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

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

By (author) John Douglas , By (author) Mark Olshaker


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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.

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 589.67g
  • 01 Apr 2013
  • Kensington Publishing
  • New York
  • English
  • black & white halftones
  • 0758273126
  • 9780758273123
  • 339,645

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