Few law enforcement agencies have attracted more publicity and attention than the Texas Rangers. Founded in 1823 and periodically reorganized to face new challenges, this small, specialized force has confronted or investigated some of the most challenging crimes and events in Texas history, including wars, border conflicts, strikes, riots, bootlegging, kidnapping, murder, and corruption. In the process, the Texas Rangers have inspired countless legends and stories, many of which have been told in fiction and film. The Texas Rangers details the true exploits of this famous unit from its beginnings on the wild frontier to its contemporary accomplishments combating drug trafficking, organized crime, serial murder, and many other crimes.
Modern law enforcement agencies fight crime on many levels, from the street to the boardroom lo cyberspace. In many ways the history of modern civilization is the history of crime and the battle against it. As society and technology have become more complex and connected, so have criminal enterprises and the police organizations that oppose them. Each book in the Law Enforcement Agencies series traces the evolution of a specific police force or unit from its inception to the present. The series explores the full range of crime fighting tactics in use today, from the cop on the beat to high-tech .surveillance and computer forensics.