Killer Priest: The Crimes, Trial, and Execution of Father by Mark Gado

By Mark Gado

He used to be a Catholic priest and a killer. Hans Schmidt, ordained in Germany in 1904, arrived within the usa in 1908 and used to be assigned to St. John's Parish in Louisville, Kentucky. Arguments with the minister ended in Schmidt's move to St. Boniface Church in manhattan urban. There he met appealing Anna Aumuller, a housekeeper for the rectory who had lately emigrated from Austria. regardless of his move to a church a ways uptown, Father Schmidt and Anna endured a romantic affair and, in a mystery rite he played himself, they have been married. whilst he chanced on she was once pregnant, Father Schmidt knew his mystery lifestyles could quickly be uncovered. at the evening of September 2, 1913, he reduce Anna's throat, dismembered her physique, and threw the elements into the Hudson River. whilst the physique was once came upon, he used to be arrested and charged with the homicide. A media circus ensued, because the manhattan papers grew to become fascinated with the priest and his double existence. After feigning madness in the course of his first trial, which ended with a hung jury, Father Schmidt used to be ultimately convicted of first measure homicide and sentenced to loss of life. He continues to be the one priest ever performed for homicide within the United States.

The public fascination with circumstances concerning husbands suspected of murdering their pregnant better halves predates Scott Peterson and Mark Hacking. while the click discovered that Father Schmidt was once suspected of killing his pregnant spouse, it generated the type of flashy headlines and gossipy hypothesis comparable crimes elicit this day. The case supplied a spectacle for the media and captured the mind's eye of a urban. not just did Father Schmidt kill his younger, pregnant bride, yet additional research proved that he had a moment residence the place he had arrange a printing press and counterfeited $10 debts. In Louisville, the dismembered physique of a lacking nine-year-old woman used to be came across buried within the basement of St. John's church, the place Schmidt had formerly labored. moreover, German police desired to seek advice from Father Schmidt a few murdered woman in his place of origin. notwithstanding he used to be by no means charged, it used to be strongly suspected that Father Schmidt dedicated those murders in addition. On February 18, 1916, Father Schmidt was once finished within the electrical chair at Sing Sing legal. This e-book tells this story in bright and energetic element and appears on the guy, the crime, and the eye either bought within the well known press and the town at large.

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The Delinquent Girl by Margaret Zahn

By Margaret Zahn

During the last decade and a part, women' involvement within the juvenile justice process has elevated. but the subject is still under-studied between criminologists. The antisocial lady is a "state-of-the-field" evaluate that identifies and analyzes women who turn into antisocial, the categories of crimes they dedicate and the explanations they dedicate them. the celebrated teachers and practitioners who contributed to this quantity supply an summary of the learn on ladies' delinquency, speak about coverage implications and element to components the place extra learn is severely wanted. The e-book starts with an exam of the foremost theories and reasons of woman delinquency and considers the "gender hole" among female and male offenders. different concerns, resembling the function of the juvenile justice method and alterations in justice regulations, also are addressed. through the antisocial lady, the participants use criminological and feminist theories to contemplate reasons and implications--e.g., kinfolk disorder, group factors--and supply perception into treating and combating juvenile delinquency. individuals: Robert Agnew, Angela Browne, Meda Chesney-Lind, Gayle A. Dakof, Barry C. Feld, Diana H. Fishbein, Peggy C. Giordano, Denise C. Gottfredson, Candace Kruttschnitt, Jody Miller, Shari Miller, Merry Morash, Christopher W. Mullins, Allison Ann Payne, Jennifer Schwartz, Darrell Steffensmeier, Donna-Marie Winn and the editor.

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Dame Kathleen Kenyon: Digging Up the Holy Land by Miriam C Davis

By Miriam C Davis

Dame Kathleen Kenyon has continually been a larger-than-life determine, most probably the main influential girl archaeologist of the 20 th century. within the first full-length biography of Kenyon, Miriam Davis recounts not just her many achievements within the box but additionally her own aspect, identified to only a few of her contemporaries. Her public aspect is a catalog of significant successes: studying the oldest urban at Jericho with its outstanding choice of plastered skulls; untangling the archaeological complexities of historical Jerusalem and choosing the unique urban of David; engaging within the discipline’s most renowned all-woman excavation at nice Zimbabwe. Her improvement (with Sir Mortimer Wheeler) of stratigraphic trenching tools has been universally emulated by way of archaeologists for over part a century. Her deepest life—her adolescence as daughter of the director of the British Museum, her unintentional number of a profession in archaeology, her operating at bombed websites in London throughout the blitz, and her solitary retirement to Wales—are ordinarily unknown. Davis presents a balanced and illuminating photograph of either the general public Dame Kenyon and the non-public person.

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The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine

By Adrian Raine

With a 4-page full-color insert, and black-and-white illustrations throughout

Why perform a little blameless little ones develop as much as turn into cold-blooded serial killers? Is undesirable biology partially in charge? For greater than 3 many years Adrian Raine has been learning the organic roots of violence and developing neurocriminology, a brand new box that applies neuroscience recommendations to enquire the explanations and treatments of crime. In The Anatomy of Violence, Raine dissects the legal brain with a desirable, readable, and far-reaching medical trip into the physique of proof that unearths the mind to be a key perpetrator in crime causation.
 
Raine files from genetic examine that the seeds of sin are sown early in existence, giving upward push to irregular physiological functioning that cultivates crime. Drawing on classical case reviews of famous killers in history—including Richard Speck, Ted Kaczynski, and Henry Lee Lucas—Raine illustrates how impairments to mind parts controlling our skill to event worry, make reliable judgements, and think guilt predispose us to violence. He contends that killers can truly be coldhearted: whatever so simple as a low resting center cost may give upward push to violence. yet arguing that biology isn't really future, he additionally sketches out provocative new biosocial remedy ways which may switch the mind and stop violence.
 
Finally, Raine tackles the thorny criminal and moral dilemmas posed via his examine, visualizing a futuristic courageous new global the place our expanding skill to spot violent offenders early in lifestyles may possibly form crime-prevention regulations, for strong and undesirable. do we sacrifice our notions of privateness and civil rights to spot youngsters as power killers within the hopes of aiding either offenders and sufferers? How should still we punish people with little to no keep an eye on over their violent habit? and may parenting require a license? The Anatomy of Violence bargains a innovative appraisal of our figuring out of legal offending, whereas additionally elevating provocative questions that problem our center human values of loose will, accountability, and punishment.

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Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context by Stephen E. Brown, Finn-Aage Esbensen, Gilbert Geis

By Stephen E. Brown, Finn-Aage Esbensen, Gilbert Geis

This hugely acclaimed criminology textual content provides an updated evaluation of rational selection theories, together with deterrence, shaming and regimen actions. It additionally accommodates present examples of deterrence learn concerning household violence, inebriated using and capital punishment, and lines thought-provoking dialogue of the relativity of crime. The authors discover the crime challenge, its context, and explanations of crime. The association of the textual content displays the truth that the etiology of crime has to be on the middle of criminology. It examines modern efforts to redefine crime via concentrating on relations violence, hate crimes, white-collar misconduct with violent outcomes, and other kinds of human habit frequently overlooked through criminologists. broad dialogue of evolving legislation are incorporated, and whereas the superiority of the clinical process within the box of criminology is highlighted, the impression of ideology on motives of crime is the cornerstone of the book.Comprehensive introductory textual content, emphasizing the ideology of crime.Boxes all through every one bankruptcy spotlight the textual content with figures, positive aspects and highlights. every one bankruptcy concludes with keywords and ideas, key criminologists, key situations.

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The Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi: A History by Michael Newton

By Michael Newton

Considering that 1866 the Ku Klux Klan has been an important strength in Mississippi, enduring repeated cycles of growth and decline. Klansmen have rallied, marched, elected civic leaders, infiltrated legislations enforcement, and devoted crimes starting from petty vandalism to assassination and mass homicide. this can be the definitive historical past of the KKK in Mississippi, lengthy well-known as one of many group's so much militant and violent geographical regions. The campaigns of terrorism through the Klan, its involvement in politics and faith, and its function as a social circulation for marginalized negative whites are totally explored.

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Biology and criminology : the biosocial synthesis by Anthony Walsh

By Anthony Walsh

Famous criminologist Anthony Walsh demonstrates how info from the organic sciences either strengthens criminology paintings and enhances conventional theories of felony habit. With its reasoned case for organic technology as a primary instrument of the criminologist, this article is needed examining for college students and college in the box of criminology. Why criminology wishes biology -- Genetics and criminal activity -- Evolutionary psychology and illegal activity -- The neurosciences and criminal activity -- The anomie/strain culture and socioeconomic prestige -- The social studying culture and formative years -- The keep an eye on culture and the kinfolk -- The human ecology/social disorganization culture and race -- The serious culture and clash -- Feminist criminology and gender -- Retrospect and prospect

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Mastering Psychology by Roger Davies, Peter Houghton

By Roger Davies, Peter Houghton

Perfect for A/AS-level, BTEC, extra and grownup schooling classes, creation to levels. This entire ebook covers a swiftly altering topic and gives the root for knowing either the theories and sensible features of the topic. This moment variation has been absolutely revised to include counsel on proposing functional paintings, the psychology of labor and using information in psychology.

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