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By Robert Clark. 2017
In his thirty years in the Canadian prison system, Robert Clark rose from student volunteer to deputy warden. He worked… with some of Canada's most dangerous and notorious prisoners, including Paul Bernardo and Tyrone Conn. He dealt with escapes, lockdowns, prisoner murders, prisoner suicides, and a riot. But he also arranged ice-hockey games in a maximum-security institution, sat in a darkened gym watching movies with three hundred inmates, took parolees sightseeing, and consoled victims of violent crimes. He has managed cellblocks, been a parole officer, and investigated staff corruption. He challenges head-on the popular belief that a "tough-on-crime" approach makes prisons and communities safer, arguing instead for humane treatment and rehabilitation, and wades into the controversy about long-term solitary confinement. 2017.
By Elly Danica. 1988
The author graphically describes the humiliation and terrible pain she suffered as a victim of incest. She endured verbal abuse,… beatings and degradation as her father sold her services to strange men, and forced her to pose and perform in his pornographic photo studio. Strong language and extreme descriptions of sex and violence. 1990, c1988.
By Kate Lines. 2015
A criminal profiler, former Chief Superintendent of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), recounts her remarkable story using pivotal cases she… worked on during the course of her career. Always taking care not to aggrandize in any way the notorious criminals whose names we know all too well, Kate knows that it is much more important to focus on the courage of the victims and their families. Bestseller. 2015.
By Charles W Colson. 1976
Six M.I.T. students figured out how to beat the casinos and managed to get away with more than three million… dollars in less than two years' time by playing the blackjack tables. Includes an explanation of how card counting is done. 2002.
By Bruce Cutler, Lionel Rene Saporta. 2003
Known for his tenacious defence of John Gotti, Cutler became almost as infamous as his client. Recounts his time as… an aggressive assistant DA and how he switched sides and became a defence attorney. This is the inside story of how Cutler and Gotti frustrated the feds so much that they had to break the rules to convict the Teflon Don. 2003.
By James B Stewart. 1999
Questions why Dr. Michael Swango was allowed to continue practising medicine despite clear evidence that he was a serial psychopathic… killer and a convicted felon - for poisoning his fellow workers. Criticizes the medical establishment's "code of silence." Bestseller. 1999.
By Ann Rule. 1997
Rule tells the story of a wealthy Kansas physician who, unable to accept her husband's infidelity and abandonment, sets her… home on fire while her children sleep inside. Two of the children died and the physician, Debora Green, is now spending 45 years in prison. 1997.
By Gerald L Posner. 1993
An investigative reporter/lawyer examines the evidence, literature, and theories about President Kennedy's assassination, the life of Oswald, and the opportunities… of Jack Ruby. He explores the findings of numerous investigations (including the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee), testimonies, and technological enhancements of evidence, and concludes that Oswald acted alone. 1993.
By Joseph F O'Brien, Andris Kurins. 1991
This account of the last days of Mafia don paul Castellano is written by the two FBI agents who managed… to infiltrate his estate and gather the information that would bring him down. Although Castellano was responsible for many deaths, he is pictured as a man who kept a low profile and could be gentlemanly and gracious. Strong language. 1991.
By Peter Edwards, Antonio Nicaso. 2015
Until Vito Rizzuto went to prison in 2006 for his role in a decades-old Brooklyn triple murder, he ruled the… Port of Montreal, the northern gateway to the major American drug markets. A master diplomat, he won the respect of rival mafia clans, bikers and street gangs, and criminal business thrived on his turf. His family prospered and his empire grew--until one of North America's true Teflon dons finally lost his veneer. As he watched helplessly from his Colorado prison, the murders of his son and father made international headlines; the killings of his lieutenants and friends filled the pages of Canadian news; and the influence of the 'Ndrangheta, the Calabrian Mafia, spread across Montreal faster than the blood of Rizzuto's crime family. In 2012, Vito Rizzuto emerged from prison, a 66-year-old man who could carefully rebuild his criminal empire or seek bloody revenge and damn the consequences. Bestseller. 2015.
After a tour in Vietnam and a stretch in prison, Alex Caine fell into the cloak-and-dagger world of a contracted… agent or "kite": infiltrating criminal groups that cops across North America and around the globe were unable to penetrate themselves. Over twenty-five years, his assignments ran the gamut from bikers to triad toughs. He describes the toll such a life takes, one that often left Caine wondering who he really was, and whether justice was ever truly served. Descriptions of violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. c2008.
Traces the life of twenty-one-year-old Romanian Attila Ambrus, who in 1988 sneaked into post-Communist Hungary and joined a professional ice… hockey team. Details the seven years he spent robbing banks, romancing women, and boozing. Describes the Budapest detective on his trail, who had learned crime solving from American TV. Strong language. 2004.
By Patrick O'Brian, Henri Charrière. 1973
Banco completes Papillon's struggle to climb up the drain into which the brutal French penal system had pushed him. It's… the story of a man who, after 13 years in prison, discovers how to function in society and how to earn his living without resorting to murky schemes. 1973.
By Ann Rule. 1999
Describes the 1996 disappearance of Anne Marie Fahey, the thirty-year-old scheduling secretary for the governor of Delaware. When her former… married lover, attorney Thomas Capano, was accused of murdering her and disposing of the body, he tried to blame his other longtime mistress. Details the two relationships and the trial. Bestseller 1999.
Russia, 1878. Vera Zasulich walked into the office of the governor of St. Petersburg and shot General Trepov point blank,… as revenge for the governor's brutal treatment of a political prisoner. Her subsequent trial was followed by people all across Europe and America, and she was written about by Dostoyevsky, Wilde, and Engels. Vera became the public face of a burgeoning revolutionary fervour, and the inspiration for a whole generation of Russian and European revolutionaries to embrace violence and martyrdom. Some descriptions of violence. 2008.
By Dan Herbeck, Lou Michel. 2001
Account of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh on April 19, 1995. In addition… to prison interviews with McVeigh, the authors document his childhood, military career, and drifter lifestyle in an attempt to fathom his motives and personality. Some strong language. c2001.
By Sylvain Larocque. 2010
L'ex-sergent-détective partage avec le personnage qui lui a valu son surnom un flair redoutable et des méthodes inusitées. Sa lutte… est avant tout celle de la défense des artistes, premières victimes de délits qui ne touchent pas que des musées et de riches collectionneurs. Du voleur au receleur, en passant par le faussaire et le spécialiste du blanchiment d'argent, la criminalité dans le milieu de l'art a de multiples visages. 2010.
By William Gilkerson. 2009
Introduces the major characters and incidents that connect the scattered history of seagoing bandits, including England's "Sea Dog" Francis Drake,… the "pirate queen of Ireland" Granuaile, and Scotland's Captain Kidd. Describes their high-seas adventure and skullduggery, sea chases and bloody battles, dangerous coastal lairs and buried treasure. Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence. 2009.
By Alec Wilkinson. 1992
On the morning of September 22, 1986, Mike Wayne Jackson, forty, shot and killed Tom Gahl, his probation officer. Within… eight hours, Jackson gunned down two more people and made the FBI's Most Wanted List. Wilkinson looks at those whose lives have been altered forever by acts of violence, especially those affected by Jackson's savage behaviour, including Nancy Gahl, the probation officer's wife, and her two children. Violence. 1992.