The Case Of Mary Bell

The Case Of Mary Bell

Step by step, Gitta Sereny pieces together a gripping and rare study of a horrifying crime; the murders, the events surrounding them, the alternately bizzare and nonchalant behaviour of the two girls, their brazen offers to help the ...

Author: Gitta Sereny

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446449653

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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In December 1968 two girls who lived next door to each other - Mary, aged eleven, and Norma, thirteen - stood before a criminal court in Newcastle, accused of strangling two little boys; Martin Brown, four years old, and Brian Howe, three. Norma was acquitted. Mary Bell, the younger but infinitely more sophisticated and cooler of the two, was found guilty of manslaughter. She evaded being branded as a murderer due to what the court ruled as 'diminished responsibility', but she was sentenced to 'detention' for life. Step by step, Gitta Sereny pieces together a gripping and rare study of a horrifying crime; the murders, the events surrounding them, the alternately bizzare and nonchalant behaviour of the two girls, their brazen offers to help the distraught families of the dead boys, the police work that led to their apprehension, and finally the trial itself. What emerges from this extraorindary case is the inability of society to anticipate such events and to take adequate steps once disaster has struck.
Categories: Social Science

Cries Unheard

Cries Unheard

Gitta Sereny pieces together the fractured life of Mary Bell, convicted of manslaughter when she was only eleven years old.Renowned journalist and biographer Gitta Sereny covered the Mary Bell case in the 1960s and wrote about it at the ...

Author: Gitta Sereny

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult

ISBN: 0333753119

Category: Female offenders

Page: 419

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Renowned journalist and biographer Gitta Sereny covered the Mary Bell case in the 1960s and wrote about it at the time. Mary, then eleven, was charged and subsequently convicted of the manslaughter of two younger boys. Now, following Mary's release on licence, and in collaboration with her, Sereny provides a thought-provoking biography of someone who was considered to have committed an evil crime of unparalleled horror. She brilliantly delves into the mind of this complex and damaged human being and reveals how little was done to investigate Mary's own troubled circumstances. A powerfully disturbing book, it will resonate with all who read it.
Categories: Female offenders

Mary Bell a Franconia story

Mary Bell  a Franconia story

length to fear that this might not be the case , and her fears were confirmed by
seeing the man , before she got near enough to him to speak , begin to shake his
head . Mary Bell knew then that for some reason or other , he had not brought ...

Author: Jacob Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590001004

Category: Children's stories

Page: 180

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Categories: Children's stories

Mary Bell A Franconia story By the author of the Rollo books Jacob Abbott

Mary Bell  A Franconia story  By the author of the Rollo books  Jacob Abbott

Mary Bell watched for him two hours , toward the latter part of the third day ,
seated with her sewing , in a small rocking - chair ... She began at length to fear
that this might not be the case , and her fears were confirmed by seeing the
wagoner ...

Author: Jacob ABBOTT

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019834944

Category: Electronic book

Page: 204

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Categories: Electronic book

Franconia Stories Mary Bell 1878

Franconia Stories  Mary Bell   1878

Mary Bell watched for him two hours , toward the latter part of the third day ,
seated with her sewing , in a small rocking - chair ... She began at length to fear
that this might not be the case , and her fears were confirmed by seeing the
wagoner ...

Author: Jacob Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063759289

Category:

Page:

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Precedents in Conveyancing settled and approved by G Horsman and other eminent counsel The second edition

Precedents in Conveyancing  settled and approved by G  Horsman     and other eminent counsel The second edition

and Mother , or the Surdren , faid Bank Stock , in Proportion to the rest of the
Children of the said Lewis Bell on the Body of the said Mary Bell , which should
be living at the Time when such Appointment should be so made : And after such
 ...

Author: Gilbert Horseman

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023753277

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Mary Erskine

Mary Erskine

Mary Bell watched for him two hours , toward the latter part of the third day ,
seated with her sewing , in a small rocking - chair ... She began at length to fear
that this might not be the case , and her fears were confirmed by seeing the
wagoner ...

Author: Jacob Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN5HAG

Category: Children's stories

Page: 204

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Categories: Children's stories

The Federal Cases

The Federal Cases

( 53 U. S. ] 443 . stern landed against the Mary Bell's bow , I believe that the Tyler
made the effort in and she landed against her . ... See Case No. 17 ,were landed
against there , and as she struck 335 . that , she drifted out into the stream in front
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112100826942

Category: Judges

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Categories: Judges

The Christian treasury and missionary review

The Christian treasury  and missionary review

The case of Mary garret - So a happy New Year to you a ' , and Bell was one in
point , and she was prayerfully when the clock strikes twelve , I mean to shake
striving , by unwearied but judicious effort and hands wi ' it in a cheery fashion ,
an ' I ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555027324

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The Southeastern Reporter

The Southeastern Reporter

Mary Bell grantee , yet , if such deed was not recorded withsurvived . Stearns ,
the trustee , cultivated the in 30 days from its date , it was postponed to the lien of
a judgment against the grantor ob plantation , and in doing so made an account ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044103149407

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

And Mary Bell redirected her attention to the idea you know as much about that
as I do . little trousers . Howsomever , any man can ride around and see Three
days later , as she sat in the same spot , what the hands are doing better ' n a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:16568780

Category: Periodicals

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Categories: Periodicals

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

And Mary Bell redirected her attention to the idea you know as much about that
as I do . little trousers . Howsomever , any man can ride around and see Three
days later , as she sat in the same spot , what the hands are doing better ' n a ...

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076000392147

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Decisions of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Decisions of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

That until full and complete payment of all the within named instalments of
purchase money of said vessel Mary Bell , together with all advances and
supplies made and given by P. M. Barron & Co. on account of said James Day or
brigantine ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4875466

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News Monitoring Service

News Monitoring Service

While it is true that in the case of Mary Bell the question of legal guilt is in the end
not at issue , there are aspects of the case which parallel the Corona affair . The
actions of certain officials and individuals are questioned . The nature of the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007400901

Category: Mexican Americans

Page:

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Categories: Mexican Americans

The Oxford Magazine

The Oxford Magazine

Yours faithfully, M. A. THE INTERDICT. I. Now let St. Mary's bell be still, her door
at eight be locked, And no more evening sermons preached, for some of us are
shocked! Confusion on the faithless men, who put their case too strong,
Confusion ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018052996

Category:

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Select Cases and Other Authorities on the Law of Property

Select Cases and Other Authorities on the Law of Property

The following case was sent by the Master of the Rolls for the opinion of this court
. ... Elizabeth Hatfield died on the 9th of April , 1813 , in the lifetime of Mary Bell ,
without having done any act to dispose of the interest ( if any ) which she took ...

Author: John Chipman Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4159776

Category: Personal property

Page:

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Categories: Personal property

Violent Children and Adolescents

Violent Children and Adolescents

In her books The Case of Mary Bell and Cries Unbeard , Gitta Sereny ( 1974 ,
1998 ) analysed one of the two killings by children which have aroused the
greatest attention and debate in the course of the last 30 years - the case of Mary
Bell ...

Author: Gwyneth Boswell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015050124273

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

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A small minority of children and adolescents can be dangerous, violent and murderous. Gwyneth Boswell researched this field throughout the 1990s. Having identified an urgent need for an assembly of evidence about aetiology and treatment of these young people, she has brought together a formidable body of academic and professional experts, specifically to address the question ?Why??.
Categories: Psychology

The Irish Law Times and Solicitors Journal

The Irish Law Times and Solicitors  Journal

We asked his lordship the female plaintiff , Mary Bell , through the negligence to
tell the jury - ( 1 ) That there was no evidence of of the defendants , and the
husband also claimed £200 | negligence naturally and reasonable leading to the
for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044106251408

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

The Law Reports Ireland

The Law Reports  Ireland

After it was divided , was there negligence on the part of the defendants in
relation to the front part thereof , in which the plaintiff Mary Bell was ? —Yes . 3.
Were injuries to Mary Bell's health occasioned while she was in the excursion
train ?

Author: William Green

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112103760387

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Includes reports from the Chancery, Probate, Queen's bench, Common pleas, and Exchequer divisions, and from the Irish land commission.
Categories: Law reports, digests, etc