Crime Books and Films

Nov 7, 2012
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Facing the U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong is a massive, thoughtful book written by someone from inside "the belly of the beast," who knows from years of personal experience what works and what doesn't. Ironically, most prisons today are not set up to rehabilitate...
Oct 17, 2012
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Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books by Anneli Rufus (Vol. 17, Aug. 15, 2004) Who says true crime isn't the best beach-reading? Summer sunshine makes us feel warm and comforted and safe, in which case a crime book provides the same bracing jolt — that high-contrast...
Oct 17, 2012
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Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books by Anneli Rufus (Vol. 15, Nov. 5, 2003) In late October I was fortunate to interview true-crime queen Ann Rule. She was in the Bay Area to promote her latest book, Heart Full of Lies. Rule told me that she "can't stand" mystery...
Oct 17, 2012
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 Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books by Anneli Rufus (Vol. 9, Oct. 5, 2002) With international intelligence, infiltration, surveillance and secret weapons making headlines every day, we've come to see a whole new kind of crime as increasingly real, rather than...
Oct 8, 2012
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Oct. 8, 2012 AVAILABLE NOW IN AMAZON’S KINDLE STORE AND BARNES & NOBLE’S NOOKBOOK STORE by Eponymous RoxKilling is just child’s play. A game. In fact, it’s so easy, you can plan it out on a computer, if you’re smart enough. And he is smart. A real genius, they all say:...
Sep 24, 2012
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Sept. 24 2012An excerpt from Seth Ferranti’s upcoming book on street gangs, Street Legends Vol. 3. The book chronicles the story of the Supreme Team from its inception to its fall to its rise again. This legendary crew was organized in the early 1980s in Baisley Park Houses in...
Sep 10, 2012
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Sept. 10, 2012Although some radicals have championed the dissolution of the family, it is, in varying forms, an institution deeply ingrained into every human society. It survives because it is necessary for the upbringing of children and because humans of both genders crave...
Jul 23, 2012
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While conspiracy theories abound, the murders of two of rap’s biggest stars go unsolved. by Cathy Scott Just before 3 p.m. on a spring afternoon in May 1998, a car drove up to a crowded car wash on a street corner in Compton, California. An argument broke out between two...
Jul 5, 2012
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from The Case of the Drowning Men: Investigating the Smiley Face Serial Murder Theory by Eponymous Rox. The police are calling them accidents. They say young men are simply drinking too much and meeting a tragic end in icy lakes and...
Jul 3, 2012
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July 3, 2012 An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – available for Kindle in the United States on amazon.com. Hard copies available at www.panmacillan.com.au by Liz Porter Mark Chrystie relished the challenge of hunting criminals with...

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