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181. Digital Evidence and Computer Crime
by Eoghan Casey
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Asin: 012162885X
Catlog: Book (2000-03-15)
Publisher: Academic Press
Sales Rank: 435836
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Digital evidence--evidence that is stored on or transmitted by computers--can play a major role in a wide range of crimes, including homicide, rape, abduction, child abuse, solicitation of minors, child pornography, stalking, harassment, fraud, theft, drug trafficking, computer intrusions, espionage, and terrorism.

Though an increasing number of criminals are using computers and computer networks, few investigators are well-versed in the evidentiary, technical, and legal issues related to digital evidence. As a result, digital evidence is often overlooked,
collected incorrectly, and analyzed ineffectively. The aim of this hands-on resource is to educate students and professionals in the law enforcement, forensic science, computer security, and legal communities about digital evidence and computer crime.

This work explains how computers and networks function, how they can be involved in crimes, and how they can be used as a source of evidence. As well as gaining a practical understanding of how computers and networks function and how they can be used as evidence of a crime, readers will learn about relevant legal issues and will be introduced to deductive criminal profiling, a systematic approach to focusing an investigation and understanding criminal motivations.

The accompanying CD-ROM contains simulated cases that integrate many of the topics covered in the text, teaching individuals about:
* Includes CD-ROM multimedia appendix containing simulated cases
* Provides a thorough explanation of how computers and networks function, how they can be involved in crimes, and how they can be used as a source of evidence
* Offers readers information about relevant legal issues
* Features coverage of the abuse of computer networks and privacy and security issues on computer networks
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5-0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone for computer science and criminal justice
I have reviewed several digital forensics books for use in a class I teach. I found this one to be vastly superior to others. It provides an exellent integration of technical, procedural, and legal concepts. A standard forensics text that taught only laboratory procedure would be worthless for all but the most specialized classes. Other digital forensics books haven't realized the whole picture regardless of the quality of their 'lab procedures.' This text reinforces the application of existing knowledge to computer forensics by showing it in context of the system.

I recommend this book for investigators looking to expand their expertise to computer crime, forensics specialists with the same goal, for course adoption, and for anyone interested in the process of computer crime investigation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best computer forensic book available
Sometimes, defense attorneys have it easy: one slip-up by the prosecution and evidence is thrown out. Knowing that, law enforcement goes to great lengths to ensure that evidence is appropriately collected and protected. That works well in the physical world, where law enforcement has many generations' worth of experience. But in the modern world of computers and digital networks, where the simple act of rebooting a computer is enough to wipe out large amounts of evidence, law enforcement clearly needs thorough guidance.

Such a resource is here: Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, an excellent book that details the elements of digital crime. Author Eoghan Casey does a superb job of applying forensic science to computers. The information presented here is critical to a diverse audience: law enforcement, attorneys, forensic scientists, and systems administrators, for instance.

While cybercrime law is in some ways similar to other aspects of criminal law, it nonetheless has its own language and categories. For instance, jurisdiction is a key element in both the physical and digital realms, but it is a much trickier concept in the latter. Casey develops this topic and many more. Those new to computers and networks need not worry: the book begins with an explanation of how they function. With the basics out of the way, Casey details how computers can be used in crime and how the evidence created from these activities can be used for later analysis....The accompanying CD-ROM contains simulated cases that integrate many of the topics covered in the text. In all, the book and CD are an excellent introduction to an increasingly important area of law enforcement.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book from a real expert
This is an excellent book from a real expert.

Everyone and their brother are writing books about computer security and digital forensics.

The difference here is that Eoghan Casey knows what he is talking about.

Excellent book!

5-0 out of 5 stars The book of digital crime
If you are new to this world this is where you should begin. Digital Evidence contains all the knowledge one could amass by obtaining PHD in computing. Especially when you don't have time for a Diploma. I have bought 5 books pertain to digital crime from USA and UK. But this is the one and only book I am recommending to any one in any continent who want to learn or new to this arena. All the other books in this field for Attorneys or with similar requirements are some what academic and may be boring. The CD-ROM accompanying the book gives you much needed hands on training, otherwise which will cost you at least US $ 4000, if you are to go to a training centre to do the same.

5-0 out of 5 stars University Text Book
This text was used for the digital evidence and computer crime class that I just completed. The book is clear and easy to understand. It goes into detail only when needed. I was concerned that this information would quickly become out of date, but the ideas presented are current and provide a solid background for understanding any newer technologies that come down the road. I usually sell my books after the semester ends, but I have decided to keep this one. ... Read more


182. Opportunities in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers Rev. Ed.
by JamesStinchcomb
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Asin: 0071390383
Catlog: Book (2002-09-24)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 210917
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More than 100 opportunities for students and job seekers!

The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in...covers a range of professions from acting to writing, and encompasses traditional as well as cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, andprofessional and Internet resources.

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183. The Police Manager
by Ronald G. Lynch
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Asin: 0870847104
Catlog: Book (1998-07-01)
Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company (OH)
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184. The Art of Investigative Interviewing
by Charles L. Yeschke
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Catlog: Book (2002-10-23)
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Sales Rank: 517636
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Second Edition, details the techniques that can be used by interviewers in any setting to detect indications of deception and respond to them appropriately. With all-new case studies and a new chapter devoted to interrogative ethics, this revised edition has been entirely updated while maintaining the lively, instructive writing style of the first edition.

Drawing elements from psychology, philosophy, and sociology, Charles Yeschke applies the theory of human need to the process of investigative interviewing. This theory is the most important component of the successful interview and is crucial to an investigator's ability to correctly interpret human behavior.

* Covers the rising debate over interviewing and interrogative ethics
* Provides all-new case studies demonstrating the application of the author's techniques
* Shows how to boost your success rate by replacing coercion and confrontation with persuasion and communication
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great stuff !!
If you are interested in conducting serious and professional investigative interviews this is one of the first books you should pick up. It talks about numerous interviewing techniques on how to extract vital information from the person your interviewing without asking "leading questions". I got over 5 pages of notes out of the first few chapters alone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Top Notch
I have been a police officer for 5 years, and have received alot of training in the police field. In 5 years I have found that there is very minimal training in obtaining confessions from suspects. Obtaining voluntary confessions from suspects is a very important task in today's modern world. I found this book to be very informative and it explains to the reader the many parts to an interview before leading into an interogation. This book also also explains that showing empathy works better at obtaining confessions than the old methods of coersion. I enjoyed the book and am excited to get to apply its teachings in my interviews. I believe that the methods taught in this book are worth while and will work if you are patient and use them properly

1-0 out of 5 stars Fluff
Ninety-five percent mundane recycled touchy feely fluff and 5% useful information. Not worth the price even for those who would appreciate the fluff.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful and Practical Information for those who need answers
Its not easy getting the answers you sometimes need from difficult people in difficul situtions. But this book gives you the information that can make your job easier. Full of practical and easy to implement information, if you do investigative interview you should have this book in your library. ... Read more


185. Managing of Police Organizations (6th Edition)
by Paul M. Whisenand
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Catlog: Book (2004-05-20)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 146628
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186. Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing
by Edwin Delattre
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Catlog: Book (2002-03-01)
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute Press
Sales Rank: 63091
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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On September 11, 2001, the unflinching heroism of hundreds of police and law enforcement personnel involved in rescue operations at the World Trade Center exemplified the ideal of a good cop. These heroes stand in stark contrast to some of their colleagues who engage in misconduct and even crime. What makes a good cop versus a bad cop?

In the fourth edition of Character and Cops, Edwin J. Delattre addresses this question, which has particular relevance at a time when law enforcement personnel are being asked to take part in "homeland defense" against terrorism. He uses examples such as the heroism of September 11, 2001, as well as some of the major police scandals, controversies, and crises of our time—the trial of O. J. Simpson, the events at Ruby Ridge, the tragedy at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, the beating of Rodney King, Amadou Diallo’s death, and the sodomization of Abner Louima by Justin Volpe—to explore the ethical standards that should govern police commands and individual officers. He describes the impact of the decline, even collapse, of social pressure in modern society and within some police departments on the side of morals, manners, and reputable conduct on police who face ever more complex demands, problems, and difficulties in carrying out their mission.

A new chapter considers how the future of policing is affected by the altered context of a nation at war with terrorism. How do we prevent our expectations—and any new demands we may impose—from undermining the capacity of police departments to protect the public from threats to public safety and from crimes that have nothing to do with terrorism? Delattre discusses recruiting and training standards for police and law enforcement personnel and whether these should be changed because of new domestic threats. He covers questions about the use of profiling and application of existing laws about intelligence gathering in counter terrorism. He also calls on federal agencies to provide police with more information and intelligence so that they can determine how best to apply their assets to protection and instruction of the public.

Although the author focuses specifically on the importance of character in law enforcement, the book has broader application to questions of individual character, public trust, corruption, moral training, and ethics education within society at large. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best overall text on the market for L.E. professionals.
This to-the-point book answers many of the questions that concern officers, supervisors and adminisrators serving communities today. Not a re-hashed, warmed-over version of business management theory rewritten in police jargon, as we find in so many other books professing to be "police text". This book addresses issues ("cop things") in the realm of reality (the"cop world"). Don't let the title fool you, although it has much to say about ethics, this text expands on the "real" ethics of law enforcement; the "street level" use of ethics, morals and values in relation to the reality of the job. Each chapter deals with a diffenent core subject; they can stand alone as a lesson. I constantly review portions when met with a difficult challenge. In my estimation, history will hold this text as one of the best sources of information for professional police offices of all ranks. Many agencies issue a copy of this to all new supervisors. This is one book to have in your desk at all times.

1-0 out of 5 stars This Book Is A Sleeper!
If you run out of sleeping pills, read this! Delatre is the King of run on sentences. For proof, check out the 1st sentence on page 76. It's on the Hypothesis of Structural Deviance and contains whopping 143 words!!!! Wow, Edwin! Your English teacher is turning over in her grave! If she is still alive, don't let her read this. It may cause her to stroke out!

This book is for academics looking for research to quote, but certainly not for anyone who wants a practical guide on ethics in policing. Delatre presents a lot of information in an unclear and vague manner. We would be best suited with the Cliff Notes. We would probably have them, too, but Cliff is probably still in a trance over this one!

Delatre offers both sides of several arguments, but at times, fails to take a side. How annoying!

In another book I read recently on Policing, its author says that the best way to relay information is to "be clear, be concise, be gone!" Delatre is not clear, he is not concise and he is not gone! Why, because I am still try to burrow through the last couple chapters of this book.

The only way this book could maintain a respectable, steady volume of sales is if it were required reading, i.e. for a college course.

Seriously, this book could lose half its pages and be much closer to readable. Make your points, give your examples, take a stand, then wrap it up.

3-0 out of 5 stars More a text book than a book for the general reader
This book appears to be used by police academies in training police. It seems to be more of a textbook rather than a book for the general reader.

Police forces throughout the world are at risk of having certain problems. There is always some pressure for police to accept bribes. Police can also slide into habits of using excess force and some times other problems can occur such as simple laziness. One of the problems for any police command is thus to ensure that these problems are either eliminated or minimized.

This book talks about the sorts of reasons why police become corrupt and urges police to develop morale character. One of the chapters for instance looks in part at the question of whether police should accept free cups of coffee from restaurants. On the face of it such an offer would seem a simple measure of gratitude from a member of the public to underpaid officers. The author however indicates that often in such situations the offer of even a coffee may lead to an expectation of something in return. To warn customers of the restaurant instead of giving them parking tickets. To be around if the restaurant has problems. Such a process can lead to police accepting the idea of quid pro quo's and entering into other arrangements. This chapter goes on to explain the mechanics of corruption and why even non-corrupt officers will remain silent in the face of corruption. The police force is a cohesive unit whose members will from time to time face situations of real danger. The need to depend on others can lead to officers falling into the habit of not rating so that they will have support in any dangerous confrontations with criminals.

One of the strengths of the book is that it is filled with thousands of examples in which police can face pressure to do the wrong thing. These examples are carefully chosen and no doubt would in a class setting be valuable for trainee officers.

Other chapters, obviously again intended for class discussion rather than being definitive in themselves are disappointing. One chapter looks at the question of drug enforcement and examines arguments for changing the current policy of prohibition. Although the author presents both sides of the argument with fairness there is no real discussion of the empirical reality and the costs of the policies. His approach is one based on morality and rights rather than looking at the operational problems of policing drugs and the cost of imprisonment. In addition he puts the dilemma as an either or choice between legalization and probation. He seems to be unaware of harm minimization strategies. Another chapter that touches on positive discrimination is also disappointing.

These criticisms are perhaps churlish, as the book does not seem to have aimed at being one read by the general public. No doubt a reasonable text book but not something which would contribute to the debate on how to structure police forces to deal with problems and violence.

2-0 out of 5 stars A textbook for recruits not for the general reader
This book appears to be used by police academies in training police. It seems to be more of a textbook rather than a book for the general reader.

Police forces throughout the world are at risk of having certain problems. There is always some pressure for police to accept bribes. Police can also slide into habits of using excess force and some times other problems can occur such as simple laziness. One of the problems for any police command is thus to ensure that these problems are either eliminated or minimized.

This book talks about the sorts of reasons why police become corrupt and urges police to develop morale character. One of the chapters for instance looks in part at the question of whether police should accept free cups of coffee from restaurants. On the face of it such an offer would seem a simple measure of gratitude from a member of the public to underpaid officers. The author however indicates that often in such situations the offer of even a coffee may lead to an expectation of something in return. To warn customers of the restaurant instead of giving them parking tickets. To be around if the restaurant has problems. Such a process can lead to police accepting the idea of quid pro quo's and entering into other arrangements. This chapter goes on to explain the mechanics of corruption and why even non-corrupt officers will remain silent in the face of corruption. The police force is a cohesive unit whose members will from time to time face situations of real danger. The need to depend on others can lead to officers falling into the habit of not rating so that they will have support in any dangerous confrontations with criminals.

One of the strengths of the book is that it is filled with thousands of examples in which police can face pressure to do the wrong thing. These examples are carefully chosen and no doubt would in a class setting be valuable for trainee officers.

Other chapters, obviously again intended for class discussion rather than being definitive in themselves are disappointing. One chapter looks at the question of drug enforcement and examines arguments for changing the current policy of prohibition. Although the author presents both sides of the argument with fairness there is no real discussion of the empirical reality and the costs of the policies. His approach is one based on morality and rights rather than looking at the operational problems of policing drugs and the cost of imprisonment. In addition he puts the dilemma as an either or choice between legalization and probation. He seems to be unaware of harm minimization strategies. Another chapter that touches on positive discrimination is also disappointing.

These criticisms are perhaps churlish, as the book does not seem to have aimed at being one read by the general public. No doubt a reasonable text book but not something which would contribute to the debate on how to structure police forces to deal with problems and violence.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for law enforcement
This book depicts a geniune need in law enforcement. The need to hire, train, and maintain ethical personnel is explained and stressed to the reader in a way that has been overdue. The occupation of a law enforcement offical world wide has a real need to be a true character , role model, or the public offical that can be trusted. Edwin has a clear style of writing with a no nonsense approach to describe past , present, and future occurrences of police conduct. I believe the criminal justice system would beam with pride and public trust if law enforcement would read and act on the issues and suggestion that Delattre brings forth in this fine book. ... Read more


187. Trust Me
by Richard Rashke
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Asin: 0970682506
Catlog: Book (2001-09-20)
Publisher: NARCO L.L.C.
Sales Rank: 493459
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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TRUST ME takes the reader on an undercover journey from a quarter-ounce cocaine buy to one of the largest hand-to-hand buys north of Miami.It's an insider's story of intrigue, danger, and bureaucratic sniping that almost killed the buy...and Tracy Sparshott, the undercover cop, who made it.

The FBI called him "Damn Local"
His Supervisor called him "Hard to Supervise"
Drug dealers called him "The Man"
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5-0 out of 5 stars real life in the burbs around Washington DC
Richard Rashke writes a superb example of the underworld drug world.Tracy Sparshot real life experiences of the Montgomery County drug rings and how he shut them down is excellent.For those who risk there lives every day this is an excellent reminder of just how dangerous undercover work can be and at the same time extremly challenging.Should be manadatory reading for the rookie looking to join the force! ... Read more


188. Going For Gold
by Ronny J. Coleman
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Catlog: Book (1998-12-03)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 635824
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Ronny Coleman, Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, brings years of experience to bear in this unique and practical resource providing a realistic appraisal of what it takes to a be a successful fire chief. Focusing first on the candidate, then on the administration of a fire department, Going for the Gold will help readers understand how to prepare for the job, making the transition, and what is required for a successful track record. The emphasis is on competition, and then the challenge that a fire chief faces on a day-to-day basis, including how to retain and improve upon the traditional values of the job. It covers the specifics of how a person actually applies leadership and decision making concepts on a daily basis. (Keywords:Fire Officer) ... Read more


189. Forces of Deviance : Understanding the Dark Side of Policing
by Victor E. Kappeler, Richard D. Sluder, Geoffrey P. Alpert
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Asin: 0881339830
Catlog: Book (1998-02)
Publisher: Waveland Press
Sales Rank: 274427
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An informative look at a very difficult topic! The discretion, authority, and power granted the police to accomplish their mission offer multiple opportunities for deviance. This revised edition effectively organizes a large amount of material in order to provide students with a timely and comprehensive review of this disturbing dimension of police organizations. The authors' analysis of deviance as the product of the organization of the occupation, the expectations of society, and the perceptions and interpretations of the role of the police are compellingly presented. A fascinating portrait of the social and organizational factors of the police working environment emerges, providing students with a broad framework for assessing the police culture and the many forms of police deviance. ... Read more


190. Theorizing Criminal Justice: Eight Essential Orientations
by Peter B. Kraska
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Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
Publisher: Waveland Press
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The goal of this book is to encourage thinking about criminal justice. What theories direct the behaviors of the police, the courts, and corrections administrators? Are due process rights the foundation of actions, or is the control of crime an overriding concern? Are criminal justice personnel motivated by the need to diagnose and treat the individual offender, or are classification and management of groups the primary focus? Which goals are paramount: retribution, treatment, safety, social control, efficiency? What value choices guide theories? Does a bureaucratic system insure impartiality, or is it a self-perpetuating growth industry? What role does politics play in developing theory? Theory explains how we think about an issue and ultimately how we deal with it. Studying reaction to crime reveals the reality constructed by various actors. This hybrid textbook and reader encourages students to reflect on the very complex nature of criminal justice, to analyze the theories that have informed various practices, and to recognize the intellectual underpinnings of each. The eight perspectives and the multiple readings that illustrate them provide the background for the reader to place criminal justice in context with other social controls. The ultimate purpose of the study of existing metaphors for criminal justice is to develop the skills to participate in future theorizing about a vital topic. ... Read more


191. Igniting the Leader Within: Inspiring, Motivating, & Influencing Others
by Michael F. Staley
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Asin: 0912212713
Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
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There is no lack of available material and educational programs to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about "management". The bad news is that management isn't the same as leadership. Confusing management and leadership is easy. But management is how an order is carried out. Leadership is why the order was there in the first place. You want to be a leader. This book will show you how! ... Read more


192. On the Line: Inside the U.S. Border Patrol
by Erich Krauss
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Asin: 0806525436
Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
Publisher: Citadel Press
Sales Rank: 288763
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down.
I received this book in the middle of finals and made the mistake of opening the cover. I couldn't put it down. I purchased the book to learn more about the USBP and now I want to be an Agent! The proud history of the USBP is illustrated well as is the current status of the organization. The author really seems to know what he is writing about and must've interviewed a hundred people.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Quick Review
This is an outstanding read. At times it reads like the newspaper; at times it reads like a novel. The author(s) have done an impressive job at combining details and narrative to get information across in a very enjoyable manner.

I highly recommend this book as an introduction to the life on the line of the US Border Patrol.

5-0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece
This book is a "must have" for every Border Patrol Agent who wants to learn more about our long and proud history. I was so attracted with the material that I could not avoid reading the book twice in just a week.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good History of the Patrol
This book is a pretty good history of the USBP. Going back to Jeff Davis Milton (for more info on him read "A Good Man With a Gun") on to the new DHS Customs and Border Protection agency. The book talks about the good and the bad, but the authors show some bias. They tend to blame INS for all the USBP ills instead of also talking about the bad management in the BP itself (supervisors who's mantra is "the alien you don't catch is the one who won't get you in trouble" or, on the other end of the spectrum "stop everybody and come up with a legal reason for the stop later"). USBP mismanagement drives away many a good agent, along with the being stationed in some of the worst places you can imagine in the US. Former BP Agents can be found in just about every Federal Law Enforcement Agency across the country for the reasons stated in this book. Over all, good work guy.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Read
I think 99% of America would be absolutly shocked to learn what's going on along our borders--illegal immigrants from countires such as Iraq paying Mexican smugglers to get them across the border, the Mexican military crossing into Arizona and Texas with narcotics, Coyote smugglers killing illegal immigrants by the dozen, drug cartels offering a $200,000 bounty to anyone who kills a border patrol agent, tunnels a half mile long shooting beneath the border, U.S ranchers arming themselves with machine guns to protect their property. The list goes on and on, and the most shocking part about it is that we seldom hear about these events in the news. Living in Southern California, I had been led to believe that Border Patrol operations such as Gatekeeper have largely stopped the flow of illegal aliens and drugs, but now I realize that they have only pushed the problem into more remote parts of the border where the news media seldom venture. The authors of this book did an excellent job at exposing the truth of what is going on in America's backyard. They interviewed what seemes to be hundreds of patrolmen, politicians, and citizens who deal with these issues on a daily basis, as well as offer a ray of hope for the border patrol under the newly created department of homeland security. Hopefully if enough people read this book, maybe politicians will stop skirting around border issues as they have for the past thirty years and make some much needed changes that will help protect the US from invasion. A MUST READ! ... Read more


193. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Criminal Investigation
by Alan Axelrod, Guy Antinozzi
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Asin: 0028643461
Catlog: Book (2002-07-24)
Publisher: Alpha Books
Sales Rank: 11733
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
This is an excellent book for an experienced officer as a reference or a simple layman wishing to understand investigations, which can be a complex matter for the untrained person. This clarifies anything that anyone would ever wonder or ask about investigations, and I would recommend it to anyone for personal enrichment or professional reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Investigation
Great book, very well written. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the field of criminal justice. The book is very informative, yet easy to understand. I think it would make a good book for reference or a good book for course instruction. I will recommend it to anyone who wants information regarding the execution of a criminal investigation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Investigation Primer
What a wonderful book for the layman, the beginner cop, the security guard, law student, or any other para-police professional. The book covers both the developmental history and the modern practical application of criminal investigation practices. Topics range from time tested investigation tactics through today's highly sophisticated forensic techniques. While investigatory theory is discussed, the book is rooted in day-to-day police work.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book for Anyone Interested in Criminal Investigation
As a criminal justice major I have found this book to be very helpful for my studies. I really like the pictures of defensive tactics.

5-0 out of 5 stars The finest and clearest guide to criminal investigation
I spend a great deal of time involved with detailed investigations as an amateur. This book offers a perfect summary of the neccesary steps involved in basic investigation. As the name suggests, any idiot could follow the clear and precise instruction in this book, but it belies the fact that this book is certainly not for idiots.

This book is perfect for anyone looking to form a working knowledge of Criminal Investigation. The author's knowledge of the subject is evident on every page. If you are interested in an orietation to this field, I urge you to buy this book. ... Read more


194. Police Rifles : Selecting The Right Rifle For Street Patrol And Special Tactical Situations
by W.E. Fairbairn
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Catlog: Book (1994-11)
Publisher: Paladin Press
Sales Rank: 602104
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Here is a complete guide to selecting and using the right patrol, military or sniper rifle for everyday and special law-enforcement situations. Fairburn analyzes the strengths of candidate weapons and their calibers. He also provides field tricks and proven drills that will maximize the officer's and rifle's performance. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Agood all around primer
Dick knows his stuff and has been around long enough to give sage advice. This book covers all versions of the police rifle whereas so many other books concentrate on one aspect of LE usage of longarms be it a "patrol rifle" snipers rifle or SMG.

Fairburn's book gets down into the 'been there bent that' of using long arms in the field, a lot of lessons learned went into the book. He also touches on ancillary equipment, bags, bipods, scopes, binos etc. He includes the generic ballistics tables that are becoming so common in manuals of this type as well as a light discussion of cartridges. None of the material is covered in an overly technical manner and it is obviously written from the perspective of a po' officer working for a po' agency. An unfortunate, but all too common, event these days. As such, he gives tips on using the cheap new breed of "unassault" rifles (levers and bolts) as well as little used models such as Marlin Camp series.

He touches on all aspects of police rifle use, patrol, sniper, etc., and gives enough information to get a newbie started in the right direction. If your background and training only consists of pistols this book should be on your shelf. An added nice touch is the extensive and well done targets included in the last pages. Many will never use them but for that unfortunate po' officer (or lawful citizen) they do make for inexpensive training. ... Read more


195. U.S. Customs: Badge of Dishonor
by Darlene Fitzgerald, Sandy G. Nunn
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Catlog: Book (2001-03-01)
Publisher: Authors Choice Press
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Average Customer Review: 4.54 out of 5 stars
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To expose the corruption running rampant in the U. S. Customs Service, Darlene Catalan knew she would have to walk out on a 20-year career. U. S. Customs: Badge of Dishonor is the real-life account of a woman forced to resign simply to keep her honor and integrity intact.

The story of a bureaucracy out-of-control at the taxpayer's expense, it's also a survival story. Even after suffering harassment, threats, intimidation, and investigations by Internal Affairs on false charges, Catalan and her fellow former agents didn't abandon their courageous fight against corruption within of one of our country's largest and most powerful federal agencies.

Catalan's gutsy, first-hand account of corruption and abuse within the U. S. Customs Service reveals why America has fallen victim to the evil of drug cartels and terrorist networks. No federal agent should ever have to put up with the colossal incompetence and abuse from federal management inflicted on Darlene Catalan. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing that Some can still miss the point
I am amazed that some people can read this book, and miss the mark so badly. This book is obviously a journal, taken from the author directly in order to enstill a sense of reality (i.e. from the authors pen to your eyes) to the reader. I am a retired government employee & I definitely got the point, as most of the other reviewers have. The publisher obviously optioned to make no changes in this author's journal, so that the reader would feel that it hasn't been sanitized. This is exactly what I love about this book. It's RAW, gritty, and very well written. I'm glad that the publisher didn't sanitize this story!!!! This took guts! If you want to read a book that is not a true story/ journal, and has perfect spelling, I suggest you read fiction. If you want to read a real, shocking, story chronicled by a real federal agent via a journal, than read this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars The REAL Truth Behind the U.S. Customs Service
I've read this book a couple of times and am shocked by how these agents were treated by their own agency. It is an eye-opener of the the kind which only movies are made of........except this time it is real.

The book is well written and entertaining. But, also gives an excellent portrayal of the abuses which these officers were subjected to at the hands of corrupt management officials who were clearly serving their own self-interests instead of the public interest, which is what they were there to do. If this is how the government really operates, then we are in deep trouble and it is incumbent upon all of us as taxpayers to let our Congressmen and Senators know that this behavior is unacceptable.

I sincerely applaud the efforts and the sacrifices made by these agents to tell the truth. Their story SHOULD be told. And things should be changed so that this type of thing should NEVER be repeated.

I am disgusted as a taxpayer that a government agency would act in such a despicable way.

This book is a must read and I highly recommend it. Thanks for telling us all out there what really goes on on the inside.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good is a four letter word!
Do you like the raw boned truth, as ugly as it may be, dragged from the shadows and held up in the bright light? As a retired Special Agent for U.S. Customs and the author of a book about the "Drug War" (FADED COLORS), I applaud the guts displayed by Darlene Catalan. Knowing the long arm of the Treasury Department, I may question her sanity but I don't question her guts. Well done Agent, you are a loyal American in spite of the institutional meat grinder brush with which you will undoubtedly be painted. And if you're a literary snob who likes your i's dotted just so and every T cleary crossed, give this work a wide birth. It isn't written by a desk jockey, it's written by a street cop that has been thrown under the U.S. Custom's Service's bus! Darlene isn't trying to impress you with her prose, she is trying to send you a message; one which if ignored will cost you one hell of alot more than the price of her book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book, poor editing...
While I understand the idea of publishing a journal verbatim to capture the reality of it, I wonder if that was the intent, or the author tried to save a few bucks by not hiring a proofreader - misspellings would work in the body of the book, but can you really say that misspellings belong in the Dedication in the front of the book? "Guaddel Cannel" indeed!

Once I resigned myself to working through the grammatical issues I found the book very intriguing, and it reinforces the all-too-common feeling that this country's government is out of control, and ripe for another Revolution. Where's the likes of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin when we need them?

5-0 out of 5 stars Very touching and shocking book!
This book was very touching to me. I totally identified with the author in this book. I have gone through similar extreem emotional experiences in my life, and I too had reoccuring dreams that seemed to guide me through them. I wonder if the author of this book ever had her dreams evaluated. I feel it would be helpful to her to gain closure. This Book reminds me of the movies Erin Brokeveich and Traffic. This Book would also make a great movie!!! ... Read more


196. The Managerial Presidency (The Presidency and Leadership Studies , No 4)
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Catlog: Book (1999-04-01)
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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197. Battle at Alcatraz: A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock
by Ernest B. Lageson
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Catlog: Book (2001-04)
Publisher: Addicus Books
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Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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One of the bloddiest battles in the history of American prisons occurred at Alcatraz in May 1946, when prisoners staged a breakout, obtaining guns from the gun gallery and taking nine guards hostage. The escape attempt was the cumination of months of methodical planning. But, when a last-minute glitch foiled their escape, inmates shot the hostages in effort to leave no witnesses. Before order was restored, thousands of rounds were fired by federal prison personnel and a detachment of the U.S. Marines. Among the guards who survived the shooting was Ernie Lageson, Sr. the author's father. Now in Battle at Alcatrz, author Ernie Lageson Jr. passes on his father's story. Meticulously researched, this compelling story offers an insider's perspective on both the notorious riot and life inside the most infamous prison in America. Eight pages of photos. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating account of both life and riot inside a prison
For all readers interested in or fascinated by Alcatraz this is the book to READ. The Battle at Alcatraz literally puts the reader inside the prison walls and into the hearts and minds of the prisoners and guards. This is a true story written by the son of the officer in charge the day of the attempted breakout from Alcatraz in 1946. It reads like fiction as the six desperate convicts search for a missing key. It leaves the reader unsettled wondering if a warden's decisions could have made a difference. A must read. A Wisconsin reader

5-0 out of 5 stars Meticulously researched, Thoroughly readable
Ernie Lageson, is the son of one of the prison guards injured in the failed escape attempt about which this book is written. There are many versions of stories told about Alcatraz the details of which vary by accounting. Being a stickler for correct facts I appreciate the attention to accurate detail paid by the author when writing this book. He not only tells the story with precise accuracy he does so as a skilled story teller weaving a web and drawing you in. If you only read one book about this particular uprising, make sure you chose this one. You won't find an accounting more thoroughly researched nor more intelligently written.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
Visited The Rock this July, bought this book at the bookstore, This book was a great book made me feel like i was actully there. The auther Tells a great story. Suggest to everyone

5-0 out of 5 stars Riveting, Interesting, and Readable
Author Ernest Lageson provides us with an account of the 1946 attempted breakout at Alcatraz prison during which time his father was a guard at the institution. He provides the reader with the details of a well-planned attempt by inmates to vacate "The Rock". The best laid plans go sour for the strangest reasons, and this plan went awry because a guard decided to keep a key to the recreation yard in his pocket because he was to reuse it shortly instead of returning it where it belonged. The inmates were unable to locate the key and their plot was foiled. The author provides us with details of the personalities of the inmates involved and their frustration when things began to go wrong. Author Lageson was a schoolboy at the time, and he expresses his agony in not knowing whether his father was alive or not. Conflict between Warden James Johnston and his associate, Edward Miller, in resolving the takeover is gone into detail with Warden Johnston appearing as confused as to what to do to rescue the guards in the cell block and quash the uprising. According to the author, Johnston had his facts wrong, also, when providing details to the press. Having just visited Alcatraz last week I wanted to read this book and was able to visualize the inside of the prison. I found this book very interesting to read. I can't imagine a reviewer who found it to be boring. I would highly recommend the book to you.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Fact and feeling that takes us in to the heart of The Rock"
This book was a terriffic read, concise and very well written. I was waiting for my plane in the O'Hare airport and had bought it for my dad in San Fransisco. I was 9 years old at the time and I read the whole book on the way home. I could not put it down. The bond that the author creates with the reader is magical. You find yourself in the cell where the hostages were kept. You hear yourself screaming at others to find the key. How the plan could break down at the last was incredible. If you enjoy history, then this book is for you. If you cannot see the historical importance and literary genius in this piece, then maybe you should blow your mind on cable television. ... Read more


198. Invitation to Corrections (with Built-in Study Guide)
by Clemens Bartollas
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Catlog: Book (2001-10-31)
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199. Groupthink or Deadlock: When Do Leaders Learn from Their Advisors? (Suny Series on the Presidency: Contemporary Issues)
by Paul Kowert, Paul A. Kowert
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Argues that too much advice can lead to policy deadlock depending on leadership style. ... Read more


200. Swat Teams: Explosive Face-Offs With America's Deadliest Criminals
by Robert L. Snow
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Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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An inside look at our first line of defense against terrorists and hostage takersEver since Charles Whitman gunned down over a dozen innocent people in 1966 from his perch atop the University of Texas clock tower, "SWAT team" has become a household word. In this compelling book, police veteran Robert L. Snow takes us into the midst of the nation's heroic SWAT teams, allowing us to eavesdrop on harrowing negotiations between killers and cops. He gives us a balanced look at what SWAT teams do right and what they do wrong and recommends ways to improve their tactics in future hostage situations. While he gives no-holds-barred analyses of such dire failures as Waco, he also celebrates SWAT's greatest triumphs-thousands of incidents in which no one was hurt. No policeman or citizen can afford to miss this harrowing yet hopeful look at society's main weapon against sudden terror."A riveting account of the inner workings of SWAT...Fascinating and informative!" -Don M. Hartsough, Ph D., Consultant,

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2-0 out of 5 stars Good as Introduction to SWAT
This is a good introductory book for a person interested in finding out more about SWAT. However, it's little more than review for any law enforcement officer familiar with the basic SOP's and structure of their department's team. It is mostly anecdotal evidence and uses the same "suspect takes hostage, SWAT kills suspect or suspect surrenders" storyline to illustrate why those SOP's and structure exists.

2-0 out of 5 stars A story book
This book is not a good book for people that are interested in learning SWAT tecnics and tactics. This book is a good book for people that are interested in SWAT storys.
Ovcourse that you learn something by reading these real life SWAT situations but is not enougth for someone that practices airsoft.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, but...
This is a good book about SWAT how they work and all kind of different missions they do. It gives good information about SWAT and how they work. BUT I must say that this book don't "show" anything new! Everything is SOP ( and I am not a police officer) and it says the book show how to improve tactics-well it shows NOT!! It show some things, but...but how should I say- basic. The author could go much deeper into this I think. The book is good written but if you are looking to improve your tactics, well then this book is not for you. And like someone said "sometimes it is little TOO American" and I agree...
Good book for beginners and people who want to know how it is inside SWAT. For others, well maybee a good read but that's it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Swat Teams
SWAT Teams
By:
Robert L. Snow

This book is a like a manual. It starts out by telling how that cop's life is going to be when he signs up for the team he has always wanted to be a part of. It's gives that feeling, that if you make it then you are the best. It not only shows the pain to become the best and the life of being the best, but it also shows the tragedy that follows our lives. Our destiny, Death. It shows this is a way we'd rather not see it, but in the way that it really is. It sort of helps to calm those whom have lost their partner in an operation like this by telling the world their pain. And in it those who have this pain now have a place to turn to because their dearest freinds and closest family members have a generl idea of what it is like for them. For the seargents and veterans who train these cops, but even all their knowledge and experience can't save them. It shows how inevitable death is. But most importantly of all, it shows the men and women who have the courage to put forth their own life to help make hundreds of others safer.
SWAT Teams is what I call a first look book. It can be considered a career book because of its factual information. It talks about all the components needed to run a well trained SWAT Team. And it contains information from how an officer is to be traied to what type of weapons he must use. It also provides real stories about their horroric efforts. Including those that have succeeded and those that have failed. One story that started the idea of a SWAT Team and is by far one of the scarriest stories in the book is, The Texas Tower Sniper. Here a man went up to the clock tower of the University of Texas an began shooting the students and teachers on the campus. When the police arrived they became his next target. After an hour and a half Chief Miles ordered an assualt by through the use of armored cars on the shooter. They used the armored cars to get close enough to safely get into the building. Here they traveled to the top of the building and eliminated him.
This is just one of the many stories inside this book. It is a mindturning book and I strongly reccomend it for any person who has a dream to become a SWAT officer or who already is.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well written & Informative
Since I was younger I've had an interest in special forces units, especially in S.W.A.T. teams. And though my knowledge on them was more than basic, I've always felt the need to know more. "Swat Teams..." was the perfect book, not only was it informative, but a great read that I had a hard time putting down. Snow, who is a Homicide Detective in the Indianapolis Police Department, breaks down S.W.A.T. in a chapter by chapter review. Some of the topics covered are the need for S.W.A.T. Team, Snipers, Intelligence & Training, and even the ocassional failures of S.W.A.T. A great read for anyone interested in the topic, or any reader in general. ... Read more


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