Description : John Kiriamiti's best-selling novel My Life in Crime has become a classic. Here Milly, his girlfriend, tells the poignant story of her life with the bank robber. They were in love, and he was gentle, kind and considerate. But after she moved in with him, she discovered his double life. She remained devoted, but the stress of his life bore its toll, and finally they parted. This sequel novel is also a bestseller in Kenya.
Description : Since his call to the Bar in 1960, Martin L. Friedland has been involved in a number of important public policy issues, including bail, legal aid, gun control, securities regulation, access to the law, judicial independence and accountability, and national security. My Life in Crime and other Academic Adventures offers a first-hand account of the development of these areas of law from the perspective of a man who was heavily involved in their formation and implementation. It is also the story of a distinguished academic, author, and former dean of law at the University of Toronto. Moving beyond the boundaries of conventional memoir, Friedland offers an extended meditation on public policy issues and significant events in the field of law, discussing their historical impact and predicting the course of their future development. Given his personal experience, there is no other person more suited to discuss these hugely important issues. Friedland puts the law and legal institutions into a wider context, looking at the role of personalities, politics, and pressure groups in the establishment of laws that continue to have tremendous importance for Canadians. My Life in Crime and other Academic Adventures reflects upon a life devoted to education, scholarship, and the law, and is an insider account of public policy issues that have come to shape life in this country in the twentieth century and beyond.
Description : The experiences of a Probation Officer/Senior Probation Officer over a 30+ year period 1963-1994, working in the Field, Courts, Prisons, YOIs with criminals of all kinds. Also Adoption and Divorce cases.
Description : Placing himself between the blood-dripping fangs of a feral dog and an innocent calf might not have been the best idea, as the faintest scent of blood can draw all manner of predators. This scandalous true story exhibits the injustice in the Queensland justice system and one man’s desperate fight for honesty, integrity, justice, and even more critically – his own survival. They took everything he had: his wealth, his health, his reputation, and they almost took his life. Dr Matthews speaks out on the systemic failure of Queensland Police Service ethics.
Description : American Desperado is possibly the most jaw-dropping, event-filled, adrenaline-soaked criminal autobiography ever written. Like a real-life Scarface Jon was born into the upper levels of the Gambino crime family and witnessed his first murder at age seven. He became a one-man juvenile crime wave before joining an assassination squad in Vietnam. He returned to New York at age 20 to become one of the city's top nightclub promoters, then journeyed to Miami where he became the de facto transportation chief of the Medellin Cartel, and along with a tech-wizard partner, created some of the most sophisticated smuggling technologies ever. With a hulking 6'6" bodyguard always at his side, and a rural fortress protected by mortars, tear-gas cannons, and a gold-fanged attack dog, Roberts was brutally effective at what he did. To law enforcement, he was known as the "Bearded Gringo," a spectre they could never touch. To United States senators and CIA officials, he was "the guy who can get things done". He eventually formed a clandestine alliance with the US government and in the end found personal late-life redemption.
Description : A new, updated edition of Jack Newfield's hard-hitting unauthorized biography of boxing kingpin Don King, source of the Emmy-winning film starring Ving Rhames. With a new epilogue. Working his way out of a life of street crime and numbers running - and jail time for manslaughter - King rose to become a powerhouse in the fight game, outnegotiated corporate giants, fleeced the treasuries of entire countries, and amassed a vast personal fortune while ruining the lives and careers of some of boxing's greatest champions. The dying words of the man King stomped to death on the streets of Cleveland in 1966 - "Don, I'll pay you the money!" - became the motif for Don King's ascendancy.
Description : In the mid-twentieth century mob boss Mickey Cohen ruled LA for over a decade, by turns terrorising and captivating its inhabitants with his corrupt dealings and notorious lifestyle. Equal parts biography and history of mid-century LA, Mickey Cohen is a seductive blend of true crime and glamour featuring Hollywood legends and highly placed politicians.With shocking revelations about countless icons from Shirley Temple and Lana Turner to tales of shady deals with politicians like RFK and Richard Nixon, Cohen's path crossed with some of the most famous figures of the era.