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The Culprits

The Culprits [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307369587
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Hank Wallins is a broken man working the night shift in a meaningless job. Tormented by the tinnitus constantly ringing in his ears, he sleepwalks through life, too scarred by a tragic love affair to try again. When a madman pushes him into the path of an oncoming subway train, this scrape with death re-awakens Hank to the world. Craving a reengagement with passion, he reaches out to a young slightly cross-eyed Russian beauty who he locates on a website. He ventures by plane to meet the lovely and mysterious Anna in her hometown of St. Petersburg. Anna Verkoskova seeks to flee not only the hopelessness of her economic situation, but also the reminders of her own failed love affair with Ruslan, a womanizing Dagastani rock star look-alike from the Chechen region. Finding no particular reason to dislike the kind, lumbering Hank, she agrees to follow him to Canada. But once she has left Russia behind, she is overwhelmed by homesickness and a dread of disappearing into the grey Toronto winter. Then she receives a frightening note: Ruslan has been kidnapped. She races home immediately, carrying a bag stuffed with cash. Hank’s cash. Held captive and tortured by the FSB, Ruslan has been crippled by his tormentors and injected with N20, a mysterious CIA-developed serum that fills its victims’ brains with the totality of human knowledge, rendering them insane. Ruslan is traded to Chechen radicals and ransomed. As Anna is now associated with a “rich” Westerner, she is now a target for the ransom. Ruslan’s former political disengagement has been replaced by a new sort of apathy, one that renders him a pawn to whomever has control of the omniscient demons in his ears screaming for blood. Returned to St. Petersburg and reunited with Ruslan, Anna quickly realizes that her former lover has been lost to her forever, as has her nation. With few options, she returns to the safety of Hank and Canada and discovers that, with her passion for Ruslan faded, she has room for new passions to emerge. But she also carries with her a life-altering secret. The novel unfolds through the words of a narrator who describes himself as an abomination, yet he is heroic and compassionate, and capable of immense acts of love, including the creation of this very narrative itself–a gift for his unborn half-sister. His horrors have been formed as a result of untold millennia of blood hatred. But it is through his existence that our protagonists transcend their own human culpability. A kaleidoscopic and riotous tale, voiced by one of the most unusual narrators in literary history, Robert Hough’s The Culprits puts shape and flesh to the murky unknowns surrounding a real-life terrorist incident and all that led up to it, shining a light into some of humanity’s most inscrutable sins. This novel is at once a mind-blowing hallucination and a classic love story, exploring the human thirsts for love and passion, for allegiance and trust, and for terrible vengeance.

Identifying the Culprit

Identifying the Culprit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0309310628
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Law and Justice,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Scientific Approaches to Understanding and Maximizing the Validity and Reliability of Eyewitness Identification in Law Enforcement and the Courts
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Identifying the Culprit by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Law and Justice,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Scientific Approaches to Understanding and Maximizing the Validity and Reliability of Eyewitness Identification in Law Enforcement and the Courts Book Resume:

Eyewitnesses play an important role in criminal cases when they can identify culprits. Estimates suggest that tens of thousands of eyewitnesses make identifications in criminal investigations each year. Research on factors that affect the accuracy of eyewitness identification procedures has given us an increasingly clear picture of how identifications are made, and more importantly, an improved understanding of the principled limits on vision and memory that can lead to failure of identification. Factors such as viewing conditions, duress, elevated emotions, and biases influence the visual perception experience. Perceptual experiences are stored by a system of memory that is highly malleable and continuously evolving, neither retaining nor divulging content in an informational vacuum. As such, the fidelity of our memories to actual events may be compromised by many factors at all stages of processing, from encoding to storage and retrieval. Unknown to the individual, memories are forgotten, reconstructed, updated, and distorted. Complicating the process further, policies governing law enforcement procedures for conducting and recording identifications are not standard, and policies and practices to address the issue of misidentification vary widely. These limitations can produce mistaken identifications with significant consequences. What can we do to make certain that eyewitness identification convicts the guilty and exonerates the innocent? Identifying the Culprit makes the case that better data collection and research on eyewitness identification, new law enforcement training protocols, standardized procedures for administering line-ups, and improvements in the handling of eyewitness identification in court can increase the chances that accurate identifications are made. This report explains the science that has emerged during the past 30 years on eyewitness identifications and identifies best practices in eyewitness procedures for the law enforcement community and in the presentation of eyewitness evidence in the courtroom. In order to continue the advancement of eyewitness identification research, the report recommends a focused research agenda. Identifying the Culprit will be an essential resource to assist the law enforcement and legal communities as they seek to understand the value and the limitations of eyewitness identification and make improvements to procedures.

The Club of Queer Trades

The Club of Queer Trades [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504017242
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Open Road Media
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G. K. Chesterton’s masterful mystery features men who earn their livings in the most peculiar ways The Club of Queer Trades is an incredibly exclusive society that comes with a specific conceit for entry: Its members must have a talent that is extremely unusual and use that skill to earn a living. For judge Basil Grant, the club is also a mystery that he must solve. Basil first learns of the group when his brother tells him about an army major who believes that this strange band of men is plotting to kill him. To get to the bottom of the threats against the major, Basil must track down each member of the organization one enigma at a time. Along the way, he crosses paths with a real estate agent who specializes in tree houses, a business that creates great adventures for its clients, and many other strange entities. In The Club of Queer Trades, Chesterton has created a loving parody that is sure to delight any fan of Victorian mysteries. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

My City Links

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Author: My City Links
Publisher: My City Links
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Similipal Forest Fire: Factors That May Be Responsible The Simlipal National Park has been in the news for all the wrong reasons since the last week of February, when news first broke about a forest fire. What followed was an extensive campaign by forest and disaster management agencies to douse the fire and prevent it from spreading further. The fire is now largely under control but the controversy and the debate that it sparked continues to rage. Our Cover Story brings you a comprehensive report from Ground Zero.

Policing in Hong Kong

Policing in Hong Kong [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317079027
Author: Kam C. Wong
Publisher: Routledge
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Policing in Hong Kong by Kam C. Wong Book Resume:

This book is one of the first to document the challenges and opportunities facing the Hong Kong police force following the reversion of political authority from the UK to China in 1997. Thematically organized and oriented towards those issues of greatest concern to the public, such as police accountability, assaults on police, police deployment, surveillance powers, and policing across borders, it provides a detailed discussion of these and other contemporary issues. The opening chapter sets the work within historical context while the final chapter provides a comparison of policing in Hong Kong with public security in the PRC. The book will be of value to students and researchers working in the area of comparative policing, and comparative criminal justice, as well as police professionals, and policy-makers.

Myths of the Norsemen - From the Eddas and Sagas

Myths of the Norsemen - From the Eddas and Sagas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473370817
Author: H. A. Guerber
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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Myths of the Norsemen - From the Eddas and Sagas by H. A. Guerber Book Resume:

This vintage book contains a comprehensive encyclopaedia of ancient Scandinavian mythology. It includes explanations of many important tales and explores the meanings and symbolism of the characters and deities, all of which is interspersed with authentic poetry. Contents include: “The Beginning”, “Odin”, “Frigga”, “Thor”, “Tyr”, “Bragi”, “Idun”, “Niörd”, “Frey”, “Uller”, “Forseti”, “Heimdall”, “Hermod”, “Vidar”, “Vali”, “The Norns”, “The Valkyrs”, “Hel”, “Balder”, “Loki”, “The Giants”, “The Dwarfs”, “The Elves”, “The Sigurd Saga”, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. This book was first published in 1909.

Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History [3 volumes]

Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History [3 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610695941
Author: Steven Chermak Ph.D.,Frankie Y. Bailey Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History [3 volumes] by Steven Chermak Ph.D.,Frankie Y. Bailey Ph.D. Book Resume:

This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

A Cold-Blooded Business

A Cold-Blooded Business [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1628738669
Author: Marek Fuchs
Publisher: Skyhorse
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A Cold-Blooded Business by Marek Fuchs Book Resume:

In 1959, Olathe, Kansas, was made famous by the murder of the Clutter family and Truman Capote’s groundbreaking book on the crime, In Cold Blood. But fewer know that Olathe achieved notoriety again in 1982, when a member of Olathe’s growing Evangelical Christian population, a gentle man named David Harmon, was bludgeoned to death while sleeping—the force of the blows crushing his face beyond recognition. Suspicion quickly fell on David’s wife, Melinda, and his best friend, Mark, student body president of the local Bible college. However, the long arms of the church defended the two, and no charges were pressed. Two decades later, two Olathe policemen revived the cold case making startling revelations that reopened old wounds and chasms within the Olathe community—revelations that rocked not only Olathe, but also the two well-heeled towns in which Melinda and Mark resided. David’s former wife and friend were now living separate, successful, law-abiding lives. Melinda lived in suburban Ohio, a devoted wife and mother of two. Mark had become a Harvard MBA, a high-paid corporate mover, a family man, and a respected community member in a wealthy suburb of New York City. Some twenty years after the brutal murders, each received the dreaded knock of justice on the door. A Cold-Blooded Business provides fascinating character studies of Melinda and Mark, killers who seemingly returned to normalcy after one blood-splattered night of violence. Featuring a new afterword by the author covering the events of the past five years, this fast-moving true crime narrative is a chilling exploration into the darkest depths of the human psyche.

Me n Mine-English-A-Term-1

Me n Mine-English-A-Term-1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8173358761
Author: Saraswati Experts
Publisher: New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd
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A text book on English

Pop's Cabin

Pop's Cabin [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481703978
Author: Furman Kenney
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Pop's Cabin by Furman Kenney Book Resume:

The setting of the book is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia. It concerns the settling of an old man's estate by its heirs, his two sons. The two sons expected it to be a very simple matter to handle the disposition of the small estate consisting of a two room mountain cabin and a few acres of land on the side of a mountain. Little did they dream what a hard and exciting task it would be. Mystery and mayhem occurred at "Pop's cabin" as the two brothers referred to it. They found themselves involved in "wild west" excitement through no fault of theirs. Never in their wildest dreams would they have expected to encounter such excitement as occurred to them in their efforts to settle the estate centered around "Pop's cabin". The reader will be wondering what will happen next to the two brothers.

Evelina

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Author: David Gomadza
Publisher: David Gomadza
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This is book 2 of the Evelina series. Things get even hot. Raised stakes and a matter of life or death. Mankind’s existence rest on the shoulders of one woman. The Omega. The first woman has become the last woman. The only true seal. What if it was all planned before this world was created? To save all humanity, mankind must find the only true key; the Omega. On the other hand, to restore the lost kingdom of darkness, the devil must find the most wanted catalyst; The Omega. When everyone’s fate is in your hands what are the risks to yourself? It is a dash against time as total obliteration of the losing team is imminent and inevitable. It is a story of courage, steadfast and honor in the face of death. When loyalty is tested to breaking points. When the person you are to protect is the same person you must kill to save humanity from extinction? Some choices are meant for gods as humans are too weak and unequipped to handle such traumatic experiences. One man’s quest to solve God’s Dilemma, but at what cost? One lady’s quest to clear her name and enjoy life like every woman out there, but with what is at stake will the evil regime turn a blind eye?And at what expense?On the edge of the seat from the word go. A MUST READ.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Strategy Guide

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Strategy Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1630415758
Author: GamerGuides.com
Publisher: Gamer Guides
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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Strategy Guide by GamerGuides.com Book Resume:

With the eerie tolling of the Yasogami High School bells, 18 Persona-users find themselves trapped inside the labyrinth of a strange other-world. There, they meet Zen and Rei, an odd duo who have lost their memories. As the parties come together to seek an escape, a mysterious shadow creeps ever nearer. Persona Q combines the story and characters of Persona with the gameplay of Atlus' dungeon-crawling role-playing series, Etrian Odyssey. You will find a plethora of information in this guide, including: - A complete walkthrough of the game's story. - Detailed maps for every single floor of every dungeon in the game. - How to complete all of Elizabeth's Requests. - Lists for every item in the game. - Some tips on how to use the characters in your party. - The basics to understanding the complex Fusion system.

The Understanding of Adultery in the Hebrew Bible

The Understanding of Adultery in the Hebrew Bible [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1514498502
Author: Alexander Izuchukwu Abasili
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Understanding of Adultery in the Hebrew Bible by Alexander Izuchukwu Abasili Book Resume:

Adultery, though not an umbrella concept for all the sexual prohibitions in the Hebrew Bible, enjoys a certain pride of place. Remarkably, it is the one sexual prohibition attested in all biblical genres, which makes it very representative in the Hebrew Bible. It is the only Hebrew biblical sexual prohibition explicitly mentioned in the Decalogue. A solid understanding of Hebrew biblical adultery, therefore, is an important step towards grasping the vital role of human sexuality in the Hebrew Bible, both in terms of inter-human relationships and the relationship between the human and the divine. Without prejudice to the contents of the Hebrew biblical lexicons and theological dictionaries, this work aims at providing a comprehensive understanding of adultery in the Hebrew Bible: its meaning, punishments and the implications thereof. Among others, it corrects some wrong assumptions about the concept of adultery in the Hebrew Bible, and provides a balanced and unbiased Hebrew biblical conception of adultery and the implications thereof for todays couples.

Island of the Lost Pilot

Island of the Lost Pilot [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9384318612
Author: Rajesh Bhatia
Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
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Island of the Lost Pilot by Rajesh Bhatia Book Resume:

The book is about a young man, Rohan, a trainee pilot, who is sent abroad for training. He is trapped by drug mafia and the adventure starts.His father moves for his rescue and he too is trapped. The story is full of so many twists and surprises that it will not be fair to disclose any part or outline of the story, as it will mar the thrill of reading the book. The story includes everything from a crime plot, mystery, hijacking, air-crashes, skullduggery, detective work, suspense, thrill, mathematical deductions, adventure and a beautifully ended story. It will be surprising to know that the lost pilot mentioned here is not Rohan but some one else.

In the Himalayas a Sage from Assam

In the Himalayas a Sage from Assam [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1482851830
Author: Prankrishna Kalita
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
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In the Himalayas a Sage from Assam by Prankrishna Kalita Book Resume:

Writer Sri Prankrishna Kalita is a class one executive of a Central Govt. Undertaking. (recently retired). He has written three popular novels in Assamese besides other writings . In the Himalayas, a sage from Assam is the English version of his first novel in Assamese (Himalayat Ajan Asomiya Sanyasy). Other two novels in Assamese are Andamanat Asamar yuvak(A youth of Assam in the Andamans) and Vrindavanat Matrik Bisari (Searching the mother at Vrindaban)

The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification

The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136247122
Author: James Michael Lampinen,Jeffrey S. Neuschatz,Andrew D. Cling
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification by James Michael Lampinen,Jeffrey S. Neuschatz,Andrew D. Cling Book Resume:

This volume provides a tutorial review and evaluation of scientific research on the accuracy and reliability of eyewitness identification. The book starts with the perspective that there are a variety of conceptual and empirical problems with eyewitness identification as a form of forensic evidence, just as there are a variety of problems with other forms of forensic evidence. There is then an examination of the important results in the study of eyewitness memory and the implications of this research for psychological theory and for social and legal policy. The volume takes the perspective that research on eyewitness identification can be seen as the paradigmatic example of how psychological science can be successfully applied to real-world problems.

Web Reasoning and Rule Systems

Web Reasoning and Rule Systems [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 364233203X
Author: Markus Kroetzsch,Umberto Straccia
Publisher: Springer
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Web Reasoning and Rule Systems by Markus Kroetzsch,Umberto Straccia Book Resume:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems, RR 2012, held in Vienna, Austria, in September 2012. The 27 revised research papers, presented together with 2 invited talks and 5 research summaries were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. The papers were organized in topical sections on technical communications, algorithms, design aspects of rule markup, design of ontology languages, engineering of engines, translators, and other tools, standardization efforts, such as the Rules Interchange Format activity at W3C, and applications.

Financial Crisis Management and Bank Resolution

Financial Crisis Management and Bank Resolution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000285898
Author: John Raymond LaBrosse,Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal,Dalvinder Singh
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Financial Crisis Management and Bank Resolution by John Raymond LaBrosse,Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal,Dalvinder Singh Book Resume:

Financial Crisis Management and Bank Resolution provides an analysis of the responses to the recent crisis that has beset the international financial markets taking a top down approach looking at the mechanisms to manage a financial crisis, to the practicalities of dealing with the resolution of a bank experiencing distress. This work is an interdisciplinary analysis of the law and policy surrounding crisis management and bank resolution. It comprises contributions from a team of leading experts in the field that have been carefully selected from across the globe. These experts are drawn from the law, central banks, government, financial services and academia. This edited collection will provide a new and important contribution to the subject at a crucial time in the debate around banking resolution and crisis management regimes, and help to plug the gap in our knowledge and understanding of the law of bank resolution and restructuring.

Italian Neofascism

Italian Neofascism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857450425
Author: Anna Cento Bull
Publisher: Berghahn Books
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Italian Neofascism by Anna Cento Bull Book Resume:

During the Cold War Italy witnessed the existence of an anomalous version of a civil conflict, defined as a 'creeping' or a 'low-intensity' civil war. Political violence escalated, including bomb attacks against civilians, starting with a massacre in Milan, on 12 December 1969, and culminating with the massacre in Bologna, on 2 August 1980. Making use of the literature on national reconciliation and narrative psychology theory, this book examines the fight over the 'judicial' and the 'historical' truth in Italy today, through a contrasting analysis of judicial findings and the 'narratives of victimhood' prevalent among representatives of both the post- and the neo-fascist right.

The Science of False Memory

The Science of False Memory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780198035046
Author: C. J. Brainerd,V. F. Reyna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Science of False Memory by C. J. Brainerd,V. F. Reyna Book Resume:

Findings from research on false memory have major implications for a number of fields central to human welfare, such as medicine and law. Although many important conclusions have been reached after a decade or so of intensive research, the majority of them are not well known outside the immediate field. To make this research accessible to a much wider audience, The Science of False Memory has been written to require little or no background knowledge of the theory and techniques used in memory research. Brainerd and Reyna introduce the volume by considering the progenitors to the modern science of false memory, and noting the remarkable degree to which core themes of contemporary research were anticipated by historical figure such as Binet, Piaget, and Bartlett. They continue with an account of the varied methods that have been used to study false memory both inside and outside of the laboratory. The first part of the volume focuses on the basic science of false memory, revolving around three topics: old and new theoretical ideas that have been used to explain false memory and make predictions about it; research findings and predictions about false memory in normal adults; and research findings and predictions about age-related changes in false memory between early childhood and adulthood. Throughout Part I, Brainerd and Reyna emphasize how current opponent-processes conceptions of false memory act as a unifying influence by integrating predictions and data across disparate forms of false memory. The second part focuses on the applied science of false memory, revolving around four topics: the falsifiability of witnesses and suspects memories of crimes, including false confessions by suspects; the falsifiability of eyewitness identifications of suspects; false-memory reports in investigative interviews of child victims and witnesses, particularly in connection with sexual-abuse crimes; false memory in psychotherapy, including recovered memories of childhood abuse, multiple-personality disorders, and recovered memories of previous lives. Although Part II is concerned with applied research, Brainerd and Reyna continue to emphasize the unifying influence of opponent-processes conceptions of false memory. The third part focuses on emerging trends, revolving around three expanding areas of false-memory research: mathematical models, aging effects, and cognitive neuroscience. False Memory will be an invaluable resource for professional researchers, practitioners, and students in the many fields for which false-memory research has implications, including child-protective services, clinical psychology, law, criminal justice, elementary and secondary education, general medicine, journalism, and psychiatry.