Good Cop, Bad War

Author: Neil Woods

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473528992

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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'Undercover, you're never just acting; you're only ever a different version of yourself.' Neil Woods spent fourteen years (1993-2007) infiltrating drug gangs as an undercover policeman, befriending and gaining the trust of some of the most violent, unpredictable criminals in Britain. But Neil was never your stereotypical gung-ho, tough-guy copper. This is the story of how a thoughtful, idealistic character learned to use his empathetic nature to master some of the roughest, most dangerous work in law enforcement. There was no training, no manual and no plan for when things went wrong; he was just dropped at a corner and told to make connections. But, inevitably, having swords thrust against his jugular, witnessing beatings, stabbings, and gangsters burning suspected rats with acid took its toll. Drawing on Neil’s experiences, with the insight that can only come from having fought on the front lines, GOOD COP, BAD WAR is at once a narrative-driven true crime read and a fascinating story of a character under pressure.

Drug Wars

Author: Neil Woods,J S Rafaeli

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473552427

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 1015

TO KNOW THE TRUE STORY BEHIND A WAR, ASK THE PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT IT 'An observation van is running surveillance on a high-level Bradford gangster. Suddenly the van is surrounded by men in balaclavas and tied shut. Out comes the can of petrol. It is set alight and the two cops inside barely escape with their lives. This incident is never reported. The gangsters clearly have informants inside the police and alerting the public would undermine the force. Everyone shrugs it off – with so much money in the drugs game, corruption is part and parcel of the whole deal' The Drug Wars have been fought on British streets for decades, bringing destruction, corruption and violence in their wake. Yet it is a story that remains fundamentally untold. Until now. In this groundbreaking book, former undercover police officer Neil Woods, who risked his life infiltrating some of the UK's most vicious gangs, pieces together the complex and terrifying reality of the drug war in Britain. Calling upon gripping first-hand accounts from those on both sides of the battle, Drug Wars is told by those who are fighting it.

Good Cop Bad Cop

Author: Simon Kernick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472271033

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8239

BRAVE HERO OR CRIMINAL MASTERMIND? TONIGHT WE FIND OUT. 'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!' HARLAN COBEN 'Great plots, great characters, great action' LEE CHILD 'Heaven for readers who love ruthless, full-throttle thrillers' SUNDAY TIMES Undercover cop Chris Sketty became a hero when he almost died trying to stop the most brutal terror attack in UK history. With the suspects either dead or missing, the real motive remains a mystery. But someone is convinced Sketty is a liar. A criminal mastermind. A murderer. Blackmailed into revealing the truth, Sketty will share a twisting tale of betrayal, deception and murder...with a revelation so shocking that nothing will be the same again. 'An absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride' PETER JAMES 'One of Britain's top thriller writers' THE SUN 'That thud you hear is Kernick whipping the rug from under your feet again.' THE TIMES 'Simon Kernick is one of the most reliable purveyors of the edge-of-your-seat thriller... gives a more powerful adrenaline rush than an EpiPen' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Pace, pace, pace is what Simon Kernick does best' DAILY MIRROR

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Author: Milton Heumann,Lance Cassak

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820458298

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 2511

Good Cop, Bad Cop looks at the rise of racial profiling, one of the most important and hotly debated topics in criminal justice, and traces its development from its origins in criminal profiling, through the use of profiles in drug trafficking prevention efforts in airports and on the U.S. highways, until it became synonymous with racial discrimination by law enforcement. The authors draw upon an extensive body of primary sources, social science literature, and court cases to examine how law enforcement, legislators, and the courts have handled racial profiling. They also review the debate over racial profiling, offering arguments made by its opponents and defenders before and after the events of September 11 and describe its development as both a legal and a cultural concept.

Drug Guerror

Author: P.A.C.M

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1039107168

Category: Law

Page: 33

View: 8403

Timely and relevant, Drug Guerror addresses the damaging and tragic results of criminalizing people in relation to drugs, better known as the global War On Drugs/Drug Prohibition. The title of the book contains the Spanish word for war, guerra, combined with the word “error,” calling the Drug War what it is: a massive error. P.A.C.M highlights the uselessness of the War On Drugs, as well as the added harms of Drug War policies, including elevated gang membership and violence, excess incarceration and death, as well as tainted drug supply due to the absence of proper regulation. He also provides a variety of resources for people to use in the fight against the criminalization of drugs and the push toward alternative policies. Straightforward and accessible to younger readers, Drug Guerror will spur conversation and challenge traditional thinking on this serious issue.

Good Cop/Bad Cop

Author: Thomas Lyon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136524657

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 9674

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play an increasingly prominent role in addressing complex environmental issues such as climate change, persistent bio-accumulative pollutants, and the conservation of biodiversity. At the same time, the landscape in which they operate is changing rapidly. Markets, and direct engagement with industry, rather than traditional government regulation, are often the tools of choice for NGOs seeking to change corporate behavior today. Yet these new strategies are poorly understood-by business, academics, and NGOs themselves. How will NGOs choose which battles to fight, differentiate themselves from one another in order to attract membership and funding, and decide when to form alliances and when to work separately? In Good Cop/Bad Cop, Thomas P. Lyon brings together perspectives on environmental NGOs from leading social scientists, as well as leaders from within the NGO and corporate worlds, to assess the state of knowledge on the tactics and the effectiveness of environmental groups. Contributions from Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the World Wildlife Fund describe each organizations structure and key objectives, and present case studies that illustrate how each organization makes a difference, especially with regard to its strategies toward corporate engagement. To provide additional perspective, high-level executives from BP and Ford share their views on what causes these relationships between companies and NGOs to either succeed or fail. For students of the social sciences and NGO practitioners, this book takes an important step in addressing an urgent need for objective study of NGO operations and their effectiveness.

Crossing the Line

Author: John Sutherland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474612385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3199

A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'A love letter to police officers and the most vulnerable people they protect and serve' CHRISTIE WATSON, author of THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS 'Extraordinary . . . urgent and compelling. We all have lessons to learn from this book' SIMON MAYO There is much more to policing than tackling crime. Every one of us will need the help of an officer at some point in our lives, often when we're at our most vulnerable. Yet how much do we really know about the realities of policing? Using real life stories from his twenty-five years of service with the Metropolitan Police, John Sutherland invites us beyond the cordon tape to bear witness to all he has seen. In doing so, he offers a hopeful vision for how we can tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today. Includes a new Afterword on policing during the Covid-19 pandemic


Author: Peter Bleksley

Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1913543897

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 9618

In the early hours of 19 June 2004, 16-year-old Liam Kelly was lured to a location in Liverpool and shot dead. The following year, another Liverpudlian, 22-year-old mother of three, Lucy Hargreaves, was shot dead in her own home. Her partner and their 2-year-old daughter escaped after the house was set alight by leaping from a first-floor bedroom window. For more than fifteen years, six-foot six-inch, broadly built, ginger-haired Kevin Parle has been wanted by the police for both murders. How could he have evaded national and international crime investigators for so long? Who is harbouring him? Author and former Scotland Yard detective and undercover cop, Peter Bleksley, is determined to find the answers. He has immersed himself again in the world of serious and organised crime, this time armed only with a pen, a notebook and a mobile phone. He has vowed not to rest until Parle is found. This gripping story goes behind the scenes of the hit BBC Sounds podcast, Manhunt: Finding Kevin Parle.

Policing County Lines

Author: Jack Spicer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030541932

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 2739

The County Lines phenomenon has become one of the most significant drug market developments in the UK over recent years. This book analyses how it is being responded to by the police in affected provincial areas. Drawing on unique ethnographic fieldwork, it takes readers into police stations and out onto the streets with officers, providing timely insight into the policing of this high profile and challenging drug market context. The book considers the use of new police tactics that have been proposed and familiar methods that officers regularly embarked on. Through a sophisticated theoretical framework it argues that the policing of County Lines can often be considered ‘symbolic’, with concerns regularly placed on sending out strong messages that appear superficial when closely examined. Alongside this, however, there appears to be a progressive shift towards a more pragmatic drugs policing approach that embraces harm reduction principles.This cutting-edge research speaks to academics in Criminology and Policing, and to practitioners and policy makers.

Fierce Chemistry

Author: Harry Shapiro

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144566545X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1786

One hundred years on from the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1920, this book examines the money, politics and exploitation behind drugs and raises the question nobody asks: ‘What kind of drugs policy do we actually want in the UK?’