Law and Disorder, John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
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Law and Disorder

Author: John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Narrator: Joe Barrett

Unabridged: 27 hr 52 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 02/26/2013

Genre: Political Science - Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement

Synopsis

From theNew York Timesbestselling authors ofMindhunterformer FBI agent John Douglas and Emmy Awardwinning filmmaker Mark Olshakercomes an explosive look at how a high-profile murder case can test the limits of even the most seasoned investigator. 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 inThe Silence of the Lambs, hes had a brilliant and terrifying career, getting inside the minds of notorious murderers and serial killers such as Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and David Berkowitz (Son of Sam). Written with long-time collaborator Mark Olshaker,Law and Disorderis Douglas most provocative and personal book to date. In it, he addresses every law enforcement professionals worst nightmare: those cases where, for one reason or another, justice was delayedor even denied. Through a series of character-driven case historiesfrom the earliest trials in Salem, Massachusetts, to the bungled trial of Amanda KnoxDouglas 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 JonBenet Ramsey investigations. Brimming with procedural detail,Law and Disorderis an eye-opening insiders account of the exhilaration and frustration that attend the quest for justice.

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