Getting away with murder / Duncan McNab.

By: McNab, Duncan [author.]
Publisher: North Sydney, NSW : Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143780786 :Subject(s): Murder | Police misconduct | Murder | Cold cases (Criminal investigation) | Hate crime investigation | Gay men -- New South Wales -- Sydney | Victims of hate crimes -- New South Wales -- Sydney | Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- New South Wales -- Sydney | Hate crime investigation -- New South Wales -- Sydney | Police misconduct -- New South Wales -- Sydney | Murder -- New South Wales -- Sydney | New South Wales -- Sydney | AustralianDDC classification: 363.2509944
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From 1977 to the end of 1986, Duncan McNab was a member of the NSW Police Force. Most of his service was in criminal investigation. The many unsolved deaths and disappearances of young gay men are the crimes that continue to haunt him. Around 80 men died or disappeared in NSW from the late 70s to early 90s during an epidemic of gay-hate crimes. The line between a vicious assault and murder is a slender one and this was a time of brutal attacks on gay men, featuring gangs of young thugs like the 'Parkside Killers' and 'Bondi Boys', who took to the growing gay rights community with fists and feet. Even more troubling are incidents in which gay men disappeared and have never been found, or where deaths were initially dismissed by the NSW Police as either misadventure or suicide. We now know that a number of these men were hunted down by gangs and thrown over beachside cliffs near the nation's top tourist spots. Investigation of crimes against gay men wasn't always high on the list of priorities for the police and over twenty years later they are still slow to come to grips with their own dismal track record. The families of the victims, and some journalists, have not given up and continue to push the NSW Police Force for more answers. This book is the story of a unique time in our history when social change, politics, devastating disease and police culture collided, and you could get away with murder.

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Non-fiction
363.25 MCNA Available March 2017 66062

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