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Never to Be Released, Volume 2/Kidd, Paul B./Paper/0732259819/S006-A
Murderers, rapists, psychopaths...
In many parts of the world, these sorts of criminals can expect retribution by firing squad, lethal injection, the noose or, more macabrely, the electric chair. In Australia, our courts sentence them to life of incarceration - "never to be released".
This recommendation is usually reserved solely for the worst of the worst: the child killers, those who rape and murder in pairs and packs, the serial killers, the mass murderers. But now that list includes a man who attempted to murder a tourist, another who set a little boy alight, and a heroin dealer.
In this frank and compelling book, Paul B. Kidd, a respected authority on this gruesome rollcall of humanity, looks at recent cases that have resulted in the handing down of a "never to be released" recommendation or its equivalent, the threads that link Australia's serial killers, and the arguments for and against capital punishment.
All the horrific crimes in this book actually happened. Fortunately, all their perpetrators are where they belong - behind bars - "never to be released".