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When Justice Fails: The David Milgaard Story

By Karp, Carl; Rosner, Cecil

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1991 VERY GOOD First Edition Trade Paperback, SIGNED by co-author Carl Karp and dated Dec, 1991. This book was published the year before Milgaard was released from prison, after spending 23 years incarcerated for a murder he did not commit. Clean and tight, previously read but well looked after. 5.75" x 9", 262 pages, two sections of b&w plates. . Soft Cover.


Mind over Murder: DNA and Other Forensic Adventures

By Batten, Jack

McClelland & Stewart, 1995 Fine/Fine HCDJ. Crisp, clean, tight, no markings. 6.25" x 9.25", 260 pages, illustrations and b&w photos. - The author reveals the forensic science (ink, footprints, food, numbers, blood, hair, semen, and DNA) behind five Canadian crimes and court cases. The route he takes to investigate each piece of forensic science is by way of a particular Canadian trial, and his guides on the route are the detectives, the prosecutors and defence attorneys, and the scientists who actually worked on the cases. He considers the following: Ink analysis, which is used to examine two suspect lines in a police detective’s notebook; footprint casting and identification, which eventually convicts two armed robbers, even though the footprint was left in snow; stomach-content analysis, the controversial method by which time of death was estimated in the Steven Truscott case; forensic accounting, which finally traced and recovered money defrauded from the government of Trinidad, years after it was considered lost; and the analysis of blood, hair, semen, and DNA, which led to Johnny Terceira’s conviction for the murder of Andrea Atkinson. In an epilogue, he looks at recent advances in DNA analysis, as Guy Paul Morin is declared innocent of the murder of Christine Jessop. In his immensely readable prose, he takes us along as the police and the scientists gather and analyse their evidence, as attorneys organize their cases, and as the various groups meet in court to seek out the truth. . Hard Cover.


Our Little Secret: Confronting Child Sexual Abuse in Canada
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Our Little Secret: Confronting Child Sexual Abuse in Canada

By Steed, Judy

Random House of Canada, 1994 AS-NEW/FINE First Edition, 1st Printing. A beautiful unmarked copy: appears unhandled and unread. Very nice unclipped DJ. 6.25" x 9.25", 224 pages, foreword by Dr. Marcellina Mian, Director of the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Problem at the Hospital for Sick Children. This is a book for parents, alerting them to the dangers posed by child abusers; for professionals, offering insight into how the most experienced police detectives, doctors, teachers, Crown attorneys, social workers and lawyers across the country deal with the issues and problems surrounding child sexual abuse; and for the victims themselves, whose voices come through loudly and clearly, sharing their experiences and hard-earned wisdom on how they managed to survive. . Hard Cover.


Twenty Thousand (20,000) Years in Sing Sing

By Lawes, Warden Lewis E

NY: New Home Library, 1942 VERY GOOD+ reprint HC, no DJ. A really nice copy with nearly perfect crimson cloth boards, decorated in gray and black. Red fore-edges. Crisp, clean, tight, no markings. A couple of minor spots on prelim pages only. 5.75" x 8.25", 412 pages. Warden Lawes' fascinating expose on his experiences at the infamous Sing Sing Prison, and his thoughts on capital punishment. This book was the basis for the 1940 film 'Castle on the Hudson', starring John Garfield. From the prologue: "I have been directed to kill lawfully 150 men and 1 woman. It is my legal duty to be present physically in the death chamber. But actually I have never seen an execution.". Hard Cover.


Game Wars: The Undercover Pursuit of Wildlife Poachers

By Reisner, Marc

Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 1991 FINE/FINE First Edition, 1st Printing. No wear to boards, binding or pages. Unmarked and in brand new condition. Superb DJ is unclipped. 6.25" x 9.5", 294 pages. The author writes a stunning first-hand account of how undercover fish and wildlife agents operate in the U.S. and Canada - the elaborate covers they devise - the meticulous preparation required - the months and years spent setting their traps - and the dangers they face as they impersonate illegal big game trophy hunters and professional smugglers, The book focuses on Dave Hall, a special agent for the US Fish and Wildlife Service of New Orleans. . Hard Cover.


Outlaws & Lawmen of Western Canada : Volume Two (2)

Surrey, B.C., Canada: Heritage House, 1985 FINE 2nd Printing Trade Paperback. Crisp, clean, square, tight, no wear to covers or spine, no creases, interiors unmarked and as-new. 5.5" by 8.5", 126 pages, photographs, maps. - - - Volume II of Western Canada's dramatic crimes and pioneer lawmen includes the first official outlaw in Manitoba - the Death Song from the Poplars in Saskatchewan - the first hanging in Calgary, Alberta - The Wild McLean Gang of British Columbia - Gaddy & Racette - Henry Wagner: Merciless Killer - the West's Wandering Police Chief - The Murder of Sergeant Wilde - Ernest Cashel: American Desperado - Alberta's first stagecoach holdup..


The Sorrow and the Terror: The Haunting Legacy of the Air India Tragedy
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The Sorrow and the Terror: The Haunting Legacy of the Air India Tragedy

By Blaise, Clark; Mukherjee, Bharati

Markham, Ontario, Canada: Viking-Penguin Books Canada, 1987. FINE/NEAR-FINE First Edition, 1st Canadian printing. Crisp, clean, solid, nearly perfect boards. Unclipped DJ has no tears, no chipping. 6.75" by 9.5", 219 pages, illustrated with glossy b&w plates and maps. - The 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 by Sikh extremists resulted in a crash off the coast of Ireland that claimed the lives of 329 people. Ensuing revelations about terrorist cells operating in Canada are reminders of how complacency, lax security and international politics can lead to terrorism and disaster.. Hard Cover.


Trials & Errors: The People vs. Brian Gordon Jack
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Trials & Errors: The People vs. Brian Gordon Jack

By Montgomery, John D

Watson Dwyer Publishing, 2001. FINE First Edition Trade Paperback, 6" by 9", 194 pages, illustrated, foreword by the Honourable Justice Alfred M. Monnin. Written by the retired Chief Prosecutor for Winnipeg who prosecuted Brian Jack's first trial, this book takes the reader through all three of Jack's trials, numerous appeals and two appearances before the Supreme Court. Although convicted by a jury of manslaughter in the death of his wife Christine at his third trial, the former Winnipeg Blue Bomber is a free man as the result of a judicial stay of proceedings entered by the Supreme Court. Christine Jack went missing under mysterious circumstances in 1989, and her body has never been found. The author takes several of Canada's senior jurists to task over what he calls this "colossal miscarriage of justice.". Soft Cover.


The Human Right to Individual Freedom: A Symposium on World Habeas Corpus

By Kutner, Luis (Editor)

Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1970. FINE/VERY GOOD First Edition, 1st Printing. Nearly perfect boards, square and tight, crisp and clean. A few 'checkmarks' in the text, otherwise completely unmarked. Unclipped DJ has two tiny tears. 5.75" by 8.75", 249 pages, foreword by Arthur J. Goldberg, introduction by Roscoe Pound. "World leaders, primarily through the United Nations, have been almost universal in their condemnation of arbitrary violation of basic human rights by sovereign states, but very little has been done to end abuses of this nature in practice. In an eloquent plea for the establishment of a world court of habeas corpus to protect all people from arbitrary arrest and detention, Luis Kutner presents twenty essays by renowned lawyers and authorities from all over the world." Among the contributors are: William J. Brennan, William O. Douglas, Cherif Bassiouni, Prince Sihanouk, Quincy Wright, Gustavo Salgado, Roscoe Pound, and Luis Kutner.. Hard Cover.


Clarence Darrow

By Gurko, Miriam

NY: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1965 VG/VG First Edition, Stated First Printing. An excellent ex-lib copy with virtually no signs of wear. Clean, crisp, tight. Clipped DJ has always been protected in mylar. 5.5" by 8.25", 280 pages. Classic and brilliant out-of-print biography of lawyer Clarence Darrow - defender of labor and protector of civil rights. Includes the Haymarket Affair, the Pullman strike, the Loeb-Leopold case, the Scopes monkey trial. "His concerns were the right to speak, the right to strike, the right of every citizen to be treated as a man, and in defending them he taught the American people the responsibilities of democracy.". Hard Cover.


Freedom of the Press: An Annotated Bibliography

By McCoy, Ralph E

Southern Illinois University Press, 1968 VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD First Edition, 1st Printing. A superb ex-lib copy, clean, bright, solid with expected library markings. 9.5" by 12.25" folio, 576 pages, foreword by Robert B. Downs. This tome documents censorship and freedom of expression in the mass media from the 16th century to the 20th century. A bibliography of some 8,000 books, pamphlets, journals, articles, films, court decisions and other material relating to the press in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, India and other present and former Commonwealth countires.. Hard Cover.


Theoretical Criminology: Third Edition
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Theoretical Criminology: Third Edition

By Vold, George B.; Bernard, Thomas J

Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press, 1986 NEAR-FINE Third Edition, 8th Printing. Clean, solid, no markings.. Hard Cover.