Law and Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler's Relentless Pursuit of Justice

Law and Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler's Relentless Pursuit of Justice

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by John Douglas
     
 

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For twenty-five years, John E. Douglas worked for the FBI, where had a brilliant and terrifying career getting inside the minds of notorious killers. Written with Mark Olshaker, Law and Disorder is Douglas' most provocative and personal book yet. In it, he addresses every law enforcement professional's worst nightmare: those cases where, for one reason or

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For twenty-five years, John E. Douglas worked for the FBI, where had a brilliant and terrifying career getting inside the minds of notorious killers. Written with Mark Olshaker, Law and Disorder is Douglas' most provocative and personal book yet. In it, he addresses every law enforcement professional's worst nightmare: those cases where, for one reason or another, justice was delayed—or denied. Through a series of character-driven case histories, Douglas shows what happens when bias, the media, and other influences impede a dispassionate pursuit of the evidence.

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A 25-year veteran of the FBI, criminal-profiling expert Douglas faced questions every time he evaluated a crime scene: How could he find the solution? What evidence is admissible as fact? As he explains here, the art of profiling has evolved significantly over time, from the hysterical accusations of the Salem Witch Trials to the collection of DNA samples and other modern evidence-gathering techniques today. Readers are taken on a fascinating and, at times, graphic tour of the criminal mind as Douglas describes how detectives strive to solve numerous cases using every forensic tool at their disposal. The time from crime to punishment or acquittal of the innocent can last as long as 20 years to complete the process; each case is thoroughly reviewed and reexamined for proof of guilt or innocence and it can take as long as 20 years to complete the process. The many crime cases highlighted in the book are gut-wrenching and profoundly sad; they include the murder of six-year-old beauty pageant queen Jon Benet Ramsey, which has yet to be solved and once riveted the nation's attention. VERDICT An essential title for those interested in true crime stories, forensic science, or law enforcement.—Claire Franek, Greenville, KY

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ISBN-13:
9781470839222
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
8
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.50(d)

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Law and Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler's Relentless Pursuit of Justice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed a couple of his books. He is so full of himself. This one is really another pat on his own back.