Murder New England

Author: M. William Phelps
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9780762778430
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Murder New England from the Author: M. William Phelps. Recounts murders from New England's history, exploring the motives behind such crimes as the 1879 murders by John Kemmler of his own daughters out of fear they would become prostitutes, and the violent rise of Boston's Mafia in 1931.

Fatal Ambition

Author: William Sonzski
Publisher: Onyx Books
ISBN: 9780451402837
Size: 50.29 MB
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Fatal Ambition from the Author: William Sonzski. Gift.

Fall River Outrage

Author: David Richard Kasserman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200881
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Fall River Outrage from the Author: David Richard Kasserman. Fall River Outrage recounts one of the most sensational and widely reported murder cases in early nineteenth-century America. When, in 1832, a pregnant mill worker was found hanged, the investigation implicated a prominent Methodist minister. Fearing adverse publicity, both the industrialists of Fall River and the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church engaged in energetic campaigns to obtain a favorable verdict. It was also one of the earliest attempts by American lawyers to prove their client innocent by assassinating the moral character of the female victim. Fall River Outrage provides insight in American social, legal, and labor history as well as women's studies.

Murder On Trial

Author: Robert Asher
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791483614
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Murder On Trial from the Author: Robert Asher. A historical romp through the fascinating subject of murder jurisprudence in the United States from the colonial period to the present, showing how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law.

A New Homicide Act For England And Wales

Author: Great Britain. Law Commission
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117302648
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A New Homicide Act For England And Wales from the Author: Great Britain. Law Commission. This consultation paper reviews the law relating to homicide in England and Wales, and sets out a number of provisional proposals in order to establish a more rational and coherent framework of legislation. Issues discussed include: the existing law and problems with it; the definition of murder and manslaughter; partial defences including provocation, diminished responsibility and duress; the fault element in murder and the concept of intention; and the doctrine of double-effect. The paper proposes the creation of a new Homicide Act (to replace the Homicide Act 1957) to establish clear definitions of murder and the partial defences to it, as well as defining manslaughter, within a graduated system of offences (the ladder principle) to reflect seriousness of offence and degrees of mitigation. For example, the offence of murder should be divided into two categories, of 'first degree murder' (with a mandatory life sentence) and 'second degree' (with a discretionary life sentence maximum). Responses to the consultation paper proposals should be received by 13.04.2006.

New England Clam Murder

Author: Summer Prescott
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514721827
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New England Clam Murder from the Author: Summer Prescott. New England Clam Murder is a fast-paced romp through the dignified halls of the New England 'society set.' Divorced caterer Becca Rogers feels more than a little bit out of her league when she roams the ballrooms of the rich and shameless, serving the finest seafood in the region. Finding herself smack dab in the middle of a very mysterious set of circumstances when her ex-husband's new socialite wife is murdered, Becca's normal existence gets turned upside down as she learns that nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Filled with twists, turns and a lively cast of characters, this Cozy Mystery will keep you guessing until the very end.

Murder And The Death Penalty In Massachusetts

Author: Alan Rogers
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558496330
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Murder And The Death Penalty In Massachusetts from the Author: Alan Rogers. For more than 300 years Massachusetts executed men and women convicted of murder. This book offers an account of how the efforts of reformers and abolitionists and the Supreme Judicial Court's commitment to the rule of law ultimately converged to end the death penalty in Massachusetts.

New England White

Author: Stephen L Carter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409001253
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New England White from the Author: Stephen L Carter. When The Emperor of Ocean Park was published, the Observer declared: 'The book is superb, both as a thriller and as a novel of social observation.' Now, with that same astute social observation, narrative drive, and richness of plot and character, Stephen Carter returns us to the New England university town of Elm Harbor, where the murder of a renowned African-American economist opens a door on the racial complications of the town's past, on one family's secrets, and on the most hidden and powerful bastions of African-American political influence. At the centre are Lemaster and Julia Carlyle. He is president of the university, she is a dean at the divinity school - African-Americans living in 'the heart of whiteness'. Lemaster's connections lead to the President of the United States, his old college room-mate. Julia is connected to the dead man, Kellen Zant, her lover before she met Lemaster. The meeting point of these connections - a murder committed and covered up in Elm Harbor thirty years ago, and the shocking plans carried out by a fraternity of the 'darker nation' - forms the core of a mystery that deepens even as Julia, guided by clues left her by Zant, closes in on the politically earth-shattering motive behind his murder. Suspenseful from first to last, galvanising in its exploration of the profound difference between allegiance to ideas and to people, New England White is a resounding confirmation of Stephen Carter's gifts as a writer of fiction.

New Born Child Murder

Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719046070
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New Born Child Murder from the Author: Mark Jackson. This text concerns women who were accused of murdering their new-born children in the 18th century. It explores why certain women were suspected of murdering their children at birth and how they were subsequently treated by their neighbours, families, friends and the courts. The book draws heavily on a variety of archival material from the Northern Circuit courts and on a wide range of contemporary printed sources. Individual chapters focus on the key issues: the medical testimony in local investigations and in court; conflicting public representations of suspects; decision-making in the courts; debates about capital punishment and the administration of justice; and the changes in the law at the turn of the 19th century.