Punishing The Dead

Author: Robert Allan Houston
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019958642X
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Punishing The Dead from the Author: Robert Allan Houston. This strikingly original work shows how, from treatment of suicides in historic Britain, unique insights can be gained into the development of both social and political relationships and cultural attitudes in a period of profound change. Drawing ideas from a range of disciplines including law, philosophy, the social sciences, and literary studies as well as history, the book comprehensively analyses how successful and attempted suicide was viewed by the living andhow they dealt with its aftermath, using a wide variety of legal, fiscal, and literary sources. By investigating the distinctive institutional environments and mental worlds of early modern England and Scotland, it explains why suicide was treated as a crime subject to financial and corporalpunishments, and it questions modern assumptions about the apparent 'enlightenment' of attitudes in the eighteenth century.

Book Of The Dead

Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101155905
Size: 16.78 MB
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Book Of The Dead from the Author: Patricia Cornwell. Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before... The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning. A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never has she seen a string of death like what she's facing now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write her own...

Never Date A Dead Animal

Author: Nancy Nichols
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0979579171
Size: 68.55 MB
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Never Date A Dead Animal from the Author: Nancy Nichols. A must read for women who date, fall in love with and commit to men his maltreat them. Based on a compelling true story, Nancy Nichols’s Never Date a Dead Animal presents a unique introspect into the cunning, seductive, exploitive, controlling, and even ruthless tactics of antisocial personalities. A genuine eye-opener her book reveals the early warning signs of the sociopathic con-artist. She clearly illustrates the covert psychological warfare of an abusive man, the vicious, addictive cycle of his abuse and its traumatic effects on its victim and the callous premeditated end game of these personalities. She emphasizes why women repeatedly attract, fall in love with and commit to men who are non-committal, emotionally detached and abusive. If you have never been involved with a conniving, pathological lying, narcissistic man you may not know what you're dealing with. You may buy into his charm, braggadocio and phony facade. You may mistrust your instincts that your boyfriend or husband is lying to you, demeaning and controlling you. You may minimize your partner's wounding behavior you may think: he's having a bad day, he didn't mean it, or alcohol makes him abusive. Worse yet, you may think you are over-reacting and crazy as he claims you are. Does this describe you? • You are influenced by a man's good looks, flattering words, charisma and success. • You question a man s hurtful behavior, but keep dating him anyway. • You have a history of dating and falling in love with the wrong man. • You mistrust your instincts that your husband or boyfriend is lying to you, ridiculing or demeaning you. • You recently broke up with or divorced an abusive man. • You trying to find the courage to leave a toxic relationship. After reading Never Date A Dead Animal you will never date, fall in love with or commit to a dysfunctional man again!

The Unquiet Dead

Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466858311
Size: 74.32 MB
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The Unquiet Dead from the Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan. “Khan is a refreshing original, and The Unquiet Dead blazes what one hopes will be a new path guided by the author's keen understanding of the intersection of faith and core Muslim values, complex human nature and evil done by seemingly ordinary people. It is these qualities that make this a debut to remember and one that even those who eschew the [mystery] genre will devour in one breathtaking sitting.” —The LA Times Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she's still uneasy at Khattak's tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton's death. Drayton's apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and Khattak's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But when she learns that Drayton may have been living under an assumed name, Rachel begins to understand why Khattak is tip-toeing around this case. It soon comes to light that Drayton may have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. If that's true, any number of people might have had reason to help Drayton to his death, and a murder investigation could have far-reaching ripples throughout the community. But as Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, with no easy answers. Had the specters of Srebrenica returned to haunt Drayton at the end, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death from the Bluffs? In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.

Punishment And Desert

Author: John Kleinig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401020272
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Punishment And Desert from the Author: John Kleinig. Superficial acquaintance with the literature on punishment leaves a fairly definite impression. There are two approaches to punishment - retributive and utilitarian - and while some attempts may be made to reconcile them, it is the former rather than the latter which requires the reconciliation. Taken by itself the retributive approach is primitive and unenlightened, falling short of the rational civilized humanitarian values which we have now acquired. Certainly this is the dominant impression left by 'popular' discussions of the SUbject. And retributive vs. utilitarian seems to be the mould in which most philosophical dis cussions are cast. The issues are far more complex than this. Punishment may be con sidered in a great variety of contexts - legal, educational, parental, theological, informal, etc. - and in each of these contexts several im portant moral questions arise. Approaches which see only a simple choice between retributivism and utilitarianism tend to obscure this variety and plurality. But even more seriously, the distinction between retributivism and utilitarianism is far from clear. That it reflects the traditional distinction between deontological and teleological ap proaches to ethics serves to transfer rather than to resolve the un clarity. Usually it is said that retributive approaches seek to justify acts by reference to features which are intrinsic to them, whereas utilitarian approaches appeal to the consequences of such acts. This, however, makes assumptions about the individuation of acts which are difficult to justify.

Dead Tomorrow

Author: Peter James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230741142
Size: 17.57 MB
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Dead Tomorrow from the Author: Peter James. In an evil world, everything is for sale. . . The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found . . . Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old in Brighton will die if she does not receive an urgent transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs. The broker can provide what she wants, but it will come at a price. As Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the recovered bodies, he unearths the trail of a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a race against time to save the life of a young street kid, while a desperate mother will stop at nothing to save her daughter's life . . . Dead Tomorrow is the fifth novel in the multi-million copy bestselling Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from number one author Peter James.