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.
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!
Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth in some of China's most brutal labour camps. Three times he tried to escape. And three times he failed. But, determined, he eventually broke free. This is a memoir of his struggle to retain dignity, integrity and freedom.
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 Rooyen’s young victims? What did Robert Smit know that made it so important to have him silenced?
What makes a woman kill? And how does it feel to share a cell with these murderers? Carla van der Spuy visits four female correctional facilities across South Africa and gets inside the heads of women who committed violent crimes.
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.
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.
The case of Jack the Ripper - the unidentified serial killer that plagued the East End of London in the late 19th century - is one of the greatest and most famous unsolved murder mysteries of all time. This comprehensive account documents the key events that took place around the time of the brutal Whitechapel killings, speculates over the identity of 'Jack', and details his unfortunate victims. With authentic photographs and well-researched information, this is the only Ripper book you'll need.e.