Why Do We Kill?: The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore

Why Do We Kill?: The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore

by Stephen Janis, Kelvin Sewell

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ISBN-13: 9781463534806
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/23/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 690,462
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

About the Authors


STEPHEN JANIS is an award-winning reporter who publishes Investigative Voice, an online watchdog journalism website based in Baltimore Maryland. As a staff writer for the former Baltimore Examiner (and one of only a handful of reporters who worked at the paper for its entire existence) he won a Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association award in 2008 for investigative reporting on the high rate of unsolved murders in Baltimore. In 2009 he won an MDDC Press Association award for Best Series for his articles on the murders of prostitutes.

As co-founder of the independent investigative website Investigative Voice, Janis's work uncovering corruption and government waste in Baltimore City will be chronicled in the upcoming national documentary "Fit To Print."

The site has won worldwide critical acclaim for its unconventional presentation and hardnosed reporting and is read regularly by insiders in city government as well as the police department.

Janis is the author of two novels, Orange: The Diary of an Urban Surrealist and This Dream Called Death. In addition to reporting and directing content for Investigative Voice he currently teaches journalism at Towson University.


KELVIN SEWELL is a 22-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department. A former narcotics officer tasked to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, he worked on major drug investigations for nearly a decade, later becoming a supervisor in the BPD's Internal Affairs Division, where he led several high profile integrity operations.

Sewell worked as a supervisor and investigator in the fabled Baltimore City Homicide Unit, working some of the most notorious cases in one of the most violent cities in the country. He attended Harvard Associates Forensic Science School and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in criminology from Coppin State University.

Following his retirement as a Baltimore homicide detective he took a job as Lieutenant in the Pocomoke City Police Department on Maryland's lower Eastern Shore, where he currently continues to serve.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Mother was Kill at the hand of her three daugthers ! her name was June Ann Fischer of Cathedarl City, Ca, 92234 and my Mother had ALZHEIM , but my three Sisters got away with it their name are, Susie Elizabeth & Ralph D.Littler of Truckee, Ca. 96161 and Roxanne Marie Vetter Laub of Incline Village, NV. 89451 and Gwendoln Ann & Michael J.Wiegenstein of Cathedral City, Ca. 92234.Top it off Ralph & Micheal (Rape their Mother in-law ! The Cathedral City Police did not do one thing about my three Sisters Killing their Mother Why ? Susie & Roxanne told the Cathedral Police that their Mother had (ALZHEIMER) ! God Bless the Womens & Mens who have ALZHEIMER. Thank you, June Ann Fischer, Son, ps Would you kill your Mother or Father for Money ? Susie, Roxanne, & Gwen did !Top it off ralph & Micheal Ralpe their Mother as the three Sisters LOOK_ON !