Murder Trials

Author: Cicero,Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140442885

Category: History

Page: 367

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"Whereas the place for prejudice is a public meeting, a court of law is the adobe of truth." Cicero was still in his twenties when he got Sextus Roscius off a charge of murdering his father and nearly sixty when he defended King Deiotarus, accused of trying to murder Caesar. In between (with, among others, his speeches for Cluentius and Rabirius), he built a reputation as the greatest orator of his time. Cicero defended his practice partly on moral or compassionate grounds of "human decency" - sentiments with which we today would agree. His clients generally went free. And in vindicating men - who sometimes did not deserve it - he left us a mass of detail about Roman life, law and history and, in two of the speeches, graphic pictures of the "gun-law" of small provincial towns. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Famous Trials: Lucky Escapes

Author: Alex McBride

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241965411

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

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From the legendary Famous Trials series of real-life courtroom dramas, two classic murder trials abridged and refreshed as Penguin Specials for modern readers, selected and introduced by Alex McBride, author of Defending the Guilty Nineteen year-old Madeleine Smith may have been charged in 1857 with poisoning her lover, Emile L'Angelier, but her real sin was having sex - a lot of sex - out of wedlock. Her mistake was to write him frank and passionate letters, described by the trial judge as 'without any sense of decency', which L'Angelier threatened to send to her father when she cooled on the idea of marriage, having secretly engaged herself to someone else. Some fifty years later, the trial of Robert Wood, a respectable, hard-working illustrator by day, who frolicked with prostitutes by night, including the unfortunate Emily Dimmock, also hinged on a dangerous correspondence. Dimmock's murderer had evidently ransacked her rooms for a postcard written by Wood. Was there something he was desperate to hide? The author of his trial is certain he was guilty. But both escaped conviction - in Wood's case, thanks to the defence of the best defence barrister in the land. In Madeleine Smith's, the three judges ruled two-to-one to exclude from evidence L'Angelier's pocket book, which recorded her meetings with him on the day of the murder. These two salacious and controversial trials demonstrate how the dramatic difference between 'guilty' and 'not guilty' can sometimes be decided by a mere scrap of paper. The legendary Famous Trials series set the benchmark for historical crime writing with its accounts of the most notorious and intriguing criminal trials of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Expertly reconstructed from court transcripts, these often sensational narratives have gripped generations of readers since they first appeared in 1941. In this digital edition, two of the very best Famous Trials have been selected, introduced and further abridged by criminal barrister and author Alex McBride to provide modern readers with the most compelling versions yet of these court-room classics. Alex McBride is a criminal barrister. His book Defending the Guilty: Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom was shortlisted for the 2010 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and is available in Penguin. He has written for the Guardian, Independent, Prospect and New Statesman, and has contributed to various BBC programmes, including From Our Own Correspondent. 'Expert, authoritative, hilarious - an insider's fearless account of life at the criminal bar' Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year on Defending the Guilty
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Famous Trials: Thrill-Killers

Author: Alex McBride

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241965403

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

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From the legendary Famous Trials series of real-life courtroom dramas, two classic murder trials abridged and refreshed as Penguin Specials for modern readers, selected and introduced by Alex McBride, author of Defending the Guilty Thomas Cream, erstwhile Sunday school teacher and serial poisoner, has an unsettling air and wonky eye. He also happens to be a doctor, which provides him with ample means and an ideal cover for his murderous activities. His victims are vulnerable young women, whose trust he gains with drinks and trips to the music hall, before offering them pills or swigs from a medicine bottle. A few hours later, they are dying in agony. The Honourable Thomas Ley, meanwhile, has an even better disguise: he's the former Justice Minister for New South Wales and a successful businessman, albeit with a shady past. Rumours abound when a political opponent disappears without trace and a business partner winds up at the bottom of a cliff. Neither killer can help themselves - and this, in the end, leads to their downfall - and both defy our comprehension. Brilliantly reconstructed here, their trials, in 1892 and 1947, reveal a deeply sinister conundrum: by the time you've discovered the secrets in their heart, it's inevitably much too late. The legendary Famous Trials series set the benchmark for historical crime writing with its accounts of the most notorious and intriguing criminal trials of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Expertly reconstructed from court transcripts, these often sensational narratives have gripped generations of readers since they first appeared in 1941. In this digital edition, two of the very best Famous Trials have been selected, introduced and further abridged by criminal barrister and author Alex McBride to provide modern readers with the most compelling versions yet of these court-room classics. Alex McBride is a criminal barrister. His book Defending the Guilty: Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom was shortlisted for the 2010 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and is available in Penguin. He has written for the Guardian, Independent, Prospect and New Statesman, and has contributed to various BBC programmes, including From Our Own Correspondent. 'Expert, authoritative, hilarious - an insider's fearless account of life at the criminal bar'Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year on Defending the Guilty
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Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492962580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.
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Landmarks in Classical Literature

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781579581923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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This text investigates the meaning of conditional protasis markers like Spanish si and English if from a pragmatic perspective instead of taking them to be used in hypothetical or uncertain situations only.
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Cardinal rules of advocacy

understanding and mastering fundamental principles of persuasion

Author: Douglas S. Lavine

Publisher: Natl Inst for Trial Advocacy

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 6481

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Mord in Cornwall

Kriminalroman

Author: John Bude

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608110291

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Reverend Dodd ist Vikar in einem sonnigen Fischerdorf an der Atlantikküste Cornwalls. Die Abende verbringt er damit, in seinem Lehnsessel Krimis zu schmökern. Gott bewahre!, dass der Schatten eines echten Verbrechens auf seine kleine Seegemeinde fällt. Doch der Frieden des Vikars wird in einer stürmischen Nacht empfindlich gestört, als der unbeliebte Richter Julius Tregarthan tot in seinem Haus aufgefunden wird. Der lokale Polizeiinspektor Bigswell ist verblüfft über das Fehlen jeglicher Spuren am Tatort. Und ihm mangelt es auch an jedweder Phantasie, was den Tathergang oder die Motive betrifft. Glücklicherweise hat der Vikar als eifriger Leser von Kriminalromanen davon mehr als genug. Und er ist bereit, seinen scharfen Verstand an dem Mordfall zu beweisen. Als jedoch Ruth, die Nichte des Ermordeten, und ihr Freund zu Hauptverdächtigen werden, verliert Vikar Dodd den Spaß am Detektivspiel. Nun gilt es, die beiden von jedem Verdacht zu befreien. Aber kann er auch den rätselhaften Mord ohne Spuren aufklären? Oder braucht er dafür göttlichen Beistand? »Mit einer tödlichen Brise Meeresluft zeichnet der Roman das faszinierende Porträt Cornwalls vor dem Einsetzen des Massentourismus.« Daily Mail
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Penguin Classics: Catalogue

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398841

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu
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Penguin Classics: The Catalogue

Author: Penguin Classics

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718193474

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu
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Das Seelenhaus

Roman

Author: Hannah Kent

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 342642570X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"Sie sagen, ich soll sterben. Sie sagen, ich hätte Männern den Atem gestohlen und jetzt müssten sie mir den meinen stehlen." Island 1828. Agnes ist eine selbstbewusste und verschlossene Frau. Sie wird als hart ­arbeitende Magd respektiert, was sie denkt und fühlt, behält sie für sich. Als sie des Mordes an zwei Männern angeklagt wird, ist sie allein. Die Zeit bis zur Hinrichtung soll sie auf dem Hof eines Beamten verbringen. Die Familie ist außer sich, eine Mörderin beherbergen zu müssen – bis Agnes Stück um Stück die Geschichte ihres Lebens preisgibt. Die Tat war grausam: zwei Männer erschlagen, erstochen und verbrannt. Die angeblichen Täter, neben Agnes Magnúsdóttir ein junges Paar, werden zum Tode verurteilt. Vor allem an Agnes will der zuständige Landrat ein Exempel statuieren. Scheinbar ungerührt nimmt Agnes das Urteil hin, ebenso wie die Ablehnung der Familie. Erleichtert, dem Kerker entkommen zu sein, kann sie bei der Arbeit manchmal ihr Schicksal vergessen. Vieles hier ist ihr vertraut: die schroffe Landschaft, die ärmliche Torfbehausung, der harsche Ton der Hausherrin. Ihr ganzes Leben war davon bestimmt – bis sie einen Mann kennenlernte und sich nach langer Zeit erlaubte, sich ihre Sehnsucht nach Liebe und Zugehörig­keit einzugestehen. Der Schmerz über seinen Tod, der ihr nun angelastet wird, überlagert alles, auch die Angst vor dem eigenen Tod. Schließlich vertraut sich Agnes einem jungen Vikar an, der sie auf den Weg der Reue und Buße führen soll. Während der langen Gespräche, die die ganze Familie mithört, ist es vor allem Margrét, die Hausherrin, die ahnt, dass die offizielle Wahrheit über Agnes vielleicht falsch sein könnte.
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Hanns und Rudolf

Der deutsche Jude und die Jagd nach dem Kommandanten von Auschwitz Mit zahlreichen s/w-Abbildungen

Author: Thomas Harding

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342342432X

Category: History

Page: 416

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»Thomas Harding eröffnet einen neuen Blick auf das Gift des Nazismus und einen seiner tödlichsten Vollstrecker.« The Times Thomas Harding kannte seinen Großonkel Hanns Alexander als einen freundlichen Mann mit viel Familiensinn, der ein bürgerliches Leben als Bankangestellter in London geführt hatte, sich für die Synagoge engagierte und gerne Witze machte. Seine jüdische Familie stammte aus Berlin und war in den 1930er-Jahren in letzter Minute nach England ins Exil entkommen. Das wussten alle. Ansonsten wurde über den Krieg nicht gesprochen. Erst nach dem Tod von Hanns Alexander erfuhr Harding, dass er ein Nazi-Jäger gewesen war. Er hatte Rudolf Höss, den nach Kriegsende untergetauchten Kommandanten von Auschwitz, in seinem Versteck auf einem Bauernhof in Norddeutschland aufgespürt und so dafür gesorgt, dass ihm der Prozess gemacht wurde.
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Expert Evidence and Scientific Proof in Criminal Trials

Author: Paul Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135156739X

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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Forensic science evidence and expert witness testimony play an increasingly prominent role in modern criminal proceedings. Science produces powerful evidence of criminal offending, but has also courted controversy and sometimes contributed towards miscarriages of justice. The twenty-six articles and essays reproduced in this volume explore the theoretical foundations of modern scientific proof and critically consider the practical issues to which expert evidence gives rise in contemporary criminal trials. The essays are prefaced by a substantial new introduction which provides an overview and incisive commentary contextualising the key debates. The volume begins by placing ?forensic science? in interdisciplinary focus, with contributions from historical, sociological, Science and Technology Studies (STS), philosophical and jurisprudential perspectives. This is followed by closer examination of the role of forensic science and other expert evidence in criminal proceedings, exposing enduring tensions and addressing recent controversies in the relationship between science and criminal law. A third set of contributions considers the practical challenges of interpreting and communicating forensic science evidence. This perennial battle continues to be fought at the intersection between the logic of scientific inference and the psychology of the fact-finder?s ?common sense? reasoning. Finally, the volume?s fourth group of essays evaluates the (limited) success of existing procedural reforms aimed at improving the reception of expert testimony in criminal adjudication, and considers future prospects for institutional renewal - with a keen eye to comparative law models and experiences, success stories and cautionary tales.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Revolutionary Suicide

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Huey P. Newton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110114047X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 1991

The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton's famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America's Black Panther Party, which is recognizing its 50th anniversary in October 2016. From Newton's impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail, Revolutionary Suicide is smart, unrepentant, and thought-provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Heat - Alex Cross 15 -

Thriller

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641069130

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Die Sünden der Mächtigen fordern unschuldige Opfer ... Alex Cross schwört, den Killer zu fassen, der für die brutale Ermordung seiner Nichte verantwortlich ist. Doch schnell findet er heraus, dass sie nicht die unschuldige junge Frau war, für die er sie gehalten hat. Während der Jagd nach dem Mörder bringt Cross einige sehr mächtige und sehr gefährliche Männer gegen sich auf. Da verlangt das Weiße Haus, dass er seine Untersuchungen einstellt. Alex Cross wird klar, dass die Wahrheit die Welt erschüttern könnte – doch das hat ihn noch nie aufgehalten!
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Res Gestae

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bar associations

Page: N.A

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James Patterson Bookshots -

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959677839

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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GRAUSAME WILLKÜR Alex Cross ist routiniert im Lösen von Kriminalfällen. Aber diesmal befindet er sich selbst im Fadenkreuz ... Und er hat es scheinbar mit einem Untoten zu tun: Der Mörder Gary Soneji, den Alex vor mehr als zehn Jahren hat sterben sehen, hat Alex Cross‘ Partner niedergeschossen und ist nun hinter ihm her. Ist Soneji doch am Leben? Ist es sein Geist? Als Cross der ersten Spur folgt, die nicht ins Jenseits führt, wird bald klar: Nichts ist so verstörend wie die Wirklichkeit. "Ich wollte ja nur mal ganz kurz rein lesen. Nur ganz kurz. Aber das ist ja gar nicht möglich. Der Start ist so rasant, so spannend und so fesselnd, das ich meinen Reader gar nicht zur Seite legen mag." (CWPunkt auf lovelybooks.de) GEFAHR AM AIRPORT Alarmstufe Rot am Londoner Airport. Ein Geiseldrama bringt den gesamten Flugverkehr zum Erliegen. Die Ex-Militärs Captain Matt Bates und Chaz Shoeman sind mittendrin - und die Einzigen, die eine Katastrophe verhindern könnten. Denn die Terroristen drohen, eine chemische Bombe zu zünden, die alles Leben in London auslöschen würde ... IM FADENKREUZ DES JÄGERS Die Familie nebenan hat ein düsteres Geheimnis ... Die Idylle in der amerikanischen Kleinstadt wird jäh gestört. Mitten in der Nacht ziehen neben Ex-Cop Ronald Temple neue Nachbarn ein. Warum verlassen sie tagsüber nie das Haus? Wer ist der dunkel gekleidete Fremde, der bei ihnen ein und aus geht? Ronalds Ermittlerinstinkte sind geschärft. Wird im Haus nebenan ein Terroranschlag geplant? Niemand nimmt die Warnungen des Rentners ernst, bis es zur Katastrophe kommt ...
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Crime and Punishment

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky,David McDuff

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140445282

Category: Criminology

Page: 647

View: 1985

Supreme masterpiece recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own thoughts after he brutally murders an old woman. Overwhelmed afterwards by guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses and goes to prison. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can only be achieved through suffering. Constance Garnett translation.
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