On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was brutally beaten and murdered in the street near her apartment, in full view of more than three dozen friends and neighbors - and no one did a thing to stop it. More than thirty-five years after its first publication, Thirty-Eight Witnesses, the true account of what transpired that night in Queens, New York, continues to disturb us. We would like to think that we would step in and do what we could to stop the carnage. But not much has changed in the ensuing years, as crime goes on all around us and we do nothing to help. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter A. M. Rosenthal covered the case for the paper as its city editor, and his chronicle of the events became this book. Part memoir, part investigative journalism, part sociological study, a disturbing story of urban apathy, Thirty-Eight Witnesses puts listeners on the gritty sidewalk of the murder scene and speaks of the need for change. In the ensuing years, the case has become famous, and today in criminology classes, students learn about witnesses and the Genovese Effect. A new foreword discusses the historical legacy of the case and how little has changed in fifty-plus years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009107/bk_brll_009107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Ripper Reborn, author Brian Lee Tucker examines the case from a more personal point of view, as the Yorkshire Ripper himself, Peter Sutcliffe, speaks to a court-appointed criminal psychologist about the aftermath of his heinous crimes - providing a chilling look into the mind of the man who considered himself sort of a ´´Jack the Ripper, reborn´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082505/bk_acx0_082505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
According to the American Heritage dictionary, a serial killer is ´´a person who attacks and kills victims one by one in a series of incidents.´´ Often, people don´t take a deep look into what a serial killer is or does, and why America is struggling with so many of these offenders. If people looked at types of serial killers, their motives, and their victims, everyone could create shared meaning of the exact definition of a serial killer. In this audiobook, I examine quite a few serial killers and what I refer to as ´´fledgling serial killers,´´ in order to give the listener a bird´s eye view into the killer´s past, which most vary in some way or another, to possibly understand why these men and women become the monsters they do. Will we ever really understand the serial killer? Now that, my friends, is a question for the ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Korbid Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088170/bk_acx0_088170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The accomplished youth : containing a familiar view of the true principles of morality and politenes: Anonymous