Most widely held works by Jim Gaynor
Buzz E. Bee at the rainy day zoo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Follow the lovable Buzz E. Bee and his time-telling friend Ticky (or Tickey) as they set out to explore the rainy day zoo and its interesting animals.
Bugsy Siegel gambling on the mob ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Contract killer Bugsy Siegel was dashing, persuasive, and wildly imaginative. But he was also reckless, neurotic, and volatile. Like night and day, Siegel's split personality brought him both glory and trouble.
We, the jury ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
This video reviews some of the most important and memorable trials of the past ten years (Simpson, Kervorkian, Menendez, Denny) through the eyes of the juries. Iteatures interviews with jurors, as well as a discussion of the legal and ethical issues they face.
Ed Gein ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Probes the darkest recesses of the killer Ed Gein. When investigators were finally led to his farmhouse, they found a freshly killed, decapitated and gutted body hanging by its feet, furniture adorned with human skulls and skin and a cupboard filled with serving pieces made from the remains of his victims. Drawing from Gein's official police records, interviews with his former neighbors, this is an unforgettable profile of one of the most disturbing killers in history. Gein's life spawned three movies - "Psycho", "The Silence of the Lambs" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
Gang busters ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"Since the roaring '20s, gangs have posed a unique problem for law enforcement officials. Dealing with them takes special tools, psychology, and laws. That's where the gangbusters come in. Through the years, these task forces have found creative ways to infiltrate gangs and gather the evidence needed to put their members behind bars"--Slipcase.
Iran the next Iraq ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Examines the role of the Iranian government in the post-9/11 world. With a new, hard-line president and a seemingly reinvigorated nuclear program, is Iran a clear and present danger to American security, or is it merely exploiting the political and military instability in the region?
American justice. The Central Park jogger case what went wrong ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Bill Kurtis reexamines the case of the Central Park jogger. The five young men who were originally convicted had their sentences vacated as new DNA evidence proved another man guilty. Looks to see where such an error of judgement happened: police procedures, media coverage or official myopia.
The Central Park jogger case what went wrong ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Bill Kurtis reexamines the case of the Central Park jogger, Trisha Meili. The five young men who were originally convicted of rape had their sentences vacated as new DNA evidence proved another man guilty. Looks to see where such an error of judgement happened: police procedures, media coverage or official myopia.
The defenders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Discusses the important role the public defenders play in the U.S. criminal justice system. Presents specific cases in which young and dedicated lawyers defended the poor and the underprivileged in the American court of law who otherwise could not afford legal counsels.
Mistaken identity ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1997, 16-year-old Terence Garner was arrested and charged with armed robbery and attempted murder at the Quality Finance Company. With no physical evidence linking him to the crime, the North Carolina teen was convicted solely on the basis of eyewitness testimony. Reveals how, another man, related to one of Garner's supposed accomplices, confessed to the crime. The controversy that followed raised serious questions about the value of eyewitness testimony and the investigative process that led to Garner's 32-year sentence.
Transplant ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
This is an unforgettable look at what it means to rely on the organs of another to have a chance of survival.
American justice. Death of a bride ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A murder caught on camera is the focus for a look at the ongoing debate about crimes of passion.
Beast of the Ukraine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Andrei Chikatilo, a married man, teacher, and member of the Communist party, began a life of serial child molestation, rape, and murder in the 1970s. He picked up runaways, prostitutes, and children throughout the 1980s, killing and mutilating them in the most horrible ways, all to satisfy himself sexually. After several arrests, he was finally convicted and executed in 1994.
Conspiracy? TWA Flight 800 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
On July 17th, 1996 at 8:31pm, TWA flight 800 exploded in mid-air and fell into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 people aboard. Almost immediately, there were rumors of foul play. Hundreds of people saw the explosion, and many claim they saw lights streaking toward the jet before it was destroyed. But after an exhaustive investigation, the NTSB declared that Flight 800 was brought down by an explosion caused by a malfunction in the fuel tank.
American justice. The San Francisco dog mauling ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Trace the developments in the tragic case that attracted national attention and led to a shocking conclusion.
Holland 1953 assault of the sea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Approximately 40% of the Netherlands lies below sea level, and the waters are held back by a sophisticated network of dikes and breakwaters. But in 1953, the system broke down. The film also examines the workings of the Delta Project, an ambitious water-management system developed after the flood, which gives the lowland residents confidence that such a disaster will never strike again.
American justice. Blood brothers the Derek and Alex King case ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Examine the sensational case of Derek and Alex King who were tried for their father's brutal murder, and the convicted felon who might have been behind the crime.
American justice. Shots in the dark ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The murder case of an Atlanta police officer was complicated by a high-profile suspect and an elusive motive.
Who killed the candy heiress? The Helen Brach story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Bill Kurtis examines this unusual case with the help of investigators and attorneys intimately familiar with it, along with those who knew Brach. She was an eccentric heiress whose family founded one of America's most famous candy companies. In 1977, she disappeared without a trace. For twenty years, law enforcement officials tried to solve the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Helen Brach. Finally, in 1995, a former lover was convicted in connection with her death. But her body has never been found, and many believe that other people involved remain unpunished. See how her unorthodox passions may well have led to her to uncover a criminal cabal that was willing to kill to protect their secret, and explore other theories about her fate.
American justice. Double life, double murder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
On November 15, 1995, Halima Jones and Ruby Joyner went out shopping in Peachtree City, Georgia. They never came back. Alerted to their disappearance, an all-out search began that ended four days later when a security guard at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport found their bodies in an abandoned mini-van. Ruby's husband, Lewis Joyner, is convicted of killing his wife. See how Lewis was captured at the top of a building in Harlem; examine the trial tactics; and view the evidence which suggests that Lewis's account of that night's events might be true.
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