Great Unsolved Crimes: Getting Away With Murder [NOOK Book]

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By luck or by cunning, some criminals evade detection and justice for ever.

Of all crimes, the most worrying is the crime that is never solved. The criminal goes free, unpunished, often unidentified. Justice is not done. The friends and relatives of the victim – crimes always have victims – are left without closure. Whoever committed the crime is free to commit another. Law enforcers are pilloried for unsolved crimes for all of these reasons. But excessive haste in identifying ...

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Overview

By luck or by cunning, some criminals evade detection and justice for ever.

Of all crimes, the most worrying is the crime that is never solved. The criminal goes free, unpunished, often unidentified. Justice is not done. The friends and relatives of the victim – crimes always have victims – are left without closure. Whoever committed the crime is free to commit another. Law enforcers are pilloried for unsolved crimes for all of these reasons. But excessive haste in identifying the perpetrator can sometimes lead to miscarriages of justice. In the past many suspects have been executed for crimes they did not commit. This book investigates over fifty major unsolved crimes throughout history.

CONTENTS

1) Medieval Unsolved Crimes before 1500 including William Rufus, Edward II and the Princes in the Tower

2) Unsolved Crimes 1500–1800 including Man in the Iron Mask, Assassination of Lord Darnley, Red Fox shooting

3) Unsolved Crimes 1801–1900 including Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden

4) Unsolved Crimes 1901–1950 including Lusitania and John BodkIn Adams

5) Unsolved Crimes 1951 onwards including Zodiac Killings, Lord Lucan, Green River Killer, OJ Simpson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907795442
  • Publisher: Omnipress
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Series: True Crime
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 210,876
  • File size: 2 MB

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By luck or by cunning, some criminals evade detection and justice for ever.

Of all crimes, the most worrying is the crime that is never solved. The criminal goes free, unpunished, often unidentified. Justice is not done. The friends and relatives of the victim – crimes always have victims – are left without closure. Whoever committed the crime is free to commit another. Law enforcers are pilloried for unsolved crimes for all of these reasons. But excessive haste in identifying the perpetrator can sometimes lead to miscarriages of justice. In the past many suspects have been executed for crimes they did not commit. This book investigates over fifty major unsolved crimes throughout history.

CONTENTS

1) Medieval Unsolved Crimes before 1500 including William Rufus, Edward II and the Princes in the Tower

2) Unsolved Crimes 1500–1800 including Man in the Iron Mask, Assassination of Lord Darnley, Red Fox shooting

3) Unsolved Crimes 1801–1900 including Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden

4) Unsolved Crimes 1901–1950 including Lusitania and John BodkIn Adams

5) Unsolved Crimes 1951 onwards including Zodiac Killings, Lord Lucan, Green River Killer, OJ Simpson

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    A mixed bag

    Fascinating subject matter. A varied and well-chosen slate of cases rendered pedestrian and unsatisfying by turgid writing and reporting that lacks any shadow of cohesive narrative flow. Research bounces from exhaustive (and exhaustiing) detail to bare bones recitation of known facts depending on the case. This makes the book wildly uneven and leaves the reader eith the sense that something (besides solutions to the crimes) is missing.

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