Melbourne in the 1920s was a crime-ridden city in which no one was safe. Guns were fired in Fitzroy vendettas, police were shot, gangs operated in hotels and brothels... Through it all strode the notorious Squizzy Taylor, with not a speck of evidence to give him away. The daily press eagerly reported his crimes as he continued to outwit police.
This is a conclusive book on rape in South Africa, illuminating aspects of South Africa's rape problem in South Africa, illuminating aspects of South Africa's rape problem and contributing to shifting the conversation forward.
Was the controversial Dutch Reformed theologian Johan Heyns murdered by right-wingers or by his own people? Have the Scorpions made any progress in their search for paedophile Gert van RooyenÆs young victims? What did Robert Smit know that made it so important to have him silenced?
Powerful emotions can blind even the most reasonable normal person and, in some cases, drive them to commit a crime in the heat of the moment, with terrible consequences. From jilted lovers to rejected suitors, they are all portrayed here in fascinating detail.
In April 2011 the sleepy gold-mining town of Welkom was deeply shocked when the dismembered, decapitated body of Michael van Eck was discovered buried in a shallow grave on the outskirts of the local cemetery.
Why is Cape Town one of the most violent cities on earth? What is it that makes gangs so attractive to young people? Why are drugs so easy to find and so widespread? Why are the police seemingly losing control of the crime situation? Top-selling author Don Pinnock answers these questions in Gang Town, and at solutions to the problem.
Skrywer Pieter Pieterse was volksbesit toe hy al skrywende langs sy swembad oorval is. Goue seun van die Afrikaanse letterkunde Uys Krige se kleindogter, haar man, kinders en huishulp is eweneens genadeloos deur hul tuinier en 'n makker om die lewe gebring.
Science at school conjures up images of bleary boffins slumped over bunsen burners. In fact it has many exciting uses in the real world. This accessible, curriculum-linked reference book introduces the reader to the fascinating world of forensic science. Discover how forensic investigation has been used to solve crimes, free the innocent and convict the guilty. Difficult concepts are clearly explained in easy-to-understand language, with eye-catching photographs and clear illustrations. If you thought science was boring, think again. The Science of...series take science into the field and examining how it is used in a variety of exciting professions. Along the way the reader will recognise familiar scientific ideas and experiments, but will begin to see them in an entirely new light!
More than fifty per cent of all murders in Australia each year are classified as 'domestic', that is, they involve a death caused by another family member, whether it be a mother, father, spouse, de facto, child or stepchild. This book contains over twenty of the most remarkable and bizarre cases of death by a family member over the years.
A CitizenÆs Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa provides a basis on which to understand the crime statistics in a manner that is accessible to the general public. Each chapter challenges a set of oft-repeated assumptions about how bad crime is, where it occurs, and who its victims are.
Examines the extreme circumstances that have driven sailors and officers to overthrow authority and commit lethal acts of insubordination. This title includes stories that range from mutiny against brutal commanders throughout history to the 'Storozhevoy' mutiny which was the basis for the film "The Hunt for Red October".
On 23 March 2015, Bob Hewitt was found guilty of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault after a watershed trial that has changed the legal landscape and how the South African judicial system prosecutes historic rape. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of the trial that shook the foundations of the international sporting world.
Published alongside the 2013 film The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson, this is the explosive true story of the seven celebrity-obsessed teens who became the most audacious burglary gang in Hollywood history.