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  • 4,000 Days: My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison

    By Warren Fellows

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312253646
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
    • Published: April 2000
    The author describes how, after being convicted of drug trafficking in Thailand, he was given a life sentence at the Bang Kwang prison, where he overcame hardships and inhumane conditions in his struggle to survive.
  • 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman

    By Adam Plantinga

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781610352178
    • Publisher: Quill Driver Books
    • Published: October 2014
    How does it feel to be in a high-speed car chase? What is it like to shoot someone? What do cops really think about the citizens they serve? Nearly everyone has wondered what it’s like to be a police officer, but no civilian really understands what happens on the job.“400 Things Cops Know” shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat—a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of an eight-hour shift. Written by veteran police sergeant Adam Plantinga, “400 Things Cops Know” brings the reader into life the way cops experience it—a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph, and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.In a laconic, no-nonsense, dryly humorous style, Plantinga tells what he’s learned from 13 years as a patrolman, from the everyday to the exotic—how to know at a glance when a suspect is carrying a weapon or is going to attack, how to kick a door down, how to drive in a car chase without recklessly endangering the public, why you should always carry cigarettes, even if you don’t smoke (offering a smoke is the best way to lure a suicide to safety), and what to do if you find a severed limb (don’t put it on ice—you need to keep it dry.)“400 Things Cops Know” deglamorizes police work, showing the gritty, stressful, sometimes disgusting reality of life on patrol, from the possibility of infection—criminals don’t always practice good hygiene—to the physical, psychological, and emotional toll of police work. Plantinga shows what cops experience of death, the legal system, violence, prostitution, drug use, the social causes and consequences of crime, alcoholism, and more.Sometimes heartbreaking and often hilarious, “400 Things Cops Know” is an eye-opening revelaqtion of what life on the beat is really all about.
  • 41 Shots...and Counting: What Amadou Diallo's Story Teaches Us About Policing, Race, & Justice

    By Beth Roy

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780815609407
    • Publisher: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: March 2009
    When four New York City police officers killed Amadou Diallo in 1999, the forty-one shots they fired echoed loudly across the nation. In death, Diallo joined a long list of young men of color killed by police in cities & towns all across America. Innuendos of criminality implicitly discredited many of these victims & falsely held them responsible for their own deaths. Diallo was an innocent, a young WestAfrican immigrant doing nothing more suspicious than returning home to his Bronx apartment after working all day. This book offers an oral history of Diallo's death.
  • Above Suspicion

    By Joe Sharkey

    Our Price: $16.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781504041768
    • Publisher: Open Road Media
    • Published: January 2017
  • Affirmations for Law Enforcement: We Protect. We Serve. We Care.

    By Darlene Hoyt

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781478787754
    • Publisher: Outskirts Press
  • The American Police State: The Government Against the People

    By David Wise

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394496771
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 1976
  • American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment

    By Shane Bauer

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735223585
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: September 2018
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  • American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent

    By Tamer Elnoury

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101986172
    • Publisher: Dutton
    • Published: September 2018
  • American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent

    By Tamer Elnoury

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101986158
    • Publisher: Dutton
    • Published: October 2017
  • And They Found No Witches: A True Police Story

    By Tom Alessi

    Our Price: $14.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780692406687
    • Publisher: Tom Alessi
  • Apprehensions & Convictions: Adventures of a 50-Year-Old Rookie Cop

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781610352642
    • Publisher: Quill Driver Books
    • Published: February 2016
    What makes a fifty-year-old man quit a highly successful career in charity work to take on the low-paid, dangerous job of being a police officer? When Mark Johnson left the United Way to become the oldest rookie in the Mobile, Alabama, police department, he didn’t just have to adjust to a new career—he had to adjust to an entirely new life of danger, violence, and stark moral choices.“Apprehensions and Convictions” is Johnson’s explosive memoir of his second career as a cop. Going from fund-raising with socialites to confronting armed suspects in the streets, Johnson found that poverty and crime were no longer social issues but matters of life and death. A civilized man whose first instinct is to help people in trouble, Johnson learned that some men can only be subdued with brute force and some chronic criminals refuse to be redeemed. Defying the skepticism of his wife, the derision of the younger cops who called him “Pawpaw,” and his own self-doubts, Johnson rose to become a detective and a highly decorated officer.“Apprehensions and Convictions” also tells a personal story of how Johnson overcame his own demons to find a new sense of purpose and identity in midlife. From a troubled drink- and drug-fueled youth, to dealing with both his birth and adoptive parents, to struggling to find a steady career path, Johnson’s story is of a man who found his courage and changed himself.An intense, sweeping narrative that explores the frustrations of an overprivileged youth, delves deeply into the dysfunction of the Mobile ghetto, and ends with an armed standoff between Johnson and an escaped cop-killer, “Apprehensions and Convictions” is a compelling new memoir of a remarkable life.
  • Are Cops Racist?

    By Heather MacDonald

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566638678
    • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher
    • Published: June 2010
    False charges of racial profiling threaten to obliterate the crime-fighting gains of the last decade, especially in America's inner cities. This is the message of Heather Mac Donald's new book, in which she brings her special brand of tough and honest journalism to the current war against the police. The anti-profiling crusade, she charges, thrives on an ignorance of policing and a willful blindness to the demographics of crime. In careful reports from New York and other major cities across the country, Ms. Mac Donald investigates the workings of the police, the controversy over racial profiling, and the anti-profiling lobby's harmful effects on black Americans.
  • Are Cops Racist? How the War Against the Police Harms Black Americans

    By Heather Macdonald

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781566634892
    • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
    • Published: January 2003
    Argues that the forces of opposition to 'racial profiling' threaten to obliterate the crime-fighting gains of the last decade.
  • Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

    By Kevin D. Mitnick

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764542800
    • Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
    • Published: October 2003
    A former computer hacker who turned his life around reveals how he now works as a computer security expert, protecting corporations from other hackers.
  • Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger's War on Drugs

    By Alexandra Chasin

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226276977
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: September 2016

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