Law Enforcement
Careers in Law Enforcement
Careers in Law Enforcement
Paperback      ISBN: 148337906x

Careers in Law Enforcement is a valuable resource for students considering a career in the criminal justice field, specifically in policing. Written in a concise and conversational tone, author Coy H. Johnston includes three main sections: planning a realistic path, selecting an appropriate career path in law enforcement, and preparing for the hiring process. The first chapter offers students a unique opportunity to take a personality/career test to help them discover the types of jobs that might be a good fit. Consequently, students will set sensible goals at the beginning of their degree program and seek appropriate internships and volunteer opportunities. This text is a helpful resource students will be able to peruse repeatedly when they are ready to start the process of applying for jobs within law enforcement.

Cazando a El Chapo: La Historia Contada Desde Adentro Por El Agente de la Ley Estadounidense Que Capturó Al Narcotraficante Más Buscado de
Cazando a El Chapo
La Historia Contada Desde Adentro Por El Agente de la Ley Estadounidense Que Capturó Al Narcotraficante Más Buscado de
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1418597791

Una combinaci n de las pel culas Manhunt, Killing Pablo y Zero Dark Thirty, esta sensacional obra de misterio, y de alta tecnolog a de investigaci n, de Andrew Hogan y Douglas Century --que pronto ser una gran pel cula producida por Sony-- es una cr nica impresionante de un cap tulo en la guerra contra las drogas en el siglo veinte: la experiencia exclusiva de un agente federal estadounidense y sus ocho a os de cacer a tras El Chapo -- el capo de la droga m s buscado del mundo, que evadi a la ley por m s de una d cada.

Toda generaci n tiene un criminal: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Al Capone, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar. Pero cada uno de estos notorios delincuentes ten a a un investigador rastreando sus pasos: Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Eliot Ness, Steve Murphy. Para el se or de la droga, Joaqu n Archivaldo Guzm n, Loera, mejor conocido como "El Chapo", ese polic a es Andrew Hogan, exagente especial de la Drug Enforcement Administration (Oficina de Control de Drogas; DEA, por sus siglas en ingl s).

En el 2006, recien graduado de la Academia de la DEA, Hogan se dirige a Arizona, en donde r pidamente se encuentra dentro de una serie de espeluznantes casos encubiertos, que lo coloca, sin darse cuenta, tras la pista de Guzm n, el jefe del c rtel de Sinaloa, un multimillonario seg n Forbes, y enemigo p blico # 1 de Estados Unidos. Seis a os despu s, como jefe de la Oficina de la DEA en la ciudad de M xico a cargo del c rtel de Sinaloa, Hogan se da cuenta que su vida y la del Chapo est n ir nicamente, en sendas paralelas: ambos se obsesionan por los detalles.

En una nueva versi n de los cl sicos del oeste, pero a escala mundial, Cazando a El Chapo relata la b squeda de Hogan por lograr lo que parec a imposible, desde infiltrarse en el c rculo ntimo de El Chapo, a dirigir una cacer a humana con una brigada elite de oficiales de la marina mexicana; derribando una a una las fortalezas del cartel, y en ltima instancia llevando al Chapo a la justicia.

Este relato cinematogr fico que narra la implacable investigaci n de Hogan y su equipo se desarrolla a gran velocidad, llevando al lector tr s bastidores en una de las operaciones antinarc ticos m s sofisticadas y peligrosas en la historia de Estados Unidos y M xico.

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
City of Light, City of Poison
Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393239780

Appointed to conquer the "crime capital of the world," the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.

The fearless La Reynie pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city. He unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests. As he exposes their unholy work, he soon learns that no one is safe from black magic--not even the Sun King. In a world where a royal glance can turn success into disgrace, the distance between the quietly back-stabbing world of the king's court and the criminal underground proves disturbingly short. Nobles settle scores by employing witches to craft poisons and by hiring priests to perform dark rituals in Paris's most illustrious churches and cathedrals.

As La Reynie continues his investigations, he is haunted by a single question: Could Louis's mistresses could be involved in such nefarious plots? The pragmatic and principled La Reynie must decide just how far he will go to protect his king.

From secret courtrooms to torture chambers, City of Light, City of Poison is a gripping true-crime tale of deception and murder. Based on thousands of pages of court transcripts and La Reynie's compulsive note-taking, as well as on letters and diaries, Tucker's riveting narrative makes the fascinating, real-life characters breathe on the page.

Coming Out from Behind the Badge: The People, Events, and History That Shape Our Journey
Coming Out from Behind the Badge
The People, Events, and History That Shape Our Journey
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1682222470

Coming out from behind the Badge is a book intended to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) law enforcement professionals who are seeking a way to "come out" and be successful on the job. It is also intended to educate heterosexuals (persons attracted to the opposite sex) and cisgender people (persons who identify their gender in a way that is consistent with their birth sex) to better understand differences in sexual orientation and gender identity and how to support their colleagues. In addition, this edition of Coming out from behind the Badge was written to support students who are preparing for a career in law enforcement and those already in the field seeking a better understanding of a large segment of the community which law enforcement serves. The book contains stories from real LGBT law enforcement professionals who are "out" on the job serving communities across the country. In addition to the stories, the book contains new chapters explaining sexual orientation and gender identity, LGBT history related to law enforcement, and expanded sections on how to come out and how to create an inclusive and supportive workplace. This book is ideal for LGBT law enforcement professionals, straight allies, law enforcement executives, and those who are seeking a law enforcement career. It makes an ideal textbook for police academies and classes in community policing, public administration, and LGBT studies. An instructor guide is available with course outlines, learning activities, and critical thinking questions. This book is perfect for you if you are... - Working in law enforcement and thinking about coming out. - An out gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person in law enforcement. - A friend or colleague who wants to learn how to be supportive. - A criminal justice student preparing for a law enforcement career. - An agency executive wanting a rank and file that reflects the community. - A law enforcement psychologist who wants to understand better. - A young gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person seeking a law enforcement career. Stories in this book come from: Greg Lempke An Officer From The East Coast An Officer From Alabama Jon Henderson David Lewis Jr. Danielle Jonas John Sanders Anthony Morgado Patricia Fitzpatrick Scott Gunn Gregory Abbink Jeri Mitchell Kevin Collins Darran Mazaika www.comingoutfrombehindthebadge.com www.outtoprotect.org

Coming Out from Behind the Badge: The People, Events, and History That Shape Our Journey
Coming Out from Behind the Badge
The People, Events, and History That Shape Our Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 1483568806

Coming out from behind the Badge is a book intended to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) law enforcement professionals who are seeking a way to "come out" and be successful on the job. It is also intended to educate heterosexuals (persons attracted to the opposite sex) and cisgender people (persons who identify their gender in a way that is consistent with their birth sex) to better understand differences in sexual orientation and gender identity and how to support their colleagues. In addition, this edition of Coming out from behind the Badge was written to support students who are preparing for a career in law enforcement and those already in the field seeking a better understanding of a large segment of the community which law enforcement serves. The book contains stories from real LGBT law enforcement professionals who are "out" on the job serving communities across the country. In addition to the stories, the book contains new chapters explaining sexual orientation and gender identity, LGBT history related to law enforcement, and expanded sections on how to come out and how to create an inclusive and supportive workplace. This book is ideal for LGBT law enforcement professionals, straight allies, law enforcement executives, and those who are seeking a law enforcement career. It makes an ideal textbook for police academies and classes in community policing, public administration, and LGBT studies. An instructor guide is available with course outlines, learning activities, and critical thinking questions. This book is perfect for you if you are... - Working in law enforcement and thinking about coming out. - An out gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person in law enforcement. - A friend or colleague who wants to learn how to be supportive. - A criminal justice student preparing for a law enforcement career. - An agency executive wanting a rank and file that reflects the community. - A law enforcement psychologist who wants to understand better. - A young gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person seeking a law enforcement career. Stories in this book come from: Greg Lempke An Officer From The East Coast An Officer From Alabama Jon Henderson David Lewis Jr. Danielle Jonas John Sanders Anthony Morgado Patricia Fitzpatrick Scott Gunn Gregory Abbink Jeri Mitchell Kevin Collins Darran Mazaika

Community Policing: Misnomer or Fact?
Community Policing
Misnomer or Fact?
Hardcover      ISBN: 8132107276
Community Policing discusses the philosophy of community policing, its governing schools of thoughts, and its strengths and weaknesses. The volume also deals with conceptual variances of community policing, the factors that impede smooth collaboration between police and public, and the organizational principles that have been neglected by police organizations and others. Veerendra Mishra negotiates with the idea of allowing civilian participation to become one of the legitimate means of checking police excesses. He argues that compliance of law must go hand in hand with protecting basic rights of people.
Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization
Comparative Policing
The Struggle for Democratization
Paperback      ISBN: 1412905486
"A wonderful resource, user friendly and very well written." - Timothy J. Horohol, John Jay College

A unique approach to studying police forces around the globe

How do police forces around the world move toward democratization of their operations and responses? Analyzing police forces from 12 different countries, Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization assesses the stages of each country based on the author's development of a "Continuum of Democracy" scale.

Key Features
Using five basic themes, this book uses the following criteria to rank and evaluate where each country falls on the continuum, clarifying how policing practices differ:
- History of a democratic form of government
- Level of corruption within governmental organizations and the oversight mechanisms in place
- Scope of and response to civil disobedience
- Organization structures of police departments
- Operational responses to terrorism and organized crime

Intended Audience: This unique analysis of policing is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Criminal Justice, Police Studies, Policing and Society, and Terrorism in departments of criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and government.
Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization
Comparative Policing
The Struggle for Democratization
Hardcover      ISBN: 1412905478
"A wonderful resource, user friendly and very well written." - Timothy J. Horohol, John Jay College

A unique approach to studying police forces around the globe

How do police forces around the world move toward democratization of their operations and responses? Analyzing police forces from 12 different countries, Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization assesses the stages of each country based on the author's development of a "Continuum of Democracy" scale.

Key Features
Using five basic themes, this book uses the following criteria to rank and evaluate where each country falls on the continuum, clarifying how policing practices differ:
- History of a democratic form of government
- Level of corruption within governmental organizations and the oversight mechanisms in place
- Scope of and response to civil disobedience
- Organization structures of police departments
- Operational responses to terrorism and organized crime

Intended Audience: This unique analysis of policing is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Criminal Justice, Police Studies, Policing and Society, and Terrorism in departments of criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and government.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating, Third Edition: Discover How the Pros Uncover the Facts and Get to the Truth
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating, Third Edition
Discover How the Pros Uncover the Facts and Get to the Truth
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1615642501

The mystique of private investigating draws significant numbers of people to consider it as a career or side business. At the same time, individuals want to learn investigative techniques to solve their own personal and legal problems. In The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Private Investigating, Third Edition, private investigator and former FBI agent Steven Kerry Brown shares his hard-won expertise on everything you need to know to track down people and information, including:

  • Tapping phones and recording conversations.
  • Interviewing and interrogating to get important information.
  • Tricky but legal ways to get needed evidence like the pros.
  • Performing onsite, online, and mobile surveillance without being detected.
  • Skip tracing to find lost loves or people who owe money.
  • Investigating backgrounds of potential employees or spouses.
  • Searching public records online and at the courthouse.
  • Catching a cheating spouse and gathering evidence for divorce cases.
  • Finding runaway teenagers.
  • Doing diligent searches connected with adoptions and estates.
  • Tracking down burglars, thieves, pickpockets, and purse snatchers.
  • Advanced techniques and business advice for those interested in starting their own investigative or background screening agency.

Along the way, Brown shares fascinating stories from his cases that highlight his clever methods for tracking down evidence and helping his clients find out what they need to know.

Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life
Confessions of an Undercover Agent
Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1496818539


This true story of an ex-Marine who fought crime as an undercover cop, a narcotics agent, and finally a federal prosecutor spans a decade of crime fighting and narrow escapes. Charlie Spillers dealt with a remarkable variety of career criminals, including heroin traffickers, safecrackers, burglars, auto thieves, and members of Mafia and Mexican drug smuggling operations. In this riveting tale, the author recounts fascinating experiences and the creative methods he used to succeed and survive in a difficult and sometimes extremely dangerous underworld life.

As a young officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department, ex-Marine Charlie Spillers first went undercover to infiltrate criminal groups to gather intelligence. Working alone and often unarmed, he constantly attempted to walk the thin line between triumph and disaster. When on the hunt, his closest associates were safecrackers, prostitutes, and burglars. His abilities propelled him into years of undercover work inside drug trafficking rings. But the longer he worked, the greater the risks. His final and perhaps most significant action in Baton Rouge was leading a battle against corruption in the police department itself.

After Baton Rouge, he joined the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and for the next five years continued working undercover, from the Gulf Coast to Memphis; and from New Orleans to Houston, Texas. He capped off a unique career by becoming a federal prosecutor and the justice attache for Iraq. In this book, he shares his most intriguing exploits and exciting undercover stings, putting readers in the middle of the action.