The Many Deaths Of Tsar Nicholas Ii

Author: Wendy Slater
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134283334
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The Many Deaths Of Tsar Nicholas Ii from the Author: Wendy Slater. How did Nicholas II, Russia’s last Tsar, meet his death? Shot point blank in a bungled execution by radical Bolsheviks in the Urals, Nicholas and his family disappeared from history in the Soviet era. But in the 1970s, a local geologist and a crime fiction writer discovered the location of their clandestine mass grave, and secretly removed three skulls, before reburying them, afraid of the consequences of their find. Yet the history of Nicholas’ execution and the discovery of his remains are not the only stories connected with the death of the last Tsar. This book recounts the horrific details of his death and the thrilling discovery of the bones, and also investigates the alternative narratives that have grown up around these events. Stories include the contention that the Tsar’s killing was a Jewish plot, in which Nicholas’ severed head was taken to Moscow as proof of his death; tales of would-be survivors of the execution, self-confessed children of the Tsar claiming their true identity; and accounts of miracles performed by Nicholas, who was made a saint by the Russian church in 2000. Not least among these alternative narratives is the romanticization of the Romanovs, epitomized by the numerous photographs of the family released from the Russian archives.

Crime And Punishment In Early Modern Russia

Author: Nancy Kollmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107025133
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Crime And Punishment In Early Modern Russia from the Author: Nancy Kollmann. Magisterial account of criminal law in early modern Russia in a wider European and Eurasian context.

Atrocities Massacres And War Crimes

Author: Alexander Mikaberidze
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849263
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Atrocities Massacres And War Crimes from the Author: Alexander Mikaberidze. Both concise and wide-ranging, this encyclopedia covers massacres, atrocities, war crimes, and genocides, including acts of inhumanity on all continents; and serves as a reminder that lest we forget, history will repeat itself.

The Crime Tsar

Author: Nichola McAuliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408856352
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The Crime Tsar from the Author: Nichola McAuliffe. Police Chief Constable Tom Shackleton is ambitious to reach the top of his profession, but no one is more ambitious for his future than his wife. Jenni Shackleton looks every inch the consort to a powerful man. Striking and groomed to gleam in any crowd, she is connected through her own job in journalism to the right people to further Tom's career - or so she thinks. She is also unscrupulous: Jenni Shackleton will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Next door and down on her luck is Lucy, whose husband Gary is physically failing with MS, so that she finds it necessary to act as housekeeper to Jenni, formerly just a friend but now also an employer, who somehow can't help patronising Lucy for wielding the household duster. What Jenni is too vain to see is that her comparatively frumpish housekeeper friend has everything that her husband actually finds desirable in a woman. In Jenni's view of her horizon, the only blot is Tom's natural rival, Geoff Carter, a man with just too much Oxbridge polish and connection with the government to allow her to sleep well at night. But as Jenni soon discovers, there is a drug for everything. Threads of classical tragedy run through this modern drama of power, cunning sex and ambition. Nichola McAuliffe directs it all with style, skill and at a thunderous pace.

Crime Science

Author: Joe Nickell
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813146623
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Crime Science from the Author: Joe Nickell. The O.J. Simpson trial. The Lindbergh kidnapping. The death of Marilyn Monroe. The assassination of the Romanovs. The Atlanta child murders. All controversial cases. All investigated with the latest techniques in forensic science. Nationally respected investigators Joe Nickell and John Fischer explain the science behind the criminal investigations that have captured the nation's attention. Crime Science is the only comprehensive guide to forensics. Without being overly technical or treating scientific techniques superficially, the authors introduce readers to the work of firearms experts, document examiners, fingerprint technicians, medical examiners, and forensic anthropologists. Each topic is treated in a separate chapter, in a clear and understandable style. Nickell and Fisher describe fingerprint classification and autopsies, explain how fibers link victims to their killers, and examine the science underlying DNA profiling and toxicological analysis. From weapons analysis to handwriting samples to shoe and tire impressions, Crime Science outlines the indispensable tools and techniques that investigators use to make sense of a crime scene. Each chapter closes with a study of a well-known case, revealing how the principles of forensic science work in practice.

International Law And Transnational Organised Crime

Author: Pierre Hauck
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191053481
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International Law And Transnational Organised Crime from the Author: Pierre Hauck. Since the end of the Cold War, states have become increasingly engaged in the suppression of transnational organised crime. The existence of the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime and its Protocols demonstrates the necessity to comprehend this subject in a systematic way. Synthesizing the various sources of law that form this area of growing academic and practical importance, International Law and Transnational Organised Crime provides readers with a thorough understanding of the key concepts and legal instruments in international law governing transnational organised crime. The volume analyses transnational organised crime in consideration of the most relevant subareas of international law, such as international human rights and the law of armed conflict. Written by internationally recognized scholars in international and criminal law as well as respected high-level practitioners, this book is a useful tool for lawyers, public agents, and academics seeking straightforward and comprehensive access to a complex and significant topic.

Crime Scene To Court

Author: Peter White
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1847558828
Size: 80.27 MB
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Crime Scene To Court from the Author: Peter White. If you have only a vague concept of what forensic science is, this book will provide the answer.

Crime And Punishment In The Russian Revolution

Author: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674972066
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Crime And Punishment In The Russian Revolution from the Author: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa. Russians from all walks of life joyously celebrated the end of Nicholas II’s monarchy, but one year later, amid widespread civil strife and lawlessness, a fearful citizenry stayed out of sight. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa offers a new perspective on Russia’s revolutionary year through the lens of violent crime and its devastating effect on ordinary people.

A World History Of War Crimes

Author: Michael Bryant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472505026
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A World History Of War Crimes from the Author: Michael Bryant. A World History of War Crimes provides a truly global history of war crimes and the involvement of the legal systems faced with these acts. Documenting the long historical arc traced by human efforts to limit warfare, from codes of war in antiquity designed to maintain a religiously conceived cosmic order to the gradual use in the modern age of the criminal trial as a means of enforcing universal norms, this book provides a comprehensive one-volume account of war and the laws that have governed conflict since the dawn of world civilizations. Throughout his narrative, Michael Bryant locates the origin and evolution of the law of war in the interplay between different cultures. While showing that no single philosophical idea underlay the law of war in world history, this volume also proves that war in global civilization has rarely been an anarchic free-for-all. Rather, from its beginnings warfare has been subject to certain constraints defined by the unique needs and cosmological understandings of the cultures that produce them. Only in late modernity has law assumed its current international humanitarian form. The criminalization of war crimes in international courts today is only the most recent development of the ancient theme of constraining when and how war may be fought.