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    1. Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory
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    2. They Just Don't Get It : How Washington
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    3. Supervision of Police Personnel
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    4. Evidence, Cases and Materials:
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    5. Evidence (University Casebook
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    6. One Ranger : A Memoir (Bridwell
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    1. Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (8th Edition)
    by Frank Schmalleger
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    Asin: 0131844938
    Catlog: Book (2004-02-23)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 317512
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    THE bestselling four-color book/multimedia package in the field, this introduction to criminal justice provides a realistic description of the American criminal justice system and how it works—police, courts, and corrections. Using a three-pronged thematic approach, it provides an intricately woven picture of contemporary American criminal justice, assumes a forward-looking perspective that recognizes the importance of individual rights, social order, multiculturalism, and high-technology as they affect the day-to-day practice of criminal justice, and gives serious emphasis to terrorism as a crime. Incorporates the most authoritative, reliable, and current information, statistics, and court cases, and provides citations to online criminal justice mega-sources that are constantly updated. Features a variety of issues-oriented, career, and “the future” boxes throughout. An accompanying simulations CD features real-life scenarios based on actual U.S. Supreme Court cases that enable readers to put themselves in the role(s) of police officer, judge, probation officer, legislator, and corrections official.What Is Criminal Justice? The Crime Picture. The Search for Causes. Criminal Law. Policing: History and Structure. Police Management. Policing: Legal Aspects. The Courts. The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial. Sentencing. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections. Prisons and Jails. Prison Life. Juvenile Justice. Drugs and Crime. Multinational Criminal Justice. The Future of Criminal Justice.For those in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, juvenile delinquency, probation, parole, and private security. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT INTRODUCTION
    Relatively up to date (September 11 and law enforcement reactions, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), and very informative, this textbook provides an excellent survey of the Criminal Justice System. The prose is streamlined, clear, and somewhat non-biased. Minor corrections may need to be made (e.g. the textbook states that the majority of female sexual assault victims do not know their attacker. . .), but these flaws are minor for a textbook of this scope. The book is extensively source documented, making it perfect for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the Criminal Justice System. The CD-ROM and online tools are comprehensive, and give the reader/student a more intimate view of the author's vision.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Justice.
    This is the best book I have read on Criminal Justice. It is fun to read and easy to enjoy. I advise anybody that is interested on the field of criminal justice to begin with this book. ... Read more


    2. They Just Don't Get It : How Washington Is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do About It
    by David Hunt
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    Asin: 140009741X
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-12)
    Publisher: Crown Forum
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    3. Supervision of Police Personnel (6th Edition)
    by Nathan F. Iannone, Marvin P. Iannone
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    Asin: 0136492290
    Catlog: Book (2000-05-18)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 12970
    Average Customer Review: 3.31 out of 5 stars
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    This book offers complete coverage for leadership training of supervisors in law enforcement and allied fields. The relationships involved in individual and group management methods and the practical techniques for carrying out the various responsibilities of the supervisor are explored. Everyday problems faced by the police supervisor in interpersonal, operational, and administrative relationships with subordinates are also covered in detail.Chapter topics include the supervisor's role, and function in organization, administration, and management; leadership, supervision, and command presence; interpersonal communications; principles of interviewing; psychological aspects of supervision; employee dissatisfaction, grievances, and complaints; discipline principles, policies, and practices; tactical development of field forces; and conference leading. For the training of managerial and supervisory personnel in police departments and law enforcement agencies. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Iannone ranks #1 on list of police stressors.
    Ugh! This book is awful. I also don't know anyone else who feels differently. It is required reading for Lt/Sgt. exams even though there are usually only a few questions related to the material. I think whoever writes the exams that way after requiring this book must be a sadist who hates cops. Or maybe is just concerned about insomnia from rotating shifts because this book can put you to sleep in a half a page. Who needs a doctor? Just read Iannone. I am sure there must be some very good factual or theoretical information in the book - otherwise it wouldn't be as well known as it is. (I sure hope so and its not simply that Iannone married the sister of some official who has sway over these things. Gotta love law enforcement.) Then again, there are also things in the book that are impractical at best. I can't tell you how to score high on the exam and it doesn't matter because a high score doesn't mean you will be a good supervisor and that is what is most important - will your cops follow you - happily? Read Iannone but start studying profiles in great leaders and look within your own department to those supervisors who hold the respect and confidence of the cops and just as you did while a rookie, cultivate these examples and merge your own style into them. Look to present leadership but don't fashion yourself as a clone - so much of the success of our work depends on our authenticity as people, try to be someone else and everyone will detect that immediately. #1 rule of success and safety - have an unwavering respect for yourself and unwavering belief in yourself. So, I think that Ianonne should grab a successful writer and let them form the concepts into sentences. Then we would have the best of him without the droning. But if they have to pay this person - what would the price go to then? Good luck on the test. Stay safe.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally made it
    Can't believe some of the comments on this book. This book was great but you must get the HLC Study Guide for it. I took the Sergeant's test 3 times before I score well (93)and got my stripes. The study guide made all the difference. It puts all the material in the book into your memory banks so it all makes sense at test time. Do yourself a favor, and get the study guide to go with this book.(I'am currently re-reading this book and guide for the Lieutenants test in the morning). GOOD LUCK

    2-0 out of 5 stars Cliffs notes
    Any one who has to read this book for a class or promotional exam; please call the Cliffs Notes company and ask them to write a Cliffs notes booklet for this book. The authors should take their own advice found on pg 83 and avoid aimlessness in the book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good... But not that good
    This book is yet another one in the annals and the pursuit of spending an inordinate of of money for promotion. It is definetely full of information. However, it is hard to read and seems to possess a never ending amount of run-on sentences. It is not black and white, as a promotional book should be.
    The book is put together better than its predecessor and is somewhat easier to read. I would suggest purchasing the study guide that is available. It will more than prepare you for a test that includes this book as part of the reading list.
    Good Luck and always remember where you came from, once you get promoted!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Just a horribly boring book.....
    The author takes a 100 page book and turns it into a 350 page novel. Most of the information given is dry and oversimplified. The author constantly rehashes everything he can to make the book longer than it needs to be. As a long time supervisor, there was nothing at all I gained in knowledge that applies to the job. Urge your Chief or civil service board to NOT use this book on any supervision test. ... Read more


    4. Evidence, Cases and Materials: Cases and Materials (University Casebook Series)
    by Jon R. Waltz, Waltz, Roger C. Park, Roger Park
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    Asin: 1587785390
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Sales Rank: 13608
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    This law school casebook contains questions and hypotheticals on the complex law of evidence. It includes an essay to familiarize students with common courtroom objections, and reviews the Supreme Court's latest Confrontation Clause case, Lilly v. Virginia, (1999). The work contains an expanded section on scientific evidence, polygraph cases, expert testimony, and field sobriety tests. Other materials include discussion of prior convictions under Rules 413, 414, and 415, business duty rule, judicial findings as public records, impeachment of a hearsay declarant with specific acts evidence, and the application of Rule 703 to hearsay evidence of street value of drugs. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Difficult to understand
    Almost no notes or comments on compiled materials in the book. It is difficult to find keys to understand materials from this book without assistance from teachers or study guides. The materials themselves are instructive and interesting. The book becomes voluminous due to the appended rules and their notes. If one has a separate rule book, he/she has to spend more for the unnecessary appendix attached to this book. ... Read more


    5. Evidence (University Casebook Series)
    by George Fisher
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    Asin: 158778176X
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Sales Rank: 89782
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    Law school casebook for the presentation of evidence law. Covers materials in detail, including relevance, reliability, and privileges. Materials are designed to challenge the student intellectually, and will be found to be fun as well. ... Read more


    6. One Ranger : A Memoir (Bridwell Texas History Series)
    by H. Joaquin Jackson, David Marion Wilkinson
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    Asin: 0292702590
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: University of Texas Press
    Sales Rank: 11236
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. Nick Nolte modeled his character in the movie Extreme Prejudice on him. Jackson even had a speaking part of his own in The Good Old Boys with Tommy Lee Jones. But the role that Jackson has always played the best is that of the man who wears the silver badge cut from a Mexican cinco peso coin--a working Texas Ranger. Legend says that one Ranger is all it takes to put down lawlessness and restore the peace--one riot, one Ranger. In this adventure-filled memoir, Joaquin Jackson recalls what it was like to be the Ranger who responded when riots threatened, violence erupted, and criminals needed to be brought to justice across a wide swath of the Texas-Mexico border from 1966 to 1993.Jackson has dramatic stories to tell. Defying all stereotypes, he was the one Ranger who ensured a fair election--and an overwhelming win for La Raza Unida party candidates--in Zavala County in 1972. He followed legendary Ranger Captain Alfred Y. Allee Sr. into a shootout at the Carrizo Springs jail that ended a prison revolt--and left him with nightmares. He captured "The See More Kid," an elusive horse thief and burglar who left clean dishes and swept floors in the houses he robbed. He investigated the 1988 shootings in Big Bend's Colorado Canyon and tried to understand the motives of the Mexican teenagers who terrorized three river rafters and killed one. He even helped train Afghan mujahedin warriors to fight the Soviet Union.Jackson's tenure in the Texas Rangers began when older Rangers still believed that law need not get in the way of maintaining order, and concluded as younger Rangers were turning to computer technology to help solve crimes. Though he insists, "I am only one Ranger. There was only one story that belonged to me," his story is part of the larger story of the Texas Rangers becoming a modern law enforcement agency that serves all the people of the state. It's a story that's as interesting as any of the legends. And yet, Jackson's story confirms the legends, too. With just over a hundred Texas Rangers to cover a state with 267,399 square miles, any one may become the one Ranger who, like Joaquin Jackson in Zavala County in 1972, stops one riot. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Texas History Book!
    This was a very interesting book about Texas Ranger Joaquin
    Jackson.Along with his biography you get some good insight into
    the legendary crime fighting unti known as the Texas Rangers.You
    are taken through the requirements that one has to achieve to
    become a Texas Ranger.You also get the story behind the Texas
    Ranger badge.
    Jackson takes you on a journey starting at youth and ending with his retirement.He describers being a college student at West Texas State and Texas Tech.Jackson then tells about being
    hired by the Texas Department of Public Safety.You are taken on
    a tour of the various town and counties where he served as a Highway Patrolman.He is next accepted into service by the Texas
    Rangers.He is under the command of the legendary Captain Alfred Allee.Jackson tells of having to ensure a fair election in Zavala county during the days of La Raza Unida.You are also told of he and Captain Allee getting into a shootout with inmates at the Carrizo Springs jail and capturing the jail back.He also tells of capturing the "See More Kid" a horse theif
    and burgular.You are also taken into the investigation of The
    shootings in Big Bend's Colorado Canyon.He even had a role in training Afghan mujahedin warriors to fight the Soviets.
    All in all this will prove to be interesting reading especially if you like Texas history.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Man
    My wife and I know Joaquin & Shirley Jackson as NRA friends. That said, I have rarely read anyone's memoirs where the truth about a "real man" matches what is present when met in person. It happens in Joaquin Jackson's One Ranger. I'm in my 77th year and have collected Ranger books since the late 1930s. With all my reading over sixty years about Rangers, this is the first one that left me with the feeling "That's what it takes and that's what it is like."
    Few are gifted to be a great Ranger and even fewer to write meaningfully about it.I can guarantee any reader you won't be able to put it down this book. You will have been entertained royally. One Ranger makes it evident what's wrong with our present system of law enforcement - it takes giants and they are in short supply.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Only in Texas
    One Ranger is the well-told Memoir of H. Joaquin Jackson.

    Having been on the other side of the law, (I was a marijuana smuggler), I anticipated a book that would tell how the cops are the good guys and all the crooks are evil and how the Texas Rangers are far superior to any cop on the planet.

    While an element of pride does creep into this work in places, it is offset by an honest and frank view of the world from Jackson's eyes. He peers into the gray areas in his life and that of others and talks of racial prejudice, greed, pride and even contempt for the law. Of the fears and doubts he felt. He addresses flawed policies on the war on drugs and border related issues with courage and conviction.

    He also does a good job of painting the world from which he comes-a world he loves dearly-perhaps more than his own life. Almost to a fault. For those that love Texas and the border regions you will find interesting history and perspective woven into the stories and accurate and colorful portrayals of the land and the people that make this country what it is.

    He shows us how flawed people can be good people, a lesson all of us need to learn.

    He stares into what certainly is his biggest personal nightmare and takes the reader with him-a nightmare that will continue to haunt him for the rest of his life-the fact that his son, a son bearing his name, would grow up to kill another human and be sentenced to prison for murder. I couldn't help but share in the pain and doubts he lives with.

    Why did this happen?

    Being the eldest son of an equally dynamic and successful man, and also bearing the name of my own father (don means "sir" in Spanish), I think I understand. The only thing I have to say publicly is this: the grace of God is greater than all of this. And sometimes a man must die (figuratively or literally) to overcome the curse into which he is born.

    I want Mr. Jackson to know that hope remains for his son and that sometimes God takes a person from the lowest of places and raises him up to do his will.

    This is an exceptional book.

    Buy it and read it. You will profit from the experience.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Money Well Spent
    I bought this book and couldn't put it down.I spent my entire weekend reading it.I just couldn't get enough!You laugh and cry with Joaquin Jackson and end up loving life in the end.I recommend this book highly!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Old-west Adventures in Modern Times!
    Very exciting fast-paced book.The history is fascianting and the story-telling is engaging.A great read - I couldn't put it down. ... Read more


    7. American Corrections (with InfoTrac)
    by Todd R. Clear, George F. Cole, Michael D. Reisig
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    Asin: 0534646522
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-08)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 106699
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    Todd R. Clear, one of the country's leading experts in the study of corrections, George F. Cole, considered by many as the 'founding father' of modern criminal justice study, and new co-author Michael D. Reisig, combine talents for the new Seventh Edition of the market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. A great author team, Clear's expertise in corrections complements Cole's organizational view of the system and fresh perspectives offered by Reisig. Together, they present a well-rounded, balanced approach to corrections.AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Seventh Edition takes a sociological and humanistic approach to corrections. The text treats institutional and community sanctions in a balanced fashion and offers a look at the system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender. It also presents the concept of corrections as a "system" of interconnected organizations and carries this theme throughout the book.From a more practical standpoint, many find this text appealing because it provides comprehensive coverage without overwhelming students. At 22 chapters and 592 pages, it is very compatible with standard semester-long courses. ... Read more


    8. America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
    by David W. Neubauer
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    Asin: 0534628923
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-25)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 255049
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    Best-selling AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM focuses on the dynamics of the court by introducing the concept of the "courthouse workgroup" and the interrelated relationship of the three main actorsjudge , prosecutor, and defense attorneythus illustrating the law in action, not just the theories and facts. Neubauer also uses a myriad of pedagogical devices that bring the court process to life for students, including A Day in Court, Controversy, and Case Close-Up boxes. This text has become the market-leader in large part because of its comprehensive coverage, its focus on the dynamics of the process, and its pedagogical features. Neubauer emphasized key aspects of the law, particularly law on the books, law in action, and law in controversy, to provide students with a clear focus. The Eighth Edition is filled with timely new content and now is accompanied by an exciting new Student Companion CD-ROM that features Court TV® videosFREE with every new copy of the text! ... Read more


    9. Criminal Law (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
    by Joel Samaha
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    Asin: 0534629911
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-25)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 427524
    Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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    Used by over 300,000 students, the best-selling CRIMINAL LAW is a truly distinctive text. The proven hallmarks of Joel Samaha's well-written and clear-but-sophisticated presentation of the law with carefully selected and edited, interesting case excerpts, make this text ideal for a wide array of teaching and learning styles. While the text is comprehensive enough to stand on its own, professors who prefer casebooksbut want to provide their students with the scaffolding to better understand and interpret the lawwill have the flexibility of integrating the case excerpts into their lectures easily and effectively. Students will benefit from using this comprehensive criminal law textbook that includes carefully selected, integrated case excerpts. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Text
    As one of Professor Samaha's students, I found that using this particular text in corrolation with his lectures was extremely benefical in learning the basics of criminal law. His personal insight on the case studies undoubtedly aided in understanding the material, but I suspect that the text would not have stuck me as such an outstanding book had Professor Samaha not been there to add additional information on each aspect of his work. However, even without the personal commentary, the text is still a very clear and concise resource that would be excellent for an introductory course on criminal law.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointment: I'm dumping this for another title
    The text itself is barely adequate for an undergraduate level class (I wouldn't consider it for graduate study). At first I was excited by the addition of the "case method" technique for presenting criminal theory, but after struggling with the poorly edited cases I find myself actually skipping them.

    The explanations and examples used in this book do meet minimal standards, but don't expect much more than that. It's almost as if the author were too busy with other projects to actually put together a quality product.

    To make matters worse the support material provided to professors is horrible. I'm not normally a big "test bank" type of instructor, but one of the selling points to this book was the extensive library of material available. Sadly, this is once again proof that quantity does not always equal quality.

    The test bank is full of very poorly worded questions. What's worse is that many of the questions have answers which contradict the book. In other words, the test key and the book do not agree....END

    2-0 out of 5 stars simplistic, badly written
    Having taught an undergraduate class using this book, I wouldn't really recommend it. The writing lacks punch, and many of the theoretical discussions are over-simplified or simply incorrect. (The discussion of causation is such a case.) For either undergrad or law classes, I'd recommend the more difficult but rewarding Kadish and Schulhofer text.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Law by Joel Samaha
    Joel Samaha's book CRIMINAL LAW is wonderful. This book interprets criminal law in our society today. The differences between misdemeanors and felonies, jails and prisons, first, second and third degree murder, as well as other statute, constitutional and case or decisional laws. From Self Defense to Insanity (M'Naghten rule, Durham Rule-Product test, Irresistible Impulse and Substantial Capacity Test) this book goes into detail with the elements of many crimes along with actual case law to help you better understand the concept of what he is talking about. It will also teach you about the constitution and it's ammendments and how it affects criminal law today. WHERE DID OUR LAWS COME FROM? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDICALLY INSANE AND LEGALLY INSANE? WHAT ARE SOME NONLEGAL INFLUENCES ON CRIMINAL LAW? HOW DO YOU READ, ANALIZE AND FIND CASES? These are just a few questions Samaha answers in his book, if you are interested in learning more about this subject simply read CRIMINAL LAW. It will give you a sense on what todays law is all about.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well written and well laid out
    I am going through a criminal law class with Central Texas College on Mayport Naval Station and we use this book and it is so useful and interesting. I love the different case examples that the author uses, some of them are weird, but true. ... Read more


    10. Essentials of Criminal Justice (with InfoTrac)
    by Larry J. Siegel, Joseph J. Senna
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    Asin: 0534616410
    Catlog: Book (2003-05-22)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 273653
    Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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    Covering the basics of the criminal justice system with more depth and breadth than any other brief paperback text, best-selling author Larry Siegel provides students with the most thorough and objective coverage of all the latest scholarship and research in the field. This text is ideal for those who want the proven hallmarks of Siegel's authorship in a shorter, paperback presentation. The ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE package now includes cutting edge coverage and thorough integration of technology through a robust Companion Web Site, to expand students' learning beyond the classroom for real-time access to developments in criminal justice. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars a terrible textbook
    This book was one of the worst text books I have ever read. Many of its sources were outdated. It failed to give a complete review of the field, neglecting several important theories. It also failed to discuss even the slightest hint of research that supports or challenges the theories it does discuss. Furthermore, it is not only biased but fails to give a comprehensive discussion of the subjects in which it has a bias preventing the reader from making an informed opinion. ... Read more


    11. Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (American Casebook Series)
    by Joshua Dressler
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    Asin: 0314145605
    Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
    Publisher: West Group
    Sales Rank: 84685
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    The book examines the basis of discrimination against people with disabilities, including the history of such discrimination and a review of studies that explore why people engage in this sort of discrimination. It examines the federal laws that culminated in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The book describes the ADA's definition of disability, how it has been interpreted and studied, and then reviews the three major titles of the ADA, including a review of the remedies available for various ADA claims and the procedures required to pursue them. ... Read more


    12. Criminal Investigation (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
    by Wayne W. Bennett, Kären M. Hess
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    Asin: 0534615244
    Catlog: Book (2003-08-04)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 212569
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    This text stresses the practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. The Seventh Edition emphasizes professionalism and integrates coverage of modern investigation tools as it presents established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. Recent court cases; coverage of the latest investigative techniques and technology; and new material on topics such as terrorism, stalking, and child abuse enhance the text's practical and applied approach. In addition, a new 8-page, full color crime scenes photos insert uses current, real-life cases to illustrate chapter topics, and a new interactive Crime and Evidence in Action CD-ROM comes packaged with each student edition. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Investigators this is a must have in your library!
    This book is a must have for those interested in criminal investigations. It is up with the current technological advances and guides you through various information essential to criminal investigations. This book can be used by both public and private sector. As a police officer for the City of Philadelphia it is a must-read for those aspiring to be a detective in regard to the promotional exams. I did like the free InfoTrac College edition and hope that they can be included in subsequent editions, I found it very helpful in terms of research material. The book even covered many-real life examples and Terrorist-related challenges that all involved in law enforecement should be knowledgeable of. I would recommend this book to other officers, and even to lawyers. There is a study guide, ISBN # 0-534-61525-2, order them both today.

    4-0 out of 5 stars This is The Study Guide Only - Not the Text!
    If you're thinking of buying, Make sure you get the 6th Edition hard cover text that goes with it. I was badly fooled after looking at several books with the same title.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Reads with ease. Topical. Relevant. Comprehensive.
    I read this book as part of a university level criminal investigations class for criminal justice professionals, the book being the personal choice of my professor whom himself had over 25 years federal and local law enforcement experience as an investigator. The book read absolutely seemlessly. Chapters were brimming with topical, relevant facts. And the chapters went into sufficient detail for the book to serve as either a solid basis for the criminal justice novice or as a reference for the more advanced professional who may not have the on-the-job exposure to all aspects of criminal investigation. While covering strictly forensic topics it did not cross the line from providing information relevant to an on-scene investigator to that which would only be relevant to a forensic technician, always keeping the material and topics relevant to patrol and investigative law enforcement officers, not forensic technicians. This is not a forensics textbook. This is an investigations handbook. Total hands on. Makes you think. Aids in planning. If anything, the book was brimming from cover to cover to the point that it could very well have gone on in volume after volume. A good starting point. ... Read more


    13. Police Patrol: Operations and Management, Third Edition
    by Charles D. Hale
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    Catlog: Book (2003-08-11)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
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    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Based upon a practical application of theory with the “how-to” of “real world” policing, this book details the core functions of a police agency—covering patrol operations, goals, and strategies. It combines management theory with case study examples taken from small police departments. KEY TOPICS Specific chapter topics discuss police patrol hazards, community-oriented policing, patrol force staffing and deployment, special issues in patrol operations, and upgrading patrol effectiveness.For police practitioners, field supervisors, and middle managers. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Police Patrol-Operations and Management by Charles Hale
    The book is very well organized, covers several aspects of the police patrol division, and community policing issues.It is easy to understand the concepts discussed - as simple words are used. A very good reference book to have on hand. ... Read more


    14. Constitutional Chaos : What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws
    by Andrew P. Napolitano
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    Catlog: Book (2004-11-11)
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    In this alarming book, Judge Napolitano makes the solid case that there is a pernicious and ever-expanding pattern of government abuse in America’s criminal justice system, leading him to establish his general creed: “The government is not your friend.” As an attorney, a law professor, a commentator, a judge, and now a successful television personality, Judge Napolitano has studied the system inside and out, and his unique voice has resonance and relevance. Whether in the big, headliner criminal cases or in the thousands of small-town trials no one ever hears about (but should), the police, the prosecutors, the politicians, the judges, and the machinery of government are inexorably grinding away at the individual liberties guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution. But in this sensational new book, Napolitano sets the record straight, speaking frankly from his own experiences and careful, thorough investigation and revealing how government agencies will often arrest without warrant, spy without legal authority, imprison without charge, and kill without cause. ... Read more


    15. Criminal Investigation with Free "Making the Grade" Student CD-ROM
    by Charles R Swanson, Neil C. Chamelin, LeonardTerrito, Leonard Territo
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    Catlog: Book (2002-07-29)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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    Widely recognized as the most accurate and comprehensive text in the field, this practical, step-by-step introduction to criminal investigation gives students a logical framework for understanding the investigative process. Major sections cover current issues such as environmental crime, the looting of archaeological sites, videotaping of crime scenes, street gangs, and drugs. Case studies throughout the text emphasize the applied technique of criminal investigation, and its consistently praised art program including graphs, charts, and arresting photographs, depict the practical aspects of investigation and help to clarify difficult scientific concepts. In the eighth edition three new chapters provide coverage of Investigation, Investigators, and the Crime Scene (Chapter 2), Investigative Resources (Chapter 8), and Terrorism (Chapter 20) that is ummatched by any other text. ... Read more


    16. Criminal Law
    by Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson
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    Catlog: Book (2002-08-20)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 396048
    Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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    A highly accessible, student-friendly text, Gardner and Anderson's CRIMINAL LAW is ideal for instructors who prefer not to assign lengthy case excerpts and prefer a more prescriptive approach to teaching criminal law. The text exposes students to the language of criminal law without overwhelming them and provides comprehensive coverage of all the major components of substantive criminal law. The text's excellent coverage of current issues, accessible writing style, and numerous pedagogical aids help students understand complex legal topics more so than any other text on the market. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars no recommendation
    I used Criminal Law by Gardner and Anderson as my text when I taught an undergrad Criminal Law class. I found it overly simplistic, even for that level, and left my students with too many loose ends. The case excerpts used are drastically edited, sometimes only a sentence, which does not help demonstrate the proposition the cases supposedly stand for. It seemed that the authors also spent an inordinate amount of text on relatively unimportant topics. I also found the instructor's edition to be unhelpful. ... Read more


    17. Special Agent : My Life On the Front Lines As Woman in the FBI
    by Candice DeLong
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    Catlog: Book (2001-05-01)
    Publisher: Hyperion
    Sales Rank: 117458
    Average Customer Review: 4.35 out of 5 stars
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    Readers may well find themselves looking nervously over their shoulders after finishing this memoir by Candice DeLong, who met a lot of Hannibal Lecter's soul mates during her 20 years as an FBI agent. An early practitioner of profiling, the analysis of crime data for what it reveals about the perpetrator, DeLong handled such ugly cases that she and her partner at one point were known as "the Gruesome Twosome." Her arrests included child molesters, rapists, and serial killers; among the book's useful features are her tips on what to do if you or your child is attacked. (Yell "Fire!" rather than "Help!" she advises; it attracts more attention.) Not that human nature's darker side was a surprise to DeLong, who came to the FBI from a job as head nurse in a maximum security psychiatric ward, where a violent paranoid schizophrenic crooned at her, "You better pray I never get out of these [restraints]. I could cut your head off. Or do you want me to tear your heart out?" The frank, conversational text ably captures the forceful personality of a female pioneer. The bureau had only been accepting women for eight years when DeLong joined in 1980, and her training at Quantico included brutal harassment by instructors determined to "wash out" any female applicant. Yet she had the toughness to survive and the good sense to know when to ignore her male colleagues' barbed jokes and when to kid them right back. Ultimately, she made friends and got ahead. As well as chronicling a stream of fascinating (and often deeply disturbing) high-profile cases such as the Unabomber, DeLong's narrative portrays a changing FBI, now valuing the special perspective contributed by female and African American agents it once scorned. --Wendy Smith ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I Led Three Lives
    This is the most inspiring book I have read about a woman's career since I became familiar with Ms. Jane Goodall's books about her pioneering work in Africa with chimpanzees.

    Many people will see Ms. Candice ("don't call me Candy") De Long as a real-life Clarice Starling (the FBI agent in Hannibal). I think she is more impressive than that. This fascinating book recounts her three lives as a psychiatric nurse who worked with violent patients and did home health care for poor people, an FBI special agent (specializing in profiling of repeated, sexually violent offenders) from 1980 through 2000, and as a divorced mother raising a son alone. Each side of her life is equally impressive, and she is the kind of person we all should admire. She has always done her duty, and we are all the better for that. While many pioneering women in "men's" professions often were given "token" roles, Ms. De Long wanted and went to where the action was. During her career, she rescued a child from a pedophile abductor, captured a terrorist who had murdered three men, and caught a Class A fugitive. She was also present and part of many famous investigations. Her memoir will give you a much better idea about crime and how the FBI and DEA combat it. The book also contains many lessons for how women and children can avoid becoming crime victims.

    When J. Edgar Hoover died in 1972, there were no women field agents. By 1980, around 4 percent of the agents were women. At her retirement in 2000, this had risen to 15 percent. Ms. De Long sacrificed a lot to become an agent. She had to leave her young son for 16 weeks for the initial training. She missed a lot of evenings and weekends with him to do surveillance. The training included a lot of harrassment (female and general). For example, she was made to fire a shotgun so often in one day that she developed a permanent injury that kept her from being able to use that shoulder for firing a shotgun again. Another time, she had to box a large man who knocked her out cold. Her starting salary was half what she had made as a nurse. She could accept that. "I wanted to lead a heroic life." She certainly did succeed in that objective. She took the men on at their own game, and was proud of being called one of the "b_____s with badges." Her signature was the fedora she always wore at the Bureau.

    Some of the famous cases she worked on included the Tylenol tampering, being part of the surveillance team on the Unabomber leading up to the arrest of Ted Kaczynski, and the brothel closings in Chicago.

    She correctly says relatively little about her personal life. But some of the anecdotes will keep you laughing for days. When she was asked to be a hot dog mother in her son's third grade class, the children noticed that she was packing. She got a lot more respect after that, and was invited back to talk about her work. Another time, she accidentally noticed a surveillance suspect while driving around and tailed her. The team had lost the suspect. Only well into the chase did she realize that her son was in the back seat. She kept him safe while her eye was peeled on the suspect.

    The profiling work will intrigue you. You will learn about all of the different kinds of creeps who victimize women and children. It was amazing how well the profiles predicted who the guilty party was. Using the profiles allowed the FBI and local police to find the suspects much faster than would otherwise have occurred. Since these are repeat offenders, lives were saved and injuries were avoided as a result. Part of the worst of this was that many times the women could have been saved if someone had called the police. "If you are ever assaulted, never count on help."

    The stories of the harrassment she endured from insecure males in the FBI will amaze you. She indicates that conditions improved over time. One of the most ridiculous examples was when she was sent to the home of an informant to babysit his child while the bust went down. She put up with this only because the safety of an innocent child was involved.

    I was even more impressed by her work as a psychiatric nurse. Shooting tranquilizers into writhing, distrubed patients being held down by 7 orderlies was probably more dangerous than any of the arrests she did for the FBI. There she had a gun and usually lots of backup.

    Her courage was most impressive. When she arrested the terrorist, she kept waiting for her partner to put the cuffs on while she had the drop on the suspect. Eventually, she looked around and realized that her partner was sheepishly waiting in the car calling for back-up. In her haste to make the bust, she didn't take time to put on her bullet-proof vest. Fortunately, the error did not lead to harm, but she took a grave risk in the process. She was astonished to find that the terrorist was more frightened of her than she was of him.

    Money problems eventually caused to need to moonlight as a nurse. The moonlighting stories are very entertaining. At first, she kept bumping into agents while she was working the wards. To avoid this, she started doing home nursing in the poorest neighborhoods. This dual career eventually led to her needing to retire in the middle of administrative hearings about whether she was being unprofessional in her moonlighting. Someone should have cut her more slack.

    I was impressed by her courage, her idealism, her persistence, and her commitment to doing the right thing. I hope that all young women (and their parents) who are thinking about taking on a dangerous career will read this book. You will be very inspired.

    My hat's off to you, Ms. De Long! You're way more than a five star person.

    Ms. De Long and Ms. Petrini have done a fine job of writing about this fascinating life, and you will enjoy what they have to say.

    After you finish reading this book, I suggest that you rethink your ideas about what women and men can and cannot do. This book once again proves that anyone can do anything, if they want to badly enough.

    Live up to your potential to serve others!

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Story of a Woman in the FBI
    From 1980-2000, Candace DeLong was a highly respected agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Now retired from the agency, DeLong no longer has to abide by confidentiality rules. Teamed up with Elisa Pedrini, DeLong chronicles her career as a woman in the FBI.

    Candace joined the agency at a time when few women were considered for the job. Sexism and harassment were the accepted norm back then. Like many women in male-dominated occupations, DeLong had to work twice as hard as male rookies to earn the respect of her superiors.

    In "Special Agent," DeLong describes many of the cases on which she worked including the Tylenol tampering case of Chicago. She was also on the front-line as profiling became a valid tool in crime solving. In fact, one editorial quote on Amazon compares her to Thomas Harris' popular character, Clarice Starling.

    DeLong doesn't discuss much of her private life, yet she is very candid about her work experiences, both praising and criticizing those within the Bureau. I figured there would be a lot of camaraderie, but I was also surprised to read how petty and competitive the agents can be as well.

    My favorite portion of "Special Agent" discusses DeLong's involvement in the Unabomber case. She was part of the surveillance team in Montana and was responsible for detaining Ted Kaczynski while other agents searched his shack. The dialogue and interaction between the two described here is completely fascinating.

    The details and pacing of the book held my attention the entire time. The subject matter may be tough for some. However, these are true stories within the FBI, and can't be sugarcoated.

    "Special Agent: My Life on the Front Lines as a Woman in the FBI" is an interesting book. Readers will be fascinated by the lenient glance into the files of the FBI. DeLong is an incredibly brave woman and her story is worth your time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Candice gives as good as she gets!
    What an excellent read! The characters and relationships are very intriguing-the author's world is filled with both obvious and subtle villains, as well as obvious and subtle heroes. Candice herself is fun, likeable and strong enough to give as good as she gets. Though she is being constantly second-guessed, undermined and underestimated, she ends up turning her "weakness" into advantage time and again. The author sets up the rivalry between the FBI and the DEA and her unique role walking between the two. Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An incredible profile of dedication and compassion
    Candice Delong tells it like it is. This book held me riveted and page turning. I could not put it down. Ms. Delong exemplifies a woman who is dedicated to justice and the right thing to do. At great personal expense Delong did her job. However, as a mother, she had her priorities clearly defined. Delong's son was her greatest priority. The part about the Unibomber wearing her son's coat touched me deeply. This lady is indeed a national hero. In all the turmoil that America is involved in, it is wonderful to read about a woman who has made a difference in so many lives. Courage, integrity, and ethics all apply to this amazing woman.

    5-0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC !!
    Very well written. It gave me chills and I actually got out of bed to double check the locks on the doors and windows (twice) during one chapter! What an amazing life Candice Delong has lead. Any girl or woman interested in a career in law enforcement must read this! ... Read more


    18. Criminal Justice Organizations: Administration and Management
    by Stan Stojkovic, David Kalinich, John Klofas
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    Catlog: Book (2002-08-08)
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    Providing coverage of modern management theory, this text emphasizes the application of management techniques appropriate to each area of the criminal justice system. By focusing on the "how's" as well as the "why's," this text prepares students for dealing with real management issues.CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS is known for being thorough, approachable, and practical. It is praised for having strong pedagogical features, such as "Work Perspectives" and "Case Summaries". ... Read more


    19. Police Administration : Structures, Processes and Behavior (6th Edition)
    by Charles R. Swanson, Leonard Territo, Robert W. Taylor
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    The best-selling, most comprehensive book available for police administration and management, Police Administration 6/epresents a carefully researched and vivid introduction to police organizations that focuses on the procedures, politics and human relations issues that law enforcement managers and administrators must understand in order to succeed. Representing the collective experience of the authors' decades of experience in law enforcement, training, and teaching, Police Administration 6/e is recognized by both the academic and law enforcement communities as the authoritative treatment of this important topic. Chapter topics include the evolution of American policing, community policing, organizational theory, concepts of police organizational design, leadership, organizational and interpersonal communication, human resource management, stress and police personnel, labor relations, legal aspects of police administration, planning and decision-making, financial management, and organizational change and the future. For law enforcement managers and administrators. ... Read more


    20. The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong
    by John R. Lott, John R., Jr. Lott
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    Slicing through the emotional--but factually wrong--arguments of gun control advocates this book busts a number of myths, demonstrating with hard statistical data and riveting anecdotes. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read - Facts Over Fear On The Gun Control Debate
    John Lott's 1st book, "More Guns, Less Crime," was an eye-opening look into what the science shows about the presence of guns in society and clearly illustrated the benefits of armed, law abiding citizens. His latest book, "The Bias Against Guns," expands further into media and governmental bias on the issue of guns and he debunks many of the "common sense" proposals for gun regulation; showing that these proposals actually increase crime while having no effect on accidental gun deaths.

    Dr. Lott is a brilliant economist and he approaches his subject with a detached and unemotional, scientific process. In "The Bias Against Guns," he takes the reader through the progression of verifying findings and considering alternate explanations. The result is a thoroughly convincing work that argues for gun policy based upon dispassionate science instead of vitriolic and emotional claims made by the media and some in government.

    Part I of "The Bias Against Guns" is a careful analysis of how government and the media have unfairly framed the gun control argument to show only the costs of guns in our society. Liberal media and government have - for many decades - systemically and purposefully ignored the benefits of gun ownership in America and around the world. Many people who view themselves as clear-minded independent thinkers will be shocked when they read this section of the book. An open-minded appraisal will reveal that a distaste and fear of guns is far less rational than a fear of automobiles, or, for that matter, five gallon buckets. Guns, cars and buckets are tools that have costs (dangers) and benefits. Part I of "The Bias Against Guns" shows clearly how the media and the government have advanced a one-sided, costs-only view of guns in our society.

    Part II of "The Bias Against Guns" is a detailed, scientific evaluation of many different gun control measures. In his previous book, John Lott largely restricted his research to the costs and benefits of laws permitting ordinary citizens to carry concealed handguns. In "The Bias Against Guns," Lott evaluates laws such as safe storage requirements, the effects of gun control on multiple victim public shootings, "gun free" zones, bans on "assault weapons" and restrictions on gun shows. Again, Lott's dispassionate analysis gives these issues very fair treatment, evaluating all possible explanations for his findings. The results are sometimes surprising but always based upon scientific evidence and not emotional presuppositions.

    If you are a proponent of law-abiding citizens owning guns, you will find much in "The Bias Against Guns" that will support your point of view. If you are among the many Americans that are more afraid of having a gun in your home than a car in your garage, I strongly urge you to read John Lott's latest book. You will come away convinced that our nations gun policy should be based upon what the science of the matter reports and not the liberal media's version of "common sense."

    5-0 out of 5 stars The truth at last - read and LEARN!
    It is refreshing to see real-world data being used to show real-world FACTS...that more law-abiding people carrying handguns, and allowed to own guns in general, lead to less crime - and less violent crimes being committed. Do NOT get caught up in the liberal and media biased - they want you to only believe what they believe - and THEY are WRONG! Not only does Lott prove how more legally-owned guns reduce crime, he debunks the scare tactics of anti-constitution anti-gunners who use mis-representation and lies to form opinions. Read this book to see the truth on gun ownership, and silly things like mandatory gun-locks & pistol 'fingerprinting' (what a waste of OUR money that is!), and ridiculous laws like the "assault gun ban", "waiting periods", "gun show loop-hole", "gun free zones", etc. that do NOTHING to reduce crime, that in fact raise crime rates - and only succede in taken away YOUR constitutional rights to self-defense...laws that actually make it easier for criminals to murder, rape, and rob without fear. Do not be a passive victim - arm yourself with the truth, and a good weapon, and train hard - the situation in this country at a time of war is not getting any better. As a former cop - I know the threats are real - and I know police can not always be there to defend you and your family. And mis-guided liberals are always poised to make it ever harder for YOU to live in freedom (read the new 'assault ban' which makes any semi-auto illegal), so now is the time to educate yourself. Why listen to hypocrites like Rosie who are anti-gun, but 'need' armed guards because THEY feel threatened, or Sarah Brady - who committed a felony by straw-purchasing a rifle and then giving it to her son? Why let liberal politicians like John Kerry or teddie Kennedy tell YOU what HE thinks is best for YOU and your family, when he doesn't even know the facts?
    An easy read that shows there should be NO more doubts about all the benefits of gun ownership - less crime, legitimate self-defense uses, safety, etc. No more hype to play on the emotions of the less knowledgable - just the facts!

    1-0 out of 5 stars No basis in reality
    I'm retired after 22 years in military service and I own guns at home. I am not at all in favor of hand gun control, but this guy is just a crackpot. There is no fact he can't invent to support what he already believes.

    There is nothing wrong with rational regulations for guns just like we have on cars. Unless you are the Unabomber and have some mental problem that makes you scared of the government there is no reason that we can't have a few minor checks to help keep guns out of the wrong hands.

    I don't mind waiting a week to pick up a gun while they check my background. I leave the rest to a great American:

    "It's just plain common sense that there be a waiting period to allow local law enforcement officials to conduct background checks on those who wish to buy a handgun."

    - Ronald Reagan *endorsing* the Brady handgun control bill, at a March 1991 event commemorating 10th anniversary of the assassination attempt.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    This book opened my eyes. There is no reason why crimes that were prevented with guns are never heard about. Read this book for the truth!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable study of the real effects of gun-ownership
    I wish we could get every policitican to read (and study) this book. Lott, a professor of economics, has done some top-notch research into the results of gun-ownership in the United States.

    Common sense (much lacking in this country, I might add) would tell us that when you give people the tools (and the right) to protect themselves, crime will decrease. Lott's research supports this, but puts actual figures to the benefit of guns.

    There is much empty rhetoric on each side of the gun (ownership) battle. Research such as this is important to show the truth about what's going on. Simple truth: Guns save lives. Yes, accidents happen. But far more lives are saved (and could be saved if ownership laws were loosened) each year than the comparative few that are lost. Lott's documents this. He also tells why some (flawed) studies fail to show a societal benefit in owning guns.

    By trying to outlaw guns, and simply by making guns harder to purchase and own, anti-gun politicians and other hoplophobes have blood on their hands--blood of thousands of innocent victims who would not have been victimized had citizens not been denied the right to protect themselves.

    This book would be easier to understand if I'd paid more attention in my Statistics class in college. . . there are a lot of statistical terms therein that were a bit over my head. But nonetheless, it was well worth reading. ... Read more


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