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Danger, Duty, and Disillusion: The Worldview of Los Angeles Police Officers

Danger, Duty, and Disillusion: The Worldview of Los Angeles Police Officers Lowest new price: $22.96
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Author: Joan C. Barker
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An insider view of an urban subculture! While much of the literature on police analyzes critically what they do, few works address issues of how police officers feel about their chosen profession, their worldview, or their visions. This refreshingly original and unique ethnographic contribution by anthropologist Joan Barker exposes the human element—one rarely seen by non-police—of officers working for the often-controversial L.A.P.D. During her twenty years of fieldwork, Barker gathered valuable information through formal, in-depth interviews and firsthand experiences, distilling her findings into an illuminating, coherent account. She discovers that five phases of occupational socialization normatively mold officers' experiences and perceptions. "Fleshing out" her discussion is the compelling narrative of "Fred," a traditional officer whose authentic voice reveals feelings and attitudes that manifest the essence of the human who does the job of policing. An "insider" view of an urban subculture usually known only from its public presentation.

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The Color of Guilt & Innocence: Racial Profiling and Police Practices in America

The Color of Guilt & Innocence: Racial Profiling and Police Practices in America Lowest new price: $22.14
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Author: Steve Holbert
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An objective, research-based examination presented from the perspective of victims, civil rights advocates, and the police. Discusses racial awareness in formative years; use of race to fight crime, drugs, and terror; police response to racial profiling accusations; special interest groups and legislative efforts to end the practice; effectiveness of data collection programs; use of race in law enforcement policies and practices. Incorporates statistics, studies, case law, interviews, discussions. Presents innovative solutions to end racial profiling. Original.

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Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

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Author: Paul Butler
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Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who gave up his corporate law salary to fight the good fight—until one day he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn’t commit. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler’s account of his trial “the most riveting first chapter I have ever read.”

In a book Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree calls “a must read,” Butler looks at places where ordinary citizens meet the justice system—as jurors, witnesses, and in encounters with the police—and explores what “doing the right thing” means in a corrupt system.

Since Let’s Get Free’s publication in spring 2009, Butler has become the go-to person for commentary on criminal justice and race relations: he appeared on ABC News, Good Morning America, and Fox News, published op-eds in the New York Times and other national papers, and is in demand to speak across the country. The paperback edition brings Butler’s groundbreaking and highly controversial arguments—jury nullification (voting “not guilty” in drug cases as a form of protest), just saying “no” when the police request your permission to search, and refusing to work inside the system as a snitch or a prosecutor—to a whole new audience.


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NYPD Blue Lies: The Shocking True Story of Racism, Corruption, Cover-Ups and Murder in the NYPD

NYPD Blue Lies: The Shocking True Story of Racism, Corruption, Cover-Ups and Murder in the NYPD Lowest new price: $9.99
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Author: Charles Castro

MURDER, CORRUPTION, RACISM AND SCANDAL: GIULIANI'S NYPD.

When a New York senator was issued a traffic ticket by a New York City cop, his call to a top-ranking member of the NYPD for a favor started a chain of events that resulted in the horrific murder of an innocent young woman, Bliss Verdon.

Police sergeant Charles Castro was singled out to be the scapegoat in a cover-up of the NYPD's role in the events that led to the murder. But, as a tough-as-nails cop, he had other ideas and was not about to roll over for the police brass.

Though it seems more like a Hollywood movie, this real-life story of Castro's efforts to prove his innocence is an unprecedented look at wanton acts of police misconduct and rampant corruption.

NYPD Blue Lies has it all: Castro's controversial ex-wife (also a cop) who posed for Playboy magazine; police executions ; gunfights; hostage-taking; backstabbing; gossip; brawling; group sex; racism... It's a darker side of New York's Finest, as well as a scathing look at America's Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Having served under three New York City mayors and a parade of police commissioners, Castro has come to recognize one common thread connecting them all: their utter lack of leadership for both the city they served and the heroes in blue they were sworn to command.

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Warriors: On Living with Courage, Discipline, And Honor

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In recent years "warrior" has become a buzzword. Most often it's used properly, though sometimes its use is a stretch of the definition. To seek out the true meaning of warrior and warriorhood, Loren W. Christensen - retired cop, war veteran, high-ranking martial artist and prolific author - went to the source, to those who live it. The writers who contributed to this work are some of the finest warrior authors, warrior trainers and warrior scholars today. They have been there and done that. Many have fought on the edge of death's yawning orifice, survived, and now teach others to do the same. Some are still in the trenches. Thirty-seven experts tell what it's like to kill, to sacrifice, to train, to fear, and do what needs to be done. Because that is what a warrior does.

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Killer on the Loose, The True Story of Serial Killer Raymond Lee Stewart

Killer on the Loose, The True Story of Serial Killer Raymond Lee Stewart Lowest new price: $71.00
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Author: Greg Kelly
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In one week, Raymond Lee Stewart went on a killing spree that left four people dead in Rockford, Illinois and two people dead in Beloit, Wisconsin. The murders terrified both communities. He was captured with the help of an F.B.I. profiler.

Just when Rockford and Beloit residents thought it was safe to go out again, Raymond Lee Stewart made a daring escape from jail. Once again, the community was terrified. He was re-captured after a two hour manhunt.

Greg Kelly was 10 years old at the time and living in Rockford. For Kelly, this was the boogeyman of his childhood. Fifteen years after the murders and the daring escape, Kelly was interviewing Raymond Lee Stewart as part of his job as Assignment Editor for WGN news in Chicago.

The book is a look at how the events in this story affected the lives of the people who were involved; the sister of the killer who claims that years of abuse led Stewart to his murderous path, the mother of one of the victims who forgave the killer and fought to get him off death row, the son of a victim who turned into an alcoholic after his father's murder, the police officer who shot and helped capture Stewart during his 1982 escape and an F.B.I. profiler who helped local authorities catch the killer.

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The Police and Society: Touchstone Readings

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Author: Victor E. Kappeler
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The articles in this collection reveal fundamental assumptions about the relationship of the police to society. Articles were selected for both their complementary and their competing natures. They serve as touchstones for one another, measuring and questioning the value of previous conceptions about how policing fits into the broader social context. Many of the articles challenge the methods by which information was acquired, how practices evolved from that information, and the background assumptions that drove the construction of practices and theories. The editor s purpose in assembling this provocative volume is to facilitate systematic inquiry to help readers discover connections, to detect mutual influence, and to trace divergences of opinion. Some of the issues raised include: What is the function of the police? What does the public expect of the police institution? How many publics are there? Who benefits from police service? How are public safety and social order secured while maintaining individual rights and freedoms? To what extent do our assumptions about the police and society reflect our values and demands? To what extent do the police generate expectations? Is policing at a critical crossroads? If we analyze the recurring, central themes in policing as informed participants, perhaps our constructions and perceptions will better reflect the dynamic interrelationships between the police and society and the efficacy of those relationships for the future. Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.

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Proving Federal Crimes

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Author: David M. Nissman

This book is an updated, expanded and restructured edition of the 3002 title, Proving Federal Crimes. This title is regarded as a treatise on the American criminal justice system.


Situational Crime Prevention: Successful Case Studies

Situational Crime Prevention: Successful Case Studies Lowest new price: $45.54
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This book is a serious challenge to those who believe that only broad-based, state funded mega-projects constitute genuine preventive initiatives.

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No One Was Killed : Documentation and Meditation : Convention Week, Chicago--August 1968

No One Was Killed : Documentation and Meditation : Convention Week, Chicago--August 1968 Lowest new price: $151.79
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Author: John Schultz
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What did happen in Chicago during August 1968 when the Democratic Party staged its Convention to nominate a candidate for President and a series of confrontations-vital, often raw, at times complex -erupted between demonstrating citizens and police and Guardsmen, the Democrats among themselves, and the black community, and the turbulent Convention melee? Novelist John Schultz, covering the Convention as reporter for Evergreen Review, observed almost every confrontation in the parks, streets, at the Hilton Hotel and the International Amphitheater for ten days and nights. No One Was Killed is his clear, impassioned history of what he saw and felt.

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