Evil Beyond Belief - How and Why Dr Harold Shipman Murdered 357 People by Wensley Clarkson

Evil Beyond Belief - How and Why Dr Harold Shipman Murdered 357 People
  • Title : Evil Beyond Belief - How and Why Dr Harold Shipman Murdered 357 People
  • Author : Wensley Clarkson
  • Publisher : John Blake Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1782192603
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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This is the story of a man who was addicted to murder; a man who wickedly abused the trust of his patients with horrifying results. Dr Harold Shipman was a pillar of the community, serving on local committees, donating prizes to sports clubs and organizing charity collections. His patients saw him as kind, attentive and never too busy to chat. Yet behind this charming facade lay a prolific serial killer with at least 300 suspected victims. Small, bespectacled Dr Shipman was making house calls - and then committing murder with bloodcurdling expertise and professionalism. This book looks behind the man and reveals how Shipman continued to be a doting husband and father, trusted and liked by most of his patients. It looks at how he was able to get away with murder for so long and why he was driven by a lust for death.


Monsters, Law, Crime by Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart

Monsters, Law, Crime
  • Title : Monsters, Law, Crime
  • Author : Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1683930800
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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Monsters, Law, Crime, an edited collection composed of essays written by prominent U.S. and international experts in Law, Criminology, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication and Film, constitutes a rigorous attempt to explore fertile interdisciplinary inquiries into “monsters” and “monster-talk,” and law and crime. This edited collection explores and updates contemporary discussions of the emergent and evolving frontiers of monster theory in relation to cutting-edge research on law and crime as extensions of a Gothic Criminology. This theoretical framework was initially developed by Caroline Joan “Kay” S. Picart, a Philosophy and Film professor turned Attorney and Law professor, and Cecil Greek, a Sociologist (Picart and Greek 2008). Picart and Greek proposed a Gothic Criminology to analyze the fertile synapses connecting the “real” and the “reel” in the flow of Gothic metaphors and narratives that abound around criminological phenomena that populate not only popular culture but also academic and public policy discourses. Picart's edited collection adapts the framework to focus predominantly on law and the social sciences.


Evil Beyond Belief by Wensley Clarkson

Evil Beyond Belief
  • Title : Evil Beyond Belief
  • Author : Wensley Clarkson
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1782192603
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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This is the story of a man who was addicted to murder; a man who wickedly abused the trust of his patients with horrifying results. Dr Harold Shipman was a pillar of the community, serving on local committees, donating prizes to sports clubs and organizing charity collections. His patients saw him as kind, attentive and never too busy to chat. Yet behind this charming facade lay a prolific serial killer with at least 300 suspected victims. Small, bespectacled Dr Shipman was making house calls - and then committing murder with bloodcurdling expertise and professionalism. This book looks behind the man and reveals how Shipman continued to be a doting husband and father, trusted and liked by most of his patients. It looks at how he was able to get away with murder for so long and why he was driven by a lust for death.


The Odyssey of Homer by Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
  • Title : The Odyssey of Homer
  • Author : Homer
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  • Pages : N.A
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Harold Shipman - Prescription For Murder by Brian Whittle,Jean Ritchie

Harold Shipman - Prescription For Murder
  • Title : Harold Shipman - Prescription For Murder
  • Author : Brian Whittle,Jean Ritchie
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 074811324X
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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He was a pillar of the community, serving on local committees, donating prizes to the rugby club, organising charity collections. His patients thought the world of him: he was attentive, kind, never too busy to chat. Yet Dr Harold Frederick Shipman was also the most prolific serial killer the world has ever known, with between 200 and 300 victims. Quietly, for many years, the small, bespectacled GP was making unexpected house calls - and walking out leaving a dead body behind. The murderous career of Dr Shipman only came to an end when police in Hyde, Greater Manchester, were called to investigate a forged will. Overnight, they found themselves embroiled in the biggest murder case in British history. Substantially revised and updated since Shipman's suicide in prison, this is a compelling account of these monstrous crimes and of the man who committed them. The authors have had unparalleled access to friends, colleagues and patients. Their in-depth and authoritative investigation looks at how he killed, how he was able to get away with it for so long, and - most important of all - why.


Inside the Minds of Serial Killers by Katherine M. Ramsland

Inside the Minds of Serial Killers
  • Title : Inside the Minds of Serial Killers
  • Author : Katherine M. Ramsland
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • ISBN Code : 9780275990992
  • Pages : 199
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  • Language : English
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Examines the variety of serial killers and explains how they work, why they do what they do, who they are and what makes them kill


Women in the Silent Cinema by Annette Forster

Women in the Silent Cinema
  • Title : Women in the Silent Cinema
  • Author : Annette Forster
  • Publisher : Framing Film
  • ISBN Code : 9789462989955
  • Pages : 560
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  • Language : English
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This magisterial book offers comprehensive accounts of the professional itineraries of three women in the silent film in the Netherlands, France and North America. Annette Forster presents a careful assessment of the long career of Dutch stage and film actress Adriënne Solser; an exploration of the stage and screen careers of French actress and filmmaker Musidora and Canadian-born actress and filmmaker Nell Shipman; an analysis of the interaction between the popular stage and the silent cinema from the perspective of women at work in both realms; fresh insights into Dutch stage and screen comedy, the French revue and the American Northwest drama of the 1910s; and much more, all grounded in a wealth of archival research.


Watriama and Co by Hugh Laracy

Watriama and Co
  • Title : Watriama and Co
  • Author : Hugh Laracy
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • ISBN Code : 1921666331
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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WATRIAMA AND CO (the title echoes Kipling's STALKY AND CO!) is a collection of biographical essays about people associated with the Pacific Islands. It covers a period of almost a century and a half. However, the individual stories of first-hand experience converge to some extent in various ways so as to present a broadly coherent picture of 'Pacific History'. In this, politics, economics and religion overlap. So, too, do indigenous cultures and concerns; together with the activities and interests of the Europeans who ventured into the Pacific and who had a profound, widespread and enduring impact there from the nineteenth century, and who also prompted reactions from the Island peoples. Not least significant in this process is the fact that the Europeans generated a 'paper trail' through which their stories and those of the Islanders (who also contributed to their written record) can be known. Thus, not only are the subjects of the essays to be encountered personally, and within a contextual kinship, but the way in which the past has shaped the future is clearly discernible. Watriama himself features in various historical narratives. So, too, certain of his confreres in this collection, which is the product of several decades of exploring the Pacific past in archives, by sea, and on foot through most of Oceania.


Health Care Errors and Patient Safety by Brian Hurwitz,Aziz Sheikh

Health Care Errors and Patient Safety
  • Title : Health Care Errors and Patient Safety
  • Author : Brian Hurwitz,Aziz Sheikh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444360310
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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The detection, reporting, measurement, and minimization of medical errors and harms is now a core requirement in clinical organizations throughout developed societies. This book focuses on this major new area in health care. It explores the nature of medical error, its incidence in different health care settings, and strategies for minimizing errors and their harmful consequences to patients. Written by leading authorities, it discusses the practical issues involved in reducing errors in health care - for the clinician, the health policy adviser, and ethical and legal health professionals.


Advances in Luxury Brand Management by Jean-Noël Kapferer,Joachim Kernstock,Tim Oliver Brexendorf,Shaun M. Powell

Advances in Luxury Brand Management
  • Title : Advances in Luxury Brand Management
  • Author : Jean-Noël Kapferer,Joachim Kernstock,Tim Oliver Brexendorf,Shaun M. Powell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319511270
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Presenting some of the most significant research on the modern understanding of luxury, this edited collection of articles from the Journal of Brand Management explores the complex relationships consumers tie with luxury, and the unique characteristics of luxury brand management. Covering the segmentation of luxury consumers worldwide, the specificity of luxury management, the role of sustainability for luxury brands and major insights from a customer point of view, Advances in Luxury Brand Management is essential reading for upper level students as well as scholars and discerning practitioners.


The Nuremberg Medical Trial by Horst H. Freyhofer

The Nuremberg Medical Trial
  • Title : The Nuremberg Medical Trial
  • Author : Horst H. Freyhofer
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • ISBN Code : 9780820467979
  • Pages : 209
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  • Language : English
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Freyhofer gives the reader the opportunity to follow the exchange between prosecutors and defendants as well as the final reasoning of the court."--BOOK JACKET.


Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues in Vernacular Architecture by Paul Oliver

Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues in Vernacular Architecture
  • Title : Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues in Vernacular Architecture
  • Author : Paul Oliver
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136424059
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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The study of vernacular architecture explores the characteristics of domestic buildings in particular regions or localities, and the many social and cultural factors that have contributed to their evolution. In this book, vernacular architecture specialist Paul Oliver brings together a wealth of information that spans over two decades, and the whole globe. Some previously unpublished papers, as well as those only available in hard to find conference proceedings, are brought together in one volume to form a fascinating reference for students and professional architects, as well as all those involved with planning housing schemes in their home countries and overseas.


Planning in Divided Cities by Frank Gaffikin,Mike Morrissey

Planning in Divided Cities
  • Title : Planning in Divided Cities
  • Author : Frank Gaffikin,Mike Morrissey
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9781444393194
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Does planning in contested cities inadvertedly make the divisions worse? The 60s and 70s saw a strong role of planning, social engineering, etc but there has since been a move towards a more decentralised ‘community planning’ approach. The book examines urban planning and policy in the context of deeply contested space, where place identity and cultural affinities are reshaping cities. Throughout the world, contentions around identity and territory abound, and in Britain, this problem has found recent expression in debates about multiculturalism and social cohesion. These issues are most visible in the urban arena, where socially polarised communities co-habit cities also marked by divided ethnic loyalties. The relationship between the two is complicated by the typical pattern that social disadvantage is disproportionately concentrated among ethnic groups, who also experience a social and cultural estrangement, based on religious or racial identity. Navigating between social exclusion and community cohesion is essential for the urban challenges of efficient resource use, environmental enhancement, and the development of a flourishing economy. The book addresses planning in divided cities in a UK and international context, examining cities such as Chicago, hyper-segregated around race, and Jerusalem, acting as a crucible for a wider conflict. The first section deals with concepts and theories, examining the research literature and situating the issue within the urban challenges of competitiveness and inclusion. Section 2 covers collaborative planning and identifies models of planning, policy and urban governance that can operate in contested space. Section 3 presents case studies from Belfast, Chicago and Jerusalem, examining both the historical/contemporary features of these cities and their potential trajectories. The final section offers conclusions and ways forward, drawing the lessons for creating shared space in a pluralist cities and addressing cohesion and multiculturalism. • Addresses important contemporary issue of social cohesion vs. urban competitiveness • focus on impact of government policies will appeal to practitioners in urban management, local government and regeneration • Examines role of planning in cities worldwide divided by religion, race, socio-economic, etc • Explores debate about contested space in urban policy and planning • Identifies models for understanding contested spaces in cities as a way of improving effectiveness of government policy


Fire Mountains of the Islands by R. Wally Johnson

Fire Mountains of the Islands
  • Title : Fire Mountains of the Islands
  • Author : R. Wally Johnson
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • ISBN Code : 1922144231
  • Pages : 391
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  • Language : English
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Volcanic eruptions have killed thousands of people and damaged homes, villages, infrastructure, subsistence gardens, and hunting and fishing grounds in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The central business district of a town was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the case of Rabaul in 1994. Volcanic disasters litter not only the recent written history of both countries—particularly Papua New Guinea—but are recorded in traditional stories as well. Furthermore, evidence for disastrous volcanic eruptions many times greater than any witnessed in historical times is to be found in the geological record. Volcanic risk is greater today than at any time previously because of larger, mainly sedentary populations on or near volcanoes in both countries. An attempt is made in this book to review what is known about past volcanic eruptions and disasters with a view to determining how best volcanic risk can be reduced today in this tectonically complex and volcanically threatening region.


Making waves behind bars by Bedford, Charlotte

Making waves behind bars
  • Title : Making waves behind bars
  • Author : Bedford, Charlotte
  • Publisher : Bristol University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1529203368
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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Radio produced and broadcast behind prison walls is redefining traditional meanings of ‘public service broadcasting’ and disrupting traditional power structures within the prison system. Focusing on one of the most interesting developments in UK prisons over the past 10 years, this book examines the early history of the Prison Radio Association and the formation of the first national radio station for prisoners. Highlighting the enduring importance of social values in broadcasting this book shows how radio can be used as a powerful force for social change. It will be of interest to those involved in media, criminal justice and social activism.


Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers by Katherine M. Ramsland

Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers
  • Title : Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers
  • Author : Katherine M. Ramsland
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code : 9780275984755
  • Pages : 171
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  • Language : English
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From Waco to Columbine High School, Ramsdale examines the phenomenon of mass murder and reveals the distinct psychological dynamics of perpetrators of this crime. Arguing that mass killers can be identified before they strike, the author provides common red flags that may identify these criminals before they embark on their missions of violence.


HIST OF THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH C by Francis B. 1858 Atwater

HIST OF THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH C
  • Title : HIST OF THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH C
  • Author : Francis B. 1858 Atwater
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781363156115
  • Pages : 466
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  • Language : English
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Fair Play by Daniel Dorling

Fair Play
  • Title : Fair Play
  • Author : Daniel Dorling
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • ISBN Code : 1847428797
  • Pages : 397
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  • Language : English
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Encompassing an extensive range of print and online media, this reader brings together a selection of highly influential writings by Danny Dorling which look at inequality and social justice.


The Christmas Truce by Terri Blom Crocker

The Christmas Truce
  • Title : The Christmas Truce
  • Author : Terri Blom Crocker
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813166160
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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In late December 1914, German and British soldiers on the western front initiated a series of impromptu, unofficial ceasefires. Enlisted men across No Man's Land abandoned their trenches and crossed enemy lines to sing carols, share food and cigarettes, and even play a little soccer. Collectively known as the Christmas Truce, these fleeting moments of peace occupy a mythical place in remembrances of World War I. Yet new accounts suggest that the heartwarming tale ingrained in the popular imagination bears little resemblance to the truth. In this detailed study, Terri Blom Crocker provides the first comprehensive analysis of both scholarly and popular portrayals of the Christmas Truce from 1914 to present. From books by influential historians to the Oscar-nominated French film Joyeux Noel (2006), this new examination shows how a variety of works have both explored and enshrined this outbreak of peace amid overwhelming violence. The vast majority of these accounts depict the soldiers as acting in defiance of their superiors. Crocker, however, analyzes official accounts as well as private letters that reveal widespread support among officers for the détentes. Furthermore, she finds that truce participants describe the temporary ceasefires not as rebellions by disaffected troops but as acts of humanity and survival by professional soldiers deeply committed to their respective causes. The Christmas Truce studies these ceasefires within the wider war, demonstrating how generations of scholars have promoted interpretations that ignored the nuanced perspectives of the many soldiers who fought. Crocker's groundbreaking, meticulously researched work challenges conventional analyses and sheds new light on the history and popular mythology of the War to End All Wars.


Navigating Iran by O. Seliktar

Navigating Iran
  • Title : Navigating Iran
  • Author : O. Seliktar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137010886
  • Pages : 228
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  • Language : English
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This book provides the first full account of America's relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran from Jimmy Carter's presidency to Barack Obama's. It discusses all major facets of Iranian policy of interest to the United States: nuclear proliferation, revolutionary export and support for international terrorism, efforts to undermine the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and violations of human rights. It compares developments in Iran to their perception in Washington, providing the clearest picture available yet of the discrepancies between the complex and elusive Iranian reality and its understanding in the United States.


Restorative Commons by Lindsay K. Campbell,Anne Wiesen

Restorative Commons
  • Title : Restorative Commons
  • Author : Lindsay K. Campbell,Anne Wiesen
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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A collection of 18 articles inspired by the Meristem 2007 Forum, "Restorative Commons for Community Health." The articles include interviews, case studies, thought pieces, and interdisciplinary theoretical works that explore the relationship between human health and the urban environment. This volume is a joint endeavor of Meristem and the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station as they work to strengthen networks of researchers and practitioners to develop new solutions to persistent and emergent challenges to human health, well-being, and potential within the urban environment.


Potentiating Health and the Crisis of the Immune System by A. Mizrahi,S. Fulder,Nimrod Sheinman,N. Sheinman

Potentiating Health and the Crisis of the Immune System
  • Title : Potentiating Health and the Crisis of the Immune System
  • Author : A. Mizrahi,S. Fulder,Nimrod Sheinman,N. Sheinman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780306456022
  • Pages : 286
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  • Language : English
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With all the enormous resources that are invested in medicine, it is sometimes a mystery why there is so much sickness still in evidence. Our life span, though higher than at any time in history, has now leveled off and has not significantly increased in the last two generations. There is a one-third increase in long-term illness in the last 20 years and a 44% increase in cancer incidence, which are not related to demographic issues. In some modern countries, the level of morbidity (defined as days off work because of sickness) has increased by two thirds in this time. Despite $1 trillion spent on cancer research in 20 years, the "War On Cancer" has recently been pronounced a complete failure by the u. s. President's Cancer Panel. Evidently we still have a long way to go. The goal of "Health for All by the Year 2000" as the World Health Organization has put it, is another forgotten dream. As ever, the answer will be found in breaking out of the old philosophical patterns and discovering the new, as yet unacceptable concepts. The problems of medicine today require a Kuhnian breakthrough into new paradigms, and new ways of thinking. And these new ways will not be mere variations of the old, but radical departures. This book, and the conference upon which it was based, is part of a search for these new pathways.


Malpractice and Medical Liability by Santo Davide Ferrara,Rafael Boscolo-Berto,Guido Viel

Malpractice and Medical Liability
  • Title : Malpractice and Medical Liability
  • Author : Santo Davide Ferrara,Rafael Boscolo-Berto,Guido Viel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3642358314
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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Medical responsibility lawsuits have become a fact of life in every physician’s medical practice. However, there is evidence that physicians are increasingly practising defensive medicine, ordering more tests than may be necessary and avoiding patients with complicated conditions. The modern practice of medicine is increasingly complicated by factors beyond the traditional realm of patient care, including novel technologies, loss of physician autonomy, and economic pressures. A continuing and significant issue affecting physicians and the healthcare system is malpractice. In the latter half of the 20th century, there was a major change in the attitude of the public towards the medical profession. People were made aware of the huge advances in medical technology, because health problems increasingly tended to attract media interest and wide publicity. Medicine is a victim of its own success in this respect, and people are now led to expect the latest techniques and perfect outcomes on all occasions. This burst of technology and hyper-specialization in many fields of medicine means that each malpractice claim is transformed into a scientific challenge, requiring specific preparation in analysis and judgment of the clinical case in question. The role of legal medicine becomes more and more peculiar in this judicial setting, often giving rise to erroneous interpretations and hasty scientific verdicts, but guidelines on the methodology of ascertainments and criteria of evaluation are lacking all over the world.The aim of this volume is to clarify the steps required for sequential in-depth analysis of events and consequences of medical actions, in order to verify whether, in the presence of damage, errors or non-observance of rules of conduct by health personnel exist, and which causal values and links of their hypothetical misconduct are involved.​


Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule

Green River, Running Red
  • Title : Green River, Running Red
  • Author : Ann Rule
  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • ISBN Code : 1982120509
  • Pages : 560
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  • Language : English
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In this provocative and eye-opening classic of investigative journalism, the #1 New York Times bestselling author and “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews), Ann Rule, explores the nearly twenty-year long search for America’s most prolific and horrifying serial killer. In 1982, the body of Wendy Coffield is discovered floating near the sandy shore of Washington’s Green River. Authorities have no idea that this tragic and violent death is only the beginning of a string of murders that will rock and terrify the Seattle area for two decades. With her signature riveting prose and in-depth research, Ann Rule takes us behind the scenes of the search for the Green River Killer, a terrifying specter who ritualistically killed young women and eluded authorities for years. From seeking the help of incarcerated serial killer Ted Bundy to Ann Rule’s horrifying realization that the killer she was writing about had attended her book signings, Green River, Running Red is the suspenseful and unforgettable “definitive narrative of the brutal and senseless crimes that haunted the Seattle area for decades” (Publishers Weekly).


The Anatomy Of Motive by John Douglas

The Anatomy Of Motive
  • Title : The Anatomy Of Motive
  • Author : John Douglas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1471108376
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Legendary FBI profiling pioneer John Douglas's theory is that once you figure out the motivating force driving a perpetrator, you've got a good chance of cracking the case. In THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE he uses cases from his own career to illustrate his argument. He takes us further than ever before into the dark corners of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, serial and spree killers and mass murderers. THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE analyses such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh - and helps us learn to anticipate potential violent behaviour before it's too late.


Intimate Relationships by Ralph Erber,Maureen Erber

Intimate Relationships
  • Title : Intimate Relationships
  • Author : Ralph Erber,Maureen Erber
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 1317347455
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Intimate Relationships covers both classic and current material in a concise yet thorough and rigorous manner. Chapters range from attraction to love, attachment to jealousy, conflict to relationship dissolution — all written in a warm, personal, and engaging voice. Each chapter is organized around the major issues and relevant theories, in addition to a critical evaluation about the research. When appropriate, the authors discuss and evaluate popular ideas about relationship processes in the context of scientific research. This includes critical evaluations of evolutionary approaches to attraction, victim-based accounts of abuse, and the separate-cultures view of the sexes.


The Future of the Brain by Steven Peter Russell Rose

The Future of the Brain
  • Title : The Future of the Brain
  • Author : Steven Peter Russell Rose
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019530893X
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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An exploration of how far neuroscience may go to help provide understanding of the structure, workings, and possibilities of the human brain.


Evolution Education Around the Globe by Hasan Deniz,Lisa A. Borgerding

Evolution Education Around the Globe
  • Title : Evolution Education Around the Globe
  • Author : Hasan Deniz,Lisa A. Borgerding
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319909398
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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This edited book provides a global view on evolution education. It describes the state of evolution education in different countries that are representative of geographical regions around the globe such as Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North Africa, South Africa, North America, South America,Middle East, Far East, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.Studies in evolution education literature can be divided into three main categories: (a) understanding the interrelationships among cognitive, affective, epistemological, and religious factors that are related to peoples’ views about evolution, (b) designing, implementing, evaluating evolution education curriculum that reflects contemporary evolution understanding, and (c) reducing antievolutionary attitudes. This volume systematically summarizes the evolution education literature across these three categories for each country or geographical region. The individual chapters thus include common elements that facilitate a cross-cultural meta-analysis. Written for a primarily academic audience, this book provides a much-needed common background for future evolution education research across the globe.


Handbook of Child Maltreatment by Jill E. Korbin,Richard D. Krugman

Handbook of Child Maltreatment
  • Title : Handbook of Child Maltreatment
  • Author : Jill E. Korbin,Richard D. Krugman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9400772084
  • Pages : 588
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  • Language : English
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This Handbook examines core questions still remaining in the field of child maltreatment. It addresses major challenges in child maltreatment work, starting with the question of what child abuse and neglect is exactly. It then goes on to examine why maltreatment occurs and what its consequences are. Next, it turns to prevention, treatment and intervention, as well as legal perspectives. The book studies the issue from the perspective of the broader international and cross-cultural human experience. Its aim is to review what is known, but even more importantly, to examine what remains to be known to make progress in helping abused children, their families, and their communities.


Angels of Death by Roger Magnusson,Roger S. Magnusson

Angels of Death
  • Title : Angels of Death
  • Author : Roger Magnusson,Roger S. Magnusson
  • Publisher : Melbourne University Publish
  • ISBN Code : 9780522849707
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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Public discussion of euthanasia and assisted suicide is growing. In Australia as elsewhere the debate is difficult, contentious and confronting, and hampered by the secrecy that necessarily surrounds illegal practice. Most people simply have no way of knowing how, and how often, medically assisted death actually occurs. Roger Magnusson presents, for the first time, detailed first-hand accounts by doctors, nurses, therapists and other health professionals who have been participants in assisted death. All have been intimately involved in caring for people with AIDS, both in Australia and in California. He places these ambivalent, self-incriminating accounts within the broader context of the right-to-die debate and the challenges of palliative care. The frankness of the health workers and the richness of their collected evidence set this book apart. From within a culture of deception they speak knowingly and movingly of the merciful release of a peaceful death, while acknowledging the reality of 'botched attempts', euthanasia without consent, precipitative euthanasia, lack of accountability and professional distance, and many other disturbing issues. Angels of Death provides a window into the 'euthanasia underground'-a secret part of medicine and nursing that few professionals will publicly acknowledge. It brings a sense of urgency and precision to public debate, and equips us all to think more independently about these crucial issues.


What is a Disaster? by Ronald W. Perry,Enrico Louis Quarantelli

What is a Disaster?
  • Title : What is a Disaster?
  • Author : Ronald W. Perry,Enrico Louis Quarantelli
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9781413479850
  • Pages : 442
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What is a Disaster? Addresses the most basic question in the field: that of defining the phenomenon of study. For theoretical advancement, it is important that researchers begin to develop a consensus about the meaning of disasters and related phenomena. With the rise in international terrorism, one must clarify whether these events are disasters and if so, what kind of disasters. Similarly, in addition to natural disasters, do we include riots, explosions, nuclear power plant accidents, damn collapses, and land subsidence under the same conceptual umbrella? What practical and theoretical differences does it make if the same label is used or not used for such different situations? What is a Disaster? Brings together twelve social scientists representing eight disciplines and seven countries to share their definition and vision of disasters. In the process, a wide range of views are expressed and issues raised regarding the relationship of academic versus practical definitions, the impact of grouping types of disasters in different ways, and the epistemologies on which theoretical growth should rest. The forum provided involves the presentation of each author's views, followed by a discussant's critique, and closed with a response from the author. The editor's close the volume with discussions of the theoretical framework of disaster research and an agenda for disaster research in the twenty-first century.


Pathways to Modern Chemical Physics by Salvatore Califano

Pathways to Modern Chemical Physics
  • Title : Pathways to Modern Chemical Physics
  • Author : Salvatore Califano
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 364228180X
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this historical volume Salvatore Califano traces the developments of ideas and theories in physical and theoretical chemistry throughout the 20th century. This seldom-told narrative provides details of topics from thermodynamics to atomic structure, radioactivity and quantum chemistry. Califano’s expertise as a physical chemist allows him to judge the historical developments from the point of view of modern chemistry. This detailed and unique historical narrative is fascinating for chemists working in the fields of physical chemistry and is also a useful resource for science historians who will enjoy access to material not previously dealt with in a coherent way.


Ethnobiology by E. N. Anderson,Deborah Pearsall,Eugene Hunn,Nancy Turner

Ethnobiology
  • Title : Ethnobiology
  • Author : E. N. Anderson,Deborah Pearsall,Eugene Hunn,Nancy Turner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 111801586X
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The single comprehensive treatment of the field, from the leading members of the Society of Ethnobiology The field of ethnobiology—the study of relationships between particular ethnic groups and their native plants and animals—has grown very rapidly in recent years, spawning numerous subfields. Ethnobiological research has produced a wide range of medicines, natural products, and new crops, as well as striking insights into human cognition, language, and environmental management behavior from prehistory to the present. This is the single authoritative source on ethnobiology, covering all aspects of the field as it is currently defined. Featuring contributions from experienced scholars and sanctioned by the Society of Ethnobiology, this concise, readable volume provides extensive coverage of ethical issues and practices as well as archaeological, ethnological, and linguistic approaches. Emphasizing basic principles and methodology, this unique textbook offers a balanced treatment of all the major subfields within ethnobiology, allowing students to begin guided research in any related area—from archaeoethnozoology to ethnomycology to agroecology. Each chapter includes a basic introduction to each topic, is written by a leading specialist in the specific area addressed, and comes with a full bibliography citing major works in the area. All chapters cover recent research, and many are new in approach; most chapters present unpublished or very recently published new research. Featured are clear, distinctive treatments of areas such as ethnozoology, linguistic ethnobiology, traditional education, ethnoecology, and indigenous perspectives. Methodology and ethical action are also covered up to current practice. Ethnobiology is a specialized textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students; it is suitable for advanced-level ethnobotany, ethnobiology, cultural and political ecology, and archaeologically related courses. Research institutes will also find this work valuable, as will any reader with an interest in ethnobiological fields.


A Reader in Health Policy and Management by Ann Mahon,Kieran Walshe,Naomi Chambers

A Reader in Health Policy and Management
  • Title : A Reader in Health Policy and Management
  • Author : Ann Mahon,Kieran Walshe,Naomi Chambers
  • Publisher : Open University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780335233670
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"I enjoyed leafing through this collection, and seeing some of the 'modern classics' in the sociology of health excerpted - the excerpts being almost impossibly brief, although understandably so. It is good for academic-jockeys to lead practitioner-horses to the edge of heady intellectual waters- as long as they don't end up the infamous creek without a paddle. Enough mixed metaphors... I enjoyed it - really." Calum Paton, Professor of Health Policy, Keele University, UK "This book introduces the reader to many of the most important debates in health policy today through a judicious selection of contributions from a range of disciplines. It will be invaluable in helping students find their way in to a diverse and complex field of study, and should also whet their appetites to go to the sources to explore these debates in greater depth." Chris Ham, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK "This book shows the great benefits of expert selection of the best writings on the subject. Our starting point for the future is what we inherit - the ideas and structures from the past. This book shows us how we got here, and the choices for the future. In an age of Kindle and downlodable PDFs, this selection of the best in one place is invaluable to researchers, practitioners, and leaders of learning programmes. We are shaped by history, but unknowingly. Knowing our history, can free us from it. We can build on the best and avoid repeating old mistakes." Dr John Ovretveit, Director of Research and Professor of Health Innovation and Evaluation, Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden "The authors have collected a good range of papers with some going back to establishment of the NHS and others drawing on healthcare in other countries to provide comparison and contrast. A few of the articles will be familiar to anyone engaged in formal learning about healthcare, but there is plenty of new material and the favourites sit well with the more unfamiliar work. All of the papers are of high standard and the reader will need to pay attention to get the most from them – there's no 'Healthcare for Dummies' here." Andrew Palmer, Student, Queens University Belfast, UK This reader offers instant access to fifty classic and original readings in health policy and management. Compiled by experts, the editors introduce a framework setting out the key policy drivers and policy levers, giving a conceptual framework that provides context for each piece. Ten key themes are covered that are relevant to managers and practitioners working in healthcare systems throughout the world and reflect much of the content of postgraduate programmes in health policy and management. These are: The role of the state in healthcare The policy making process The allocation and distribution of resources Markets and choice in healthcare Accountability and regulation Quality and safety General management and governance Evidence based health policy and management The social context of health Cultural critiques of formalised healthcare systems Each section containing a set of readings has an introduction and a summary of key points, references and further reading so readers can explore areas of interest in more depth. A Reader in Health Policy and Management is an ideal companion text to Healthcare Management (edited by Kieran Walshe and Judith Smith) and is key reading for postgraduate students, managers, leaders and clinicians working in healthcare. It will also be of interest to those working in partnership with healthcare organisations and located in the public sector, independent and voluntary sectors.


What is a Disaster? by E.L. Quarantelli

What is a Disaster?
  • Title : What is a Disaster?
  • Author : E.L. Quarantelli
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134682255
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Are conflict situations such as the ethnic clashes in Yugoslavia or Rwanda, terrorist attacks and riots, the same kind of social crises as those generated by natural and technological happenings such as earthquakes and chemical explosions? In What is a Disaster?, social science disaster researchers from six different disciplines advance their views on what a disaster is. Clashes in conceptions are highlighted, through the book's unique juxtaposition of the authors separately advanced views. A reaction paper to each set of views is presented by an experienced disaster researcher; in turn, the original authors provide a response to what has been said about their views. What is a Disaster? sets out the huge conceptual differences that exist concerning what a disaster is, and presents important implications for both theory, study and practice.


Private Security Trends, 1970 to 2000 by William Clay Cunningham,John J. Strauchs,Clifford W. VanMeter,Hallcrest Systems, Inc

Private Security Trends, 1970 to 2000
  • Title : Private Security Trends, 1970 to 2000
  • Author : William Clay Cunningham,John J. Strauchs,Clifford W. VanMeter,Hallcrest Systems, Inc
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 364
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This report describes the growth and changes in the private security industry between 1970 and 1990, discusses emerging and continuing issues and trends in private security and its relationships with public law enforcement, and recommends measure and research to improve cooperation between private security and law enforcement. Data came from a review of previous research, individual and focus group interviews, and an analysis of market data. Results indicated that the increased use of locks, security lighting, and other private and public security measures reflect a growing fear of crime, even while statistics show stable or declining crime rates. In addition, the frequency and cost of business crime are increasing. Additional crime problems include breaches of business ethics, drug abuse, computer crime, and terrorism. The primary responsibility for protective measures has also been shifting from public law enforcement to private security, indicating the need for greater cooperation between the public and private sectors. In addition, contract security companies are growing, while proprietary security organizations are decreasing in number. Major issues include the privatization of police support tasks, false alarms, police moonlighting, and the growing use of private adjudication.


Grappling with the Bomb by Nic Maclellan

Grappling with the Bomb
  • Title : Grappling with the Bomb
  • Author : Nic Maclellan
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1760461385
  • Pages : 383
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  • Language : English
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Grappling with the Bomb is a history of Britain’s 1950s program to test the hydrogen bomb, code name Operation Grapple. In 1957–58, nine atmospheric nuclear tests were held at Malden Island and Christmas Island—today, part of the Pacific nation of Kiribati. Nearly 14,000 troops travelled to the central Pacific for the UK nuclear testing program—many are still living with the health and environmental consequences. Based on archival research and interviews with nuclear survivors, Grappling with the Bomb presents i-Kiribati woman Sui Kiritome, British pacifist Harold Steele, businessman James Burns, Fijian sailor Paul Ah Poy, English volunteers Mary and Billie Burgess and many other witnesses to Britain’s nuclear folly.


Kohlberg Revisited by Boris Zizek,Detlef Garz,Ewa Nowak

Kohlberg Revisited
  • Title : Kohlberg Revisited
  • Author : Boris Zizek,Detlef Garz,Ewa Nowak
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9463000798
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“I could easily say, what a timely book, but the truth is that Kohlberg is for the ages, which means any time is worthwhile to revisit his work. So, in that sense, let us ask, what aspects of his work in Moral Development and Moral Education are timely today? One answer can be found in the Kohlberg Lounge on the sixth floor of Larsen Hall, which I have the privilege to visit every day. Placed there in 1987, a plaque in his honor states: In memory of Lawrence Kohlberg: In this room where ideas are born through discussion and tested through debate Let us listen and speak with the same respect that he gave to all In 2015, the emphasis on discussion and debate has reached beyond moral development to all aspects of pedagogy, from literacy to history education and beyond. And, in an era of fast and slow thinking, this book reminds us that ethical reflection, self-awareness, and a social conscience are the three malleable developmental skills that allow us all to be truly human. Kohlberg then, Kohlberg now, Kohlberg forever.” – Robert L. Selman, Harvard University (Roy Edward Larsen Professor of Education and Human Development, Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry) “This book about one of the giants of psychology is very timely. There is a whole generation of students and scholars that is growing up with a knowledge about moral development without learning about the roots of the field. This is not a matter of nostalgia or ‘attributional justice,’ but one of missing out on a fountain of knowledge and insight that has not been surpassed in its depth and breadth. This book should become required reading for students in the social sciences that should begin to ask the questions that would require their teachers to ‘read up.’” – Gil Noam, Harvard Medical School (Founder and Director of the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR)) “Kohlberg’s theory of moral developmental might be more relevant today than ever, given increasing worries about the fragmentation and declining solidarity in modern Western society. But does the theory hold up in light of old criticisms and new questions and methods? The chapters, by leading scholars in the field of moral development, introduce new generations of moral psychologists, philosophers, and educators to Kohlberg’s work, by addressing strengths and weaknesses and suggesting ways to move forward. A must read for anyone interested in moral education.” – Jan Boom, Utrecht University (Chair of the Kuhmerker Dissertation Award Committee)


History of Hancock County, Indiana, from Its Earliest Settlement by the Pale Face, in 1818, Down to 1882 by J H B 1844 Binford

History of Hancock County, Indiana, from Its Earliest Settlement by the Pale Face, in 1818, Down to 1882
  • Title : History of Hancock County, Indiana, from Its Earliest Settlement by the Pale Face, in 1818, Down to 1882
  • Author : J H B 1844 Binford
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics
  • ISBN Code : 9780342449019
  • Pages : 578
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Pluralism in Psychotherapy by Keith Tudor

Pluralism in Psychotherapy
  • Title : Pluralism in Psychotherapy
  • Author : Keith Tudor
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781877431791
  • Pages : 405
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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