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Entering Hades: The Double Life of a Serial Killer, John Leake.
1 John Leake. Entering Hades: The Double Life of a Serial Killer
New York: FSG Adult 2007 0374148457 / 9780374148454 1st Hardbound New New 16.8 x 3.2 x 22.4 cm 
"I was a greedy, ravenous individual, determined to rise from the bottom to the top . . . It wasn't me!"--Jack Unterweger's final words to his jury Serial killers rarely travel internationally. So in the early 1990s, when detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department began to find bodies of women strangled with their own bras, it didn't occur to them at first to make a connection with the bodies being uncovered in the woods outside of Vienna, Austria. The LAPD waited for the killer to strike again. Meanwhile, in Austria, the police followed what few clues they had. The case intrigued many reporters, but few as keenly as Jack Unterweger, a local celebrity. He cut a striking figure, this little man in expensive white suits. His expertise on Vienna's criminal underworld was hard-earned. He had been sentenced to life in jail as a young man. But while incarcerated, he began to write--and his work earned him the glowing attention of the literary elite. The intelligentsia lobbied for his release and by 1990, Jack was free again. He continued writing, nurturing his career as a journalist. But though he now traveled in the highest circles, he had a secret life. He was killing again, and in the greatest of ironies, reporting on the very crimes he had committed. With unprecedented access to Jack's diaries and letters, John Leake peels back the layers of deception to reveal the life and crimes of Jack Unterweger, and in unnerving detail, exposes the thrilling twists--both in the United States and Europe--that led to Jack's capture and Austria's "trial of the century." 
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Obsession, with Intent: Violence Against Women, Lee Lakeman.
2 Lee Lakeman. Obsession, with Intent: Violence Against Women
Montreal: Black Rose Books 2005 155164262X / 9781551642628 Paper back New 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches 
Obsession, With Intent is an investigative report into cases of -violence against women; in all cases the women tried to get help from the system. It is a harrowing account of individual women’s stories, their understanding of the danger they faced, their attempts to get help and, in those cases where someone was willing to prosecute, their vulnerability under/within the law. It reviews 911 procedure, from how the emergency operator evaluates the call, to the police (how, or if, they collect evidence), to prosecuting attorney, to court, to sentencing. Among the many narratives are “domestic dispute” cases, sexual assault cases and cases of murder. The landmark decision in the case of Jane Doe, who fought for and won the right to sue the Toronto police force for the way in which they routinely dealt with rape victims, is examined, as are a number of sexual assault cases—some high-profile, some occurring more than 40 years ago. Accounts of the serial killers Bernardo and Picton are chilling, as are the other numerous accounts of impending murder. (As early as 1997 Picton had been charged with confining, and repeatedly stabbing, Wendy Lynn Eisteler, but charges were dropped and Picton released; the prosecutor judged that there was no likelihood of a conviction—the victim was “a drug-addicted prostitute.” Thirty more women would die.) Recognizing that violence against women is one of the strongest indicators of prevailing societal attitudes toward women, Obsession, With Intent screams out for social change regarding violence against women at the individual, the institutional and the political level. 
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Who Killed Ty Conn?, Linden MacIntyre & Theresa Burke.
3 Linden MacIntyre & Theresa Burke. Who Killed Ty Conn?
Newfoundland: Creative Publishers 2011 1897174748 / 9781897174746 Paper back New 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches 
Who Killed Ty Conn is the brilliant investigative work of Linden MacIntyre and Theresa Burke, the current host and producer respectively of the CBC’s the fifth estate. It tells the tragic story of Ty Conn’s life of crime and misfortune. Originally published by Viking Canada in 2000, the book has been updated and reissued with a new afterword from the author and a new foreword by author and criminologist Elliott Leyton. A classic in the literature of true crime, Who Killed Ty Conn portrays a man coming to terms with a life of rejection – and the social system that failed to save him. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It, Richard Clarke.
4 Richard Clarke. Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It
New York: Ecco 2010 0061962236 / 9780061962233 1st Hardbound New New (Price clipped) 15.2 x 2.6 x 22.9 cm 
Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security -- and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. Cyber Waris a powerful book about technology, government, and military strategy; about criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers. This is the first book about the war of the future -- cyber war -- and a convincing argument that we may already be in peril of losing it. Cyber War goes behind the "geek talk" of hackers and computer scientists to explain clearly and convincingly what cyber war is, how cyber weapons work, and how vulnerable we are as a nation and as individuals to the vast and looming web of cyber criminals. From the first cyber crisis meeting in the White House a decade ago to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley and the electrical tunnels under Manhattan, Clarke and coauthor Robert K. Knake trace the rise of the cyber age and profile the unlikely characters and places at the epicenter of the battlefield. They recount the foreign cyber spies who hacked into the office of the Secretary of Defense, the control systems for U.S. electric power grids, and the plans to protect America's latest fighter aircraft. Economically and militarily, Clarke and Knake argue, what we've already lost in the new millennium's cyber battles is tantamount to the Soviet and Chinese theft of our nuclear bomb secrets in the 1940s and 1950s. The possibilities of what we stand to lose in an all-out cyber war -- our individual and national security among them -- are just as chilling. Powerful and convincing, Cyber War begins the critical debate about the next great threat to national security. 
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Criminology Interactive: Companion Text, Robert Mutchnick.
5 Robert Mutchnick. Criminology Interactive: Companion Text
Boston: Prentice Hall 2010 013505723X / 9780135057230 1st Paperback New Not issued 21.3 x 2 x 27.4 cm 
Built to make the Intro to Criminology course more fun and much easier on students, this online media explores crime theories & crime types in a fully interactive 3-D environment! This interactive media will feel almost game-like to a student as they better learn the theories & types of crimes. This media is accompanied by a small companion text for the Criminology course. The media + the small companion text make up your entire Criminology course. 
Price: 88.60 USD
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Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols, Ron Brown.
6 Ron Brown. Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols
Toronto: Natural Heritage 2006 1897045174 / 9781897045176 Paper back New Not issued 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches Author's sign on first page.
Travel across Ontario and pay a visit to Ontario’s nearly 50 heritage jails. Built before the modern era of the OPP, they range in size from single cell lockups to massive monuments such as the Kingston Pen and the Don Jail. Although Spartan inside, many are architectural wonders on the outside and have been declared heritage buildings. A few have been converted to museums and show the harsh conditions that convicts had to endure. Behind Bars also tells of the many hilarious escapes, gruesome hangings and unusual trials which made Ontario’s old jails the centre of attention. Highlights include ghost-town jails in Silver Islet and Berens River; torture devices on display at the Penitentiary Museum in Kingston, along with the "shower" and the coffin-sized "box"; the man who was executed but didn’t die; mysterious escapes; the battle over Ontario’s smallest jail; Woodstock’s death mask; love stories gone wrong; Ontario’s first terrorist attack; the worst mass murderer; and haunted jails. "Noboby knows Ontario like Ron Brown." 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Juvenile Crime and Delinquency: A Turn of the Century Reader, Ruth M Mann (ed.).
7 Ruth M Mann (ed.). Juvenile Crime and Delinquency: A Turn of the Century Reader
Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press 2000 1551301806 / 9781551301808 Paperback New 5.9 x 0.9 x 9 inches 
Juvenile Crime and Delinquency situates the field of Canadian youth justice historically, cross culturally, theoretically, and politically through a collection of articles by Canadian, British, Australian, and American authors. The major theme in this collection is the tension between juvenile justice policies and soical welfare policies. The articles provide exposure to a variety of perspectives by representing selections from both academic and popular writers. Topics addressed include child saving, moral panics, youth culture, and girl violence, as well as juvenile crime prevention and the ongoing reform of the youth justice system. 
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The Need to Kill: Inside the World of the Serial Killer, Steven A. Egger.
8 Steven A. Egger. The Need to Kill: Inside the World of the Serial Killer
New Jersey: Prentice Hall 2003 013143344X / 9780131433441 Paperback New (Has a remainder mark) 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches 
The Need to Killrips away the myths and mystery associated with serial killers, shedding new light on the world's most terrifying individuals. Dr. Steven Egger, creator of the first statewide computer system for tracking serial killers, has been researching this phenomenon for 20 years. In this book, he brings a clear eye and real objectivity to questions that are rarely answered accurately in the press. Is there really a "profile"? Who do serial killers murder? How do they choose their victims? What motivates them? Are they "mutants from hell," or frighteningly like the rest of us. And why, exactly, are we so fascinated with them? Drawing on his unmatched expertise, Eggers profiles seven of history's most notorious serial killers, including John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Henry Lee Lucas, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Egger also profiles unsolved cases of serial murder from across the United States: the work of killers who may still be out there, planning to strike again. Finally, Egger takes readers behind the scenes with the investigators, exploring the tools at their disposal--and the obstacles standing in their way. 
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Criminal Profile: Into the Mind of the Killer, Wayne Petherick.
9 Wayne Petherick. Criminal Profile: Into the Mind of the Killer
London: Modern Books 2005 0954630912 / 9780954630911 Hardbound New New 8.9 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches 
It might be the style of the attack, the geographic location, the position of the body, a scrupulous cover-up - in almost every instance, the offender who thinks he vanished without a trace has in fact left behind a multitude of clues. Profilers apply a range of techniques, from diagnostic evaluations to behavioral evidence analysis, in order to study patterns of behavior that emerge from crime scene investigations. Piece by piece, they build a portrait of the type of person who committed the crime, and it is this profile that helps police find their needle in a haystack, Criminal Profile offers insight into the professional's casebook, including the most cutting-edge profiling techniques, the origins and limitations of the practice, as well as the way some of history's most infamous criminals have been caught. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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The Global Gun Epidemic: From Saturday Night Specials to AK-47s, Wendy Cukier & Victor W. Sidel.
10 Wendy Cukier & Victor W. Sidel. The Global Gun Epidemic: From Saturday Night Specials to AK-47s
Westport: Praeger Security International 2006 0275982564 / 9780275982560 1st Hard bound New New 15.6 x 1.9 x 23.4 cm 
Cukier and Sidel provide a much-needed overview of the global problem of gun violence as a threat to public health, including the effects of violence, the sources of firearms (both legal and illegal), the factors shaping demand, and the interventions aimed at reducing the misuse of guns. Just as guns know no borders, gun violence has become a global epidemic, killing hundreds of thousands of people each year and injuring many more. The toll is staggering. Experts estimate that there are 35,000 annual gun-related deaths in Brazil, 10,000 in South Africa, 20,000 in Colombia, and 30,000 in the United States. While guns kill or maim great numbers of people in war zones, two thirds of small arms are in the possession of civilians. Although guns do not in and of themselves cause violence, they increase its lethality and fuel cultures of violence. This book documents the global gun trade, its threat to public health, and efforts to remedy the situation. Virtually every illegal gun begins as a legal gun. With the globalization of trade in licit products has come the globalization of the illegal trade in guns. For example, weapons originating in the United States fuel violence in Canada, Latin America, and as far away as Japan. And unregulated ownership of guns fuels crime. Because weapons tend to flow from unregulated areas to regulated areas, international cooperation is critical, but global efforts have been hampered by major arms producers and gun lobbies such as the National Rifle Association. Since 1998 there has been an emerging global movement to control the illicit trade and misuse in guns, and many countries have moved to strengthen their gun laws in an effort to combat this global epidemic. 
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