true crime japan thieves rascals killers and dope heads true stories from a japanese courtroom

Download Book True Crime Japan Thieves Rascals Killers And Dope Heads True Stories From A Japanese Courtroom in PDF format. You can Read Online True Crime Japan Thieves Rascals Killers And Dope Heads True Stories From A Japanese Courtroom here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

True Crime Japan

Author : Paul Murphy
ISBN : 9781462918973
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 35. 4 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 718
Read : 1268

Download Now Read Online


A middle-aged carpenter beats his 91-year old mother to death and goes to work the following day, leaving the body for his wife to find. An 82-year old woman is jailed for 10 months for stealing fried chicken. Like nearly all defendants in Japan, they both plead guilty. What happens between plea and sentencing is the subject of True Crime Japan. In this fascinating crime book journalist and longtime Japan resident Paul Murphy provides a glimpse of Japanese society through a year's worth of criminal court cases in Matsumoto, a city 140 miles to the west of Tokyo. The defendants in these cases range from ruthless mobsters to average citizens, often committing similar crimes in rather different ways, and for different reasons. Based on court hearings and interviews with the defendants, their families, neighbors and lawyers—Murphy explores not only the motives of offenders, but the culture of crime and punishment in Japan. The resulting true crime book provides a lens through which to view this honor-shame based, conformist culture, and shows how, in its role within that culture, the court system reveals Japan to be, surprisingly to some, a land of true individuals.

In Cold Blood

Author : Truman Capote
ISBN : 9781412848183
Genre :
File Size : 36. 59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 372
Read : 893

Download Now Read Online



Arcade Mania

Author : Brian Ashcraft
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132238739
Genre : Games
File Size : 86. 95 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 390
Read : 885

Download Now Read Online


ARCADE MANIA introduces overseas readers to the fascinating world of the Japanese gemu senta (game center). Organized as a guided tour of a typical game center, the book is divided into nine chapters, each of which deals with a different kind of game. The tour begins with UFO catchers and print club machines at the entrance and continuing through rhythm games, fighting games, shooting games, retro games, gambling games, card-based games, and only-in-Japan games. Covering classics from SPACE INVADERS to STREET FIGHTER, games that are familiar to Americans in their home console versions (ROCK BAND, GUITAR HERO and DANCE, DANCE REVOLUTION), as well as the unique, quirky games found only in Japan, ARCADE MANIA is crammed full of interviews with game makers and star players, and packed with facts about each game, all lavishly illustrated with photographs and game graphics.

The Life And Crimes Of Harry Lavender

Author : Marele Day
ISBN : 9781742695129
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 44. 92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 233
Read : 780

Download Now Read Online


Mark Bannister, writing 'the bestseller of the century' is found dead at his computer - the victim of a murder so perfect that Claudia Valentine smells a rat... and wants it caught. The chase leads deep into the murky underworld of Sydney - a world where bright, tough Claudia must play a deadly high-tech game of cat and rat with the menacing overlord of the city's cancerous network of crime and corruption. Witty, wryly humorous and fast-paced, The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender is a mystery with a twist, which brilliantly exposes the seamy action below the surface of the city's glittering facade. 'Earns Day a place up there in the first league of female crime writers.' - Time Out 'Sam Spade in a frock... it's almost more than flesh and blood can bear! ...Claudia Valentine is smart, sassy and sexy, even when she's up to her eyeballs in mystery and intrigue.' - Christine Hogan 'A racy, rollercoaster hunt through Sydney.' - Melbourne Times

The Lynching

Author : Laurence Leamer
ISBN : 9780062458353
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 84. 8 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 183
Read : 348

Download Now Read Online


The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death—the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael’s grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan’s motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs.

Crime And Justice In Late Medieval Italy

Author : Trevor Dean
ISBN : 9781139466158
Genre : History
File Size : 90. 4 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 915
Read : 472

Download Now Read Online


In this important study, Trevor Dean examines the history of crime and criminal justice in Italy from the mid-thirteenth to the end of the fifteenth century. The book contains studies of the most frequent types of prosecuted crime such as violence, theft and insult, along with the rarely prosecuted sorcery and sex crimes. Drawing on a diverse and innovative range of sources, including legislation, legal opinions, prosecutions, chronicles and works of fiction, Dean demonstrates how knowledge of the history of criminal justice can illuminate our wider understanding of the Middle Ages. Issues and instruments of criminal justice reflected the structure and operation of state power; they were an essential element in the evolution of cities and they provided raw material for fictions. Furthermore, the study of judicial records provides insight into a wide range of social situations, from domestic violence to the oppression of ethnic minorities.

Amazing True Stories Of Execution Blunders

Author : Geoffrey Abbott
ISBN : 9781783721702
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 79. 83 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 863
Read : 472

Download Now Read Online


The business of death can be seriously absurd, and nothing illustrates this better than these gruesome true tales. This gory compendium details the frankly ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day.

Top Download:

New Books