High-Profile Crimes


  • Author: Lynn S. Chancer
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 4077174 Bytes


O. J. Simpson. The Central Park jogger. Bensonhurst. William Kennedy Smith. Rodney King. These are more than crimes and criminals, more than court cases. They are cultural events that, for better or worse, gave concrete expression to latent social conflicts in American society. In High-Profile Crimes, Lynn Chancer explores how these cases became conflated with larger social causes on a collective level and how this phenomenon has affected the law, the media, and social movements.An astute and incisive chronicle of some of the most polarizing cases of the 1980s and 1990s, High-Profile Crimes shows that their landmark status results from the overlapping interaction of diverse participants. The merging of legal cases and social causes, Chancer argues, h...

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High Profile


  • Author: Robert B. Parker
  • Release Date : 2007-02-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 971080 Bytes


The murder of a notorious public figure places police chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight in this New York Times bestseller.When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case, forcing him to deal with small-minded local officials and national media scrutiny. When another dead body-that of a young woman-is discovered just a few days later, the pressure becomes almost unbearable.Two victims in less than a week should provide a host of clues, but all Jesse runs into are dead ends. But what may be the most disturbing aspect of these murders is the fact that no one seems...

High Profile Crimes

High Profile Crimes


  • Author : Lynn S. Chancer
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226101134


High Profile Crimes Book Description :

O. J. Simpson. The Central Park jogger. Bensonhurst. William Kennedy Smith. Rodney King. These are more than crimes and criminals, more than court cases. They are cultural events that, for better or worse, gave concrete expression to latent social conflicts in American society. In High-Profile Crimes, Lynn Chancer explores how these cases became conflated with larger social causes on a collective level and how this phenomenon has affected the law, the media, and social movements. An astute and incisive chronicle of some of the most polarizing cases of the 1980s and 1990s, High-Profile Crimes shows that their landmark status results from the overlapping interaction of diverse participants. The merging of legal cases and social causes, Chancer argues, ...

HC 629   Police  the Media  and High Profile Criminal Investigations

HC 629 Police the Media and High Profile Criminal Investigations


  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Home Affairs Committee
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2014-10-24
  • Genre: Criminal investigation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780215078445


HC 629 Police the Media and High Profile Criminal Investigations Book Description :

This report considers the events surrounding the police raid on 14 August of the home of Sir Cliff Richard OBE in Berkshire, and the circumstances under which the BBC came to have advance information about the raid. It concludes that South Yorkshire Police's handling of this situation was inept. The naming of suspects (or the confirming of a name when it is put to a force) when there is no operational need to do so is wrong. South Yorkshire Police should not have tried to cut a deal with the journalist, but rather approached senior BBC executives to explain the damage that such premature disclosure could do to the investigation. The BBC's Director General, Lord Hall, confirmed to the Committee that the BBC would act on such requests from Chief Consta...

Constitutive Criminology at Work

Constitutive Criminology at Work


  • Author : Stuart Henry
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1999-08-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0791441938


Constitutive Criminology at Work Book Description :

Provides the first applications of constitutive criminology, a theoretical framework inspired by postmodernism, to specific areas of criminological practice....

Forensic Hypnosis

Forensic Hypnosis


  • Author : Emma D. Luna
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Forensic hypnotism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1141097528


Forensic Hypnosis Book Description :

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Downsizing Prisons
Score: 3
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Downsizing Prisons


  • Author : Michael Jacobson
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814742914


Downsizing Prisons Book Description :

This landmark book represents the first publication of original writing by Radclyffe Hall, author of The Well of Loneliness, in over 50 years. One of the most famous and influential lesbian novelists of the twentieth century, Hall became a cause clbre in 1928, upon the publication of her novel The Well of Loneliness, when the British government brought action on behalf of the Crown to declare the book obscene. Probably the most widely read lesbian novel ever written, the book has been continuously in print since its first publication and remains to this day an important part of the literary landscape. Expertly deciphered and edited by Hall scholar and biographer Joanne Glasgow, Your John is a selection of Hall's love letters to Evguenia Souline, a Wh...

Cold Crime
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Cold Crime


  • Author : Tom Brennan
  • Publisher : Epicenter Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0974501441


Cold Crime Book Description :

A collection of stories about some of Alaska's high-profile criminal investigations of the past half-century. Step by step, journalist Tom Brennan walks readers through thirteen notorious cases, drawing details from the confidential files of Alaska police detectives who investigate murder, mayhem, crimes of passion and greed, and an amazing amount of criminal stupidity....

Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes

Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes


  • Author : Thomas P. Carney
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09-17
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0203507177


Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes Book Description :

Because of the sensitive nature of sex crimes, police officials must develop a specialized set of interviewing skills to effectively investigate them. Written by former Commanding Officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad Thomas P. Carney, Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes: A Strategic and Operational Approach provides a day-to-day guide for investigating sex crimes. Using actual case histories, this comprehensive resource demonstrates the need for policymakers to create separate sex crime units within their jurisdictions and provides law enforcement officials with the tools necessary to thoroughly investigate these unique crimes....

Certainty of Justice

Certainty of Justice


  • Author : Frank Weed
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0202364631


Certainty of Justice Book Description :

Since the late 1970s, the movement portrayed in this volume has been demanding that the law stand in for society as a whole, and use its authority to demonstrate the triumph of good over evil rather than simply to bear out the bureaucratic process. In so doing, its proponents are changing our concept of justice by defining a role for crime victims beyond the evidentiary need of the prosecution in a court of law. Weed examines the complex organizational system and grass roots groups affiliated with the movement, and takes a look from within at their leaders and agendas. His study also details the recent changes in state and federal laws and the legal decisions rendered in the name of "victims' rights."...