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.
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?
Though more than half a century has passed since cold-blooded killers. Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, were apprehended, the chilling details of the Moors murders are as intriguing as ever.
Unearth the honor of their crimes in this fascinating account, packed with haunting photographs and harrowing detail that will linger in the mind of the reader long after the last page.
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.
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.
On Friday April 8th 1994 the body of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was discovered in a room above his garage in Seattle. The police declared it an open-and-shut case of suicide, but this book, drawing on forensic evidence and police reports, explodes the myth and reveals the official scenario was scientifically impossible.
Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.
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!
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 do people murder, hijack and rape and why do they sometimes keep repeating these crimes? Violent crime is a phenomenon that both horrifies and fascinates us. What can go so horribly wrong in a man's psyche that he turns into a monster?
Travis Alexander was a handsome, hard-working, practicing Mormon who lived in Mesa, Arizona. His good looks and easygoing manner made him popular with everyone, especially the ladies. So when he was found with a bullet wound in the face and his throat slashed, the brutal murder sent shock waves throughout his community. Who could have done something so sinister? But soon a suspect was singled out: Jodi Arias.