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Title Law & disorder [text (large print)] / by Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
Author Douglas, John E.
Summary From law enforcement legend John Douglas, the FBI's pioneer of criminal profiling and the model for Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, comes a provocative and personal look at our criminal justice system and mankind's most abominable crime: murder. Over the course of his nearly forty-year career, John Douglas has pursued, studied, and interviewed criminals including Charles Manson, James Earl Ray, Dennis Rader, and David Berkowitz. But he has also devoted extensive energies to helping the wrongfully accused and convicted, including several inmates of death row. Now, with longtime co-author and collaborator Mark Olshaker, Douglas addresses every law enforcement professional's worst nightmare: cases in which justice was delayed, or even denied. Eloquently and passionately, he speaks up not only for victims of crime -- but for victims of the system itself. He recreates his ground-breaking findings in the investigation of the West Memphis Three and the bungled trial of Amanda Knox; how he reached his controversial conclusions in the JonBenet Ramsey murder; and his involvement in other historic, headline-making cases. Douglas reveals what happens when preconceived ideas, bias, superstition, and even media coverage obstruct a dispassionate pursuit of the evidence -- and shows what we must do to avoid modern-day re-enactments of the Salem Witch Trials.
Contents 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.


Location Call # Status
 Kelver Large Print Non-Fiction  LP 363.25 DOUGLAS  ON SHELF
Publisher Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Edition Large Print edition.
Description 659 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Subject Douglas, John E.
Echols, Damien.
Misskelley, Jessie.
Baldwin, Charles Jason, 1977-
Knox, Amanda.
Ramsey, JonBenét, -1996.
Police -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Biography.
Criminal profilers -- United States -- Biography.
Judicial error -- United States -- Case studies.
Criminal investigation -- United States.
Criminal psychology -- United States.
Large type books.
Alt Author Olshaker, Mark, 1951-
Add Title Law and disorder
Law & disorder : the legendary FBI profiler's relentless pursuit of justice
SERIES Thorndike Press Large Print Crime Scene
Series Thorndike Press large print crime scene.
ISBN 9781410460363