Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

Large Print - 2013
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From law enforcement legend John Douglas, the FBI's pioneer of criminal profiling and the model for Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, comes a provocative and personal look at our criminal justice system and mankind's most abominable crime: murder. Over the course of his nearly forty-year career, John Douglas has pursued, studied, and interviewed criminals including Charles Manson, James Earl Ray, Dennis Rader, and David Berkowitz. But he has also devoted extensive energies to helping the wrongfully accused and convicted, including several inmates of death row. Now, with longtime co-author and collaborator Mark Olshaker, Douglas addresses every law enforcement professional's worst nightmare: cases in which justice was delayed, or even denied. Eloquently and passionately, he speaks up not only for victims of crime -- but for victims of the system itself. He recreates his ground-breaking findings in the investigation of the West Memphis Three and the bungled trial of Amanda Knox; how he reached his controversial conclusions in the JonBenet Ramsey murder; and his involvement in other historic, headline-making cases. Douglas reveals what happens when preconceived ideas, bias, superstition, and even media coverage obstruct a dispassionate pursuit of the evidence -- and shows what we must do to avoid modern-day re-enactments of the Salem Witch Trials.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781410460363
Branch Call Number: LP 363.25 DOUGLAS
Characteristics: 659 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Olshaker, Mark 1951-


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Feb 10, 2014

The book was very interesting in the beginning. I really got hooked when talking about specific cases especially ones I was familar with. However at times the book seem to drag on as there was a ton of information to try and digest.

Nov 08, 2013

Another amazing book, by the authors of Mindhunter. This delves into the current cases that John Douglas has consulted on, including the West Memphis Three. Good read for those who like true crime.

flyers39 Jun 06, 2013

If you enjoy TV shows like Criminal Minds,CSI you will love this book. It is about real life murders and how they were solved or why they weren't solved. It gives the reader a different perspective of people that were thought to be guilty or the public image that they were guilty,like in the Jon Bonet case. Excellent read


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