By Caro Ramsay

Anderson & Costello #1

Caro Ramsay's Absolution is the 1st in her much-loved Anderson and Costello series.

The Crucifixion Killer is stalking Glasgow ... leaving victims' mutilated our bodies in a Christ-like pose. DCI Alan McAlpine - a well known and profitable police officer - is drafted in to steer the quest, supported by means of neighborhood officials DI Anderson and DS Costello.

But the prior holds bad stories for McAlpine. He final labored this beat a few 20 years past, while he was once assigned to protect a girl - anonymous and faceless after a sadistic acid assault - at a Glasgow health facility. An obsession used to be born at that sanatorium room that hasn't ever particularly left McAlpine . . . and now it kind of feels to be resurfacing. For a reason.

As the chase to halt the grotesque murders intensifies, so Anderson and Costello locate chilling reason for quandary uncomfortably on the subject of domestic . . .

Reissued with a gorgeous new package deal, Caro Ramsay's Anderson & Costello thrillers were greatly acknowledged as essentially the most major new sequence within the style in recent times and Ramsay's completely designated investigators are able to develop into the nation's favorite Scottish cop duo. Absolution is the fantastic establishing to this attractive sequence. next titles contain darkish Water and making a song to the useless. enthusiasts of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid will love this sequence.

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Offenders need communities, and communities need rehabilitated offenders: rehabilitation is enjoined on society not simply by offenders’ needs or deficits, but by their strengths, assets and potential contribution (an argument which would probably not have surprised William Booth). What is clear is that arguments in support of rehabilitation necessarily involve continuing debates about the balance between rights and needs, strengths and deficits, desert and risk, individual interests and public policy.

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201) In the context of the ticket-of-leave system, then, there were concerns that, far from encouraging ex-convicts to desist from crime, the new system of licensing was in fact making it more difficult for many to secure and keep honest employment. However, the official line taken 42 Rehabilitation, Crime and Justice was that this was an unavoidable side effect of the system (McConville, 1981, pp. 422–23). Fortunately, by the mid-1860s public anxiety had begun to subside, not least thanks to a reduction in the rate of criminal committals (Ignatieff, 1978, pp.

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