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The British police

Author: M. R. Chatterton

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Hospital Beat

A Police Officer’s stories from inside a busy British hospital

Author: Jonathan Nicholas

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184876846X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3102

Have you ever thought your local hospital might be haunted? Did you know the police are sometimes called upon to deal with thieving patients, dishonest staff, and even medical professionals with strange and disturbing sexual habits? Did you know hospitals are regularly and ruthlessly targeted by unscrupulous thieves? All this and more is probably happening in your local hospital, but so far you have been blissfully unaware. Until now! PC Jonathan Nicholas, a serving police officer, has worked an inner-city hospital beat for six years. He has decided to reveal some of the incidents he has dealt with and has collected them together in this book. Weird, shocking, moving, and often amusing, these incidents are a fictional tale based on real incidents and real people. Using information drawn from personal recollection, his police notebook, prosecution files, and anecdotes from staff, patients, and offenders, it is a collection of stories that have never been told before. The book reveals all the behind-the-scenes enquiries and efforts undertaken by this particular hospital police officer, with the invaluable assistance of the hospital staff themselves, in order to ensure such places remain safe and relatively crime-free. Television dramas about hospitals are never like this! A work of adult crime fiction, Hospital Beat is a unique insight into modern policing inside a British hospital and will appeal to fans of humorous ‘I never knew that’ writing. Author Jonathan takes writing inspiration from Dirk Bogarde.

Undercover

The True Story of Britain's Secret Police

Author: Paul Lewis,Rob Evans

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571302181

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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'Undercover lays bare the deceit, betrayal and cold-blooded violation practised again and again by undercover police officers - troubling, timely and brilliantly executed.' Henry Porter The gripping stories of a group of police spies - written by the award-winning investigative journalists who exposed the Mark Kennedy scandal - and the uncovering of forty years of state espionage. This was an undercover operation so secret that some of our most senior police officers had no idea it existed. The job of the clandestine unit was to monitor British 'subversives' - environmental activists, anti-racist groups, animal rights campaigners. Police stole the identities of dead people to create fake passports, driving licences and bank accounts. They then went deep undercover for years, inventing whole new lives so that they could live incognito among the people they were spying on. They used sex, intimate relationships and drugs to build their credibility. They betrayed friends, deceived lovers, even fathered children. And their operations continue today. Undercover reveals the truth about secret police operations - the emotional turmoil, the psychological challenges and the human cost of a lifetime of deception - and asks whether such tactics can ever be justified.

Stop! Armed Police!

Inside the Met's Firearms Unit

Author: Stephen Smith

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

ISBN: 0719824427

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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Join veteran crime-fighter Stephen Smith on a journey through the dark and dangerous world of the Metropolitan Police specialist firearms command from its inception in 1966, when the cold-blooded murder of three police officers sparked a revolution in the training of armed officers, to the present day. This unique police unit battled against the IRA in the 1970s, experienced its first operational shootings in the 1980s and underwent massive expansion in the 1990s. In the new millenium it fought against Dome raiders, kidnappers, and al-Qaeda terrorists, then worked to provide London with a secure environment in which to host the 2012 Olympic Games. From a gunman ordering cannabis smuggled in fried chicken during a siege to a deranged killer holding toddlers hostage, London's armed police have seen it all. With his wealth of first-hand experience, Stephen Smith has woven together historic and up-to date accounts of perilous and often famously controversial firearms operations across England's capital. Using hundreds of photographs, illustrations and drawings from several archived sources, this fascinating volume spans five decades of the Metropolitan Police's fight against crime and many of its photographs and illustrations have never been published before. Packed with detail and intrigue, 'Stop! Armed Police!' is a must-have for those with an interest in police firearms matters and is a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the dangerous business of policing London's streets.

Outposts

Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061978326

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9897

Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory. His adventures in these distant and forgotten ends of the earth make compelling, often funny reading and tell a story most of us had thought was over: a tale of the last outposts in Britain's imperial career and those who keep the flag flying. With a new introduction, this updated edition tells us what has happened to these extraordinary places while the author's been away.

Inside a Police Informant's Mind

Author: Paul Derry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498715362

Category: Computers

Page: 152

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Written by a former informant, Inside a Police Informant’s Mind presents an honest account of the role, risks, and motives of police informants. It chronicles the relationship and course of events between the author and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police commissioner. The author provides a fascinating insider's perspective on the working relationship between an informant and those in law enforcement who handle informants. The book gives balanced insight into the thoughts of both the police and the informant, addressing the hazards of manipulation by both parties. It highlights the importance of trust, communication, and understanding as means to bridge those hazards. Also, it demonstrates the difficult shift in lifestyle being an informant entails. After testifying in court, Paul Derry’s life was placed at high risk of retribution, necessitating his entry into a witness protection program. He reflects upon the process of entering a witness protection program and life afterward, not only for himself but also for his family. This autobiographical account is a must-read for police officers and informant handlers and is an especially useful source for intelligence gathering. The vivid, real-life accounts of Inside a Police Informant’s Mind are as revelatory as they are engrossing. It is a great addition to any collection of books on law enforcement and criminal justice.

Inside the Kingdom

My Life in Saudi Arabia

Author: Carmen Bin Ladin

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446506192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Osama bin Laden's former sister-in-law provides a penetrating, unusually inti- mate look into Saudi soci-ety and the bin Laden family's role within it, as well as the treatment of Saudi women. On September 11th, 2001, Carmen bin Ladin heard the news that the Twin Towers had been struck. She instinctively knew that her ex-brother-in-law was involved in these hor-rifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her family would never be the same again. Carmen bin Ladin, half Swiss and half Persian, married into-and later divorced from-the bin Laden family and found herself inside a complex and vast clan, part of a society that she neither knew nor understood. Her story takes us inside the bin Laden family and one of the most powerful, secretive, and repressed kingdoms in the world.

Perverting the Course of Justice

The Hilarious and Shocking Inside Story of British Policing

Author: Inspector Gadget

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906308049

Category: Crime

Page: 288

View: 9943

Crime is modern Britain's obsession. Every day brings another horrific news story. How did the country get like this? For the first time ever, a senior policeman - writing under an assumed name - breaks ranks to tell the truth about the collapse of law and order in the UK. With access to statistics about frontline police strength, exclusive inside information and detailed analysis, Inspector Gadget reveals how bad things really are. Controversial and gripping, this sets the news agenda and shocks the nation into action.

A short history of the British police

Author: Charles Reith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

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The Force

Inside the Police

Author: Robert Chessyre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 8698

The author offers the reader a factual account on the difficulties of being a member of the police. The book is set not in the exotic lushness of Miami, but in the mixed London disctrict of Streatham and is based on extensive first-hand research with the co-operation of the Metropolitan Police.

Media Representations of Police and Crime

Shaping the Police Television Drama

Author: M. Colbran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113733472X

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 7700

This unique book explores the social processes which shape fictional representations of police and crime in television dramas. Exploring ten leading British and European police dramas from the last twenty-five years, Colbran, a former scriptwriter, presents a revealing insight into police dramas, informed by media and criminological theory.

The New Thought Police

Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds

Author: Tammy Bruce

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307558584

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Stop the Left from Policing Your Mind Our freedom to speak our minds is under attack. Like the Thought Police of George Orwell's 1984, powerful special interest groups on the Left are mounting a withering assault on our rights in the name of "social equality." Liberty has been turned on its ear as the rights of the few restrict the freedom of everyone. In The New Thought Police, author Tammy Bruce, a self-described lesbian feminist activist, cuts through the deluge of politically correct speech and thought codes to expose the dangerous rise of Left-wing McCarthyism. Provocative and persuasive, this book is a clarion call to anyone interested in preserving liberty. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lethal Force

My Life As the Met’s Most Controversial Marksman

Author: Tony Long

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473529867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Tony Long was the best ‘shot’ the Met ever had. Under the codename ‘Echo 7’, he was ‘licenced to kill’ bringing down scores of targets, sometimes with deadly force. In 1985 he opened fire on a suspect to save a four-year-old girl whose mother had been stabbed to death by her assailant. Two years later he was involved in another high profile shooting while confronting three armed criminals. On both occasions Tony was commended by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. But in the spring of 2005, coming face to face with suspected drug dealer and armed robber Azelle Rodney, a volley of point blank shots would bring his career crashing to an end, tarnish his reputation and leave him fighting a murder charge and possible life sentence. From life or death cases and botched operations to political fallouts, this book charts the controversial career from rookie seventies beat cop to Long's command of SO19 – the Met’s most elite specialist firearms unit. Long’s personal testimony and professional insight raises serious issues about the duties, pressures and responsibilities that fall on the shoulders of those we task to risk their lives, and take the lives of others, in our name.

Hue and Cry

The Birth of the British Police

Author: Patrick Pringle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: 230

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Among the Thugs

Author: Bill Buford

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804150516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 9621

They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.

Police Work and Identity

A South African Ethnography

Author: Andrew Faull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315309831

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 8320

This is a book about the men and women who police contemporary South Africa. Drawing on rich, original ethnographical data, it considers how officers make sense of their jobs and how they find meaning in their duties. It demonstrates that the dynamics that lead to police abuses and scandals in transitional and neo-liberalising regimes such as South Africa can be traced to the day-to-day experiences and ambitions of the average police officer. It is about the stories they tell themselves about themselves and their social worlds, and how these shape the order they produce through their work. By focusing on police officers, this book positions the individual in primacy over the organisation, asking what policing looks like when motivated by the pursuit of ontological security in precarious contexts. It acknowledges but downplays the importance of police culture in determining officers’ attitudes and behaviour, and reminds readers that most officers’ lives are entangled in, and shaped by a range of social, political and cultural forces. It suggests that a job in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is primarily just that: a job. Most officers join the organisation after other dreams have slipped beyond reach, their presence in the Service being almost accidental. But once employed, they re-write their self-narratives and enact carefully choreographed performances to ease managerial and public pressure, and to rationalize their coercive practices. In an era where ‘evidence’ and ‘what works’ reigns supreme, and where ‘cop culture’ is often deemed a primary socializing force, this book emphasises how officers’ personal histories, ambitions, and vulnerabilities remain central to how policing unfolds on the street.

One Blood

Inside Britain's Gang Culture

Author: John Heale

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849830517

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6046

* Gang crime on the streets of Britain is never out of the headlines * The level of gang violence is increasing: One Bloodexplains how and why * Unique access and insight into the problem by a critically acclaimed journalist who has spent time with gang members from all parts of the UK. * Includes contributions from police, youth workers, psychologists and academics as well as from gang members in their own words * Trade Paperback saw fantastic reviews from The Times, Telegraph, Independent, Evening Standard, Metro, The London Paper and theNewcastle Sunday Sun * Fully updated for the B-format following the outcome of the Rhys Jones murder trial * Every person who has the least involvement in youth work from politicians to policemen to parents of teenagers needs to read this book

Just Authority?

Trust in the Police in England and Wales

Author: Jonathan Jackson,Ben Bradford,Betsy Stanko,Katrin Hohl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1843928485

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 2238

Public attitudes towards crime, policing and justice remain 'hot' social and political topics. Low confidence in the criminal justice system challenges the legitimacy that underpins the effectiveness of the police and the courts. The police depend upon the authority they can command rather than the force they can deploy as a last resort. This book analyses the meaning, distribution and significance of trust in the police and the legitimacy of legal authorities. The book: * presents data on the measurement of trust; drawing on information from 25 years of the British Crime Survey to highlight key trends and historical trajectories; * explores the roles played by fear of crime, anxieties about neighbourhood breakdown, the mass media, and contact with the police; * address the geographical distribution of trust; * shows the importance of public trust and confidence in generating legitimacy, compliance with the law and cooperation with authorities. Just Authority? provides the most authori

Inside the Digital Revolution

Policing and Changing Communication with the Public

Author: Bridgette Wessels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317116119

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 3991

In this work, Bridgette Wessels offers a unique insight into the ways in which core public institutions and powerful organizations develop digital communications and services within the public realm. The book draws on her ethnographic research with the London Metropolitan Police Service during their engagement in an innovative project to improve communication with the public using digital technology. As one of the largest, most advanced and highly respected police services in the world, working in a socially, culturally and demographically complex city, the Metropolitan Police Service offers a highly revealing case study of technology and the human processes which it is designed to serve. The ethnographic research is used to develop a new theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between social action and technological change, addressing the way in which technology is socially shaped and culturally informed. The book also discusses the role of ethnography as a tool for researching complex multi-perspective, multi-sited networks of the innovation of digital technologies as forms of communication in late modern western society.

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