By Elmore Leonard
Clement Mansell is familiar with how effortless it really is to escape with homicide. The heavily crazed killer is already again at the Detroit streets -- due to a few nifty court docket strikes via his artful looker of a legal professional -- and he's feeling invincible sufficient to execute a crooked Motown pass judgement on on a whim. murder Detective Raymond Cruz thinks the "Oklahoma Wildman" crossed the road lengthy earlier than this most up-to-date outrage, and he's decided to work out that the hayseed psycho doesn't slip in the course of the criminal system's loopholes a moment time. yet that suggests a superb cop goes to need to play a little quick and unfastened with the principles -- as a way to maneuver Mansell right into a wild Midwest showdown that he won't be strolling clear of.
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The common wisdom on crime prevention is replete with prescriptions for situational responses to victimization. There is no systematic data that can be used to test this wisdom. 6. Expanding information on the outcomes of victimization incidents. Although we have information on the loss or injury resulting from victimization events, we have little data on the response of the criminal justice and other systems to crime. More information should be obtained on the nature of the service received by victims after the incident.