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In Search of Derrick Todd Lee : The Internet Social Movement That Made a Difference - Stan Weeber

In Search of Derrick Todd Lee

The Internet Social Movement That Made a Difference

Paperback Published: 1st September 2007
ISBN: 9780761838425
Number Of Pages: 121

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This book is about criminologist Maurice Godwin's Internet social movement that sprang to life during the Baton Rouge serial murder case. The movement was a response to the Task Force failing to find serial killer Derrick Todd Lee, as citizens in Baton Rouge, South Louisiana, and South Mississippi no longer wished to wait in fear. This is a story of citizen empowerment in a time of crisis. Both scholars and ordinary citizens will be inspired by the way the people in Baton Rouge helped themselves by putting pressure on investigators for improved results. Godwin's innovative Internet movement, involving geographic mapping and online discussions with Baton Rouge citizens, developed into a hub of information to expedite the finding and arrest of Lee. The author sociologically describes and analyzes the key players, the major controversies, and the internal dynamics of the movement that led to the arrest of the serial killer on May 27, 2003. Book jacket.

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
The Baton Rouge Serial Murders: An Overviewp. 5
A Sense of Injustice Buildsp. 15
The Birth of the Internet Social Movement in Baton Rougep. 29
The Death of Carrie Lynn Yoderp. 45
The Arrest and Trial of Derrick Todd Leep. 81
Aftermath, Analysis and New Directionsp. 89
Bibliographyp. 111
Indexp. 117
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ISBN: 9780761838425
ISBN-10: 0761838422
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 121
Published: 1st September 2007
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.56 x 15.75  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.2