Law and Disorder by John Douglas
The Legendary FBI Profiler's Relentless Pursuit of Justice

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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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Douglas was the founder & head of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit for 15 years Mark Olshaker is a novelist and filmmaker. He won an Emmy in 1994.
 
Published July 29, 2014 by Pinnacle Books. 417 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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From a pioneer of behavioral analysis, a look at notorious murder investigations marred by controversy.

Jan 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Law and Disorder: The Legenda...

Douglas, the FBI agent on whom The Silence of the Lambs' Jack Crawford was based, and Olshaker (coauthors, Mindhunter; The Anatomy of Motive) here focus on justice gone wrong. From the hysteria of the Salem witch trials to the recent Amanda Knox trial, the authors examine cases in which "innoce

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