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  • Black Police, White Societyby Steven Leinen

    NYU Press 1985; US$ 89.00

    "Extremely informative. . . deserves a wide readership, both inside and outside police departments.". — Publishers Weekly. "An imaginative and insightful account of the day-to-day life of the black police officer in a large urban environment. A must read for all police officers, white as well as black.". —Marvin Blue.... more...

  • Police Reform in Mexicoby Daniel Sabet

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    The urgent need to professionalize Mexican police has been recognized since the early 1990s, but despite even the most well-intentioned promises from elected officials and police chiefs, few gains have been made in improving police integrity. Why have reform efforts in Mexico been largely unsuccessful? This book seeks to answer the question by focusing... more...

  • One Marshal's Badgeby Louie McKinney; Pat Russo

    Potomac Books Inc. 2009; US$ 29.95

    "Much more than one cop’s tales of gritty cases. It’s an encounter with our country’s recent history." — From the Other John Walsh, host of America's Most Wanted more...

  • City of Industryby Victor Valle

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    City of Industry is a stunning exposé on the construction of corporate capitalist spaces. Investigating Industry's archives, including sealed FBI reports, Valle uncovered a series of scandals from the city's founder James M. Stafford to present day corporate heir Edward Roski Jr., the nation's biggest industrial developer. While exposing... more...

  • The First English Detectivesby J. M. Beattie

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 124.99

    This is the first comprehensive study of the 90-year history of the Bow Street Runners, a group of men established in the middle of the eighteenth century by Henry Fielding, with the financial support of the government, to confront violent offenders on the streets and highways around London. They were developed over the following decades by his half-brother,... more...

  • Tactical Counterterrorismby Dean T. Olson

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 59.95

    Police officers on the beat, officers on patrol, all cops - local, state, tribal and federal, 750,000 strong - doing what they do every day are the first and most effective line of defense against terrorist acts committed in the Homeland. This manual is designed to overcome the failure of our national counter-terrorist strategy to better utilize local... more...

  • Fast and Furiousby Katie Pavlich

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 27.95

    A bloody scandal and its shameless cover-up: No scandal is more threatening to the Obama administration than Operation Fast and Furious. While other scandals involve money, Fast and Furious involves lives, including that of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, gunned down with a weapon that the federal government put in the hands of Mexico?s narco-terrorists.... more...

  • Stasilandby Anna Funder

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 16.99

    In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally overnight and in which one in fifty East Germans were informing on their fellow citizens, there are thousands of captivating stories. Anna Funder tells... more...

  • Special Agent Manby Steve Moore

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    For decades, movies and television shows have portrayed FBI agents as fearless heroes leading glamorous lives, but this refreshingly original memoir strips away the fantasy and glamour and describes the day-to-day job of an FBI special agent. The book gives a firsthand account of a career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation from the academy to retirement,... more...