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The Resource Wild man, [Alecia Simmonds]

Wild man, [Alecia Simmonds]

Label
Wild man
Title
Wild man
Statement of responsibility
[Alecia Simmonds]
Title variation
Wild man
Title variation remainder
the true story of a police killing, mental illness and the law
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness. The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife. When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots were fired. In Wild Man Alecia Simmonds follows the coronial inquest into the police killing. She reveals what really happened that night and unravels the web of issues entangled in this fascinating, bizarre and, undoubtedly, tragic case: a cultural clash between hippies and hunters; drug use, violence, masculinity and psychosis. She asks how family members, as well as police, came to work on the frontline of mental health. This spectacular book is a clear-eyed look at some of the most pressing problems facing contemporary Australia
Summary
In April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness. The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife. When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots were fired. In Wild Man Alecia Simmonds follows the coronial inquest into the police killing. She reveals what really happened that night and unravels the web of issues entangled in this fascinating, bizarre and, undoubtedly, tragic case: a cultural clash between hippies and hunters; drug use, violence, masculinity and psychosis. She asks how family members, as well as police, came to work on the frontline of mental health. This spectacular book is a clear-eyed look at some of the most pressing problems facing contemporary Australia
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Writing style
Award
Davitt Awards, Best True Crime, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10451851
Cataloging source
QRML
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Simmonds, Alecia
Dewey number
363.232
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pringle, Ryan
  • Police shootings
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Coroners
  • Police
  • Mental illness
  • Police shootings
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Coroners
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Police shootings
Target audience
adult
Label
Wild man, [Alecia Simmonds]
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-257)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000055152788
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781922213686
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)918900862
Label
Wild man, [Alecia Simmonds]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-257)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000055152788
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781922213686
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)918900862

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