May 14, 2013
New Arrivals · True Crime
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
April 15, 2013
Lanham, Maryland : Hamilton Books, c2012.
xiii, 141 p. ; 23 cm.
Drugs, Crime and Violence -- The Illegal Drug Market -- Learning From the Past -- Policy Options -- An International Perspective -- Drug Abuse-The Damage Done -- Addiction: The Driving Force behind the Illegal Market -- Marijuana-The Cartel's Cash Cow -- From Trafficking to Treatment -- The Costs of Policy Paralysis -- A New Direction.
"Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." Since that time, the country has incarcerated thousands of citizens and spent billions of dollars, and yet the drug problem rolls on. Today, the illegal drug market funds international terrorism, the horrific drug war on the Mexican border, and the senseless violence plaguing our communities, large and small. It is past time for a new direction. This book provides a drug policy framework that will choke off the revenue supporting the illegal drug market. Howard Rahtz outlines a series of drug policy steps buttressed by a historical review of drug policy measures, a review of international efforts against trafficking, and a clear understanding of the dynamics of addiction and its role in facilitating the illegal drug market."--Publisher's website.
April 12, 2013
New York : Atria Books, 2013.
vii, 310 p.,  p. of col. plates : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 24 cm.
April 12, 2013
Fox, Charles, 1942-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
viii, 289 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
April 11, 2013
New York : Crown Publishers, c2013.
[ix], 435 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Whitey Bulger was the crime boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees. Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill examine and reveal the factors and forces that created the monster. This is a deeply rendered portrait of evil that spans nearly a century, taking Whitey from the streets of his boyhood Southie in the 1940s to his cell in Alcatraz in the 1950s to his cunning, corrupt pact with the FBI in the 1970s and, finally, to Santa Monica, California where for fifteen years he was hiding in plain sight as one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted. In a lifetime of crime and murder that ended with his arrest in June 2011, Whitey Bulger became one of the most powerful and deadly crime bosses of the twentieth century.
April 5, 2013
99 pages ; 23 cm.
Child pornography presents a real and growing threat to children / US Department of Justice -- As child porn activity grows, efforts to trap offenders do, too / Tim McGlone -- Police around the globe must work together to fight child pornography / Paulo Fagundes -- Bath time photos promote child porn allegations / Dan Przygoda, Sarah Netter, and Desiree Adib -- Child protection laws might lead to privacy violations / Conor Friedersdorf -- Child pornography laws must not compromise free speech / Duane Gundrum -- Online child pormography can harm victims for life / Adriana M. ChÃ¡vez -- New technology makes it easier to distribute child pornography / Linda Tischitta -- New technology can help arrest child pornography users / CBS Miami -- Child pornography could be planted on a PC but it is a minimal threat / Larry Magid -- Adult pornography leads to consumption of child pornography / Patrick A. Trueman -- Pornography is an addiction / Aleah Taboclaon -- Child pornography users should be given therapy as well as punishment / Lou Michel --Teen sexting should not be prosecuted as child pornography / David Walsh.
April 2, 2013
New York : Nation Books, c2013.
xix, 283 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Explores the history of the most notorious crime families in Italy, including 'Ndrangheta and Cosa Nostra, and describes how these syndicates live, the damage they do, and their power that reaches around the world.
March 20, 2013
307 pages ; 24 cm.
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America's medical system. Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way.--Publisher's description.
March 20, 2013
ix, 434 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
"Ben Novack, Jr. was born into a life of luxury and opulence. Heir to the legendary Fontainebleau hotel, he spent his childhood surrounded by some of the world's biggest stars, including Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, and Ann-Margret, who performed regularly at the Fontainebleau's La Ronde Room. He sat by while his parents entertained presidents and movie stars, as they reigned over Miami Beach in the '50's and '60's, and when the family business went sour he became wealthy in his own right, founding a multi-million dollar business using connections he made at the Fontainebleau. But Ben, Jr.'s luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would end in another hotel room--a thousand miles away from the one where he grew up--when police found him bound up in duct tape, beaten to death. Seven years earlier, police found Novack in an eerily similar situation--when his wife Narcy duct-taped him to a chair for twenty-four hours and robbed him. Claiming it was a sex game, he never pressed charges and never followed through with a divorce. Now prosecutors claimed Narcy let the vicious killers into the room and watched as they beat her husband with dumbbells. They also suspected she was involved in the horrendous death of Novack's mother, just three months before. But it would be Narcy's own daughter who implicated her to the police--in this twisted case of passion, perversion, and paradise lost. "-- Provided by publisher.
March 20, 2013
Hatch, Thom, 1946-
New York : New American Library, 2013.
xii, 350 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The boy from the Mormon empire -- Telluride -- The boy from Pennsylvania -- Sundance -- Riding the outlaw trail -- Crime and punishment -- Day of the outlaw -- The Wild Bunch -- Pinkertons on the trail -- End of the American trail -- Patagonia -- The Banditos Americanos -- Shot-out at San Vicente -- Life and death mysteries.
Examines the colorful lives and careers of the leaders of the Wild Bunch, who always managed to escape unscathed from their criminal exploits until new twentieth-century inventions and crime-fighting techniques caught up with them.
March 20, 2013
Maclean, John N.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2013.
viii, 306 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Today, wildland fire is everybody's business, from the White House to the fireground. Wildfires have grown bigger, more intense, more destructive--and more expensive. Federal taxpayers, for example, footed most of the $16 million bill for fighting the 2006 Esperanza Fire in Southern California, which marked the first time that an entire five-man engine crew was killed by fire, as well as the first time that an arsonist was successfully prosecuted for murder for setting a wildland fire.--From publisher description.
March 14, 2013
New York : Rosen Pub., 2013.
80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
What are financial frauds and scams? -- Ponzi and pyramid schemes -- Corporate scandals -- Frauds and scams 2.0 -- Fighting financial frauds and scams.
March 12, 2013
Epstein, Edward Jay, 1935-
347 pages ; 24 cm.
Loners: but were they alone? The assassination of President Lincoln ; The Reichstag fire ; The Lindbergh kidnapping ; The assassination of Olof Palme ; The anthrax attack on America ; The Pope's assassin. -- Suicide, accident or disguised murder? The Mayerling incident ; Who killed God's banker ; The death of Dag HammarskjÃ¶ld ; The strange death of Marilyn Monroe ; The crash of Enrico Mattei ; The disappearance of Lin Biao ; The elimination of General Zia ; The submerged spy. -- Cold case file. Jack the Ripper ; The Harry Oakes murder ; The Black Dahlia ; The pursuit of Dr. Sam Sheppard ; The killing of JonBenet Ramsey ; The Zodiac ; The vanishing of Jimmy Hoffa. -- Crimes of state. Death in Ukraine: the case of the headless journalist ; The Dubai hit ; The Beirut assassination ; Who assassinated Anna Politkovskaya? ; Blowing up Bhutto ; The case of the radioactive corpse ; The godfather contract ; The vanishings. -- Solved or unsolved? The Oklahoma City bombing ; The O.J. Simpson nullification ; Bringing down DSK ; The MacDonald massacre ; The Knox ordeal. -- Epilogue. The enduring mystery of the JFK assassination.
March 7, 2013
Gretna, La. : Pelican Pub., 2013.
248 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Origin of a player -- The first big seduction -- Scott steps out -- Scott and his women -- The Ponzi scheme : how it thrived -- Building credibility through philanthropic abuse -- Free spending, bad taste -- A penumbra of violence -- Beginning of the end -- Decline and fall -- Flight and return -- Morocco, the mob, the rat.
"In late 2009, the South Florida community learned of the scandal that became the largest Ponzi scheme in Florida history. In this breathtakingly ambitious scam, one of Fort Lauderdale's top philanthropists, attorney Scott Rothstein, stole $1.4 billion from investors and charitable organizations to finance his opulent lifestyle. A man whose wealth and status seemed to come from nowhere, Rothstein infiltrated and took advantage of the communities of South Florida through charm and manipulation. In this story of greed, betrayal, corruption, sex, and murder, no one is innocent. Through exacting research, author Chuck Malkus has uncovered the truths behind the ultimate Ponzi scheme that deceived hundreds. From Rothstein's humble beginnings to his sudden rise to become one of the most powerful men in Florida, the details of his deception are chronicled here. Malkus's assessment of the Sunshine State villain is accompanied by input from community members and psychologists. The man who built Fort Lauderdale's richest law firm was far from generous--he was a destructive con artist who plundered investor accounts to build his own fortune. Despite Rothstein's lavish lifestyle, he was unable to escape judgment both from the law and from the society he used to manipulate"--Provided by publisher.
March 7, 2013
Leonetti, Philip, 1953-
Philadelphia : Running Press, c2012.
312 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Act 1. Little Nicky & Crazy Phil ; In plain sight ; La cosa nostra (This thing of ours) ; Young Philip ; Uncle Nick ; Ducktown ; Yardville ; I'inizio (The beginning) ; The world's playground ; The resurrection ; Becoming a killer ; Sending a message ; The payback ; Losing control ; The big shot is dead ; The Ides of March, part I (1980) ; Blood oath ; Thank God for the American jury system ; The Ides of March, part II (1981) -- Act 2. The dawn of a new era ; The new king is crowned ; A whole new ballgame ; The fine art of revenge ; The prelude to a war ; An old foe returns ; The summer of '82 ; Taking a break ; Business as usual ; Cleaning the boat ; Falling apart ; Back in business ; Dead man walking ; Heading south for the winter ; Memories ; The underboss ; The beginning of the end ; US v. Nicodemo Scarfo, Philip Leonetti, et al. -- Act 3. Good-bye, good riddance ; The end of an era ; On the road again ; Starting over ; The diary of a madman ; Lost at sea ; Going home ; The back nine ; Looking back, moving forward ; The new millennium ; Que sera, sera.
The author writes of his experiences as the underboss of the notorious Philadelphia Mafia in the nineteen eighties under his uncle Nicky Scarfo, and how he helped to bring down several powerful criminals by informing for the federal government.
February 22, 2013
McDonald, James L.
Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse c2012.
xiii, 233 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
February 19, 2013
xiii, 301 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Prologue: roundup -- Outlaw trails -- Mcelmo bridge -- Dale -- Chase -- Martin -- Escape -- Names -- Tanker -- Jason -- Manhunt -- Bobby -- Swinging bridge -- Uncertain death -- Monte -- Tin cup -- Bluff -- Grubwork -- Patriots -- Dam -- Final bones -- Epilogue: Lobo 11.
February 18, 2013
Cullen, Kevin, Journalist.
New York : W.W. Norton, c2013.
viii, 478 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
This unforgettable narrative follows the astonishing career and epic manhunt for Whitey Bulger -- a gangster whose life was more sensational than fiction.
February 15, 2013
243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Is cybercrime a serious problem? -- How do cybercriminals use online media to commit crimes? -- Is Internet activism a cybercrime? -- What laws will best prevent cybercrime?
February 12, 2013
x, 324 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
This is the high-octane, no-holds-barred, true story of a bad guy turned good who busted open one of the most violent outlaw motorcycle gangs in history. George Roweâs gritty and harrowing story offers not only a glimpse into the violent world of the motorcycle outlaw, but a gripping tale of self-sacrifice and human redemption that would be the stuff of great fictionâif it werenât all true. Rowe had been a drug dealer, crystal meth addict, barroom brawler, and convicted felon, but when he witnessed the Vagos brutally and senselessly beat his friend over a pool game, everything changed. Rowe decided to pay back his Southern California hometown for the sins of his past by taking down the gang that was terrorizing it. He volunteered himself as an undercover informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and vowed to dismantle the brotherhood from the inside out, becoming historyâs first private citizen to voluntarily infiltrate an outlaw motorcycle gang for the U.S. government. As âBig George,â a full-patched member of the Vagos, Rowe spent three brutal years juggling a double lifeâriding, fighting, and nearly dying alongside the brothers who he secretly hoped to put away for good. During this time, Rowe also became entwined in a tumultuous relationship with a struggling addict named Jenna, never once revealing that he was actually working for the Feds. The road to redemption was not an easy ride. Rowe lost everything: his family, his business, his homeâeven his identity. To this day, under protection by the U.S. government, Rowe still looks over his shoulder, keeping watch for the brothers he put behind bars. Theyâve vowed to search for him until the day they die.
February 8, 2013
Beers, Katherine, 1982-
Green Bay, WI : TitleTown Pub., c2013.
279 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- Prologue -- Faded scars -- A giant -- The hole -- Unusual suspects -- Submission -- Peeling shingles -- Big brother John -- Courtship -- Fifteen minutes -- The right time -- Low note -- Tape of a tape -- Catnaps -- Alive -- What if? -- Closed eyes -- Home -- Plywood prison -- Makeover -- A whole new world -- Everybody's child -- Forced memory -- Female Anderson -- The chief -- Lost love -- The tapes -- The whole truth -- Mary -- Motherhood -- Resilience -- Epilogue.
Buried Memories: Katie Beers' Story is a never-before-told true story of survival, memory and recovery. Beers was a profoundly neglected and abused child even before she was kidnapped on Long Island in 1992. Abducted by a family friend, she was held captive in an underground cell for 17 days and sexually abused. With smarts and strength, she slipped the bonds of captivity and began a new life.--Publisher.
February 8, 2013
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2013.
xii, 253 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
An account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangs.
January 29, 2013
Harshaw, John W., Sr.
[United States : J. Harshaw], c2012.
iv, 209 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
January 21, 2013
New York : St Martin's Press, 2013
294 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Thomas Dunne books."
In 2003, Christopher Walsh was found stuffed in a trash barrel in a storage locker in Van Nuys, California. After the dilatory murder investigation took seven months to file charges, and years to go to trial, Dennis Walsh knew it was up to him to keep his little brotherâs murder from becoming a cold case. The only son of a large Irish-American family to stay on the straight and narrow, Dennis found his familyâs dubious background paired with his law degree placed him in the unique position to finish the job the cops couldnât. Fencing with the police and the DAâs office, Dennis spent years slinking between his life as a stand-up lawyer and hitting the streets to try and convince the dopers, thieves, prostitutes, porn stars, and jail birds that populated Christopherâs world to come forward and cooperate with the police. Yet he walked a fine line with his harsh tactics; prosecutors continuously told him he was jeopardizing not only the case, but his life. Staying on the right side of the law to hunt down these murderers put every part of Dennis to the test and it wasnât long before the brother who went clean knew heâd have to get his hands dirty. But 100 arrests later, the murderers are in jail for life. With the gravity of a Scorsese film, this classic yet gritty tale transcends the true crime genre. Nobody Walks is the harrowing story of a family, brothers, and the true meaning of justice.
January 11, 2013
London : Reaktion Books, 2011.
279 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- Part I: 1. Loss -- 2. Pursuit -- 3. Recovery -- 4. Return -- Part II: 5. Ethics -- 6. Value -- 7. History -- 8. Fiction -- 9. Future.
This text provides a description of the events surrounding the theft of two important paintings by J.W.M. Turner in 1992, and the subsequent pursuit, location and negotiation for their return.
January 2, 2013
New York : Pocket Books, c2012.
xvii, 513 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 18 cm.
Includes excerpt from the author's book, Practice to Deceive, to be released 10/2013.
Introduction -- Fire and ice: the Powell family tragedy -- Two strange deaths in Coronado -- Double death for the kind philanthropists -- "Fire!" -- An obsession with blondes -- The last Valentine's Day -- The man who loved too much -- Terror on a mountain trail -- No on knows where Wendy is.
It's a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar. These doomed relationships are the focus of Ann Rule's sixteenth all-new Crime Files collection.
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