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Quand l'alcool et la drogue tuent: Histoires vraies (Témoignage ...
by Pierre Guelff

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French

Pages

203

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<b>Quand l'addiction devient un fléau et entraîne violence et délinquance dans son sillage...</b><br /><br />Sans conteste, la question de l’addiction est parmi les plus difficiles à appréhender, selon les spécialistes qui se succèdent comme « experts » devant les tribunaux.<br />En reportage aux « Alcooliques Anonymes », un homme d’une quarantaine d’années confia à l’auteur qu’il en était arrivé à boire de l’Eau de Cologne pour assouvir son assuétude à l’alcool. Lors d’un autre reportage, un jeune toxicomane avoua se prostituer pour se payer ses doses journalières de drogue. Jusqu’à quand ? A-t-il tué pour étancher son assuétude ? A-t-il rejoint le box des accusés d’une Cour d’assises ou a-t-il pu s’extirper de la nasse tendue par les dealers ? <br />Les procès relatés dans le présent ouvrage font tous état de ces violences extrêmes guidées par l’alcool et les drogues.<br />Toutes les affaires évoquées dans cet ouvrage se basent exclusivement sur des faits avérés et non de la fiction.<br /><br /><b>L'auteur, journaliste, a suivi de nombreux procès liés à l'alcoolisme et la toxicomanie et en donne un témoignage dans cet ouvrage surprenant !</b><br /><br />EXTRAIT<br /><br />Léon S., 46 ans, a tué à coups de couteau sa compagne, Marcelle M., 39 ans. Ils s’étaient rencontrés lors d’une cure de désintoxication au sein d’un hôpital, mais le couple qui partageait une vie commune chaotique avait rapidement sombré à nouveau dans l’alcool. La violence n’était pas exempte de cette situation qui mena l’homme à la Cour d’assises du Centre, où il déclara : « Elle déjeunait à l’alcool ! »<br />Il s’était quelque peu démené pour récupérer ses enfants, mais le vin et la bière restaient les plus forts. Et puis, les disputes éclataient : « Elle me parlait souvent de ses anciens amants… »<br />S’il a reconnu le drame, le jury populaire et la Cour apprenaient, aussi, qu’il avait déjà été condamné pour des actes de violence et des faits de mœurs…<br /><br />À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR<br /><br /><b>Pierre Guelff</b>, chroniqueur judiciaire, a assisté à quelque 300 procès de Cour d’assises et a suivi des dossiers aussi importants que les affaires Dutroux, Fourniret, Cons-Boutboul, Tapie-Valenciennes, de grand banditisme, du génocide du Rwanda, d’islamistes…, mais, aussi, à ces « tranches de vie et de mort », véritables reflets de notre société, qui font le quotidien de procès moins médiatisés et que l’auteur, devenu chroniqueur radio-TV, nous relate dans le présent document exceptionnel de « vérité ».
Condenado a la felicidad (Spanish Edition)
by Alfonso Maldonado

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Spanish

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Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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Cuando se fue, yo bebía otro vaso, pagué la cuenta y salí al mundo frío y oscuro. Fue el comienzo de la sexta, y decidí que un día es más que suficiente. Al diablo Leyversa su oficina, al diablo con Tracy Tenison y al diablo con tal mundo, en el que un joven, enérgico Louise Fowler se graduó de una vida con una bala en la parte posterior de la cabeza!<br />Por cierto, he enfriado un poco y recordé el viejo dicho: si un policía se pone sentimental, es el momento de desprenderse de su tarjeta de identificación. Cuando pierdo, Me vienen a la mente esos aforismos brillantes.<br />En casa, lo primero que puse en su registro favorito de los jugadores, y sólo entonces, dejando caer la chaqueta y la funda de cinturón con una pistola, se sirvió una copa y se desplomó en una silla. Traté de olvidar y sobre Louise Fowler, llamado Reno Tenison Tracy, y Tracy sobre Tenison, reproductor cónyuge nombrado Dane.<br />Después de algún tiempo, estuvo a punto de hacerlo, cuando de repente sonó el timbre de la puerta. Abrí la puerta y estaba de nuevo protagonista en la escena de la película de acción.<br />
Secrets de police: Les plus célèbres fiches de police du temps ...
by Daniel-Charles Luytens

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French

Pages

310

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<b>La face cachée des célébrités !</b><br /><br />Découvrez des dossiers, archives de filatures, rapports, enquêtes de la police et des services secrets qui, partout en Europe, surveillaient, filaient et enquêtaient sur des personnages comme Victor Hugo, Zola, Louise Michel, Théodore Herzel, Dumas, Pouchkine, Lénine, Trotski, Gorki, Gabriele d’Annunzio, Marx, Engel...<br />...mais aussi des personnnages dont la filature étonne : le roi d’Angleterre Édouard VII, Léopold II, Caroline de Brunswick, Louise de Saxe, et même la grande Sarah Bernhardt.<br /><br /><b>À partir d'archives de rapports d'enquêtes de la police et de services secrets, l'auteur retrace les filatures et surveillances de ces personnalités illustres.</b><br /><br />EXTRAIT<br /><br />Cocteau fut désintoxiqué à la clinique de Saint-Cloud de décembre 1928 à avril 1929.<br />« Les cliniques reçoivent des opiomanes. Il est rare qu’un opiomane cesse de fumer. Les gardes ne connaissent que les faux fumeurs, les fumeurs élégants, ceux qui combinent l’opium, l’alcool, les drogues, le décor (opium, alcool, ennemis mortels) ou ceux qui passent de la pipe à la seringue et de la morphine à l’héroïne. »<br />« De toutes les drogues, la morphine est la plus subtile. Les poumons absorbent sa fumée instantanément. L’effet d’une pipe est immédiat. Je parle pour les vrais fumeurs. Les amateurs ne sentent rien, attendent des rêves et risquent le mal de mer ; car l’efficacité de l’opium résulte d’un pacte. S’il nous enchante, nous ne pourrons plus le quitter... »<br /><br />À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR<br /><br /><b>Daniel-Charles Luytens</b> est conférencier et un véritable chercheur de terrain. Les découvertes faites lors de ses investigations servent à alimenter ses nombreuses conférences. Devant le succès de celles-ci, il passe aujourd'hui à l'écriture.
Monstering of Myra Hindley
by Nina Wilde

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English

Pages

172

Publication Date

November 04, 2016

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<p>Fifty years after the Moors Murders and 15 years since Myra Hindley died in prison, after one of the longest sentences served by a woman, this book raises some delicate and searching  questions. They include: “Why was Hindley treated differently?”, “Why do we need to create demons?” and “What impact does this have on our whole notion of crime, punishment and justice?” </p><br /><br /><p>Set against the political backlash of one of the most noto­rious cases in English criminal history, The Monstering of Myra Hindley is a perceptive, first-hand portrayal of the most talked-about and maligned of women. Nina Wilde invites readers to hold back any adverse preconceptions as she seeks to show how the media selected Hindley as a monster and the politics at play around her de-humanising captivity. She compares how things are done in some other European countries and how the UK itself routinely releases others equally bad (arguably worse) quietly and away from the public gaze. Everyone, the author included, recognises the plight of the victims but this should not be allowed to mask other wrongs that, with hindsight, become increasingly apparent in Hindley’s case.</p><br /><br /><p>"I think she became a national scapegoat for that part of the social mind that is cruel and has contempt for vulnerability”- Dr Gwen Adshead</p>
Routledge Handbook on Victims' Issues in Criminal Justice
by Routledge

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<P>The <I>Routledge Handbook on Victims’ Issues in Criminal Justice </I>is a comprehensive and authoritative handbook on current issues, with a distinctive emphasis on the delivery of suitable and effective services. The editor provides an introduction and conclusion to the handbook, synthesizing original contributions from current leaders in the field, surveying victims’ rights in the United States, victim participation in the criminal justice system, victims’ welfare and needs, and most notably the services that have been developed in response. A section on special populations in the United States brings focus to current and emerging issues faced within the country, while a section covering international and transnational victimization explores globalization and the implications of other legal traditions and systems.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>This handbook addresses the crucial and complex topic of victims’ issues, examining both societal and governmental reactions to victims’ concerns and acquainting readers with the issues that discord may cause, and how they affect the provision of services. This book will serve as an essential reference for academics and practitioners working with crime victims, as well as for students taking courses in victimology, criminology, sociology, and related subjects.</P>
Advances in Evidence-Based Policing (Crime Science Series)
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<P>The evidence-based policing (EBP) movement has intensified in many countries around the world in recent years, resulting in a proliferation of policies and infrastructure to support such a transformation. This movement has come to be associated with particular methods of evaluation and systematic review, which have been drawn from what is assumed to prevail in medicine.</P><br /><P>Given the credibility EBP is currently enjoying with both practitioners and government, it is timely to subject its underpinning logic to thoughtful scrutiny. This involves deliberating upon the meaning of evidence and what different models of knowledge accumulation and research methods have to offer in realising the aims of EBP. The communication and presentation of evidence to practitioner audiences is another important aspect of EBP, as are collaborative efforts to ‘co-produce’ new knowledge on police practice.</P><br /><P>This is the first book that takes a kaleidoscopic approach to depict what EBP presently is and how it could develop. The chapters individually and collectively challenge the underlying logic to the mainstream EBP position, and the book concludes with an agenda for a more inclusive conceptualisation of evidence and EBP for the future. It is aimed at students and academics who are interested in being part of this movement, as well as policymakers and practitioners interested in integrating EBP principles into their practices.</P>
Fields, Fens and Felonies
by Gregory J. Durston

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English

Pages

736

Publication Date

December 09, 2016

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<p>A new work on Crime and Punishment in East Anglia (and elsewhere) during the eighteenth century. It was a time of highwaymen, footpads and desperate petty offenders, draconian penalties, extremes of wealth and poverty, corruption and rough and emerging forms of justice. The contents include justices of the peace, policing, crimes, courts and judges as well as such matters as summary trial and disposal, jury trial, execution (and reprieve), a variety of offences including murder (and other homicides), violence and sexual offences, smuggling, poaching, property crimes, riots and disturbances. The book also looks at the various hierarchies that existed whether social, legal, judicial, religious, military or otherwise so as to exert a variety of social controls at a time of relative lawlessness. A fascinating and statistically absorbing account of crimes, responses and penal outcomes of the era. Neither a micro-history in the context of a parish, hundred, or small town nor national account, but a more unusual criminal justice history of a major English region with its own correlation with London and the rest of England in addition to its local differences and ‘quirks’. <br /><br /> </p>
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
by Jr., James Forman

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p>In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. In <i>Locking Up Our Own, </i>he seeks to understand why. </p><p>Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness—and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods.</p><p>A former D.C. public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas—from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. <i>Locking Up Our Own </i>enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country.</p>
The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and th...
by Stephan Talty

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<DIV><B>The gripping true story of the origins of the mafia in America—and the brilliant Italian-born detective who gave his life to stop it</B><BR />  <DIV><I>*Film rights optioned by Paramount Studios, starring Leonardo DiCaprio*</I><BR /><BR /> Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped, and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and invisible. Their only calling card: the symbol of a black hand. The crimes whipped up the slavering tabloid press and heated ethnic tensions to the boiling point. Standing between the American public and the Black Hand’s lawlessness was Joseph Petrosino. Dubbed the “Italian Sherlock Holmes,” he was a famously dogged and ingenious detective, and a master of disguise. As the crimes grew ever more bizarre and the Black Hand’s activities spread far beyond New York’s borders, Petrosino and the all-Italian police squad he assembled raced to capture members of the secret criminal society before the country’s anti-immigrant tremors exploded into catastrophe. Petrosino’s quest to root out the source of the Black Hand’s power would take him all the way to Sicily—but at a terrible cost. </DIV><DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Unfolding a story rich with resonance in our own era, <I>The Black Hand</I> is fast-paced narrative history at its very best.</DIV></DIV></DIV>
Police Reserves and Volunteers: Enhancing Organizational Effectiv...
by CRC Press

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English

Pages

350

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<P>Reductions in police department funding have raised the importance of volunteers in enhancing organizational performance, improving community trust and confidence, and at times accomplishing basic tasks to maintain public safety and security. During a period when police administrators are asked to do more with less, and to engage in smarter, community-oriented policing, citizen volunteers are an invaluable resource. <I>Police Reserves and Volunteers</I> is an invaluable primer for those looking to understand the benefits and challenges involved in the use of the volunteers within global law enforcement agencies. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Using cases from a range of specialists and precincts, this edited volume provides a rare window into police administration from the state legislation that regulates police reserves in California to the local models observed in many counties and cities across the United States.<I> Police Reserves and Volunteers</I> offers volunteers, local elected officials, and law enforcement straightforward guidelines to enhance police goals and build public trust in local communities.</P><br /><P></P>

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