Justice for William

The Story of Wendy Crompton-mother of a Murdered Son

Author: Helen P. Simpson

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1906534306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 130

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Wendy Crompton's son William and his girlfriend Fiona were killed in a horrendous attack by a young man when William was just 18 years old. Justice for William shares Wendy's experience of what followed the murders when, as a secondary victim, she was treated in ways that ranged from insensitivity to downright prejudice and lack of respect. She was kept 'out of the loop' that is the criminal justice system, causing her anxiety, stress, and mistrust of everyone from the police, paramedics and the psychiatrists, to the coroner's officer who prevented her from kissing William goodbye and ejected her from the mortuary. Furthermore, the doctors could not satisfactorily explain why they had released her son's killer, the detective said that her son was better off dead than alive, and the funeral director told her "You can't afford flowers." This hard-hitting, remarkable, and challenging book — that should be read by anyone and everyone who comes into contact with victims of crime — also tells of the good that exists in many people and the decency of those who saw Wendy through her experiences. With a Foreword by Terry Waite CBE.

The First Miscarriage of Justice

The ‘Unreported and Amazing’ Case of Tony Stock

Author: Jon Robins

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1909976121

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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‘I would have been the first miscarriage of justice… There was this spate of cases: the Birmingham Six, Guildford Four and Cardiff Three. Each one was another nail in my coffin’: Tony Stock, 2008. The story of Tony Stock is astonishing: deeply disturbing it sent out ripples of disquiet when he was sentenced to ten years for robbery at Leeds Assizes in 1970. Over the next 40 years the case went to the Court of Appeal four times and has the distinction of being the first to have been referred to that court twice by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Tony Stock died in 2012 still fighting to clear his name: spending from his meagre savings to hire private investigators and hoping beyond hope to see justice. Reviews ‘The story of Tony Stock should be mandatory reading for everyone, not merely those involved with the laws. It concerns the quality of our criminal justice system and its serious reluctance and unwillingness to root out injustice’: Michael Mansfield QC. ‘One of the most outrageous miscarriages of justice of modern times’: Barry Sheerman, Labour MP for Huddersfield. In the Press ‘If anyone seriously believes the Court of Appeal has reformed itself since the dark days of the Birmingham Six and Bridgewater Four, they should study the unreported and amazing case of Tony Stock’: Private Eye. ‘I would have thought that the injustice done to Tony (Stock) was fairly self-evident and yet his conviction still stands. I find this very difficult to accept’: Ralph Barrington, investigations adviser at the Criminal Cases Review Commission. ‘The fight for justice that will not die’: Yorkshire Post.

Murderers Or Martyrs

Author: George Skelly

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1904380808

Category: Social Science

Page: 490

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A spell-binding account of an appalling miscarriage of justice. Charged with the "Cranborne Road murder" of Wavertree widow Alice Rimmer, two Manchester youths were hastily condemned by a Liverpool jury on the police-orchestrated lies of a criminal and two malleable young prostitutes. George Skelly's detailed account of the warped trial, predictable appeal result courtesy of 'hanging judge' Lord Goddard and the whitewash secret inquiry will enrage all who believe in justice. And if the men's prison letters (including from the condemned cells) sometimes make you laugh, they will make you weep far longer. Following his masterful expose of injustice in the Cameo Cinema murder case in 1950s Liverpool described in his book The Cameo Conspiracy, George Skelly now reveals a second police conspiracy-two years later in the same city involving the same senior detective-which this time led to the execution of two young men. In 2011, faced with countless proven contradictions and errors plus substantial previously undisclosed evidence, the Criminal Cases Review Commission unbelievably side-stepped the opportunity to refer this gross injustice to the Court of Appeal. So until justice is finally done, Teddy Devlin and Alfie Burns still lie together beneath the staff car park at Walton Prison, their only trace a tiny plaque numbered 55. 'A very powerful case of a miscarriage of justice': Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith PC QC As featured in the Liverpool Echo. Author George Skelly is also the author of The Cameo Conspiracy (3rd edition Waterside Press, 2011) about an equally disturbing case where an innocent man was hanged in a famous miscarriage of justice.

The Cameo Conspiracy

A Shocking True Story of Murder and Injustice

Author: George Skelly

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1908162031

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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The definitive book on the case - updated, freshly edited, typeset and with new images and fully indexed for the first time in this new third edition. The true story of Liverpool’s Cameo Cinema murders vividly demonstrates the need to guard against police corruption and legal manipulation. George Kelly was hanged in 1950 for shooting dead two men early in 1949: the manager of the Cameo Cinema, Wavertree and his assistant. Undeniably from the wrong side of the tracks and involved in petty crimes of the post-Second World War era, Kelly and his coaccused Charles Connolly (who went to prison for ten years) found themselves expertly ‘fitted-up’ as riff-raff in a Kafkaesque nightmare. This is the definitive book on the Cameo case — a superbly worked account of an astonishing miscarriage of justice. It is also a snapshot of social history, of a time when fabrication of evidence and denial of the right to a fair trial could be a means of ensuring ‘good riddance to bad rubbish’. Nothing can put right a wrongful execution although in 2003 — following publication of the original version of this book — Kelly and Connolly were posthumously cleared by the Court of Appeal. The judgement condemned the ‘unsafe convictions’ and the ‘unfair trial’ as a tragic breakdown in the administration of justice, which was to be deeply regretted. This new edition tells the whole story from investigation, trial, sentence and execution to posthumous pardon.

Justice for Victims and Offenders

A Restorative Response to Crime

Author: Martin Wright

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 187287035X

Category: Law

Page: 223

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Martin Wrightís original ground-breaking and influential analysis of the defects of the adversarial system of justice, plus the arguments in favour of a more constructive and victim-oriented approach. A book that has had a major influence on victimsí issues and restorative justice - and that is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand these developments. One of the most compelling arguments about the need for change in relation to victims and offenders. A critically acclaimed and key work in the annals of criminal justice.

A Presumption of Death

Author: Jill Paton Walsh,Dorothy Leigh Sayers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786255610

Category: Fiction

Page: 449

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Drawing on the events of "The Wimsey Papers," a tale set during the Blitz in 1940 London finds Lord Peter conducting secret business for the Foreign Office, while Harriet, caring for the family, is shocked by the murder of a young Land Girl.

Disabled Children's Childhood Studies

Critical Approaches in a Global Context

Author: T. Curran,K. Runswick-Cole

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008229

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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This collection offers first-hand accounts, research studies and in-depth theoretical explorations of disabled children's childhoods. The accounts oppose the global imposition of problematic views of disability and childhood and instead, offer an open discussion of responsive and ethical research approaches.

Heaven is for Real

A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back : Conversation Guide

Author: Todd Burpo

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 141855068X

Category: Religion

Page: 119

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Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?

Cameo Conspiracy

The Real Story of the Cameo Cinema Murders

Author: George Skelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954161507

Category: Homicide investigation

Page: 350

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The definitive book on the case Updated, freshly edited, typeset and with new images Fully indexed for the first time The true story of Liverpool's Cameo Cinema murders vividly demonstrates the need to guard against police corruption and legal manipulation. George Kelly was hanged in 1950 for shooting dead two men early in 1949: the manager of the Cameo Cinema, Wavertree and his assistant. Undeniably from the wrong side of the tracks and involved in petty crimes of the post-Second World War era, Kelly and his coaccused Charles Connolly (who went to prison for ten years) found themselves expertly 'fitted-up' as riff-raff in a Kafkaesque nightmare. This is the definitive book on the Cameo case - a superbly worked account of an astonishing miscarriage of justice. It is also a snapshot of social history, of a time when fabrication of evidence and denial of the right to a fair trial could be a means of ensuring 'good riddance to bad rubbish'. Nothing can put right a wrongful execution although in 2003 - following publication of the original version of this book - Kelly and Connolly were posthumously cleared by the Court of Appeal. The judgement condemned the 'unsafe convictions' and the 'unfair trial' as a tragic breakdown in the administration of justice, which was to be deeply regretted. This new edition tells the whole story from investigation, trial, sentence and execution to posthumous pardon. Reviews 'George Skelly writes from the heart' John Schlesinger 'One man's hunt for the truth' Liverpool Echo 'Skelly is a good writer' Norman Mailer 'A truly brilliant book' John Howley Author George Skelly is also the author of the forthcoming Waterside Press publication Murderers or Martyrs, about an equally disturbing case and in which he argues that the Cameo case was no isolated instance police corruption and legal manipulation.

The Cardiff Five

Innocent Beyond Any Doubt (Second Edition)

Author: Satish Sekar

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1909976520

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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This fresh edition of Satish Sekar’s classic work brings events up to date as at 2017 and includes matters that the author was prevented from publishing sooner. Among other things it deals with the collapse of the 2011 trial of police officers and others concerning the original miscarriage of justice in this case and in a new Epilogue calls for a Truth and Justice Commission. The author shows how this extreme miscarriage of justice destroyed families, divided communities and undermined confidence in the criminal justice system. The book takes the reader from the sadistic killing of Lynette White in Cardiff in 1988, via the subsequent investigation and trial to the aftermath of the folding of the 2011 trial over ‘lost’ documents that later materialised. But above all it deals with the hard scientific facts of the first vindication case of the DNA-age.

Tom's Midnight Garden

Author: Philippa Pearce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192717771

Category: Children's stories

Page: 233

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Tom is not prepared for what is about to happen when he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him does not exist.

Jesse James

Author: T J Stiles

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407074717

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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At sixteen, Jesse James began his fighting career by killing Unionist neighbours on their doorsteps. In the bloodshed and bitterness that followed the South's surrender at Appomattox, Jesse and his fellow guerillas, with their gunfights and hold-ups, became part of the intensely brutal struggle by the White South against the racial egalitarianism and Federal power fostered by Reconstruction. In the first serious biography of Jesse James in forty years, T. J. Stiles paints a strikingly new and vivid portrait of the period before the American Civil War, during the conflict and its aftermath. With groundbreaking scholarship and dazzling reinterpretation, T. J. Stiles has refashioned one of the great legends of American history.

On the Move

Mobility in the Modern Western World

Author: Tim Cresswell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415952557

Category: History

Page: 327

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On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.

Whose Criminal Justice?

State Or Community?

Author: Katherine Doolin

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 190438062X

Category: Law

Page: 285

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The overarching theme of this book is the balance between the role of a central government in creating and shaping the regulatory framework of criminal justice and the potential for communities at a local level to become more involved in responding to crime and anti-social behavior in their midst. These twin dynamics are explored in the two main sections of the book. Through a series of UK case studies in Part I - The Regulatory State - the book examines how the central state has sought to address the risks and problems associated with crime and anti-social behavior in modern times. The case studies consider the new context for law and order which arose during the period and ask how and why new sanctions were put in place to regulate particular kinds of behavior. They also highlight some of the unintended consequences, notably the criminalization of more people. In Part II - Empowered Communities as Stakeholders in Criminal Justice - the book explores the potential for local communitie

Silently Silenced

Essays on the Creation of Acquiescence in Modern Society

Author: Thomas Mathiesen

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 190653442X

Category: Political Science

Page: 120

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Intended for those people who are interested in democratic processes particularly in relation to criminology, sociology or the law. This book features the theme that there exist silent, imperceptible methods and processes of silencing opposition which are structural, which do not have clear-cut limits but are subtly unbounded.