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By Reader's Digest Editors. 1978
By Greg Kelly. 2023
In his book debut, Newsmax TV anchor and WABC Radio host Greg Kelly delivers a stirring defense of American law…enforcement and a warning about what happens when they are defunded and derided. As the son of celebrated NYPD commissioner, Ray Kelly, and a former lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, Greg Kelly has had a firsthand look at the critical importance of law enforcement in America. From police to border control and beyond, these men and women provide a fundamental service for our country. In a nation divided, progressives want to abolish the very organizations that keep us safe. Kelly expertly reveals their indispensability. Both a celebration and a call to action, Justice for All is perfect for fans of Mark Levin, Greg Gutfield, and Sean Hannity. Over recent years, Kelly has followed the mounting attack on law enforcement in his reporting, and he&’s felt its effects in his own life and family. Now, he stands up to the mob calling to defund the police and offers a galvanizing voice for police officers, veterans, and all agents of law and order and their families. Justice For All delivers a passionate defense of service, and an impossible to ignore examination of how critical law enforcement is for America&’s survival, and how foolish it is to defund, malign, and delegitimize it.
By Dennis N. Griffin, Glen Meek. 2019
Cybercrime meets organized crime in this true crime story about a hacker attempting to control Sin City&’s call-girl racket. …Was a hacker diverting phone calls meant for Las Vegas escort services? The FBI wanted to know, and so did associates of a New York Mafia family. In one of the most unusual undercover operations ever, the FBI had an agent acting as a manager in a real Las Vegas escort service. Federal agents expected to find prostitution and drugs in the Las Vegas escort industry. What their investigation uncovered was even more serious . . . Praise for Wrong Numbers &“An intriguing and well-researched crime story detailing the intersection of big money and quick sex in the city that contains a lot of both.&” —Jack Sheehan, author of Skin City &“Wiseguys and wannabes are on the hunt for a shadowy hacker who may hold the keys to control of Las Vegas&’ multi-million dollar call girl racket, while FBI agents are hunting them. The result is a gripping true-life crime story that reads like a collaboration between Elmore Leonard and William Gibson told with the knowing savvy of two longtime chroniclers of Sin City&’s hidden underbelly.&” —Kevin Poulsen, author of Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground &“In &’90s Vegas, call girls worked for &“entertainment&” services that were little more than phone numbers, dispatchers, and drop safes. When a mystery hacker started diverting customers&’ calls to one service&’s number, it launched a series of dangerous events that involved the Mob, feds, hackers, service owners, and the phone system itself. This slice of Sin City history is as little-known as it is thrilling, and it&’s well-told by investigative journalist Glen Meek and crime writer Dennis Griffin.&” —Deke Castleman, author of Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost
By Robin Moore. 1970
Two New York policemen of the narcotics bureau track down heroin smugglers from the U.S., France, and Corsica, and succeed…in smashing one of the biggest international operations. An actual case history. 1970.
By Joe Urschel. 2015
By Stanley Hamilton. 2003
This story of a 1933 kidnapping gone terribly wrong recreates the lawlessness of the era, and discusses how this case-followed…breathlessly by the media and a fascinated public-became the first high-profile success of a fledgling FBI. Adult. Unrated
By Radley Balko. 2013
In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians' ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies…like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society. Adult. Unrated
By Thad Sitton. 2000
The "Texas Sheriff" takes a fresh, colorful, and insightful look at Texas law enforcement during the decades before 1960. In…the first half of the twentieth century, rural Texas was a strange, often violent, and complicated place. Nineteenth-century lifestyles persisted, blood relationships made a difference, and racial apartheid remained rigidly enforced. Citizens expected their county sheriffs to uphold local customs as well as state laws. The rural sheriff served as his county's "Mr. Fixit," its resident "good old boy," and the lord of an intricate rural society. Contains some violence
By Norm Stamper. 2016
The author, Seattle's former police chief, calls for a new model of policing. He argues for community-based police departments where…there is citizen participation in all forms of policing. Adult. Some violence. Strong language
By Erika Janik. 2016
This book explores the history of fictional and real life police women and women detectives, and how the constantly changing…cultural and media landscape affects the perception of female policing. “Pistols and Petticoats” is a comprehensive chronicle of women’s struggle for the equal right to serve in law enforcement. Adult
By Louis Diaz, Neal Hirschfeld. 2010
Memoir of former undercover agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, who spent part of his early life participating in organized…crime, which ran rampant in the neighborhood where he grew up. Discusses cases he was involved in, including crime boss Nicky Barnes and the Medellín cartel. Violence and strong language. 2010
By Bernard Gordon. 2004
For twenty-six years, the FBI devoted countless hours of staff time and thousands of U. S. taxpayer dollars to the…surveillance of an American citizen named Bernard Gordon. Given the lavish use of resources, one might assume this man was a threat to national security or perhaps a kingpin of organized crime-not a Hollywood screenwriter whose most subversive act was joining the Communist Party during the 1940s when we were allied with the USSR in a war against Germany. For this honest act of political dissent, Gordon came to be investigated by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952, blacklisted by the Hollywood film industry, and tailed by the FBI for over two decades. In The Gordon File, Bernard Gordon tells the compelling, cautionary story of his life under Bureau surveillance. Drawing on his FBI file of over 300 pages, which he obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, he traces how the Bureau followed him from Hollywood to Mexico, Paris, London, Rome, and even aboard a Dutch freighter as he created an unusually successful, albeit uncredited, career as a screenwriter and producer during the blacklist years. Comparing his actual activities during that time to records in the file, he pointedly and often humorously underscores how often the FBI got it wrong, from the smallest details of his life to the main fact of his not being a threat to national security. Most important, Gordon links his personal experience to the headlines of today, when the FBI is again assuming broad powers to monitor political dissidents it deems a threat to the nation. "Is it possible," he asks, "that books like this will help to move our investigative agencies from the job of blackmailing those who are critical of our imperfect democracy to arresting those who are truly out to destroy us?"
Thousands of people die in drug-related violence every year in Mexico. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, adjacent to El Paso, Texas, has…become the most violent city in the Mexican drug war. Much of the cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine consumed in the United States is imported across the Mexican border, making El Paso/Juárez one of the major drug-trafficking venues in the world. In this anthropological study of drug trafficking and anti-drug law enforcement efforts on the U. S. -Mexico border, Howard Campbell uses an ethnographic perspective to chronicle the recent Mexican drug war, focusing especially on people and events in the El Paso/Juárez area. It is the first social science study of the violent drug war that is tearing Mexico apart. Based on deep access to the drug-smuggling world, this study presents the drug war through the eyes and lives of direct participants. Half of the book consists of oral histories from drug traffickers, and the other half from law enforcement officials. There is much journalistic coverage of the drug war, but very seldom are the lived experiences of traffickers and "narcs" presented in such vivid detail. In addition to providing an up-close, personal view of the drug-trafficking world, Campbell explains and analyzes the functioning of drug cartels, the corruption that facilitates drug trafficking, the strategies of smugglers and anti-narcotics officials, and the perilous culture of drug trafficking that Campbell refers to as the "Drug War Zone. "
By Kevin Walby, Shiri Pasternak, Abby Stadnyk. 2022
Canadian laws are just, the police uphold the rule of law and treat everyone equally, and without the police, communities…would descend into chaos and disorder. These entrenched myths, rooted in settler-colonial logic, work to obscure a hard truth: the police do not keep us safe. This edited collection brings together writing from a range of activists and scholars, whose words are rooted in experience and solidarity with those putting their lives on the line to fight for police abolition in Canada. Together, they imagine a different world—one in which police power is eroded and dissolved forever, one in which it is possible to respond to distress and harm with assistance and care.
By Assistant Professor Tom Malleson, David Wachsmuth. 2011
In June 2010 activists opposing the G20 meeting held in Toronto were greeted with arbitrary state violence on a scale…never before seen in Canada. Whose Streets? is a combination of testimonials from the front lines and analyses of the broader context, an account that both reflects critically on what occurred in Toronto and looks ahead to further building our capacity for resistance. Featuring reflections from activists who helped organize the mobilizations, demonstrators and passersby who were arbitrarily arrested and detained, and scholars committed to the theory and practice of confronting neoliberal capitalism, the collection balances critical perspective with on-the-street intensity. It offers vital insight for activists on how local organizing and global activism can come together.
By J. Jesús Lemus. 2022
Durante los primeros tres años de gobierno de la llamada Cuarta Transformación, no se ha logrado revertir la tendencia al…alza de los índices de impunidad. Como justificante de ello, oficialmente se acusa a la inercia del estado de descomposición social heredado de las dos anteriores administraciones federales, manifiesto principalmente en actos de corrupción del Poder Judicial Federal, sin poner atención y sin señalar siquiera la escasa actuación de la Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) convertida ahora en Fiscalía, que es el primer órgano procurador de justicia.Solo entre el 2018 al 2021, los índices de impunidad registrados en México han colocado a nuestro país en los primeros cinco de los 100 que registran una mayor deficiencia en la persecución de delitos en todo el orbe. Este es el tema de este libro: desentrañar las razones por las que hoy la Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) y su titular Alejandro Gertz Manero, continúan con la tendencia de impunidad marcada desde el pasado.¿Cuáles son los motivos del fiscal Gertz Manero para continuar con la política de impunidad marcada desde hace tres administraciones priistas y dos panistas? ¿De qué tamaño son los compromisos que impiden al Fiscal desempeñar sus funciones? ¿Es falta de capacidad o exceso de compromisos lo que hacen de Gertz uno de los funcionarios más grises de la Cuarta Transformación? ¿Por qué el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador se empeña en protegerlo? ¿Por qué el Fiscal es prácticamente inexistente? ¿Quién es en realidad Alejandro Gertz Manero? Esas son las principales preguntas a las que este libro busca dar respuesta.The Non-existent ProsecutorDuring the first three years of the government of the so-called Fourth Transformation, it has not been possible to reverse the upward trend in impunity rates. As justification for this, the inertia of the state of social decomposition inherited from the two previous federal administrations is officially blamed, manifested mainly in acts of corruption in the Federal Judiciary, without paying attention and without even pointing out the poor performance of the Attorney General's Office (PGR) now converted into the Prosecutor's Office, which is the first prosecutorial body of justice.Only between 2018 to 2021, the impunity rates recorded in Mexico have placed our country in the top five of the 100 that register a greater deficiency in the prosecution of crimes throughout the orb. This is the subject of this book: to unravel the reasons why today the Attorney General's Office (FGR) and its head, Alejandro Gertz Manero, continue with the trend of impunity set in the past.What are the motives of Prosecutor Gertz Manero to continue with the policy of impunity marked for three PRI and two PAN administrations? How big are the commitments that prevent the Prosecutor from performing his duties? Is it lack of capacity or excess of commitments that make Gertz one of the grayer officials of the Fourth Transformation? Why does President Andrés Manuel López Obrador insist on protecting him? Why is the Prosecutor practically non-existent? Who is actually Alejandro Gertz Manero? These are the main questions that this book seeks to answer.
By Sergeant First Class Retired John E. O’Rourke. 2012
The New Jersey State Troopers are dedicated to upholding their credo of �Honor, Duty and Fidelity. Their commitment to this…service has helped countless civilians in dangerous situations and saved many innocent lives. Yet in upholding their duty to serve and protect, extraordinary troopers have given their lives. Retired Sergeant First Class John O'Rourke has collected their stories of bravery and herein follows up his first book, Jersey Troopers, with the accounts of troopers killed in the line of duty from 1961 to 2011. These are not only the stories of how they died but also how they lived, with recollections and photos from the families and friends they left behind.
By Joseph Wambaugh. 1984
In this true crime story, Wambaugh focuses on the border crime task force. They patrolled the U.S.-Mexican border in an…effort to stop the gangs who mug, rob, rape and murder Mexican illegal aliens. Strong language. Violence. Bestseller. 1984.
Knowledge about policing has been produced and disseminated unevenly so that our understanding comes from a skewed emphasis on the…Anglo-American experience. Drawing on an original and comprehensive study of policing in Vietnam and engaging a Southern Criminological framework, this book explores police cultures and practices in a postcolonial, post-Confucian, transitioning economy. Identifying both similarities and differences in policing and police culture in Vietnam with those found in the dominant literature from the Global North, Policing in a Changing Vietnam challenges assumptions that police are (purportedly) apolitical, averse to tertiary education and defer to legalistic approaches to policing and law enforcement. It highlights that the variations identified in policing in Vietnam must be understood, not as deviations from Anglo-American normality, but as significant separate practices and traditions of policing from which the Global North may have something to learn. Contributing to ongoing debates on police culture and socialisation, this book explores the assumptions about relationships between the police, political systems, broad societal cultures, legal frameworks, organisations, communities and gender. An accessible and compelling read, this book will appeal to students and scholars of criminology, policing, gender studies, sociology, politics, law and all those who are interested in understanding the experiences and views of the Vietnamese police.
By Mary Manjikian. 2023
This textbook offers an accessible introduction to the topic of cybersecurity ethics. The second edition has been revised and updated,…and contains new chapters on social justice, AI, and Big Data. The book is split into three parts. Part I provides an introduction to the field of ethics, philosophy, and philosophy of science, three ethical frameworks – virtue ethics, utilitarian ethics, and communitarian ethics – and the notion of ethical hacking. Part II applies these frameworks to particular issues within the field of cybersecurity, including privacy rights, surveillance, and intellectual property. The third part concludes by exploring current codes of ethics used in cybersecurity, with chapters on artificial intelligence, social diversity, Big Data, and cyberwarfare. The overall aims of the book are to: Provide ethical frameworks to aid decision-making Present the key ethical issues in relation to computer security Highlight the connection between values and beliefs and the professional code of ethics The textbook also includes three different features to aid students: "Going Deeper" features provide background on individuals, events, and institutions in cybersecurity; "Critical Issues" features contemporary case studies; and "Tech Talks" contain features that assume some familiarity with technological developments. The book will be of much interest to students of cybersecurity, cyberethics, hacking, surveillance studies, ethics, and information science.