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|Critical Issues in Police Civil Liability
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Author: Victor E. Kappeler
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Building on the strength of previous editions, the fourth edition presents a well-conceived, clearly stated analysis of complex issues confronting law enforcement officers and administrators. Law enforcement duties sometimes place police officers in vulnerable positions regarding their legal obligations and expose them to charges of misconduct. Civil liability is an extremely expensive proposition for police officers, law enforcement agencies, governments, and— ultimately —taxpayers. Although substantial resources are often expended by the justice system to resolve liability cases, there are benefits to citizens. When the government assumes the responsibility to provide service or to protect the public, people injured by inadequate performance of those responsibilities deserve compensation; innocent parties who suffer injury should have an avenue for redress. The potential for litigation has been an impetus for better training and more responsible practices.
Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Alpert-Fridell, Police Vehicles and Firearms: Instruments of Deadly Force (ISBN 9780881336139) and Kappeler, Police Civil Liability: Supreme Court Cases and Materials, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577664420).
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|Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Component Method - Criminal Defense Investigation
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Author: Brandon A. Perron
A comprehensive guide for the criminal defense investigator. The philosophical and methodical approaches to the discipline of criminal defense investigation are discussed and presented in an easy to follow format. Written for public defender investigators and private investigators engaged in the field of criminal defense investigation. Includes, case studies, diagrams, and checklists.
|We Get Confessions
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Author: Albert Joseph
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This book embodies the highly-effective strategies and techniques as taught in the BowMac "Basic Interview and Interrogation" course utilizing the vast experience and position of its author, Albert Joseph. Al serves as one of the lead instructors for BowMac and brings his commitment and "real world" philosophy to life in the classroom and in this book. It is extremely satisfying to see 15 years of personal commitment to this program take on a lasting life form beyond the short-lived interaction we have with the thousands of officers who have taken the course.
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|Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration
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In Prison Profiteers, co-editors Tara Herivel and Paul Wright "follow the money to an astonishing constellation of prison administrators and politicians working in collusion with private parties to maximize profits" (Publishers Weekly). From investment banks, guard unions, and the makers of Taser stun guns to health care providers, telephone companies, and the U.S. military (which relies heavily on prison labor), this network of perversely motivated interests has turned the imprisonment of one out of every 135 Americans into a lucrative business.
Called "an essential read for anyone who wants to understand what’s gone wrong with criminal justice in the United States" by ACLU National Prison Project director Elizabeth Alexander, this incisive and deftly researched volume shows how billions of tax dollars designated for the public good end up lining the pockets of those private enterprises dedicated to keeping prisons packed.
"An important analysis of a troubling social trend" (Booklist) that is sure to inform and outrage any concerned citizen, Prison Profiteers reframes the conversation by exposing those who stand to profit from the imprisonment of millions of Americans.
|Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science (Protocols in Forensic Science)
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Author: Keith Inman
Expanding on ideas proposed by leading thinkers throughout the history of forensic science, Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science outlines a logical framework for the examination of physical evidence in a criminalistics laboratory. The book reexamines prevailing criminalistics concepts in light of both technical and intellectual advances and provides a way of conceptualizing physical evidence from its origin through its interpretation. Conceptually, the book explains what forensic scientists do and discusses the philosophical and practical considerations that affect the conduct of their work. To be sure, some of the ideas challenge conventional wisdom on the subject, and as such, are bound to provoke discussion among members of the forensic community. Against this background, Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science is a tremendously valuable reference for professionals involved in forensic science and other related fields.
|Danger, Duty, and Disillusion: The Worldview of Los Angeles Police Officers
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Author: Joan C. Barker
An insider view of an urban subculture! While much of the literature on police analyzes critically what they do, few works address issues of how police officers feel about their chosen profession, their worldview, or their visions. This refreshingly original and unique ethnographic contribution by anthropologist Joan Barker exposes the human element--one rarely seen by non-police--of officers working for the often-controversial L.A.P.D. During her twenty years of fieldwork, Barker gathered valuable information through formal, indepth interviews and firsthand experiences, distilling her findings into an illuminating, coherent account. She discovers that five phases of occupational socialization normatively mold officers' experiences and perceptions. "Fleshing out" her discussion is the compelling narrative of "Fred," a traditional officer whose authentic voice reveals feelings and attitudes that manifest the essence of the human who does the job of policing. An "insider" view of an urban subculture usually known only from its public presentation.
|The Medicolegal Death Investigator : a systematic training program for the professional death investigator
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Author: Steven C. Clark
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|Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice
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Author: Paul Butler
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"Paul Butler utilizes his years as a prosecutor and law teacher to dramatically describe this country's war on crime as one encouraging what it seeks to eliminate, corrupting those commissioned to enforce its laws and, in the process, ruining more lives than it protects. Butler conveys this tragedy with a wry humor and through a careful review of studies, experience, and insight."
--Derrick Bell, author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well and visiting professor at NYU Law School
"A provocative and intelligent analysis of U.S. justice. Butler has a fresh and thought-provoking perspective on issues like the war on drugs, snitches, and whether locking so many people up really makes Americans safer. Butler's compelling writing makes Let's Get Free a great read, and his insightful analysis has the potential to make the United States a more just society."
--Anthony D. Romero, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union
"Let's Get Free is a tour de force. This book is provocative and informative and creates a cross-generational dialogue that will enrich all those who read it. It helps us understand the complexity of crime and the need to moderate punishment. This is a good read and a must read."
--Charles J, Ogletree Jr., author of When Law Fails, professor of law at Harvard and the executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice
Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who traded in his corporate law salary to fight the good fight. It was those years on the front lines that convinced him that the American criminal justice system is fundamentally broken--it's not making the streets safer, nor helping the people he'd hoped, as a prosecutor, to protect.
In Let's Get Free, Butler, now an award-winning law professor, looks at several places where ordinary citizens interact with the justice system--as jurors, crime witnesses, and in encounters with the police--and explores what "doing the right thing" means in a corrupt system.
Butler's provocative proposals include jury nullification--voting "not guilty" in certain non-violent cases as a form of protest, just saying "no" when the police request your permission to search, and refusing to work inside the criminal justice system. And his groundbreaking "hip-hop theory of justice" reveals an important analysis of crime and punishment found in pop culture.
Chock full of great stories and cutting-edge analysis, this accessible and lively critique will change the way you think about crime and punishment in the United States. As Butler eloquently argues, when we end mass incarceration and excessive police power, everyone wins. Let's Get Free offers a powerful new vision of justice.
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|Walking Away from Terrorism: Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist Movements (Political Violence)
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Author: John Horgan
This accessible new book looks at how and why individuals leave terrorist movements, and considers the lessons and implications that emerge from this process.
Focusing on the tipping points for disengagement from groups such as Al Qaeda, the IRA and the UVF, this volume is informed by the dramatic and sometimes extraordinary accounts that the terrorists themselves offered to the author about why they left terrorism behind.
The book examines three major issues:
- what we currently know about de-radicalisation and disengagement
- how discussions with terrorists about their experiences of disengagement can show how exit routes come about, and how they then fare as ‘ex-terrorists’ away from the structures that protected them
- what the implications of these findings are for law-enforcement officers, policy-makers and civil society on a global scale.
Concluding with a series of thought-provoking yet controversial suggestions for future efforts at controlling terrorist behaviour, Walking Away From Terrorism provides an comprehensive introduction to disengagement and de-radicalisation and offers policymakers a series of considerations for the development of counter-radicalization and de-radicalisation processes.
This book will be essential reading for students of terrorism and political violence, war and conflict studies, security studies and political psychology.
John Horgan is Director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at the Pennsylvania State University. He is one of the world's leading experts on terrorist psychology, and has authored over 50 publications in this field; recent books include the The Psychology of Terrorism (Routledge 2005) and Leaving Terrorism Behind (co-edited, Routledge 2008)
|The Briar Patch: The Trial of the Panther 21
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Author: Murray Kempton
On April 2, 1969, New York policemen, armed with shotguns and wearing bulletproof vests, rounded up members of the Black Panther party. Thirteen of 21 suspects were then charged and tried for attempted arson, attempted murder, and conspiracies to blow up various police stations, school buildings, a railroad yard, and the Bronx Botanical Gardens. But the forces of "law and order" behaved in a decidedly less lawful manner than the defendants. This text examines the proceedings, illuminating not only the story of the Panther 21 but the quality of justice in America.
Originally published nearly 25 years ago, The Briar Patch is the account of the arrest of 18 members of the Black Panther Party in April 1969 and the subsequent trial of 13 of them. (Indictments were originally returned against 21 Panthers--hence the subtitle of the book--but not all went to court.) The Panthers were charged with conspiracy to kill several police officers and to destroy a number of buildings, including four police stations, five department stores, and the Bronx Botanical Gardens. All were held on $100,000 bail, even though several white radicals arrested later for bombings that had actually been committed were released on far less bail. The march through the justice system took about two years, but all of the defendants were finally acquitted. In prose both wry and magisterial, Murray Kempton, a columnist for Newsday before his death, shows the fallacies (and racism) inherent in the government's case. One sample: much of the case was based on the testimony of an informer who had been diagnosed by several psychiatrists as a pathological liar and a paranoid schizophrenic.
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