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Crime, Shame and Reintegration, Braithwaite, John
1 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
2 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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Over our dead bodies: Port Arthur and Australia's fight for gun control, Chapman, Simon
3 Chapman, Simon Over our dead bodies: Port Arthur and Australia's fight for gun control
Australia Pluto Press 1998 1864030372 / 9781864030372 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
218 indexed pages. The Port Arthur massacre on 28 April 1996, when 35 people were shot dead by Martin Bryant, transformed Australia's gun control debate. Public outrage drove politicians from all sides of politics to embrace gun control. Non-violent 'people power' galvanised government resolve to outlaw semi-automatic weapons, register all guns and tighten gun ownership laws. Simon Chapman's book gives an insider's view of the struggle for gun control, highlighting the public discourse between shooters determined to preserve the right for civilians to bear military-style weapons, and activists dedicated to getting Australia 'off the American path' of gun violence. Law reform is not inevitable. It requires the planned, strategic use of media and advocacy to convert anger into action. The story of the campaign for gun control is a practical guide to achieving humane social change for activists everywhere. With the recent mass shooting at a primary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, which has stimulated an unprecedented momentum for meaningful gun controls in the US, the lessons of Port Arthur should be revisited. Simon Chapman is professor of public health at the University of Sydney. He has won multiple awards for his national and international advocacy for tobacco control. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Getting Justice Wrong: Myths, Media and Crime, Cowdery, Nicholas
4 Cowdery, Nicholas Getting Justice Wrong: Myths, Media and Crime
Australia Allen & Unwin 2001 1865083224 / 9781865083223 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
176 indexed pages. Crime is the favourite topic of talk-back 'shock jocks' and self-important newspaper columnists. Lurid accounts of the doings of crims and corrupt cops, the use of mangled statistics, 'crime waves' and calls for politicians, judges, police (someone, anyone) to 'get tough on crime' always find an audience. 'Zero tolerance policing' and 'mandatory sentencing' are the latest demands of those trading on public anxiety. Nicholas Cowdery knows the criminal justice system inside out. A noted advocate, he's decided to demolish the claims of those who dominate the airways in a series of crisp and witty essays which set the record straight. Full contents: 1. The Criminal Law in Action; 2. Policing Crime; 3. The Drug Problem; 4. Starting Young; 5. Starting at Home; 6. Stopping; 7. What Right to Silence; 8. Sentencing; 9. The Island Continent; 10. Future Directions; App. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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In any case: true stories from Australia's most notorious criminal Lawyer, Fraser, Andrew
5 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. 
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The Other Brother: The Search for Simon Holmes a Court, Geoff Elliott
6 Geoff Elliott The Other Brother: The Search for Simon Holmes a Court
Australia Allen & Unwin 2005 1741143241 / 9781741143249 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
viii, 194 browning pages including b/w illustrations. The disappearance and suspicious death of Simon Holmes à Court, younger brother of billionaire Robert Holmes à Court, is explored in this compelling true-life mystery. In May 1977, as South Africa teetered on the brink of civil war, Simon left the Botswanan town he called home and simply disappeared. Three years later his skeletal remains were found thousands of miles away in the lush, dank Tsitsikamma Forest. This is the story of the shy, adventuring, and sometimes reckless Holmes à Court brother and the young journalist who went in search of the truth about Simon's death through the heart of Africa. 
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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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Bent Pollies, Kerr, John
10 Kerr, John Bent Pollies
1991 Wilkinson Pub 2011 1921804238 / 9781921804236 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
96 pages. Crime pack 3 books in 1. Politicians are said to be bet for lots of reasons. Power enables people. But the powerful can do things, but sometimes what they do breaks the law. Milton Orkopoulos had sex with teenage boys, Rex Jackson sold Get-Out-of- Jail-Free cards, and Joh Bjelke-Petersen told a whopper on oath. These men were all lawmakers, parliamentarians, and law breakers. One became The Hillbilly Dictator, as close as Australia has come to a one-party police state. The crimes of Milton Orkopoulos are barely remembered outside NSW. It is hard enough to stay awake when following the politicians in one's own state perhaps. If he had restricted his criminal activity to personal possession of marijuana the chances are he would never have been charged, but he used it as a lure to insinuate this way into the lives of minors, who he used for his personal sexual gratification. He became a sexual predator. Rex Jackson's crimes stemmed from an addiction to gambling. Still, how compulsive can the punt be? The great irony of his abuse-of-office offence is that no harm followed from his crime. Prison minister goes to a jail - only in Australia. Joh Bjelke-Petersen political longevity, and his leadership of a government that, in its later years, was revealed to be institutionally corrupt, made him one of the best-known and most controversial political figures of 20th century Australia. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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AUSTRALIA'S MOST EVIL WOMEN, Kidd, Paul
11 Kidd, Paul AUSTRALIA'S MOST EVIL WOMEN
Australia The Five Mile Press 2014 1760064505 / 9781760064501 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
234pp including 8 pages with b/white photographs. Among the many murders committed by women in Australia's criminal history, about fifteen can be classified as pure evil. They are all in this book. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Struck by lightning: The story of Garry Lynch, father of Anita Cobby who was murdered in 1986, member of the Serious Offenders Review Council ... Victims Support Group, as told to Gina Lennox, Lennox, Gina
12 Lennox, Gina Struck by lightning: The story of Garry Lynch, father of Anita Cobby who was murdered in 1986, member of the Serious Offenders Review Council ... Victims Support Group, as told to Gina Lennox
Australia Allen & Unwin 1996 1864480793 / 9781864480795 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
Cover subtitle: "Inspiring story of Garry Lynch, father of Anita Cobby, spokesman for victims of homicide and serious offenders". Garry Lynch, father of Anita Cobby who was murdered in 1986. He was member of the Serious Offenders Review Council 1990-1995, and founder of a homicide victims' support group. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Cold Cases - Australian Crime, Lipson, Norm; Walters, Adam
13 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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A Murder Without Motive: the killing of Rebecca Ryle, McKenzie-Murray, Martin
14 McKenzie-Murray, Martin A Murder Without Motive: the killing of Rebecca Ryle
Australia Scribe Pubs 2016 1925321355 / 9781925321357 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
222 pages. In 2004, the body of a young Perth woman was found on the grounds of a primary school. Her name was Rebecca Ryle. The killing would mystify investigators, lawyers, and psychologists - and profoundly rearrange the life of the victim's family. It would also involve the author's family, because his brother knew the man charged with the murder. For years, the two had circled each other suspiciously, in a world of violence, drugs, and rotten aspirations. A Murder Without Motive is a police procedural, a meditation on suffering, and an exploration of how the different parts of the justice system make sense of the senseless. It is also a unique memoir- a mapping of the suburbs that the author grew up in, and a revelation of the dangerous underbelly of adolescent ennui. 
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Indelible Evidence: An International Collection of True Crimes Which Have Been Solved by Forensic Science, Miller, Hugh
15 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
16 Morri, Mark Remembering Anita Cobby
Australia Random House 2016 192532415X / 9781925324150 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover 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. There are light creases in the cover. Extra postage charge may apply. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Murdered by the Mob: The mafia hit that shocked Australia., Morris, Rachel
17 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. 
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Walsh Street: The Cold-blooded Killings that Shocked Australia, Noble, Tom
18 Noble, Tom Walsh Street: The Cold-blooded Killings that Shocked Australia
Australia Victory Books 2010 0522858155 / 9780522858150 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
192 indexed pages including illustrations. On 11 October 1988, two young police constables responded to a report of a white Commodore parked in the middle of the road. The two men were ambushed and killed in cold blood. Investigative journalist Tom Noble takes us through the case, and brings to life Melbourne's best known and powerful Melbourne crime family. A teenage protected witness. The killing of two policemen. Terror. Violence. Loyalty. On a cool spring morning two policemen were lured into a leafy street in Melbourne, Australia and gunned down. Police investigators pulled out all stops to find the killers, for an astounding two and a half years. Then the men they found were acquitted. The police's case against the two brothers and two friends of their family had fallen apart. The accused were free to leave the court. In Walsh Street, Australia's most famous criminal family comes to life: Kath Pettingill, the fierce matriarch; her eldest son, Dennis, drug dealer and killer; her daughter, Vicki, a protected police witness; her youngest, Trevor, and her other son Victor Peirce, two of the four men charged with the murders; and her grandson Jason-harassed by Kath's dogs and the family's enemies alike. Includes a new foreword from the author with updates on all the major players. 
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Melbourne's Gangland Killings (Dirty Dozen), Paul Anderson
19 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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20 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. 
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