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Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective: Selected Readings, Bennett, Michael John; Petrow, Stefan
1 Bennett, Michael John; Petrow, Stefan Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective: Selected Readings
Tasmania School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania 2002 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
183 pages including b/w illustrations. Includes exercise booklet. Marginalia, annotations, underlining and highlighting. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Shadow of Shame: How the Mafia Got Away with the Murder of Donald Mackay, Bottom, Bob
2 Bottom, Bob Shadow of Shame: How the Mafia Got Away with the Murder of Donald Mackay
Australia Sun Books 1988 0725105585 / 9780725105587 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
226 pages. The disappearance of Liberal Party candidate and anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay from the New South Wales city of Griffith shocked the country and has become one of Australia's longest-running murder mysteries. Mackay vanished from the car park of the Griffith Hotel on July 1977. There is a previous owner name/stamp in the inside front cover. 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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Body of Evidence: What the Post-Mortem Revealed: 40 Years as a Forensic Pathologist, Bowen, David
3 Bowen, David Body of Evidence: What the Post-Mortem Revealed: 40 Years as a Forensic Pathologist
UK Robinson Pub 2003 1841197394 / 9781841197395 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
260 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. Without sensationalism but with a generous dusting of dark forensic humour, David Bowen writes of the trial-making and breaking clues he uncovered during his 40 years as one of London's key forensic pathologists. Following in the footsteps of pioneers such as Bernard Spilsbury and Keith Simpson, it was Bowen who was the first to identify the true nature of the chicken bones found in Denis Nilsen's drain after a complaint by his neighbour and it was Bowen who led the investigation into the grisly contents of the black rubbish bags found in Nilsen's home. In these memoirs we find Bowen's take on many of the famous and challenging cases he worked on, including the tragic Railway Murders of the 1960s; the unsolved London Nude Murders of the 1960s; the baffling death of Robert Calvi, chairman of Italy's largest bank, found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge; the frustrating PC Keith Blakelock case; and the mystery surrounding the apparent Second World War defector Rudolf Hess. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Crime, Shame and Reintegration, Braithwaite, John
4 Braithwaite, John Crime, Shame and Reintegration
U. K. Cambridge Univ Pr 1993 0521356687 / 9780521356688 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
226 indexed pages. A contribution to general criminological theory, suggests that the key to why some societies have higher crime rates than others lies in the way different cultures go about the social process of shaming wrongdoers. Shaming can be counterproductive, making crime problems worse. But when shaming is done within a cultural context of respect for the offender, it can be extraordinarily powerful, efficient, and just form of social control. Pencilled activity throughout. Inscription in the first page. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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The Fat Mexican: The Bloody Rise of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, Caine, Alex
5 Caine, Alex The Fat Mexican: The Bloody Rise of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club
Australia Allen & Unwin 2010 1742373828 / 9781742373829 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
227 indexed pages. Having infiltrated the Bandidos for three years in a landmark police operation, Alex Caine is uniquely positioned to tell the untold story of the Hells Angels' fiercest rivals, the Bandidos. Started in the mid-sixties by a group of Texas malcontents and ex-military who idolised the Hells Angels, the Bandidos now operate in almost every country of the world and are especially potent in Europe, Australia, the US and Canada. The Fat Mexican unearths the violent criminal history of the Bandidos: their four-decades-old battle with the Hells Angels, the terror their global expansion has caused rivals and innocents alike and the internal politics and rivalries that drive them to this day. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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In any case: true stories from Australia's most notorious criminal Lawyer, Fraser, Andrew
6 Fraser, Andrew In any case: true stories from Australia's most notorious criminal Lawyer
Australia Pier 9 2012 1743362730 / 9781743362730 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
215 pages. Andrew Fraser has made mistakes in his life. Big mistakes. And he has paid a hefty penalty for them. A flash, arrogant and highly successful criminal lawyer, he made a great deal of money defending a huge range of clients before a spectacular fall from grace in the late 1990s through his cocaine addiction. In Any Case is the compelling blue-chip collection of Fraser's fascinating stories of people he has defended over the years as well as his own battles with the law, and himself. Andrew Fraser used to be one of Australia's leading criminal lawyers, but his focus shifted from success to survival in 2001 when he received a seven year jail sentence for involvement with the importation of a commercial quantity of cocaine. Andrew's journey from top lawyer to prisoner, to Crown witness and crusader against official corruption, has led to his becoming a best-selling author and the inspiration for the critically acclaimed television series Killing Time. He currently lives in Melbourne. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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A Cold Case, Gourevitch, Philip
7 Gourevitch, Philip A Cold Case
U. K. Picador 2003 0330485059 / 9780330485050 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
184 pages. 'A Cold Case' is Philip Gourevitch's dramatic account of a double homicide which took place in 1970s Manhattan. It is also the story of one man's determination, more than 30 years later, to bring the suspect to justice. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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J'Accuse, Greene, Graham
8 Greene, Graham J'Accuse
U. K. Bodley Head 1982 0370309309 1st Edition Stapled Soft Cover Good 12mo 
69 pages. Organized Crime remains an element of statistics until it is illustrated in actual cases. In Nice, organized crime flourishes, Graham Greene claims, under the tacit protection of the police and the judiciary. J'Accuse gives a vivid pen portrait of a criminal in his protected milieu. In J'Accuse Graham Greene shows himself faithful to his vocation to speak for the victims. Text in English and French. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Criminal Law - Butterworths Student Companions, Jacobs, Joseph H.
9 Jacobs, Joseph H. Criminal Law - Butterworths Student Companions
Australia Butterworths 2001 0409318094 / 9780409318098 5th Edition Stapled Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
125 indexed pages. This quick reference tool provides a valuable collection of the most important and recent cases in Criminal Law. The cases have been skilfully reduced to their core essentials: a brief statement of the facts, the decision and the reason for the decision. This is an excellent study aid for students. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Cold Cases - Australian Crime, Lipson, Norm; Walters, Adam
10 Lipson, Norm; Walters, Adam Cold Cases - Australian Crime
Australia Park Street Press 2008 187662468X / 9781876624682 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
204 pages including b/w illustrations. Six fascinating and famous murder investigations from across Australia. COLD CASES follows each case in compelling detail, including the gory case of the Kirribilli killer whose victim's sexually assaulted and strangled body as found near The Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1984; and the story of Lorraine Whyte, the arsenic poisoner who was charged twice with the murder of her husband. The authors, Norm Lipson and Adam Walters are both experienced crime reporters with extensive contacts in the police forces around the country. They have pulled together some of Australia's most interesting cold cases and described in detail how the perpetrators of the crime were tracked down years after the crimes were committed. A gruesome and gripping read. Moderate wear in the cover and scribbles in page 79. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Indelible Evidence: An International Collection of True Crimes Which Have Been Solved by Forensic Science, Miller, Hugh
11 Miller, Hugh Indelible Evidence: An International Collection of True Crimes Which Have Been Solved by Forensic Science
Australia ABC 1991 0733301495 / 9780733301490 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
160 pages including b/w illustrations. Book of the ABC TV TQuantum' series, detailing the forensic investigation of various mysterious crimes in Australia and overseas. Incidents explored include the explosion of the Greenpeace boat in Auckland and several well-known murders. The author has an extensive background in pathology. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Remembering Anita Cobby, Morri, Mark
12 Morri, Mark Remembering Anita Cobby
Australia Random House 2016 192532415X / 9781925324150 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
viii + 232 pages, including 16 pages of unnumbered b/w and colour illustrations. John Cobby finally tells his story, 30 years after the murder of his wife, Anita. On 4 February 1986, John Cobby's life imploded. He was driving up the coast looking for his missing wife, Anita, when over the radio he heard: 'The body of a naked woman has been found in a paddock in western Sydney.' . . . As details emerged of the rape and murder of the gentle nurse and former beauty queen, outrage engulfed Australia. Five men were caught and, amid unprecedented security, jailed for life. For young reporter Mark Morri, the case was a baptism of fire. Told to 'find the husband', he despaired: Cobby had changed his name and disappeared. But the Daily Mirror found him, and Morri's interviews sold like hotcakes. For nearly 30 years, Morri and Cobby kept in touch. In this book John finally opens up, recounting how he and Anita fell in love, suffered the pain of miscarriage and then went travelling. He also explains why they were apart at the time of the murder. Weaving in chilling material from the autopsy and police files, and interviews with detectives who hunted down the killers, Mark Morri explores the ripple effects of the murder that still shocks a nation. Mark Morri, as a crime reporter in the '80s, worked at the Daily Mirror, covering the Sydney gangland murders, the Father's Day Bikie massacre and the abduction of Sydney schoolgirl Samantha Knight. Promoted to Chief of Staff, he still specialised in crime reporting, covering the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 and the backpacker murders by Ivan Milat. He worked for a brief time on the New York Post before coming back to the Daily Telegraph again as Chief of Staff. Over the past thirty-five years, Mark has covered nearly every major crime in Sydney, building contacts throughout the police force (and the criminal world). He is currently the crime editor of the Sydney Daily Telegraph. Extra postage charge may apply. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Murdered by the Mob: The mafia hit that shocked Australia., Morris, Rachel
13 Morris, Rachel Murdered by the Mob: The mafia hit that shocked Australia.
Australia ACP Pub 2005 1863965300 / 9781863965309 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
vii + 184 indexed pages. The murder of anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay in Griffith in 1977 brought the drug war home to Australians. The murder has never been solved and recently there have been renewed efforts to find the remains. When Mackay was murdered near his van in a hotel car park in Griffith in 1977, Australia’s innocence died with him. His body has never been found, but gruesome rumours abound. Mackay knew too much about too much: the local mafia-run cannabis plantations, the money laundering, the crooked cops. ‘As the net began to close in, he knew his life was at risk. l This book is a gripping account of why the ma?a’s stranglehold on Griffith in the 1970s meant that Donald Mackay had to ‘disappear’, and why the mystery surrounding his fate has never been solved. This is a true story of hitmen and gangsters, floozies and flunkeys. But it also offers hope that high moral values may make for a better world. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Melbourne's Gangland Killings (Dirty Dozen), Paul Anderson
14 Paul Anderson Melbourne's Gangland Killings (Dirty Dozen)
Australia Hardie Grant Books 2007 1740665740 / 9781740665742 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
270 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. Award-winning crime journalist Paul Anderson, author of the bestselling Dirty Dozen: Shocking Australian True Crime Stories, takes you through the chilling criminal slayings that have shocked, and continue to shock Melbourne, linking the players and events that make up Melbourne's underworld crime scene. Anderson traces the complicated web back to the Painters & Dockers Union power struggle that claimed at least forty lives between the 1950s and the early 1980s, and delves into the more recent wave of murders that have seen Melbourne become a virtual criminal killing field. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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15 Paul, Jonathan When Kids Kill: Shocking Crimes of Lost Innocence
United Kingdom Virgin Books 2003 0753507587 / 9780753507582 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
257 pages. In this investigation, Jonathan Paul goes behind the sensational headlines that dominated crimes such as the Bulger killing to argue that children are not 'born killers', but that evil is learned, not innate. Children are increasingly experimenting with drugs and committing offences, but there are those who commit the worst possible crimes: to end another person s life before their own could properly have begun. The cases are shocking but sometimes the path towards them is even more so. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Dark Side, Roger Rogerson
16 Roger Rogerson The Dark Side
Australia Kerr Publishing 2009 0958128316 / 9780958128315 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
224 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. Roger Rogerson hasn't been a police officer for more than 20 years. Yet his name makes him the most well-known 'detective-sergeant' in Australia. He has been the subject of articles, appearances, profiles and books; portrayed in TV dramas; and recorded by covert listening devices at home for months. Rogerson took up his own pen in prison. Out, he walked the club and pub speaking circuit, where he found a ready audience for his tales of law and mayhem. Here, he tells us of: high profile investigations; forgotten ones, like when a key from Tassie opened a Sydney murderer's door; some of the most interesting dead people he's ever met; the hunt for desperados on a deadly robbing spree; the bloody night that earned him the award for courageous action; meeting a prominent toe cutter; besieging the comic Wally and the dangerous Green Man; the dogs in a prison he sojourned in; bad days in a flattened railcarriage at Granville ... and more... These untold tales are the ones everyone else has glossed over or ignored, from the horses mouth, for the first time. In May 2014 Rogerson was remanded in prison after being charged, with another former NSW detective, with the murder of student Jamie Gao, and supply of drugs. Both pleaded not guilty in January 2015, and are due for trial in July 2015. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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True Crime Astrology: Famous Murders and Suicides, Rowland, Edna
17 Rowland, Edna True Crime Astrology: Famous Murders and Suicides
USA Llewellyn Pub 1996 1567185886 / 9781567185881 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
179 pages including b/w illustrations. Gain fascinating insights into the dark inner worlds of Richard Speck, who murdered eight young nurses ... Jean Harris, mistress/murderer of Scarsdale Diet author Dr. Herman Tarnower ... John Lennon's delusional assassin Mark Chapman ... Diane Downs, who shot her three children ... Larry Singleton, the man who raped a 15-year-old hitchhiker, then chopped off her arms ... poet Sylvia Plath, who took her own life at age 30 ... and others. "True Crime Astrology" also looks at these questions: What was at the root of Ted Bundys addiction to killing? How are the murders of John Lennon and John F. Kennedy similar? What is the truth about Marilyn Monroe's death? Did Jeffrey MacDonald kill is wife and two daughters? What motivated Richard Speck to murder eight student nurses? This book sheds light on these and other compelling mysteries by examining each homicide or suicide from an astrological point of view. You'll gain penetrating insight into each case and examine the hidden, psychological motivations that may help to explain these atrocious crimes. This book also explains what are the midpoints associated with violence and suicide, and includes seven special-interest Arabic Parts which can be used to analyzing charts for murder and suicide. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Far From the Land: A Story of Irish Betrayal, Sanders, John
18 Sanders, John Far From the Land: A Story of Irish Betrayal
U. K. Pan 1997 330421107 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
255 pages. They were called the dynamiter. Their mission was to begin a wave of terrorist attacks on England. They were ruled from America by the 'Triangle', bosses of a huge Irish-American patriotic society campaigning for self-government for Ireland. Once arrived in England, they were soon arrested and imprisoned. Then they discovered they were betrayed - sold to Scotland Yard by their leaders, who were pocketing vast sums of money meant to fund their terrorist operations. This book carries the true story of what happened to one Irish-American was determined to expose it. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Underbelly 7: more true crime Stories, Silvester, John; Rule, Andrew
19 Silvester, John; Rule, Andrew Underbelly 7: more true crime Stories
Australia Floradale 2003 0957912161 / 9780957912168 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
232 pages including b/w illustrations. It was around 1.20pm on February 17, 1999, when Wodonga quarry manager Reg Golding noticed a body floating about 30 metres from the shore of the eight-hectare flooded quarry at the rear of the CSR Readymix plant on the Lincoln Causeway. Reptiles killed Aubrey Broughill. But which ones? It takes balls to become Australia's oldest stick-up man. In 60 years of crime Aubrey Grandpa Broughill had what it took. But when his body was found in a flooded quarry, his testicles were missing. Turtles were blamed - but the doubts remain. Police knew he was the victim of cold-blooded predators. But was it the eastern snake-necked turtle... or something lower? This is really Australia Underbelly! Broughill's family remain convinced the old-time criminal was murdered and now want the case reopened. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Kamakura Murders of 1864: Major Baldwin and Lieutenant Bird, Williams, Harold S.; Naito, Hiroshi
20 Williams, Harold S.; Naito, Hiroshi The Kamakura Murders of 1864: Major Baldwin and Lieutenant Bird
Williams & Naito 1971 1st Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo 
116 pages including b/w illustrations about the killing of two British officers in Kamakura, a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, of Japan. On the 21st November 1864, Major George Walter Baldwin and Lieutenant Robert Nichols Bird—both of the 2nd Battalion H. B. M. XX Regiment, left Yokohama on horseback for a visit to Kamakura and its neighbourhood. After going as far as Inosima [sic], where they breakfasted with Mr. Beato and some other excursionists, they left about noon with the intention of visiting Daiboots [sic]; while crossing the little stone bridge shewn in the picture opposite, they were attacked from behind, and cut down before they had an opportunity of defending themselves, or drawing the revolvers with which they were both armed. There is an inscription in the front fly signed by Harold S. Williams. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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