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101. Encyclopedia of Terrorism
by Harvey W. Kushner
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Asin: 0761924086
Catlog: Book (2002-12-04)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Sales Rank: 218250
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on this subject...Essential for all academic and larger public libraries."
--LIBRARY JOURNAL

“It is rare to find a reference volume both as timely and as well done as this effort. Considering the importance of its subject, its global and historical coverage, and its value to researchers, students, the general reader, and law enforcement, this book is a must for every library.”
--REFERENCE & USER SERVICES QUARTERLY, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

"This outstanding work on terrorism accomplishes something that no other book has. The Encyclopedia of Terrorism is not only comprehensive, but accessible and brilliantly organized. It is the most important reference piece available, on the most compelling topic of our times, written by the foremost no-nonsense expert in the business. A must read for citizen and practitioner alike."
--Professor Brian Levin, Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism California State University, San Bernardino

"Kushner has gathered the type of information for which teen researchers are clamoring: biographies of key individuals, the histories of various terrorist groups both foreign and domestic, and a full discussion of specific incidents. . . . This work is ideal for libraries looking for a one-volume reference on this timely topic."
--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

The Encyclopedia of Terrorism presents authoritative coverage of what is currently one of the world’s most important topics. With more than 300 articles, the Encyclopedia provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism. Up-to-date and timely, the articles cover such topics as Al-Qaeda, biological terrorism, extremism, Saddam Hussein, Jihad, Zacarias Moussaoui, and suicide bombers. Its concise, readable format and detailed chronology, photographs, maps, and charts make this an essential reference.

An internationally recognized expert on terrorism, Harvey Kushner has studied terrorism for more than three decades. He serves as a consultant on terrorism for an array of governmental and private agencies. In addition, his commentary appears regularly on Fox National News, CNN, the British Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Voice of America, and in articles in Reuters, The Associated Press, the Washington Post, and other newspapers and magazines worldwide. His expertise ensures that the entries, including contributions by other authorities in the field, are of the highest quality.

Key Features

  • More than 300 authoritative, in-depth articles
  • Extensive, balanced coverage of terrorist groups (such as the IRA), key events (including September 11), people, terms, and statistics, as well as biographical, historical, and geographical information
  • Cross-references to related entries at the end of each article
  • Comprehensive, global coverage
  • Valuable appendices include: list of government organizations, list of terrorist organizations, list of well known female terrorists, detailed list of further readings

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5-0 out of 5 stars Expert resource on Terrorism Information
Dr. Kushner has finally done what has been needed to be done for years. This work not only demonstrates Harvey's prowess and in-depth knowledge on the subject of terrorism, but encapsulates and consolidtes information in an easy to use, researchable format. Its is truly an "Encyclopedia of Terrorism". It is a critical resource and should be on the bookshelf of every law enforcement professional, fire/rescue/EMS offical, emergency manager, and homeland security practitioner. This book is highly recommended; it may be used for research as well as for operational pusposes. Great job Harvey! ... Read more


102. Juvenile Justice in America (4th Edition)
by Clemens Bartollas, Stuart J. Miller
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Asin: 0131123262
Catlog: Book (2004-05-27)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 818747
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Juvenile Justice In America
I feel that this is a very helpful book of reference on Todays Topic of Juveniles. ... Read more


103. Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab-The Body Farm-Where The Dead Do Tell Tales
by Bill, Dr. Blass, Jon Jefferson
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Asin: 0425198324
Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Sales Rank: 23534
Average Customer Review: 4.23 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Bill Bass, one of the world's leading forensic anthropologists, gained international attention when he built a forensic lab like no other: The Body Farm. Now, this master scientist unlocks the gates of his lab to reveal his most intriguing cases-and to revisit the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for forensic science buffs
I am from Knoxville, TN, and have grown up with the "mystery" of the body farm. The book is wonderful in its detail of how and why the research facility was started. I read the book in two days, and was left with wanting more. For those in the southeast area, you might recognize some of the case studies mentioned in the book, and it's interesting to find out how much UT's anthropology department was involved in those cases.

It was also nice to learn more about Dr. Bass' personal life, not just his vital stats. He is a bit of a local legend, so it was nice to see the "human" side of him in this book.

For anyone interested in forensic science, don't pass up this chance to learn more about it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a book that is hard to put down. Those who have read Patrica Cornwell's novel, "The Body Farm", are already familiar with the forensic lab set up by Dr. Bill Bass that studies decomposition of the human body. In "Death's Acre" Bass tells the non-fiction account of how the body farm came to be. Along with the forensic details, are interesting cases that Bass has worked. The cases explain the need for this often gruesome line of study. Thomas Noguchi and Michael Baden used this method very effectively in educating the public about forensic pathology. Bass now opens the eyes of the public by explaining more about the world of forensic anthropology. This is a fascinating and entertaining book, as Bass is able to convey his story with intelligence, humor, and compassion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Engaging, though not for the faint of heart
This is an utterly fascinating book describing a series of case studies taken from the career of the first author, Bill Bass, who is one of the nation's leading forensic anthropologists and the founder of the Body Farm. I had first encountered the Body Farm from reading about it in the book by Mary Roach, "Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers" (a wickedly funny and interesting book in its own right). I have also had a life-long interest in true crime books, so when I found out about "Death's Acre" I ordered it promptly.

And I was not disappointed. A previous reviewer expressed some dissatisfaction that the book did not deal solely with the work done at the Body Farm. While it is true that the title of the book is perhaps misleading in this regard, I personally am glad that the book focused as much as it did on the variety of cases that Dr. Bass consulted on throughout his career. I find it more interesting to hear about how forensic anthropology can help bring a murderer to justice than to read clinical data regarding just how many maggots can hatch in a body after 30 minutes in what temperature.

This is probably a good time to offer a gentle warning: This is a great book and totally fascinating, but if that last sentence about maggots upset you, you should probably forego buying and reading this book because that is only a mild taste of what you will encounter inside its pages. What happens to a human body after death isn't pretty, and the authors do a great job of describing it clinically and in terms that a lay audience will understand. But you need a pretty strong stomach to deal with it, especially when what is being described is, say, the brutally murdered body of a four-year-old girl. The book also contains a section of photographs, some of which involve decaying bodies (naturally enough given that this is the subject matter of the book), but if you do not particularly want to see pictures of decaying bodies, find another book to read.

But I would not want prospective readers to think that this book is gory just for the sake of sensationalism. The authors draw a compelling portrait of the role of forensic science in solving crimes and convicting the perpetrators of the crimes. The tone of the book is always scientific and the attitude toward the victims and research subjects at the Body Farm highly respectful.

The writing is also terrific. I think Dr. Blass made an excellent decision when he enlisted Jon Jefferson as co-author, as the writing is more literary and enjoyable than you expect from most mainstream academicians. The only suggestion for improvement I would make is that I wish the authors had included a few more pictures or diagrams of some of the more important diagnostic cues that are relied on in determining gender, age, and race. For example, we are repeatedly told of structural differences in the pelvis and skull that help to determine sex; it would have been helpful to see diagrams illustrating those differences.

Bottom line: Terrific book, one that left me half-wishing I had become a forensic anthropologist instead of a psychologist.

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST book I've read in a long time!
Excellent read - HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book! Written for a wide audience. Easy read.
Dr. Bass has created a very interesting and directly written book in Death's Acre. Written in an unconventional format this book tells the history of the Body Farm, contemporary forensic anthropology, and Dr. Bass himself. Interspersed in the historical chronologies are specific forensic cases relating to the events (conception of the Body Farm, etc.) or research they spawned (larval life cycles, etc.). The cases themselves are very compelling stories, but the wonder is that they all relate to events of modern forensic innovation and discovery. Dr. Bass was not the first Forensic Anthropologist, but between his research and his patronage, he has been a leading passenger and teacher in the modern age of discovery. ... Read more


104. Games Criminals Play: How You Can Profit by Knowing Them
by Bud Allen, Diana Bosta
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Catlog: Book (1981-08-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Games Criminals Play
As a newly hired correctional officer, not guard! I read this book from cover to cover and highly recommend it to anyone who works with any kind of convicted criminal on a daily basis. I work in a maximum security prison and in the first 5 weeks on the job have had every con and game mentioned in the book played on me. I did not realize that I was being setup until after I read the book which documents each step the inmates will do to turn you. While reading the book and going through the steps I was like "Oh my god I am on step 3!" The next day I put a stop to the games and most likely saved my career. Read the book if you are a correction officer!

5-0 out of 5 stars If you are working in corrections this book is a must
I've been in the Jail bussiness now since 1996, and I can tell you that a read of this book will instantly give you a years expereince or better in the corrections proffession. It includes all the "tricks" that inmates and criminals use to "get one over on you" Since these people have nothing to do all day but dream up new crimes and manipulation techniques, the knowledge this book will impart will allow one to "see them coming a mile away". Reading this book will enhance ones safety both in the corrections environment and on the street.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for anyone in corrections!
This book has great information for those in the career field of corrections or anyone who works with criminals or inmates. Some of the information covers the psychological reasons and steps. If nothing else read the scenarios of actual cases. It will definitely make you look closer at your own actions as well as those of the offenders. Learn not to get burned. Read this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars You don't have to be a 'Con' to Survive in a Convict's World
Games Criminals Play is a very easy to read, straight-forward account of the manipulations inmates are so skilled in often as a means of survival, and how easily susceptible the correctional employee can be. Accounts given demonstrate how easily the manipulations can begin; how difficult they can be to terminate, and how to proactively and professionally ward off the inmates' manipulative games. The book would serve anyone new to the corrections environment very well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Survival manual for those working in the system.
This book should be a MUST READ before anyone is allowed to work behind the doors of any Correctional Institution, whether it be a County Jail or State Prison. This book could save your life and career. Easy reading, but filled with valuable information. ... Read more


105. Homicide
by DAVID SIMON
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Catlog: Book (1993-01-23)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Sales Rank: 11512
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars
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This 1992 Edgar Award winner for best fact crime is nothing short of a classic. David Simon, a police reporter for the Baltimore Sun, spent the year 1988 with three homicide squads, accompanying them through all the grim and grisly moments of their work--from first telephone call to final piece of paperwork. The picture that emerges through a masterful accumulation of details is that homicide detectives are a rare breed who seem to thrive on coffee, cigarettes, and persistence, through an endlessly exhausting parade of murder scenes. As the Washington Post writes, "We seem to have an insatiable appetite for police stories.... David Simon's entry is far and away the best, the most readable, the most reliable and relentless of them all.... An eye for the scenes of slaughter and pursuit and an ear for the cadences of cop talk, both business and banter, lend Simon's account the fascination that truth often has." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Can't get any closer than this
Homicide does an amazing job of taking the reader inside the day-to-day operations of the Homicide unit in Baltimore. Reading this book, you gain an appreciation not only for the investigative work done by the detectives, but also for the troubles they encounter. Simon gives you a detailed account of the inner-workings that you cannot learn anywhere else. From the murder to the trial, Homicide shows how the real-world criminal justice system works with all of its flaws. This is a page-turning whodunit in every form, and the best part is that it is true!

I am concerned to see other people claiming that this book does not deserve 5 stars because it does not live up to the characters in the T.V. show and because it has too much vulgarity. If these are the only criticisms (weak ones at that) that one can find within Homicide, then it deserves every star offered.

Read Homicide and you won't be dissapointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Candid look at a Year in the Life of a Homicide Division
I picked up this book without realizing that it was the genesis of the television program by the same name, and I was immediately dragged in to the stories. Written as a yearlong narrative of the events and personalities of the Baltimore Police Homicide Division, it really gives the reader a feeling of being along for the investigation. The dialogue and descriptions are so realistic and insightful that I found myself wondering how the Detectives felt to read this objective reflection of themselves. The pacing of the book contributes to the overall effectiveness of the narrative by educating the reader slowly as to the characters, the lingo and the mentality of a Baltimore homocide detective. By the end (and I was sorry to have it end) I felt like I knew the detectives and the criminals and the victims and their families. If you like true crime, this is the book for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for fans of the show...
This book is brilliant. As a would-be journalist, I would say "life-altering". Not only is the subject matter compelling, the style is sweet enough to make Ann Rule cry like a little girl. And to think I only bought it to play "Match The Composite" with the series.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and readable
Here's a book that gets into the minds of homicide detectives like no other. The author is insightful and thorough, but his writing style is a celebration of brevity. Working within the law and sometimes around it or even in spite of it, the detectives are revealed as all-too-human but praiseworthy individuals. Read this with Randy Sutton's "True Blue : Police Stories by Those Who Have Lived Them" and you'll have the best writing on cops and crime available today.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have ever read
If you are interested at all in the criminal justice, police, CSI, law enforcement, or legal fields...you MUST read this book!!! I had to read it for a CJA class I took a while back and all I can say is WOW! Simon gets into the minds of the detectives so well, the book almost reads like a fiction novel!!! ... Read more


106. Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation (With CD-ROM)
by John R. Vacca, John Vacca
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Asin: 1584500182
Catlog: Book (2002-06-15)
Publisher: Charles River Media
Sales Rank: 130862
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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The mightiest fortresses in the world can fail, and when that happens all you can do (you being the person responsible for castle security) is figure out what went wrong, what damage was done, and by whom. If the castle was located in the right kind of kingdom--to take a metaphor too far--you can hope to prosecute the perpetrator. Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation explains how to gather evidence of computer crimes in such a way that it will be more likely to lead to a conviction in a criminal court. It's an interesting legal area--after all, it's almost always you, and not any law enforcement agency doing the surveillance and evidence-gathering on your computer systems--and John Vacca has done a fair bit of research. This book will probably expand your thinking on the subject of information security.

On the other hand, though Vacca gives good general advice (don't lose volatile information by shutting a compromised machine down midattack; do be prepared to translate memory dumps into jury-readable form), he sometimes meanders into generalizations and irrelevancies. The fact that terrorists distribute their plans via public Web sites is certainly scary, but hardly helpful to someone wanting to prosecute the guy who vandalized the corporate Web site. Similarly interesting, but practically irrelevant to most of us, are discussions ofhigh-energy radio frequency (HERF) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons that can knock out information systems from a distance. More focus on evidence collection in organizational computing environments would make this book useful, rather than just generally informative. --David Wall

Topics covered: How to gather evidence of a hack attack after the fact, and a lot of general-interest information on the state of crime andlaw enforcement in computer technology. Coverage is almost all general in nature, dealing with how to formulate a strategy and deal with events without getting into details of any operating system or computing environment. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Information Technology Resource
If you are an Information Technology specialist and are looking for a new field of endeavor, then Computer Forensics may be it. This book is full of methods and techniques that can be utilized as a foundation for a new career. Security (detection, protection, eradication) verses evil (corruption, theft, terrorism) is the name of the game when it comes to cyberspace. Computer Forensics covers it all. It is interesting, stimulating, and some times frightening, yet it's educational, and even provides a glimpse into the future. Mr. Vacca gained first hand experience as a computer security official at NASA, and has skillfully applied his knowledge to the subject matter contained in this exciting new book. Thanks John, you really did it this time.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is terrible!
While the book is published in 2002, it has very dated info in it. Just in the front, they talk about how it is not uncommon for users to have disks 'up to 340 MB'. Oh come on.

They have a list of tools, most of which are 'DOS based for speed'. (Why don't they say command line? Of course it is DOS based. Do they mean early MS-DOS?) ... Rather than point you to a free UNIX/Linux 'dd' command, they point you to some commercial solution.

There are a lot of stories in the book. But no examples on how you would do something similar if you needed to. There is a section that recommends you 'leave it to the pros'. It is like one big ad for the author's company.

There are lots of weird sections on things like secret HERF guns to disable computers. Whatever. Nothing a normal person would care about.

If you want to do computer forensics, this book is not for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars It is an Information Warfare book you must read!
This is a great book. You may not learn Computer Forensics if you do not already know the secrets of this science (or art?), but you will have a good methodology to follow. The treasure in this book is the huge section about Information Warfare and Network Security. Valuable information for every security professional.

5-0 out of 5 stars Important topic for today and the future
This book has a wealth of information to fight a problem that will only grow with time and technology. It is a fascinating topic that is well handled by Mr. Vacca.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Read
This seems slightly different to what John usually writes about, but it's a very welcome change and this particular book is very interesting to read. I look forward to the next book in this investigation series. Keep it up John! ... Read more


107. Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures
by Abigail Kohn, ABIGAIL A. KOHN
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Asin: 0195150511
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 55719
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In the white-hot debate over guns and gun control in America, there is one fact on which both sides in this increasingly polarized conflict can agree: Americans love their guns.73 million Americans own guns.This translates to 1 gun owner out of every 4 citizens, many of whom, to account for the 250 million weapons currently in circulation, own several.While these facts are undisputed, a related but different question is endlessly contested: why do Americans so love their guns?Broadly speaking, what exactly is the appeal of the gun? In this important work, Abigail Kohn immerses herself in the world of 'shooters.'Emphasizing that not all owners are necessarily enthusiasts, Kohn dispenses with the knee-jerk dogma and rhetoric that has too often passed for reportage to travel directly to the heart of American gun culture. Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, she captures in finegrained and often entertaining, yet always humane, detail how gun owners actually think and feel about their guns. Through her conversations--with cowboy action shooters at a regional match, sport shooters, hunters, with shooters of all ages and races--we hear of the 'savage beauty' of a beautifully crafted long gun, of the powerful historical import owners attach to their guns, of the sense of empowerment that comes with shooting skill, and the visceral thrill of discharging a dangerous weapon. Kohn convincingly brings out the myths, norms, and beliefs of gun ownership, stressing how values such as individualism, toughness, and liberty are intricately linked with the gun and exploring how these core values connect pro-gun ideology to wider cultural and political concerns. Cutting through the cliches that link gun ownership with violent, criminal subcultures and portray shooters as 'gun nuts' or potential terrorists, Abigail Kohn provides us with a lively and untainted portrait of American gun enthusiasts. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for shooters and non-shooters.
This is a great book and long overdue.As a Marine Corps combat veteran and ardent handgun enthusiast I shoot because I enjoy it and because I believe in self-defense.Unlike many of the people I shoot with I am very liberal politically and even though I am a member of the NRA I don't care for alot of their rhetoric.I knew there was a middle ground to being pro or anti-gun and this book illustrates that perfectly.Highly recommended whatever side of the debate you are on but especially if like most Americans you are in the middle ground of this issue. ... Read more


108. Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition
by Stan B. Walters
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Catlog: Book (2002-09-17)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 29865
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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How do you interpret a person's behavior during their interview? Some people say it's an innate quality that can't be taught. But anyone who's read Stan Walters' Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation knows that is FALSE. The overwhelming success of the first edition and the numerous success stories credited to the book prove that the art of kinesic interview, or behavioral analysis, is indeed learnable, and Walters shows you how to master it. ·50% MORE PHOTOGRAPHS·EXTENSIVE REFERENCES·MORE BACKGROUND INFORMATION·THREE NEW CHAPTERS!Why are some interviewers more successful than others? Why do certain techniques work only part of the time? Why did the subject confess? Why didn't he confess? With information based on firsthand observations from over 900 interviews and interrogations, Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition provides even more insight than the bestselling first edition into how people behave during interviews, what their behaviors reveal, and why they exhibit those mannerisms. New in this edition:·Extensive references, including law enforcement magazines, peer reviewed scientific journals, articles, papers, and texts·50 percent more high quality photographs depicting various nonverbal symptoms described within the text·Coverage of the advances in the area of kinesic statement analysis, with more background information and representative examples·Discussion of the phenomenon of false confessions, including contributing factors and avoiding pitfalls·A new chapter addressing the basic concepts of interview and interrogation, making the book more rounded and suitable for beginners·A short section on schizophrenia, brain disease, clinical depression, and suicidal personalities and their behaviorsExplore the complex challenges of basic and advanced interview and interrogation techniques. Determine behavior from body language, speech, and written statements. Thousands of readers gained invaluable skills from the first edition. With the techniques presented in Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition, you too can discover the key to successful interview and interrogation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Principles Of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation
Being a Stan Walters devotee I was pleased to find yet another rivetting publication by the guru of kinesics. Stans writing is refreshing and makes for interesting reading. The content itself is on the button. Excellent reference material for those in the business of detecting deception. I integrated the techniques described by Stan Walters with Statement Analysis techniques and find that I am now far more successful at what I do.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for any Criminal Investigator
Principals of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation is a well written and well researched look into the physical and physcological traits of a deceptive person. As a criminal investigator with a large Department I have found it to be an invaluable resource. Stan Walters insights and experiences are related in understandable easy to read terms. An excellent book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Kinesics is the Key
I have been a police officer for ten years, the last five as an Investigator. I came across this Stan Walters masterpiece in 1996 durring a search for Forensic Psychiatry books. The ability to recognize deception is extremely important in my field, and there are many manuals of instructions on the subject. Mr. Walter's, however, gives the reader/researcher the keys to EXTRACTING the verbal (speech) and non-verbal (Body) reactions the body has when stressed. It also covers what happens to the body and speech when a person is ready to confess. Everything is covered from how to approach a suspect initially to the personality types you may run across. Since my introduction to Mr. Walter's book (and subsequent Law Enforcement classes offered on this subject), my confession rate has sky rocketed! I obtain solid witness statements and when conducting Internal Investigations, officers come right out and "fess up" rather than be Interrogated. All my awards over the last three years including the 1998 Officer of the Year for my agency, I owe to this book. The only warning I can give is if you are a close minded cop who makes pre-judgements about people, you will waste your time with this book. Otherwise, for the benefit of your community, study hard! ... Read more


109. Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
by Sonny Barger, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman
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Asin: 0060937548
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: Perennial
Sales Rank: 23903
Average Customer Review: 4.13 out of 5 stars
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Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.

Dozens of photos, including many from private collections and from noted photographers, provide visual documentation to this extraordinary tale. Never simply a story about motorcycles, colorful characters, and high-speed thrills, Hell's Angel is the ultimate outlaw's tale of loyalty and betrayal, subcultures and brotherhood, and the real price of freedom.

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4-0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly excellent book.
Sonny Barger has lived the life and "Hell's Angel" chronicles it all. From the moment I began reading I found it hard to put down. Few other books have inspired that much anticipation in me.

While never truly romanticizing the 1%'er lifestyle it still holds an appeal that is undeniable, which is to say that those close to the subject will understandably get the most out of this while the rest of us will still find it a remarkably engrossing read. I was surprised to find that not very many books on the Hell's Angels and other associated clubs have been written, and of those that have most are of the expose/tabloid variety. Sonny on the other hand lays it all out in a very plain, unapologetic manner. He doesn't seek your approval just tells it how it is without ever acknowledging the right or wrong of his actions. "Hell's Angel" is not an indictment of his personal values or those of the Hell's Angels themselves.

At times, though, "Hell's Angel" has a tendency to meander out of chronological order and which gets kind of confusing but it usually becomes obvious after a few minutes of reading just exactly where the event in question took place.

This is a must have for any Americana lover out there so do yourself a favor, don't wait, go out and buy this book right now.

3-0 out of 5 stars Strong start, slower finish
I picked this book up at my local library as soon as I saw it on the shelf. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Hell's Angels are a part of 20th century American history and culture, and the lion's share of the credit for this fact goes to Sonny Barger. It was interesting to read *the* insider's look at the Angels, whose image has been heavily mythologized, both positively and negatively, since the 1950s.

The first chapters of the book were more interesting to me, since they dealt with the history of motorcycle gangs in 1940s and 1950s America, the formation of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club, and the personalities and activities that put the group on the map, as it were. Descriptions of Angels' club rules, codes of conduct, and reflections on their famous runs and riots were riveting.

But as the book went along it became less about the HAMC and more about the trials (literally) and tribulations of Sonny Barger. Granted, Barger is an interesting personality and I came away with a certain admiration for the man, and the book is the story of Sonny Barger and not just the club, but chapters about Barger's drug trials, incarcerations, and other travails were less interesting to me than stories of the heady early days of the HAMC.

All told, however, this is a good look into one of the more interesting but neglected parts of 20th century American society.

1-0 out of 5 stars An old man who has selective memory
"Sometimes you have to fight to be free". Bless you Sonny, but you know the real truth and you have left all except the most innocent facts out of this book. The Hells Angels are a horror and a growing one at that.

5-0 out of 5 stars back in the day...
Not owing a bike or even being able to ride one, I found myself wanting to Be a Angel( mostly because of the parties, booze and the woman). The book is mostly about former members and the roots of the bike club. It pretty wild stuff and hell I can see why the FBI keeps tabs on these boys.. Over all if you every wanted to know about the Hells Angels read about it from the man himself....

5-0 out of 5 stars truly inspirational
this book was such an inspiration to me, it helped me learn of a new alternitave way to live a life free of the daily toil of the system and helped correct all those rumors heard (especialy about "that" rolling stones incedent) and proved my point that Hunter S Thompson nothing that he makes himself out to be, i am not a bike or gang enthusiast, i had this book bought as an out of the blue gift and now that ive read it im so glad to have recived it ... Read more


110. Forensic Dna Evidence Methods And Interpretation
by JOHN S. BUCKLETON
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111. The Way of the Wiseguy
by Joseph Pistone
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Here's the first nonfiction work from author Joe Pistone since his New York Times #1 bestseller and hit movie, Donnie Brasco. Perhaps no man alive knows the inner workings and lifestyle of wiseguys better than Pistone does, having spent six years infiltrating the Mafia as an undercover FBI agent. Now, years later, Pistone reassesses what the underworld was really about. Occasionally poignant, always in shocking detail, The Way of the Wiseguy gives readers a first-hand look at the thinking, psychology, and customs that make wiseguys a unique breed. The book is divided into anecdotes that reveal key principles of wiseguy life, including "Don't Volunteer You Don't Know Something," "Be a Good Earner," "Look Like You Mean Business, "It's Your Best Friend Who Will Kill You," and much more. The stories-more than 80 of them-are spellbinding, and the insights into this lawless realm of badguys are often uncannily relevant to the workings of the legitimate world of big business and everyday social discourses. Includes CD with shocking undercover surveillance audio from the Donnie Brasco operation (with commentary by author Joe Pistone). ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Tired material, dubious delivery
If you read Donnie Brasco - or know even a little bit about the prototypical wiseguy - you do not need to read this book. It essentially details the way mobsters live their daily lives, what's important to them (money), why they kill people (also money), etc. If you have a brain in your skull you could have gleaned that from Pistone's first book, or the film Donnie Brasco, or any of the Godfather movies. What's worse, the book is littered with profanity, something that was missing (or at least not gratuitous) from the Donnie Brasco book. And it also surprised me because when you see Pistone interviewed, he seems like a class act. The profanity seems highly contrived as to make you think Pistone has more credibility if he talks like a scumbag.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brasco does it again
This book was an excellent read. Told in Joe Pistone's authentic voice, it provides an alternative viewpoint to Hollywood's glamorized version of the mafia-a viewpoint that we don't see often enough.

I particularly enjoyed the format. The book is interspersed with some shorter chapters and some longer ones, each consisting of anecdotes that teach lessons about the wiseguy's lifestyle. So whether you've got an hour to sit down and read it, or whether you've only got 10 minutes here and there, you can pick up The Way of the Wiseguy at any point and be entertained and enlightened.

Informative, funny, and poignant all at once, Pistone brought me closer to being inside the mafia than I'll ever be. And convinced me that I don't ever want to get any closer.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. Warmed-over rehash of better titles.
Joseph Pistone takes a page out of the handbook of those he put away and shakes down mafia aficionados for a quick buck.

There is nothing in this writing that hasn't been documented before by other authors better and in more detail. What we hope is a true insider's view of the day-to-day machinations of the mob turns out to be a book of thirty one- to two-page essays on various facets of a Mafioso's daily life. We hope to get a look at mob life not apparent to those of us on the outside, to get a true feel for the Way of the Wiseguy. What we get instead is a Cliff's notes outline of The Godfather.

Way of the Wiseguy offers up such gems as :

--some Wiseguys are degenerate gamblers
--Wiseguys do not have the same value system as everyday people
--Wiseguys send a message by whacking people
--Wiseguys are greedy
--Wiseguys take goomahs
--Wiseguys are all about the money

Do you want more details or information than the above list? Don't expect to find it in Way of the Wiseguy. Pistone really phones it in on this one: pulling a robbery on the book buying public that should be the inspiration for chapter one in his next writing: Fake Wiseguys know how to sucker the public too.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Fun & Informative Fast Read
While Pistone uses poor english --- 6th grade level lower class english, he writes what I find to be a riveting account of life in La Costra Nostra.

These are all issues and things that most people wonder about mobsters and Pistone answers them clearly, succinctly and well.

This is a good book for people interested in American History, Mafia history, the mob in general and sociology, among other things. One can't help but see a bit of oneself in mobsters. After all, we all have a dark side even if we never show it or dare to think about it.

A warning to parents, this book uses what some might consider very bad language although among business people, politicians, mobsters and just about every living human being, it's quite common. But if you are sensitive, don't buy it.

If you want a really great read and don't mind poor english and bad language, do buy it. It's totally different than any other book about La Costra (...)

1-0 out of 5 stars thin and weak
There isn't a whole lot to this book. Several 1 page chapters and blank pages. You can get a lot more information in other books. I loved Donnie Brasco, but this seems like a cheap way to get a quick buck. ... Read more


112. Terrorism in the 21st Century (3rd Edition)
by Cindy C. Combs
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Post-cold war in focus and Unbiased in perspective, this book makes clear not only what terrorism is, and has been, but also what it may be like in this new century. Using clear, careful explanations of concepts and case studies of real events (including Sept. 11), it makes this multidimensional, complex and emotionally-tinged phenomena accessible and understandable to those with no scholarly background in the subject. It 1) examines the known facets of contemporary terrorism—explaining what terrorism is, who carries it out, and how terrorist acts are committed; 2) analyzes the laws and special forces which nations within the international community have created to meet this challenge; and 3) predicts forthcoming patterns of terrorism in the new century.An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Not a Modern Phenomenon. Ideology and Terrorism: Rights from Wrongs. Criminals or Crusaders? Terrorism By The State. “Terrorism, Inc.” Terrorist Training. The Media: Another Weapon for Both Sides? Domestic Terrorism in the U.S.: Challenge to Democracies. Legal Perspectives on Terrorism. Counterterrorism: The Use of Special Forces. Terrorism, Intelligence, and the Law. Security Measures: A Frail Defense. Post-Cold War Trends. Future Prospects.For law enforcement personnel, special police anti-terror units, military personal, and anyone interested in understanding terrorism. ... Read more


113. Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition
by Douglas E. Wicklander, David E. Zulawski, Vernon J. Geberth
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What makes a person confess to a crime he did not commit? Was he coerced? Is he trying to protect someone else? Interrogation has come under attack as opponents focus on false confessions. However, most cases are still resolved by confession, not forensic evidence. Among the new topics covered in the Second Edition of this bestselling book, Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation focuses on why false confessions exist and how to avoid them.Written by two experts who have conducted over 15,000 interviews and interrogations from theft to homicide, this book expands on the valuable topics in the previous edition to include discussions of:Telephone interviewingFalse ConfessionsField InterviewingSexual Harassment InterviewingConfronting the Alleged HarrasserPre-employment InterviewingNew Legal AspectsFrequently Asked QuestionsCovering the entire sequence of events that occur during the interview and interrogation process, this book provides a realistic building block approach that allows you to move from a preliminary accusation to an ultimate confession by applying practical rules to the process. It gives you the flexibility to select a number of different paths to proceed in an interrogation of a suspect. Useful in both the law enforcement and private sectors, Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition allows you to deal effectively with the complex problems of interviewing and interrogating victims, witnesses, suspects, and even potential employees. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I went to the Wicklander seminar recently. The book was just as great as the class, I'm very fortunate to have been able to go and receive the book. Thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
This is an excellent referecne book for anyone involved in both private and public sector interviews.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book for any investigator
This was a very informative book. I highly recommend this book for anyone dealing with interviews and interrogations.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have!
This is a great resource. If this isn't on your shelf, it should be.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must buy book for any interrogator!
This is one of the best interview and interrogation books on the market. Follow the books instructions and suggestions 100% and you will be much more successful. ... Read more


114. The Forensic Casebook : The Science of Crime Scene Investigation
by NGAIRE E. GENGE
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THE ULTIMATE READERS’ GUIDE TO THE ART OF FORENSICS!

An intrepid investigator crawls through miles of air conditioning ducts to capture the implicating fibers of a suspect’s wool jacket . . . A forensic entomologist discovers insects in the grill of a car and nails down a drug dealer’s precise geographical path . . . A gluttonous criminal’s fingerprints are lifted from a chocolate truffle. . . .

Filled with these and many other intriguing true stories, and packed with black and white illustrations and photographs, The Forensic Casebook draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists—including animal examiners, botanists, zoologists, firearms specialists, and autoposists—to uncover the vast and detailed underworkings of criminal investigation. Encyclopedic in scope, this riveting, authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as:

• Securing a crime scene
• Identifying blood splatter patterns
• Collecting fingerprints—and feet, lip, and ear prints
• Interpreting the stages of a body’s decay
• Examining hair and fiber evidence
• Trace evidence from firearms and explosives
• “Lifting” DNA prints
• Computer crime and forensic photography
• Career paths in criminal science

Lucidly written and spiked with real crime stories, The Forensic Casebook exposes the nitty gritty that other books only touch upon. Here is a reference book as addictive as a page-turning novel of suspense.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This book has everything a die-hard forensic fan would love, from the crime scene to apprehension of the killers. Fully illustrated. It also compares what really happens to what people think happens. Thorough and engaging.

5-0 out of 5 stars authoritative but easy to read
The Forensic Casebook is dense with information on everything relating to forensics - from securing the crime scene, to photography, to the acutal forensics. The material is authoritative, but easy to read and understand with plenty of diagrams to further clarify. Highly recommended for those interested in the field.

5-0 out of 5 stars CSI Forensics 101
Of all the Forensics books I've struggled through in the past compared to this one--this was one of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time. The most interesting facet of this book is it uses anecdotes from the CSI shows to illustrate the point that is being described in the book. There is just enought detail to give you the basics, without overwhelming you with technical jargo.
If you are a mystery writer, this book should be on your resources bookshelf for quick lookups to check and validate your facts. It could also be a great source book for murder plot ideas.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!
This book was presented in a way that was easy to understand and was written in a very logical manner. If you, like myself, have little knowledge on how forensics are used in police work, then I think that this would be an excellent book for you. You get a basic overview filled with useful information and terrific case studies. It may be a little too 'elementary' for people who already have some knowledge of forensics, but, for me it was a very intriguing read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tremendous All around introduction to Forensic Science Field
I recently decided to begin pursuing and researching a career in Forensic Science. This book, more than any I came across, gave a very clear introduction to vast variety of fields of forensics, from Crime Scene Investigation, pathology, anthropology (and others) as well as the process and procedure of a crime investigation from first arrival on scene, to collection of evidence, to processing the evidence all the way through to presenting evidence and expert testimony in court.

There is enough case studies to enlighten and entertain, enough science to intrique, and enough details to interest. This is a tremendous introductory and honest book for anyone interested in pursuing a career in Forensics. ... Read more


115. Silent Witness : The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death
by Mark Fuhrman
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We all watched Terri Schiavo die. The controversy around her case dominated the headlines and talk shows, going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House, and the Vatican.

And it's not over yet. Despite her death, the controversy lingers. In Silent Witness, former LAPD detective and New York Times bestselling author Mark Fuhrman applies his highly respected investigative skills to examine the medical evidence, legal case files, and police records. With the complete cooperation of Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings, as well as their medical and legal advisers, he conducts exclusive interviews with forensics experts and crucial witnesses, including friends, family members, and caregivers.

Fuhrman's findings will answer these questions:

  • What was Terri and Michael Schiavo's marriage really like?
  • What happened the day Terri collapsed?
  • What did Michael Schiavo do when he discovered Terri unconscious? How long did he wait before calling 911?
  • What do medical records show about her condition when she was first admitted to the hospital?
  • What will the autopsy say?

The legal issues and ethical questions provoked by Terri Schiavo's extraordinary case may never be resolved. But the facts about her marriage, her condition when she collapsed, and her eventual death fifteen years later can be determined.

With Silent Witness, Fuhrman goes beyond the legal aspects of the case and delves into the broader, human background of Terri Schiavo's short, sad life.

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116. Visions for Change : Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century (4th Edition)
by Roslyn Muraskin, Albert R. Roberts
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1-0 out of 5 stars Not as textbook, but a liberal manifesto
As a Criminal Justice instructor who has reviewed this text (and almost had to use it) I cannot recommend this book.It portends to be a book about solutions, when in fact it essentially attacks every aspect of policing and the criminal justice system as it exists today, and the only solutions it provides are from the left to far left.There is no balance of opinion, no counter-point, and absolutely no effort on the part of the authors to inform students that they are in fact only getting one side of the issue.Far too often do I see this approach by liberal writers and educators: attempting to pass off their out of the mainstream ideas as fact.College is a marketplace of ideas, discussion, and debate.However, this book turns the debate into a one sided discussion on how awful and wholly without merit the current system is.I am not one as a CJ educator that believes we are to be cheerleaders for law enforcement.However, we do need to present the good with the bad, and this book would do nothing but discourage would-be law enforcement professionals.If the goal is to make such persons believe the profession they are about to enter into is completely corrupt and without merit, this is the "test" to use.If forced to use this book, I would suggest supplementing it with articles or texts that offer a counterpoint.That is, if you are interested in giving your students both sides of the issue - which I believe we as educators are charged to do, not just simply indoctrinate them with the opinions of those with whom you might agree.This book is nothing more than an attempt to indoctrinate, not foster intelligent debate and discussion on the topics contained therein. A candidate for zero stars, if that choice were available. ... Read more


117. Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations
by Jason H. Byrd, James L. Castner
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Insects and other arthropods found at a death scene can provide corroborating evidence regarding both the time and place of death as well as possible antimortem and postmortem treatment of the victim. Nevertheless, most forensic investigators are not specially trained in entomology, and until now, no entomology reference has fully explored these subjects. Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations usurps this void, instructing even individuals without a background in entomology on what to search for when recovering entomological evidence at a crime scene. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Missing a "key" point...
While this book does address a variety of necessary topics and its overall praise is well-deserved there is a gap, which means there is still a need for a textbook in forensic entomology.

For a book of this nature one would expect to be able to identify insects of forensic importance. The numerous color photos are nice to look at, but in most cases do not allow species determination at the adult level (don't even bother asking about immature idenitification!). Short species accounts are given, but much more valuable would have been the inclusion of keys (as in K. Smith's treatment of the European forensic fauna). Unfortunately this means that you have to buy another text in order to identify any specimens that you collect. You will likely have to go the Manual of Nearctic Diptera in order to identify genera of Calliphoridae, Muscidae, Phorids...

In summary, even if you buy this book you'll still need to consult a forensic entomologist and as such, I'd recommend dropping the words "Forensic Entomology" from the title. This book is written for those who do not have formal training in entomology or even a science background (i.e. arthropod, botantist, and invertebrate are all defined in the glossary).

For the authors I would highly recommend adding keys in order to increase the value of this work. Please, for the entomologists' sake place them in an appendix, but do include them. Another suggestion would be to expand the taxa covered in Table 9.1 (insect development times) and move it to the appendix. Thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Overview of Forensic Entomology
This work is extraordinarily useful to any death investigation professional. It provides an extensive overview of all aspects of forensic entomology with chapter contributions from the leading forensic entomologists in the United States and Canada. It is expertly written so that the investigator with no formal entomological training can easily understand the context of the book, while still on a level that other formally trained entomologists will find very useful. It is richly illustrated with over 150 color photos of insects of forensic importance. This allows investigators to immediately recognize forensic insects at the scene so that collection can be assured. This book is certain to become an invaluable reference for anyone in the field of forensic entomology, or those involved in the collection of entomological evidence from a death scene. It is a perfect complement to the other works published on the subject by K.G.V. Smith and E.P. Catts. ... Read more


118. Essentials of Corrections (with Online Study Guide and InfoTrac)
by G. Larry Mays, Jr., L. Thomas Winfree
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The first "core" corrections book published by Thomson Wadsworth, ESSENTIALS OF CORRECTIONS, Third Edition introduces students to the essential elements of the United States' corrections system without overwhelming students with excessive detail or unnecessary technical jargon. Unbiased and accessible, this text includes coverage of the history of corrections, the key theories relating to crime causation, new chapters on race and gender issues in corrections, programs and approaches that are currently successful, and alternatives to incarceration. The authors' unparalleled practical approach, reinforced by contemporary examples, helps students understand the role corrections plays in our society and provides them with useful information about professional opportunities in the field. ... Read more


119. Into the Kill Zone : A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force
by DavidKlinger
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What's it like to have the legal sanction to shoot and kill? This compelling and often startling book answers this, and many other questions about the oft-times violent world inhabited by our nation's police officers. Written by a cop-turned university professor who interviewed scores of officers who have shot people in the course of their duties, Into the Kill Zone presents firsthand accounts of the role that deadly force plays in American police work. This brilliantly written book tells how novice officers are trained to think about and use the power they have over life and death, explains how cops live with the awesome responsibility that comes from the barrels of their guns, reports how officers often hold their fire when they clearly could have shot, presents hair-raising accounts of what it's like to be involved in shoot-outs, and details how shooting someone affects officers who pull the trigger. From academy training to post-shooting reactions, this book tells the compelling story of the role that extreme violence plays in the lives of America's cops. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read.......
Into The Kill Zone was a wonderfully, powerfully written account of Police Officers experiences before, during and after the application of deadly force use. I spent 2 years as a Marine in Viet Nam. I spent my entire career as a firefighter and got to know and respect many police officers over my 29 years in public service. I wish I had the opportunity to read this years ago so I could have better understood what my Police Officer friends were and, most likely, still are experiencing in the wake of events like Dave writes about in his book. Trust me, this is a must read book. Thank you Dave Klinger.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exploring Police Use of Force
As a former corrections officer, and assistant professor who teaches Criminal Justice classes, I strongly recommend this book for those persons interested in the police and police-citizen interactions. Klinger uses interviews with 80 officers who have used deadly force -- and the results from these interviews shed considerable insight into the officer's split second decision-making -- in their own words. This book is very well written, and gives the reader considerable insight into perceptions of officers who have been involved in shootings - before, during and after the event.

More than an academic work, this book will be of interest to persons interested in the police, police-citizen encounters, and the complex psychological factors that occur when police use deadly force.

Highly recommended -- this is the type of book that you won't be able to put down.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book, but could use more in-depth research
Pretty good book if you want to get a sense of what a cop goes through during tense situations. It's bascially a collection of stories by other police officers. Some goes into some gruesome details of shootings and wounds. Some fascinating information on what happens during shootings, like getting tunnel vision during shootings, or starts seeing events in slow motion. But what is lacking is the science of it. He tells you what happens but doesn't explain WHY it happens. It seems that some research to explain the physiological human reactions and behavior during these situations would be enlightening.

But definitely worth the purchase. And I would do it just to support a former cop.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for police officers or candidates.
This book gives an extremely rare look inside the world of police shootings. It is an eye opener for anyone thinking of becoming a police officer and a survival refresher for current officers. I was amazed by the chapter on holding fire. It is a testament to the professionalism of our law enforcent officers. It was startling to hear how many times officers had the justification for pulling the trigger, yet chose not to. Absolutely incredible.

5-0 out of 5 stars David Kilinger's Written a Master Piece
Being a cop in centralWashington State I was involved in a shooting last October. The experinces I had during the shooting seemed almost sureal due to exposure to extreme acute stress. Klingers book affirmed for me that I was not alone. The accounts from other cops involved in shootings gave me a sense of relief. This was theraputic. This book is a must read for every cop and their family members, if they've been in a shooting or not.

One of my field training officers once told me that police work is "hours of boredom spiked by seconds of absolute terror." Into the Kill Zone goes to the heart of the terror. The book also offers hope to those that have been involved in shooting. Every cop, including myself, that went into the kill zone has gone on to realize what is really important in life. Family, friends, God and life.

I implore everyone, cop or not, to read this book. It will give everyone an appreciation for those that serve in a profession that is life threatening everyday we put on a uniform. ... Read more


120. Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism
by Dore Gold
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In the global search for culprits and causes in the rise of terrorism, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold shines a spotlight on a nation many think of as a close ally of the United States: Saudi Arabia. As he explains in Hatred’s Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism, Gold believes that the Saudi government is greatly influenced by the Islamist sect known as Wahhabism and, he explains, that influence has lead to Saudi support of terrorism in the Middle East, Europe, the United States and around the world. The historical portion of Gold’s argument, where he traces the emergence of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and the changing face of Saudi leadership, is admirably extensive and detailed. His modern research is a little more uneven, relying on statements by various Muslim clergy members, letters to the editors of newspapers, opinion pieces, and other evidence that is rarely damnable. Curiously, mentions of Israel and the long-standing Arab-Israeli conflict are much more infrequent than one would expect from an Israeli diplomat and scholar. But regardless of one’s opinion of Gold’s research or his alarming conclusions, the book offers something not often found in modern political nonfiction: a coherent structure, exhaustive research, and a clear and consistent perspective on the ongoing threat of terrorism. --John Moe ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Book Explaining the Complex Middle East
Dore Gold has figured out the source of the new terrorism. It comes from Saudi Arabia. This book is a sweeping history that begins in the 18th century and moves right up to the present tense. It is extremely well-written. Everything is explained here: Saudi Wahhabism, Iraq and Saddam Hussein, the PLO, Israel, Osama bin Laden, as well as al-Qaeda. Thus although this is a book about Saudi Arabia, the reader picks up enormous background about the whole Middle East. I read this book just as America came under an Orange Alert and finally I understand who is standing behind the continuing threat. I agree with the former head of the CIA, James Woolsey, who wrote on the cover of Hatred's Kingdom, if you have to read one book that explains the hatred against America in the Middle East, it is this book. I hope the highest levels of the US government read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars It was you, Charley. You was my brother...
Hatred's Kingdom by Dore Gold...

Currently a political advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Dore Gold takes a hard look at the political and religious activities of the Saudi government in this book. His conclusions could not be more drastic . Considering the fact that fifteen of the nineteen September 11 highjackers came from Saudi Arabia, Westerners might want to pay attention.

Mr. Gold is almost lawyerly in his presentation of the case against the Saudi Kingdom, maintaining that the Kingdom is a primary financial supporter of terrorist movements throughout the globe. Gold sets out to show how current and past members of the Saudi family channel their oil revenues to a variety of bogus Muslim charity organizations, and how the funds are directed to the support of terror campaigns against Israel, the West, and other targets in the Middle East. The Saudis have been paying the terror tithe, says Gold, for the purposes of keeping themselves in power and to assuage the extremist Wahhabi clerics who share power in the wealthy oil Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Another reason, more obvious, is to keep Osama and the terror bombers and assassins from blowing up the fine department stores, apartment houses, and restaurants in downtown Riyadh.

Beginning with a history lesson on the birth and ascendancy of Wahhabism, Mr. Gold proceeds to describe the Wahhabis far reaching influence upon an array of Islamic groups and organizations. Such organizations are numerous, comprising a virtual alphabet soup of ostensible charity, religious, and academic organizations, typically combining legitimate activities with suspect and reprehensible activities like payouts to homicide bombers, and support of terrorist entities throughout the world.

This book details the aggressive Saudi rise to power and control over a vast land area previously controlled by rival Bedouin tribesmen. Ibn Saud, first king of Saudi Arabia, made an early bargain with Mohammed ibn Abdul Wahhab, the fanatic prophet of the extreme form of Islam known as Wahhabism. But Wahhab's vision of Islam's traditional form soon pilloried the prophet himself and persecuted most of his companions in pursuing a policy of fanatical 'purity' and separatism which led to many blood baths between rival Muslim factions. Historical and recent battles (the long and bloody war between Iraq & Iran had powerful religious undercurrents) between Shiites and Sunnis factions.

Wahhabism claims to represent the 'one true faith, declaring invalid and 'apostate' those Shias, Sufis, Turks and other 'infidels' and 'polytheists' who have held traditionally more tolerant and accepting views of non-Muslims. 'Polytheism', incidentally, means a wide array of activity ranging from celebrating Mohammed's birthday to putting up a picture of your latest rock idol on the wall.

Among the extremist views promulgated by Wahhab was the desire to emphasize jihad, or holy war, proposing that war against 'the infidel' be adopted as a sixth pillar of Islam. It was this jihadi outlook which was adopted by Bin Laden's mentors and then by Bin Laden himself and then his followers. It was this dogmatic jihadi mentality which attempts to suppress Muslim tolerance toward other religions and cultures and even toward other Muslims and it is the same religious fanaticism which compelled the 1993 attacks on the World Trade Center and the later series of attacks on American soil which occurred on 09-11.

Of course, Islamic terrorist history did not begin with the moment Americans first began paying attention to it --one easily remembers the assassination of Anwar Sadat in Egypt, the massacre of the international tourists at the pyramids in Luxor, and so many terror attacks upon Israel that it would be impossible to mention them within the constraints of this review. Suffice it to say that this book shows the influence of fanatic Wahhabi-style attacks back through the previous century and offers substantial proof of Saudi financial support.

One captured spreadsheet from the West Bank city of Tulkarm details how half a million dollars was dispensed by the Saudis to the families of homicide bombers in Israel. But that is one of the strengths of this book. Mr. Gold gives painstaking attention to detail, to documentation and sourcing of his information. The information comes from many sources--from mainstream news sources, captured Israeli army financial documents, and from the intelligence sources from different countries, including the U.S. Mr. Gold does not make idle conjectures or allegations. In the last pages, the reader can read and examine the many documents and publications which build his case against Saudi support of extremist religio-fascist organizations around the world.

Clearly, an extremist version of worldwide Islam and a repressive government in the Saudi lands are locked into a deathly embrace, a spell which, if not broken, threatens to engulf the foundations of individual freedom.

1-0 out of 5 stars Well researched "cheap propaganda" by IDF
The reader from Anywhere, USA writes a total contradiction. That reader states that Jews who lived in Morocco for over 900 years (contradicting him/herself, after they escaped genocide from Spain) were forced out of Morocco. How does that reader explain the millions of Moroccon Jews who still live in Morocco today and consider it home?!!!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars If only it had been required reading for Bush and Rumsfeld
This book should be required reading for anyone who thinks that it will be an easy task to create a Democratic government in Iraq (or any Middle Eastern nation.) It provides a superb understanding of the Middle Eastern Male mind and distinguishes
Wahhabism particularly. Without reading this book it is not possible to really understand what is happening now or is likely to happen in the Middle East. Those of us who are not Muslim have a lot to gain by reading this book. Keep in mind the author's prejudices, but give him credit for his research.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global T
Written by a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1999), this text for the general reader aims to uncover the links between the nation of Saudi Arabia and ideological terrorism. Gold argues that the current wave of global terrorism has its roots in Saudi Arabia's dominant religious creed, a radical offshoot of Islam known as Wahhabism. He further contends that the Saudis have provided both manpower and financial support to terrorists ... Read more


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