Child Killer Maggie Young by James Falcon

Maggie Young’s case is relatively unknown today. In fact, even at the time, it did not seem to receive the attention that it perhaps deserved. This was undoubtedly, at least in part, due to the fact that Maggie and her young family lived in Hawaii. News travelled fast around the island, of course, but the mainland didn’t pay all that much attention. The story was covered in newspapers across the country, but after the story was first told on page ten or worse, reporters showed little interest. Almost none of them covered the story of what happened after Maggie’s arrest. Moreover, this is a case which took place more than fifty years ago now, in 1965. Believe it or not, this was a time when serial killers, true crime and murder mysteries didn’t receive as much attention as they do today. Take, for example, Casey Anthony: she has spawned a decade of public outrage which has seared itself onto America’s cultural consciousness. But Maggie Young didn’t, not way back in 1965. Hers was just another story.Just like Casey Anthony- and if anything, exactly like Andrea Yates- Maggie Young killed her own children.

Author: James Falcon

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife) by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in levels of penalty, played an important role within the broader capital punishment system well into the nineteenth century. While eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century historians have extensively studied the ‘Bloody Code’ and the resulting interactions around the ‘Hanging Tree’, they have largely ignored an important dimension of the capital punishment system – the courts extensive use of aggravated and post-execution punishments. With this book, Peter King aims to rectify this neglected historical phenomenon.

Author: Peter King

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Weird Land : The True Story of Kidnapper Franklin Floyd by Caley Sims

Franklin Delano Floyd’s life was a long series of strange and tragic occurrences, beginning with the death of his father when Floyd was just a year old. Floyd grew up in an orphanage and turned to a life of crime at a young age, earning himself a lengthy criminal record over his lifetime. By the age of 20, in the year 1963, he was imprisoned for the kidnapping and rape of a 4 year old girl. He escaped from prison, robbed a bank, and then served a ten year prison term.

Author: Caley Sims

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Crazy Ass Women by Alisa Mason

Two of the most psychotic and bizarre female serial killers in modern history are profiled here. On the surface, Irene Maslin appeared to be nothing more than a typical housewife. After immigrating to Australia from Holland as a small child in 1954, she attended high school locally, worked on a farm, and eventually took on a position as a nursing aide in a nearby hospital…Little did they know that she was a stone cold killer. Aileen Wuornos, touted as “America’s first female serial killer”, shot at least seven middle-aged men to death in Florida between December 1989 and September 1990. Their bodies were discovered along Florida’s northern and central highways. A self-professed hater of humans, her troubled upbringing and difficult lifestyle contributed to her demise. She confessed to six murders, claiming that she killed her victims in self-defense after they attempted to sexually assault her while she worked as a highway prostitute; however, she later recanted five of her self-defense claims, instead pleading guilty to first-degree murder in order to “get right with God.” Wuornos subsequently petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to stop all of her appeals so she could die. She asserted that she would definitely kill again and felt it better that her life was ended.

Author: Alisa Mason

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Cellphone Investigation Series: Preparing, Analyzing, and Mapping Verizon Records (Cell Phone Investigation Series: Carrier Records Book 4) by Kevin Metcalf

Too many officers believe that they cannot understand, analyze, and map cellphone records without using an expensive program or sending the records to an analyst. Even if a program or analyst produces a report, most investigators do not understand the basics of cellular networks and cellular records enough to use the information effectively.The goal of this book is to provide an overview of cellular network concepts and a systematic method to prepare and analyze call detail records using Microsoft Excel, and map the locations using Google Earth Pro, which is free. Cellular network concepts have been simplified and explained in common language to provide clarity in the interpretation of reports and maps and the step-by-step guide provides an outline for preparing, analyzing, and mapping records. This knowledge is essential not only for officers and agencies without mapping and analysis software but also for those with access to use them more effectively.

Author: Kevin Metcalf

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Cellphone Investigation Series: Preparing, Analyzing, and Mapping AT&T Records (Cell Phone Investigation Series: Carrier Records Book 1) by Kevin Metcalf

Too many officers believe that they cannot understand, analyze, and map cellphone records without using an expensive program or sending the records to an analyst. Even if a program or analyst produces a report, most investigators do not understand the basics of cellular networks and cellular records enough to use the information effectively.The goal of this book is to provide an overview of cellular network concepts and a systematic method to prepare and analyze call detail records using Microsoft Excel, and map the locations using Google Earth Pro, which is free. Cellular network concepts have been simplified and explained in common language to provide clarity in the interpretation of reports and maps and the step-by-step guide provides an outline for preparing, analyzing, and mapping records. This knowledge is essential not only for officers and agencies without mapping and analysis software but also for those with access to use them more effectively.

Author: Kevin Metcalf

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Weird Land : The True Story of Kidnapper Franklin Floyd by Caley Sims

Franklin Delano Floyd’s life was a long series of strange and tragic occurrences, beginning with the death of his father when Floyd was just a year old. Floyd grew up in an orphanage and turned to a life of crime at a young age, earning himself a lengthy criminal record over his lifetime. By the age of 20, in the year 1963, he was imprisoned for the kidnapping and rape of a 4 year old girl. He escaped from prison, robbed a bank, and then served a ten year prison term.

Author: Caley Sims

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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By Person or Persons…UNKNOWN: Shedding New Light on True Unsolved Murder Mysteries Lost in Time But Never Forgotten (True Crime Murder Case Compilations Book 5) by Jack Smith

By Person or Persons… UNKNOWN
Chilling stories of unsolved murders lost in time but never Forgotten

What if the criminal or criminals are never punished? Or even conclusively identified?

When this happens, there is a vacuum that continually demands to be filled, even decades after the crime was committed. This is why unsolved crimes – in this instance, murders – are rarely forgotten entirely. Finding new solutions is something that fascinates us. What did really happened? Who did it? We need answers.

This book examines three cases of unsolved murders that continue to fascinate and horrify us:

• The Murder of Margaret Blake: On April 23, 1816, Margaret Blake was found in her decrepit cellar apartment, dead from a stab wound. Three people – her husband and two boarders – were present when it happened, but none of them were declared guilty. Modern forensic investigative techniques have been applied to this 200-year-old murder and have resulted in what may be the final solution.

• The Mad Axeman of New Orleans: From 1918-1919, a series of mysterious and gruesome axe murders terrified the Crescent City. The majority of the victims were Italians, but citizens of all backgrounds worried that their skulls would be caved in while they slept. The killer or killers were never caught, but recent research suggests a seminal form of organized crime directed the assaults.

• The Grimes Murders of 1956: A few days before New Year’s Eve, 1957, 15-year-old Barbara Grimes and her 13-year-old sister Patricia left their Chicago home to see their idol, Elvis Presley’s newest film. Weeks later, their naked bodies were found southwest of the city. Doctors could not pinpoint a primary cause of death and the murders remain unsolved.

These crimes are only a mere sample of the world’s best-known unsolved murders. Despite advancements in forensic science and investigative techniques, more cases are added to this list every year. Detectives today have better training and more resources than their predecessors who investigated the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888, yet some killer or killers still remain free.

When a murder defies immediate solution, the only thing that can be done is keep the case – and the cause – alive until more evidence comes to light. This is what this book is all about, trying to shed a new light on solving these horrific murders.

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Author: Jack Smith

Rating: Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Deadly Betrayal : The True Story of Belinda Van Krevel by Sara Griffith

In June 1998, the residents of Wollongong, a small town on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, were left reeling from a brutal murder. In the coming weeks, they would discover that this senseless crime was just the beginning of a twisted saga what would leave three men dead. Australia would watch as a twisted tale of madness, violence, and revenge spewed forth from the normally sleepy town. Soon, the whole country would know the Van Krevel name.

Author: Sara Griffith

Rating: Rating: 3.20 / 5
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Cellphone Investigation Series: Preparing, Analyzing, and Mapping Verizon Records (Cell Phone Investigation Series: Carrier Records Book 4) by Kevin Metcalf

Too many officers believe that they cannot understand, analyze, and map cellphone records without using an expensive program or sending the records to an analyst. Even if a program or analyst produces a report, most investigators do not understand the basics of cellular networks and cellular records enough to use the information effectively.The goal of this book is to provide an overview of cellular network concepts and a systematic method to prepare and analyze call detail records using Microsoft Excel, and map the locations using Google Earth Pro, which is free. Cellular network concepts have been simplified and explained in common language to provide clarity in the interpretation of reports and maps and the step-by-step guide provides an outline for preparing, analyzing, and mapping records. This knowledge is essential not only for officers and agencies without mapping and analysis software but also for those with access to use them more effectively.

Author: Kevin Metcalf

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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