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Cops and Police Stories
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The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-Ups, and Courage

Graham A. Rayman

In May 2010, NYPD officer Adrian Schoolcraft made national headlines when he released a series of secretly recorded audio tapes exposing corruption and abuse at the highest levels of the police department. But, according to a lawsuit filed by Schoolcraft... (read more)

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Author Unknown: On the Trail of Anonymous

Don Foster

From the professor with an extraordinary gift for unmasking the authors of anonymous documents comes the inside story of how he solves his most challenging cases. In Author Unknown, Don Foster reveals a starling fact: since no two people use language in... (read more)

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Freda Adler

Criminology is known for its lucid style, student-oriented approach, and interdisciplinary perspective. This text discusses criminological problems, their origins, and possible solutions in a clear, practical, straightforward fashion. Students develop a... (read more)

Mobs and Organized Crime
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Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption, and the Search for Truth

Margaret Mclean

After sixteen years on the lam, infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was finally captured and brought to trial—and what a trial it was: nineteen gruesome murders, government secrets, FBI corruption, a dead witness, and an unbelievable love... (read more)

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Death and Justice: An Expose of Oklahoma's Death Row Machine

Mark Fuhrman

< P> < b> Controversy rages about capital punishment as innocent men and women are being released from death rows all over the country. Are innocent people being executed? Is capital punishment justice or is it revenge? < /b> < /P>... (read more)

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Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America

David M Kennedy

"Part jeremiad, part gripping crime thriller,"* Don't Shoot is David M. Kennedy's chronicle of his decades-long crusade to solve one of America's most pressing and shameful social problems. Kennedy, who engineered the "Boston Miracle" in the 1990s... (read more)

Prisons and Prisoners
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Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars

Stacey Lannert

"When I decided to look, I found more love and compassion than I ever imagined existed. Most significantly, I found forgiveness. I might even call it redemption." On July 4, 1990, eighteen-year-old Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father, who had been... (read more)

Forensics and Evidence
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Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science

Bill Bass

The Dead Do Tell Tales... A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Dr. Bill Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition. Bill Bass's research at "the Body Farm" has revolutionized forensic science, helping police... (read more)

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