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Law & disorder
Douglas, John E.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2013]

Physical Description:
x, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"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
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"The legendary FBI profiler's relentless pursuit of justice"--Dust jacket cover.

Includes index.
Witch-hunting -- My personal journey. cAtch Me BeFore I Kill More ; Upon further review -- Matters of life and death. "An innocent man is going to be murdered tonight" ; The fire on West Eleventh Street ; Burning questions -- Balancing the scales. Suzanne's story ; The body in the park ; An empty seat, a flag at half-staff ; Defending the indefensible ; One individual story ; Going the distance ; "I can't stop thinking about them" ; Who should be executed? -- Prosecution v. persecution, or, Getting to the truth about Ramsey. A Christmas nightmare ; What we know, and how we know it ; Enter Lou Smit -- Satanic panic. Robin Hood Hills ; Damien and Jason ; Looking for Lucifer ; State v. Damien Wayne Echols and Charles Jason Baldwin ; Damien and Lorri ; Fitting the profile ; West Memphis heat ; Two stepfathers ; Arkansas revisited ; A deal with the devil? ; Meeting Mr. Echols ; The day of the dead ; The facts of the case ; Legal limbo ; Trial ; Appeal -- Closing arguments. In summation.
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KF9756 .D68 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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