Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

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"For twenty-five years, John E. Douglas worked for the FBI, where he headed the elite Investigative Support Unit. The real-life model for FBI Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, he's had a brilliant and terrifying career, getting inside the minds of notorious murderers and serial killers including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and David Berkowitz (Son of Sam). Written with long-time collaborator Mark Olshaker, Law & Disorder is Douglas' most provocative and personal book to date. In it, he addresses every law enforcement professional's worst nightmare: those cases where, for one reason or another, justice was delayed...or even denied. Through a series of character-driven case histories--from the earliest trials in Salem, Massachusetts to the bungled trial of Amanda Knox--Douglas shows what happens when the system breaks down and bias, media coverage, and other influences get in the way of a dispassionate pursuit of the evidence. Here also are Douglas' personal reflections on his ongoing search for the truth--from painful lessons learned early in his career to his controversial findings in the West Memphis Three and Jon Benet Ramsey investigations. Brimming with procedural detail, Law & Disorder is an eye-opening insider's account of the exhilaration and frustration that attend the quest for justice."--from publisher's description
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2013
ISBN: 9780758273123
Characteristics: x, 404 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Olshaker, Mark 1951-
Alternative Title: Law and disorder
Call Number: 363.259523 DOU


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Jun 26, 2019

I wish people stop the comparing of the deeds and nature of the work and just enjoy the amazing talents that all those past, present and future will bring to the table of investigation into the minds of serial killers as well as the criminal nature in humanity and all great ones have special gifts for the work in general. It's collaboration to get the job done, Period!

Jun 07, 2019

BONE OF CONTENTION: Robert Ressler is the prototype for Jack Crawford! Blu-flamer Douglas, as he's done countless other times, simply appropriated the actions and deeds of other for his own use. It makes it hard to stomach him sometimes. Russell Vorpagel and Robert Ressler are the founding two!

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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