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The Resource Kidnapped : the crime that shocked the nation, Mark Tedeschi

Kidnapped : the crime that shocked the nation, Mark Tedeschi

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Kidnapped : the crime that shocked the nation
Title
Kidnapped
Title remainder
the crime that shocked the nation
Statement of responsibility
Mark Tedeschi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kidnapped is about Stephen Bradley, who perpetrated the 1960 kidnapping for ransom and murder of eight-year-old Sydney schoolboy, Graeme Thorne. This was not only a vivid example of murder for greed, but also marked the beginning in Australia of modern forensic science as a tool in the investigation of serious crime. Many of the techniques of scientific detection used to implicate Bradley had never before been used in a police investigation, but have since become commonplace. Certainly, there had never before been a case in which so many methods of forensic investigation had been used in combination to detect and implicate the perpetrator of this terrible crime. This case therefore marks a watershed in the annals of modern criminal investigation. Mark Tedeschi has prosecuted many people who were prepared to kill to acquire the object of their desires. As such he is uniquely placed to present an insight into the mind of Stephen Bradley. A man so motivated by greed and self-entitlement that when he read about the winner of the Opera House Lottery, his first thought was how much more he deserved the money. From there he located the Thorne family in Sydney's Eastern suburbs and proceeded to plan the kidnap and ransom of their young son, Graeme. The taking of Graeme off a Sydney street in daylight hours caused shock and horror across the nation and when his body was found the police used all means available, both old and new, to track down Stephen Bradley and convict him. Mark's new book is a gripping account of a terrible crime that many people today still remember
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10548966
Cataloging source
ANL
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1952-
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Tedeschi, Mark
Dewey number
363.25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Thorne, Graeme
  • Bradley, Stephen Leslie
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Forensic sciences
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the crime that shocked the nation
Label
Kidnapped : the crime that shocked the nation, Mark Tedeschi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-301)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054712814
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925310221
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)908333766
Label
Kidnapped : the crime that shocked the nation, Mark Tedeschi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-301)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054712814
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925310221
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)908333766

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