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  • Cover scan of Crime And Community In Reformation Scotland
    Crime And Community In Reformation Scotland: Negotiating Power In A Burgh Society
    Robert Falconer - Hardback - Pickering & Chatto
    Based on church and state records from the burgh of Aberdeen, this study explores the deeper social meaning behind petty crime during the Reformation. Falconer argues that an analysis of both criminal behaviour and law enforcement provides a unique view into the workings of an early modern urban Scottish community.
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    The Dark Heart Of Hollywood: Glamour, Guns And Gambling - Inside The Mafia's Global Empire
    Douglas Thompson - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    This book reveals the sinister true story of the Mafia in Hollywood: it strips away the veneer of the movie studios' American Dream. Crammed with legends, myths, murders, madness, mayhem, superstar tantrums, super-sexed starlets, power brokers and politics, it is an ambitious account of Hollywood's hidden history.
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    The Cocaine Diaries: A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare
    Paul Keany - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    When Paul Keany proceeded through Caracas airport in Venezuela with six kilos of cocaine hidden in his suitcase, he was expecting a holiday in the sun with a pay packet of 10,000 Euros: enough to pay off a bank loan and a few small debts. But Paul quickly realised he was in serious trouble.
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    The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story Of A Child Raised By Monkeys
    Marina Chapman - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    In 1954, a young girl was abducted and then abandoned in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend five years in the jungle, her only family being a troop of capuchin monkeys. Using instinct to guide her, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself. At around ten years old, a feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her to a brothel. Beaten daily and groomed to be a prostitute, she escaped and lived as a street kid. However, Marina's life as a wild child wasn't over - in some ways, it had only just begun.
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    Glasgow: The Real Mean City
    Malcolm Archibald - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    Glasgow formed Britain's first professional police force in the 19th century and men such as Superintendent James Smart fought to stem the crime that at times seemed to overwhelm the city. The police had an often thankless task and this book chronicles the century long struggle of the forces of law and order to bring peace to a troubled city.
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    The World's End: A Thirty-Year Quest For Justice
    Tom Wood - Paperback - Birlinn
    The authors presents an account of the murder of two young women, Helen Scott and Christine Eadie, who died in October 1977, and of the thirty year investigation that followed.
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    A Glasgow Gang Observed
    James Patrick - Paperback - NWP
    In the 1960's a 26-year-old schoolmaster at a Scottish reformatory (List D) School, under the alias of James Patrick, went undercover with the help of one of his pupils to study the often violent behaviour of the teenagers in a gang in Glasgow. This book became one of the first published observations of a Glasgow gang. This new 3rd edition features a new preface from the author.
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    Gone: The Disappearance Of Claudia Lawrence And Her Father's Desperate Search For The Truth
    Neil Root - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    The last time that anyone heard from 35-year-old Claudia Lawrence, a chef at the University of York, was when she sent a text message to a friend on 18 March 2009 at 8.23 p.m. She was never heard from or seen again, and her disappearance is a mystery that endures to this day. With extensive access to her family and friends, Neil Root assesses the facts and theories and asks: where is Claudia?
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    Constitutional Violence: Legitimacy, Democracy And Human Rights
    Antoni Abat I. Ninet - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    If constitutional legitimacy is based on violence, what does this mean for democracy? Almost every stat in the world has a written consitution. The great majority of these declare the constitution to be the law controlling the organs of the state. We tend to label western liberal political systems into a domain of politics where the people rule and a domain of law that is set aside for a trained elite. Legal, poltical and constitutional practices seem to be irreconcilable. Is good government feasible and is a constitutional system the best device to rule a country? Can the public and legal sovereignties be reconciled?
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    Crime Stopper
    Bryan McLaughlin - Paperback - Black & White
    Bryan McLaughlin faced the challenge of tackling crime on Glasgow's mean streets and throughout Scotland for more than 30 years, finding himself involved with nearly 300 killings. He started as a bobby on the beat and gradually rose through the ranks. Here, he lifts the lid on some of the cases he worked on.

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