Fall River Outrage

Author: David Richard Kasserman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200881
Size: 69.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 6448
Download Read Online

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.

Fatal Ambition

Author: William Sonzski
Publisher: Onyx Books
ISBN: 9780451402837
Size: 52.54 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 700
Download Read Online

Fatal Ambition from the Author: William Sonzski. Gift.

The Invention Of Murder How The Victorians Revelled In Death And Detection And Created Modern Crime

Author: Judith Flanders
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007352476
Size: 64.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7451
Download Read Online

The Invention Of Murder How The Victorians Revelled In Death And Detection And Created Modern Crime from the Author: Judith Flanders. “We are a trading community, a commercial people. Murder is doubtless a very shocking offence, nevertheless as what is done is not to be undone, let us make our money out of it.” Punch.

New England Clam Murder

Author: Summer Prescott
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514721827
Size: 79.49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 2392
Download Read Online

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 On Trial

Author: Robert Asher
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791483614
Size: 31.44 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 6025
Download Read Online

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.

New Born Child Murder

Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719046070
Size: 24.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1626
Download Read Online

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.

Dogtown

Author: Elyssa East
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416587187
Size: 26.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 5954
Download Read Online

Dogtown from the Author: Elyssa East. The area known as Dogtown -- an isolated colonial ruin and surrounding 3,000-acre woodland in storied seaside Gloucester, Massachusetts -- has long exerted a powerful influence over artists, writers, eccentrics, and nature lovers. But its history is also woven through with tales of witches, supernatural sightings, pirates, former slaves, drifters, and the many dogs Revolutionary War widows kept for protection and for which the area was named. In 1984, a brutal murder took place there: a mentally disturbed local outcast crushed the skull of a beloved schoolteacher as she walked in the woods. Dogtown's peculiar atmosphere -- it is strewn with giant boulders and has been compared to Stonehenge -- and eerie past deepened the pall of this horrific event that continues to haunt Gloucester even today. In alternating chapters, Elyssa East interlaces the story of this grisly murder with the strange, dark history of this wilderness ghost town and explores the possibility that certain landscapes wield their own unique power. East knew nothing of Dogtown's bizarre past when she first became interested in the area. As an art student in the early 1990s, she fell in love with the celebrated Modernist painter Marsden Hartley's stark and arresting Dogtown landscapes. She also learned that in the 1930s, Dogtown saved Hartley from a paralyzing depression. Years later, struggling in her own life, East set out to find the mysterious setting that had changed Hartley's life, hoping that she too would find solace and renewal in Dogtown's odd beauty. Instead, she discovered a landscape steeped in intrigue and a community deeply ambivalent about the place: while many residents declare their passion for this profoundly affecting landscape, others avoid it out of a sense of foreboding. Throughout this richly braided first-person narrative, East brings Dogtown's enigmatic past to life. Losses sustained during the American Revolution dealt this once thriving community its final blow. Destitute war widows and former slaves took up shelter in its decaying homes until 1839, when the last inhabitant was taken to the poorhouse. He died seven days later. Dogtown has remained abandoned ever since, but continues to occupy many people's imaginations. In addition to Marsden Hartley, it inspired a Bible-thumping millionaire who carved the region's rocks with words to live by; the innovative and influential postmodernist poet Charles Olson, who based much of his epic Maximus Poems on Dogtown; an idiosyncratic octogenarian who vigilantly patrols the land to this day; and a murderer who claimed that the spirit of the woods called out to him. In luminous, insightful prose, Dogtown takes the reader into an unforgettable place brimming with tragedy, eccentricity, and fascinating lore, and examines the idea that some places can inspire both good and evil, poetry and murder.

Murder And The Death Penalty In Massachusetts

Author: Alan Rogers
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558496330
Size: 68.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 7204
Download Read Online

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.

A New Homicide Act For England And Wales

Author: Great Britain. Law Commission
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117302648
Size: 78.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4801
Download Read Online

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.