'THE STREETCLEANER' The Yorkshire Ripper Case on Trial

Author: Jouve (Nicole Ward)
Year: 1988
Publisher: Marion Boyers
Edition Details: 1st UK P/b Edn.
Book Condition: NrF
ISBN: 9780714528847
Price: 15.00
Softcover. Peter Sutcliffe called himself 'The Streetcleaner', claiming he was on God's mission to "cleanse" the streets of prostitutes. This apparently quiet and submissive man murdered 13 women and maimed a further 7. This incisive and controversial study of the case focuses on the brutalised culture of machismo in which Sutcliffe was brought up, but the intention is not to let Sutcliffe off the hook - victim or madman - but to probe the wider social contexts of pathological violence towards women, and provide some explanations for the appallingly mismanaged police investigation during which prostitutes were used as "live bait" and Sutcliffe himself was questioned and released no less than 10 times! With 3 illus, and Notes. 231pp. trade size softcover. V. lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.


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