By Catherine Crier
During this number 1 long island instances bestseller, Catherine Crier, a former pass judgement on and one among television's most well-liked criminal analysts, deals a riveting and authoritative account of 1 of the main memorable crime dramas of our time: the homicide of Laci Peterson by the hands of her husband, Scott, on Christmas Eve 2002. Drawing on large interviews with key witnesses and lead investigators, in addition to mystery proof records that by no means made it to trial, Crier lines Scott's strange habit; stocks dozens of transcripts of Scott's chilling and incriminating cell conversations; bargains bills of Scott's womanizing from former mistresses ahead of Amber Frey; and comprises rankings of never-before-seen police photographs, files, and different evidence.
The result's completely engrossing but hugely tense -- an unforgettable portrait of a captivating, but deeply sociopathic, killer.
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S. Thorburn, Malcolm Darling, and F. L. Brayne; their unassailable loyalty to British rule meant that their disagreement with revenue policies stemmed from their anxiety that such policies would provoke another widespread revolt against imperial rule. These powerful internal indictments begin to emerge in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and are the unexamined evidence that convincingly undercuts the coherence of imperial position on the question of cultural crimes and social evils. It is a consistently reasoned strategy in this study to read some British reports against the grain and some as revelatory, for this was the complicated nature of the vast and variegated British colonial rule in India.
These are detailed in chapter . Sons were the key to survival and prosperity in the relentlessly agrarian Punjab under the British. Acquiring land during auctions or sales, ﬁnding a jobs in the lower rungs of the imperial bureaucracy or the army, or ﬁnding a niche as a retailer in the expanding market were the new plums to ﬁght over. The newly enhanced worth of sons with such prospects came to be reﬂected in the conﬁdence of some families in demanding a consideration for a marriage alliance: speciﬁc amounts of cash (sometimes to recover the cost of the education that had qualiﬁed the groom for these jobs), jewelry, or expensive consumer durables.
In south India, where swidden and wet-rice culture prevail, the high demand for female labor promotes women’s inclusion in production and property holding. Dowries may include rights to land, and families calculate little disadvantage in raising several daughters (Miller : ). Thus, Miller avers, the appreciation of daughters leads to only a moderate preference for sons and therefore to balanced sex ratios. 8 It simply does not work for Bengal, and even less for Punjab and Haryana, the states from which Miller’s data for the north are principally drawn and where the highest masculine sex ratios exist.