eventually, a kidnapper whose deeds heralded a nationwide crime spree. In the early days of Prohibition, Sankey, then a locomotive engineer, was drawn to the easy money he could make bootlegging. When crime syndicates monopolized the trade and Prohibition's end was in sight, he turned to the occasional bank robbery and eventually to a ransom scheme. In tracing the life of Sankey—and his demure wife, Fern—Bjorkman depicts a good-natured man, friendly neighbor, and gentleman rumrunner catering to the banker and broker trade. He also explores Sankey's motivations, his identification as America's first Public Enemy, and his ultimate descent into oblivion. Verne Sankey: America's First Public Enemy is a riveting narrative set amid the Great Depression. Bjorkman's research painstakingly reveals the life of Verne Sankey and his times, delving into the intriguing story of the family of his kidnapping victim, Charles Boettcher II, and the stark contrast between wealth and poverty during some of America's most harrowing days. 19 black-and-white Illustrations, 288 pages, 6" x 9". Timothy W. Bjorkman is a judge for the First Judicial Circuit of his native South Dakota. He, his wife, Carol Kay, and four sons—James, John, Sam, and Seth—live in Canistota. 
Price: 20.85 USD
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15 BJORKMAN, TIMOTHY W. Verne Sankey: America's First Public Enemy.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2007. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A fast-paced adventure of a 1930s kidnapper. In late January of 1934, as authorities delivered John Dillinger to an Indiana jail, the United States Justice Department announced, for the first time, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had just captured America's Public Enemy No. 1. It was not Dillinger the Justice Department was referring to, but an affable railroader turned outlaw, Verne Sankey. Now Timothy W. Bjorkman has written the first full-length biography of this overlooked criminal, relating how a South Dakota family man became a bootlegger, a bank robber, and eventually, a kidnapper whose deeds heralded a nationwide crime spree. In the early days of Prohibition, Sankey, then a locomotive engineer, was drawn to the easy money he could make bootlegging. When crime syndicates monopolized the trade and Prohibition's end was in sight, he turned to the occasional bank robbery and eventually to a ransom scheme. In tracing the life of Sankey—and his demure wife, Fern—Bjorkman depicts a good-natured man, friendly neighbor, and gentleman rumrunner catering to the banker and broker trade. He also explores Sankey's motivations, his identification as America's first Public Enemy, and his ultimate descent into oblivion. Verne Sankey: America's First Public Enemy is a riveting narrative set amid the Great Depression. Bjorkman's research painstakingly reveals the life of Verne Sankey and his times, delving into the intriguing story of the family of his kidnapping victim, Charles Boettcher II, and the stark contrast between wealth and poverty during some of America's most harrowing days. 19 black-and-white Illustrations, 288 pages, 6" x 9". Timothy W. Bjorkman is a judge for the First Judicial Circuit of his native South Dakota. He, his wife, Carol Kay, and four sons—James, John, Sam, and Seth—live in Canistota. 
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16 BLANK, JESSICA: JENSEN, ERIK. Living Justice: Love, Freedon And The Making Of The Exonerated.
Atria Book, New York: 2005. 0743483456 / 9780743483452 First Atria Book Hardcover Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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17 BONDESON, JAN. The London Monster: A Sanguinary Tale.
University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia: 2000. 0812235762 / 9780812235760 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A century before Jack the Ripper haunted the streets of London, another predator held sway. In the late eighteenth century, the city was gripped by fear, outrage, and Monster Mania. A psychopath who had lashed out violently at over fifty women during a two-year crime spree roamed the city. After stalking and verbally harassing his unsuspecting victims, the Monster would assault them with blades shrewdly crafted for his methods of attack. Sometimes he jabbed his victims squarely in the hips and buttocks. Some he kicked in the backside with knives fastened to his knee. Others he invited to smell an artificial nosegay, only to stab the fine lady right in the nose with a sharp spike hidden within the flowers. The details of these encounters—the bloodshed, the women's ripped clothing, the dark figure calmly observing his victim's screams of anguish before disappearing down the closest alley seconds before help arrived—became deeply ingrained in London's collective psyche. After an immense reward was offered for the capture of the perpetrator by the wealthy philanthropist John Julius Angerstein, one of the founders of Lloyd's, the public's excitement rose. Armed vigilantes patrolling the streets only added to the mayhem, and newspaper reports of each attack roused even greater panic. Fashionable ladies did not dare walk outdoors without copper pans over their petticoats to protect them against the Monster's rapier. And still, the attacks continued. Finally in June 1790, an ungainly young Welshman named Rhynwick Williams, who worked in a factory for artificial flowers, was arrested as the London Monster. He appeared an unlikely Monster, with a reasonable alibi for one of the worst attacks. But after two long, ludicrous trials, where he was defended energetically by the eccentric Irish poet, Theophilus Swift, Williams was convicted. Was Rhynwick Williams guilty after all? Or was he unlucky enough to fall into the hands of authorities when they needed someone, anyone, to pay for the Monster's peculiar crimes? Was there even a Monster at all? Considerable doubt has been cast. In The London Monster, Jan Bondeson writes a lively, detailed account of one of London's most notorious sons and assesses evidence for the guilt or innocence of the convicted Williams. He presents a wealth of contemporary evidence from learned and popular sources, as well as research on mass hysterias and moral panics, to reinterpret Monster Mania and compare it to historical and modern instances of similar phenomena. Indeed, in the magnitude of public frenzy it incited, the story of the London Monster bears similarities to the Ripper murders in 1888; in its stature as urban legend, it is of the bogeyman tradition of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. As Bondeson reveals, the London Monster occupies a unique space in London's criminal history and imagination, somewhere between fact and fiction. Jan Bondeson is the author of A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities and The Feejee Mermaid and Other Essays in Natural and Unnatural History. He lives and works in Wales. "Entirely fascinating."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post The London Monster: A Sanguinary Tale, by medical doctor Jan Bondeson, is the dark-humored true story of a late-Georgian psychopath who lashed out at women in a two-year crime spree until an unlikely suspect was caught, tried, and convicted in a sensational trial. With the pace of a great thriller, Bondeson takes the reader to brutal and bawdy 18th-century England to join in the chase after one of the most outrageous and mysterious criminals of all time, the dreaded London Monster. "Bondeson shares the impresario's glee in whipping off the handkerchief or whipcracking up another curtain on another monster, relishing the absurdity and the fun of it all."—Marina Warner "Using sensational newspaper accounts, pamphlets, broadsides, and best of all illustrated posters that virtually covered every house and lamppost, Bondeson . . . has written a thorough account of the attacks, the victims, the witnesses, the capture, the trials, and indeed the entire spectrum of such crimes right up to the millennium."—The New York Times "What make the book so interesting is the social climate that produced the Monster. . . . A gripping story."—Lucy Moore, Washington Times "A visual treat. . . . These hysterical handbills, satirical cartoons, and illustrated verses are sometimes quaint, sometimes shocking."—Steven Saylor, Philadelphia Inquirer "The case of the London Monster, here narrated in lavish detail, carries real historical significance. . . . An absorbing contribution to our knowledge of metropolitan myths."—Roy Porter, Times Higher Education Supplement "Illuminating. . . . Bondeson's fascinating account will appeal not only to true-crime buffs but to readers interested in an unusual slice of history."—Publishers Weekly "A well-told narrative. . . . An attentive, subtle rendering of a strange historical episode, alternatively disturbing and absurd."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In addition to being a compelling crime story, the book is a rewarding history. Bondeson provides an excellent survey of London's social and political life, the interactions within and between classes, and the acute limitations of strictly amateur criminal investigations and police work."—Foreword Magazine "The medley of violence and macabre comedy will appeal to . . . readers who cannot help bring intrigued as well as disgusted by such grisly matters (and I must confess to being one of these). . . . There are countless connoisseurs of 'real crime' who will welcome this lively and gripping book."—Thomas Wright, Daily Telegraph "Impeccable. . . . [Bondeson] is to be commended on the level of research that has obviously been undertaken to produce this fascinating boo. Highly recommended for crime historians."—Ripperologist 
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18 BONDESON, JAN. The London Monster: A Sanguinary Tale.
University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia: 2000. 0812235762 / 9780812235760 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
A century before Jack the Ripper haunted the streets of London, another predator held sway. In the late eighteenth century, the city was gripped by fear, outrage, and Monster Mania. A psychopath who had lashed out violently at over fifty women during a two-year crime spree roamed the city. After stalking and verbally harassing his unsuspecting victims, the Monster would assault them with blades shrewdly crafted for his methods of attack. Sometimes he jabbed his victims squarely in the hips and buttocks. Some he kicked in the backside with knives fastened to his knee. Others he invited to smell an artificial nosegay, only to stab the fine lady right in the nose with a sharp spike hidden within the flowers. The details of these encounters—the bloodshed, the women's ripped clothing, the dark figure calmly observing his victim's screams of anguish before disappearing down the closest alley seconds before help arrived—became deeply ingrained in London's collective psyche. After an immense reward was offered for the capture of the perpetrator by the wealthy philanthropist John Julius Angerstein, one of the founders of Lloyd's, the public's excitement rose. Armed vigilantes patrolling the streets only added to the mayhem, and newspaper reports of each attack roused even greater panic. Fashionable ladies did not dare walk outdoors without copper pans over their petticoats to protect them against the Monster's rapier. And still, the attacks continued. Finally in June 1790, an ungainly young Welshman named Rhynwick Williams, who worked in a factory for artificial flowers, was arrested as the London Monster. He appeared an unlikely Monster, with a reasonable alibi for one of the worst attacks. But after two long, ludicrous trials, where he was defended energetically by the eccentric Irish poet, Theophilus Swift, Williams was convicted. Was Rhynwick Williams guilty after all? Or was he unlucky enough to fall into the hands of authorities when they needed someone, anyone, to pay for the Monster's peculiar crimes? Was there even a Monster at all? Considerable doubt has been cast. In The London Monster, Jan Bondeson writes a lively, detailed account of one of London's most notorious sons and assesses evidence for the guilt or innocence of the convicted Williams. He presents a wealth of contemporary evidence from learned and popular sources, as well as research on mass hysterias and moral panics, to reinterpret Monster Mania and compare it to historical and modern instances of similar phenomena. Indeed, in the magnitude of public frenzy it incited, the story of the London Monster bears similarities to the Ripper murders in 1888; in its stature as urban legend, it is of the bogeyman tradition of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. As Bondeson reveals, the London Monster occupies a unique space in London's criminal history and imagination, somewhere between fact and fiction. Jan Bondeson is the author of A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities and The Feejee Mermaid and Other Essays in Natural and Unnatural History. He lives and works in Wales. "Entirely fascinating."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post The London Monster: A Sanguinary Tale, by medical doctor Jan Bondeson, is the dark-humored true story of a late-Georgian psychopath who lashed out at women in a two-year crime spree until an unlikely suspect was caught, tried, and convicted in a sensational trial. With the pace of a great thriller, Bondeson takes the reader to brutal and bawdy 18th-century England to join in the chase after one of the most outrageous and mysterious criminals of all time, the dreaded London Monster. "Bondeson shares the impresario's glee in whipping off the handkerchief or whipcracking up another curtain on another monster, relishing the absurdity and the fun of it all."—Marina Warner "Using sensational newspaper accounts, pamphlets, broadsides, and best of all illustrated posters that virtually covered every house and lamppost, Bondeson . . . has written a thorough account of the attacks, the victims, the witnesses, the capture, the trials, and indeed the entire spectrum of such crimes right up to the millennium."—The New York Times "What make the book so interesting is the social climate that produced the Monster. . . . A gripping story."—Lucy Moore, Washington Times "A visual treat. . . . These hysterical handbills, satirical cartoons, and illustrated verses are sometimes quaint, sometimes shocking."—Steven Saylor, Philadelphia Inquirer "The case of the London Monster, here narrated in lavish detail, carries real historical significance. . . . An absorbing contribution to our knowledge of metropolitan myths."—Roy Porter, Times Higher Education Supplement "Illuminating. . . . Bondeson's fascinating account will appeal not only to true-crime buffs but to readers interested in an unusual slice of history."—Publishers Weekly "A well-told narrative. . . . An attentive, subtle rendering of a strange historical episode, alternatively disturbing and absurd."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In addition to being a compelling crime story, the book is a rewarding history. Bondeson provides an excellent survey of London's social and political life, the interactions within and between classes, and the acute limitations of strictly amateur criminal investigations and police work."—Foreword Magazine "The medley of violence and macabre comedy will appeal to . . . readers who cannot help bring intrigued as well as disgusted by such grisly matters (and I must confess to being one of these). . . . There are countless connoisseurs of 'real crime' who will welcome this lively and gripping book."—Thomas Wright, Daily Telegraph "Impeccable. . . . [Bondeson] is to be commended on the level of research that has obviously been undertaken to produce this fascinating boo. Highly recommended for crime historians."—Ripperologist 
Price: 28.22 USD
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19 BOROWITZ, ALBERT. The Thurtell-hunt Murder Case: Dark Mirror To Regency England.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 1987. 0807113719 / 9780807113714 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
On a late October evening in 1823, William Weare, an unscrupulous gambler from London, was pulled from a horse-drawn gig and murdered on a lane in Hertfordshire. The arrest and ensuing trial of three men for Weare's murder became one of the most famous and sensationalized events of post-Regency England. In The Turtell-Hunt Murder Case, Albert Borowitz provides the first full-scale treatment of this notorious crime. Includes an Index. "What a fascinating addition to the chronicles of crime! This is more than sensational murder - it's a view through the hangman's noose of a glittering era in English history." - Peter Lovesey 
Price: 10.40 USD
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20 BOWERS, NEAL. Words For The Taking: The Hunt For A Plagiarist.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1997. 0393040070 / 9780393040074 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Following the discovery of a single stolen poem, Neal Bowers, poet and professor of English at Iowa State, finds alarming evidence of repeated thefts of two of his poems. Other poets are also found to hav been plagiarized, but none morethan once. Bewildered to be the "victim of choice" as instances of theft mount - "a privilege akin to having a tapeworm," as he says in his preface - Bowers feels his own creativity stifled. Determined to hold the plagiarist accountable, Bowers, with the help of his wife, is drawn into a bizarr game of catch-me-if-you-can. Further pseudonyms for the plagiarist come to light, and a distinctly unsavory past is uncovered. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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