Confessions of a Serial Alibi

Author: Asia McClain Chapman

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1682611590

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 5263


In 1999 Adnan Syed was arrested for murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. But at the same time he was accused of the crime, Asia McClain claims she saw Syed at the local library. When McClain hears of Syed’s arrest, she wrote to him to let him know that she might be his alibi. In spite of the opportunity to have him proven innocent, Syed’s attorney did not take any action. Later, his attorney was disbarred due to numerous health problems including multiple sclerosis. She died in 2004. Over a decade after Syed’s arrest, This American Life’s Sarah Koenig investigates the old case. Her interviews with McClain become the first subject of Koenig’s hugely successful podcast Serial and the story became an international internet phenomenon. Determined to set the record straight and the truth free, McClain reaches out to Syed’s new defense attorney and on November 6, 2015, the court ordered an investigation to determine whether Syed’s case be re-opened "in the interests of justice for all parties.” Finally, McClain can become the key alibi witness that she was always meant to be. Now, in Confessions of a Serial Alibi, Asia McClain tells her story for the very first time.

Confessions of a Serial Killer

Author: D.E. Gilmore

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452038929

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 2336


A serial killer is roaming the streets of Milwaukee. He hides in plain sight. He could be your neighbor or your co-worker. Why does he kill? Is it for twisted love or from moral depravity? A fiery detective is on his trail. Will she catch him in time or will she become another victim? Live the path of destruction as seen through the eyes of the serial killer and experience the thrilling conclusion that ends with a wicked twist.

Criminal Interrogation and Confessions

Author: Fred E. Inbau,John E. Reid,Joseph P. Buckley,Brian C. Jayne

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 076379936X

Category: Law

Page: 469

View: 1535


Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, Fifth Edition presents the Reid Technique of interviewing and interrogation and is the standard used in the field. This updated Fifth Edition presents interviewing and interrogation techniques, based on actual criminal cases, which have been used successfully by thousands of criminal investigators. This practical text is built around simple psychological principles and examines interrogation as a nine-step process that is easily understood by the reader. New and Key Features of the updated Fifth Edition: -The text contains updated photographs throughout to illustrate behavior symptoms; the proper room setting and positioning; as well as the placement of electronic recording equipment. -Every chapter of the text includes updated information. -Chapter 9 (Behavior Symptom Analysis) contains new research that has been conducted on the efficacy of behavior symptom analysis, as well as building for the reader the behavioral model of the truthful individual versus the subject who is withholding or fabricating relevant information. -Chapters 7 through 12 discuss in detail how to build the investigative interview, including the proper use of both investigative and behavior provoking questions, as well as guidelines for evaluating the credibility of allegations, and the proper use of follow-up and bait questions. -Chapter 15 (Distinguishing between True and False Confessions) has been updated to include new cases throughout and contains two new sections; "The Issue of False Confessions in the Courtroom – The Testimony of Expert Witnesses" and “The Issue of False Confessions in the Courtroom – Court Decisions”. -Chapter 17 discusses all of the legal issues related to interrogation and confession law, including Miranda, the meaning of custody, the use of threats and/or promises, the use of deception, and confession voluntariness. The chapter contains update legal references including 2011 court decisions.

I Am Jack

Confessions of the Whitechapel Ripper

Author: Shirley Goulden

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426968570

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 3363


The mysterious murders of several prostitutes in Londons East End in 1888 still exist as some of the most famous unsolved crimes of all time. The purported villain was known as Jack the Ripper. Yet, Jack was never discovered. His identity was never brought to light, and authorities were left scratching their heads in wonderment. How could such a monster get away undetectedeven to this day? Perhaps he didnt. Perhaps Jack the Ripper was actually known by another name: Dr. Thomas Neill Cream. Cream was hanged for the murder of a number of prostitutes, yet his method differed greatly from that of the Ripper, so no one made the connection. Cream used poison, while Jack the Ripper slit the throats of his victims. But then why, just before Cream was hanged, did he whisper, I am Jack? Following ten years of research, Shirley Goulden presents what she considers to be the truth of Jack the Rippers identity. She believes that despite a claimed alibi, Dr. Cream truly was the infamous murderer. Firsthand accounts and evidence of a prison pay-off speak to Creams guilt. Was the most famous escaped serial killer actually caught? Or did a monster still walk the streets of London long after the last drop of blood was spilled?

Thinning the Herd

Author: Kevin J. Ryan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499070241

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 3400


A local detective moves to the suburban police force to get away from the brutal crime scene seen by him as a Philadelphia homicide detective. Shortly after his arrival, there are a series of seemingly unrelated murders in the quiet middle-class township. Unbeknownst to the detective, there is a serial murderer afoot, who is both clever and brutal in his attacks. Four murders go unsolved followed by the death of an earlier victim who survived the attack initially. As the detective believes he is closing in, he is badly injured when a truck, laying in wait for him, crashed into his car on his way home from work. A clever scheme by the detective and local law enforcement to catch the murderer in a trap backfires.

Famous American Crimes and Trials: 1981-2000

Author: Frankie Y. Bailey,Steven M. Chermak

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780275983383

Category: Law

Page: 312

View: 5955


What do Lizzie Borden and O.J. Simpson have in common? Or the Lindbergh baby and Gary Gilmore? They were all the focus of famous crimes and/or trials in the United States. In this five-volume set, historical and contemporary cases that not only "shocked the nation" but that also became a part of the popular and legal culture of the United States are discussed in vivid, and sometimes shocking, detail. Each chapter focuses on a different crime or trial, and explores the ways in which each became famous in its own time. The fascinating cast of characters, the outrageous crimes, the involvement of the media, the actions of the police, and the trials that often surprised combine to offer here one of the most comprehensive sets of books available on the subject of famous U.S. crimes and trials.