1620-2002

Author: Robert Asher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791483614

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 9814

A historical romp through the fascinating subject of murder jurisprudence in the United States from the colonial period to the present, showing how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law.
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Author: John Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199520

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 9305

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
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Author: Michael Underwood

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1471907635

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 4478

'Her name is Maisie Jenks and that's her father with her. They live up in St. John's Wood way, and she knows who the murderer is ...' William Tarrant is on trial for the murder of a police constable. Before he can give evidence in his own defence, however, he is shot in Court 1 of the Old Bailey. In his debut case, Detective-Inspector Simon Manton has to solve the puzzle of a missing juror, a nervous warder, and a girl, Maisie, who screams just before the deadly shot is fired ...
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Courtroom Mysteries from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

Author: Erle Stanley Gardner

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: 9780451177216

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6187

Murderers, victims, attorneys, and judges come together in a collection of fourteen short stories, including the works of John Mortimer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lawrence Block, Erle Stanley Gardner, and others. Original.
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Southern Justice on Trial

Author: Suzanne Lebsock

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393326062

Category: History

Page: 442

View: 9258

Recounts the events surrounding the dramatic post-Civil War trial of a young African American sawmill hand who was accused of ax murdering a white woman on her Virginia farm and who implicated three other women in the crime. Reprint.
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Art Therapy in Capital Murder Cases

Author: David E. Gussak

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231534272

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 9455

A man kidnaps his two children, murders one, and attempts to kill the other. The prosecution seeks the death penalty, while the defense employs an unusual strategy to avoid the sentence. The defendant's attorneys turn to more than 100 examples of his artwork, created over many years, to determine whether he was mentally ill at the time he committed the crimes. Detailing an outstanding example of the use of forensic art therapy in a capital murder case, David Gussak, an art therapist contracted by the defense to analyze the images that were to be presented as evidence, recounts his findings and his testimony in court, as well as the future implications of his work for criminal proceedings. Gussak describes the role of the art therapist as an expert witness in a murder case, the way to use art as evidence, and the conclusions and assessments that professionals can draw from a defendant's artworks. He examines the effectiveness of expert testimony as communicated by the prosecution, defense, and court, and weighs the moral, ethical, and legal consequences of relying on such evidence. For professionals and general readers, this gripping volume presents a convincing account of the ability of art to reflect a damaged and dangerous psyche. A leading text on an emerging field, Art on Trial demonstrates the practical applications of an innovative approach to clinical assessment and treatment.
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Notorious Killings & Celebrated Trials

Author: Bill Neal

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896725799

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 8118

"Longtime Texas prosecutor and defense attorney mines trial records and other primary sources to analyze murder trials from 1880 through WWI in West Texas and Oklahoma. Addresses not only legal and illegal ploys but also inherent pitfalls for a nascent cr
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The Prosecutors and the Marilyn Sheppard Murder

Author: Jack DeSario,William D. Mason

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873387705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

View: 9165

Marilyn Sheppard, four months pregnant and mother of a toddler son, was bludgeoned to death in her Bay Village, Ohio, home in the early morning of July fourth, 1954. The cause of death was 27 blows to the head with a heavy instrument. Who took her life so brutally has been the subject of much controversy and debate for nearly half a century.
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The True Story of a Victim on Trial

Author: Shirley Frondorf

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0307831167

Category: True Crime

Page: 280

View: 1713

In 1982, a sensational murder trial in Phoenix, Arizona, reverberated throughout the legal community. Restaurateur Steven Steinberg, who killed his wife by stabbing her 26 times, was acquitted; his legal defense portrayed the victim as an overpowering "Jewish American Princess" whose excesses may have provoked her violent end. Examining the structure of the defense's case, Frondorf, an attorney who was previously a psychiatric social worker, follows the theme that made Elana Steinberg the villain, instead of the victim, of the piece. The defense's forensic presentation, bolstered by testimony from psychiatrists, maintained that Steinberg committed the crime while sleepwalking, an abnormality allegedly brought on by the intemperate spending of his wife. Frondorf recreates the trial whose outcome scarred the tightly knit Jewish community of Phoenix.
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Author: Gil Schmerler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365964084

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 5856

In 1931 a young Columbia anthropology student, Henrietta Schmerler, was raped and murdered on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona, while engaged in fieldwork. A young Apache man was eventually apprehended and sentenced to life in prison. A niece and nephew of Henrietta's, after many years of research and a lawsuit against the FBI, now reveal the scope of this tragedy and its aftermath.
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Lessons from the Transcripts

Author: Elizabeth A. Sheehy

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774826533

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 492

View: 7529

In the landmark Lavallee decision of 1990, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that evidence of "battered woman syndrome" was admissible in establishing self-defence for women accused of killing their abusive partners. This book looks at the trials of eleven battered women, ten of whom killed their partners, in the fifteen years since Lavallee. Drawing extensively on trial transcripts and a rich expanse of interdisciplinary sources, the author looks at the evidence produced at trial and at how self-defence was argued. By illuminating these cases, this book uncovers the practical and legal dilemmas faced by battered women on trial for murder.
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A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443409251

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3113

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year An Amazon Top 100 Book of the Year Shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize Longlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction A scandalous crime, a sensational trial, a surprise verdict—the true story of Carrie Davies, the maid who shot a Massey In February 1915, a member of one of Canada’s wealthiest families was shot and killed on the front porch of his home in Toronto as he was returning from work. Carrie Davies, an 18-year-old domestic servant, quickly confessed. But who was the victim here? Charles “Bert” Massey, a scion of a famous family, or the frightened, perhaps mentally unstable Carrie, a penniless British immigrant? When the brilliant lawyer Hartley Dewart, QC, took on her case, his grudge against the powerful Masseys would fuel a dramatic trial that pitted the old order against the new, wealth and privilege against virtue and honest hard work. Set against a backdrop of the Great War in Europe and the changing face of a nation, this sensational crime is brought to vivid life for the first time. As in her previous bestselling book, Gold Diggers—which was made into a Discovery Channel miniseries entitled “Klondike”—multi-award-winning historian and biographer Charlotte Gray has created a captivating narrative rich in detail and brimming with larger-than-life personalities, as she shines a light on a central moment in our past.
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Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century

Author: Sarah Miller

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 055349810X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 960

With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the Common Core. Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. In a compelling, linear narrative, Miller takes readers along as she investigates a brutal crime: the August 4, 1892, murders of wealthy and prominent Andrew and Abby Borden. The accused? Mild-mannered and highly respected Lizzie Borden, daughter of Andrew and stepdaughter of Abby. Most of what is known about Lizzie’s arrest and subsequent trial (and acquittal) comes from sensationalized newspaper reports; as Miller sorts fact from fiction, and as a legal battle gets under way, a gripping portrait of a woman and a town emerges. With inserts featuring period photos and newspaper clippings—and, yes, images from the murder scene—readers will devour this nonfiction book that reads like fiction. A School Library Journal Best Best Book of the Year "Sure to be a hit with true crime fans everywhere." —School Library Journal, Starred
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Murder, Ethnicity, and Gender

Author: Joseph A. Conforti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700622337

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5701

A new look at the famous Lizzie Borden murder case and how it turned into a 19th century media spectacle.
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Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial

Author: George P. Fletcher

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226253343

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 7711

Legal expert George Fletcher uses the celebrated trial of New York's "Subway Vigilante", Bernhard Goetz, as a springboard to probe the profound relationship between this defensive action, the public's understanding of it, and the court's interpretation of it according to the law.
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The Case of Robert Frisbee

Author: William Deverell

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 9780771026744

Category: Law

Page: 383

View: 3595

Originally published as "Fatal Cruise -- now in trade paperback, with a new foreword by the author. This is the true story of a bizarre murder and the controversial trial that took place in Victoria, B.C., and made headlines across Canada. It is also the story of Robert Frisbee, who, after a scarred early life, became the secretary and friend of Muriel and Philip Barnett. Then, on board the "Royal Viking Star cruise ship, Muriel was murdered - and Robert Frisbee stood accused. With penetrating insight, William Deverell probes the mind of the accused and explores the legal system that tried him. His superb writing skills combine brilliantly with an insider's knowledge of the courtroom, and the result is a seamlessly constructed, gripping narrative whose suspense never lets up.
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Psychological Perspectives

Author: Saul M. Kassin,Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135874581

Category: Psychology

Page: 246

View: 8476

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Notorious Killings & Celebrated Trials

Author: Bill Neal

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896725799

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 9884

"Longtime Texas prosecutor and defense attorney mines trial records and other primary sources to analyze murder trials from 1880 through WWI in West Texas and Oklahoma. Addresses not only legal and illegal ploys but also inherent pitfalls for a nascent cr
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Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759511039

Category: Law

Page: 608

View: 9118

The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time.
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