Best Law Enforcement Politics Books
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1. We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption
Author: by Justin Fenton
Published at: Random House (February 23, 2021)
The astonishing true story of one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation (The New York Times), from the Pulitzer Prizenominated reporter who exposed a gang of criminal cops and their yearslong plunder of an American cityA work of journalism that not only chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt police unit but can stand as the inevitable coda to the half-century of disaster that is the American drug war.
David Simon, author of Homicide, co-author of The Corner, and creator of The Wire Baltimore, 2015. Riots are erupting across the city as citizens demand justice for Freddie Gray, a twenty-five-year-old Black man who has died under suspicious circumstances while in police custody.
Drug and violent crime are surging, and Baltimore will reach its highest murder count in more than two decades: 342 homicides in a single year, in a city of just 600,000 people. Facing pressure from the mayor’s officeas well as a federal investigation of the department over Gray’s deathBaltimore police commanders turn to a rank-and-file hero, Sergeant Wayne Jenkins, and his elite plainclothes unit, the Gun Trace Task Force, to help get guns and drugs off the street.
2. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Author: by John E. Douglas
Published at: Gallery Books; Media Tie-In edition (October 24, 2017)
Now a Netflix original series Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.
In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging casesand into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares. During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.
As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims’ peeled skin.
3. Follow the Money: The Shocking Deep State Connections of the Anti-Trump Cabal
Author: by Dan Bongino
Published at: Post Hill Press (October 6, 2020)
Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller! As seen on The Ben Shapiro Show! Follow the Money exposes the labyrinth of connections between D. C.’s slimiest swamp creaturesDemocrat operatives, lying informants, desperate and destructive FBI agents, Obama power brokers, CIA renegade John Brennan, George Soros, and morewho conspired to attack Trump by manufacturing one bogus scandal after another.
Bestselling author, podcast favorite, and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino delivers the third and most shocking of his acclaimed series chronicling the Deep State war against Donald Trump. Starting with the Trump impeachment hearings, Bongino works forward and backward to piece together the connections of a vast, well-funded cabal of wealthy Democrats and D.C.
Swamp elite to the non-stop deluge of manufactured scandals launched specifically to attack, destabilize, and ultimately remove Trump and his administration. Zooming in on Ukraine, Bongino unspools a complex sequence of corruptionfrom the miraculous discovery of a mysterious black ledger that linked financial transactions to Trump campaign insider Paul Manafort and cast a shadow over the entire Trump team, to Joe Biden’s unexamined quid pro quo interference with Kyiv politics as he threatened to withhold a loan unless a prosecutor was removed from office.
4. Are Prisons Obsolete?
Author: by Angela Y. Davis
Published at: Seven Stories Press (April 1, 2003)
With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.
For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?
Convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable.
5. Supervision of Police Personnel
Author: by Nathan Iannone
Published at: Pearson; 9th edition (May 9, 2019)
For courses in police administration, management, and supervision. The oft-cited bible of police supervisionLongtime best-selling Supervision of Police Personnel addresses the essential knowledge, skills, and characteristics every professional law enforcement supervisor and manager should have. This authority in the field examines what it takes to move from officer to supervisor; key supervisory responsibilities such as training, coaching, and counseling; and dealing with citizen complaints, problem employees, and tactical deployment of field forces in critical situations.
The 9th edition features extensive revisions, including two new chapters: Legal Knowledge Every Supervisor and Manager Should Have (Chapter 14) and Other Important Supervisory and Management Topics (Chapter 15).
6. Effective Police Supervision
Author: by Larry S. Miller
Published at: Routledge; 8th edition (March 7, 2017)
Outstanding first-line supervisors are essential to the success of any law enforcement agency, yet many officers lack the supervision training necessary to excel. Effective Police Supervision immerses readers in the group behaviors and organizational dynamics supervisors must master in order to lead their teams and to help create an effective police department.
Combining behavioral theory and updated case studies, this core text, now in its eighth edition, is a vital tool for all college students pursuing criminal justice courses on supervisory practices, as well as police officers preparing for promotional exams.
7. The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe
Author: by Heather Mac Donald
Published at: Encounter Books; First Trade Paper edition (September 19, 2017)
Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the Ferguson effect: Since the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officers have been backing off of proactive policing, and criminals are becoming emboldened.
This book expands on Mac Donald’s groundbreaking and controversial reporting on the Ferguson effect and the criminal-justice system. It deconstructs the central narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement: that racist cops are the greatest threat to young black males.
On the contrary, it is criminals and gangbangers who are responsible for the high black homicide death rate. The War on Cops exposes the truth about officer use of force and explodes the conceit of mass incarceration. A rigorous analysis of data shows that crime, not race, drives police actions and prison rates.
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
Author: by Dave Grossman
Published at: Back Bay Books; 1st edition (June 1, 2009)
The revised and updated edition of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s modern classic, hailed by the Washington Post as “an illuminating account of how soldiers learn to kill and how they live with the experiences of having killed.” The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill.
But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young.
Upon its initial publication, On Killing was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects soldiers, and of the societal implications of escalating violence. Now, Grossman has updated this classic work to include information on 21st-century military conflicts, recent trends in crime, suicide bombings, school shootings, and more.
9. Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers
Author: by Doug J. Swanson
Published at: Viking; Illustrated edition (June 9, 2020)
Swanson has done a crucial public service by exposing the barbarous side of the Rangers. The New York Times Book ReviewA twenty-first century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, oppression, and corruptionThe Texas Rangers came to life in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico.
Nearly 200 years later, the Rangers are still going-one of the most famous of all law enforcement agencies. In Cult of Glory, Doug J. Swanson has written a sweeping account of the Rangers that chronicles their epic, daring escapades while showing how the white and propertied power structures of Texas used them as enforcers, protectors and officially sanctioned killers.
Cult of Glory begins with the Rangers’ emergence as conquerors of the wild and violent Texas frontier. They fought the fierce Comanches, chased outlaws, and served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. As Texas developed, the Rangers were called upon to catch rustlers, tame oil boomtowns, and patrol the perilous Texas-Mexico border.
10. Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fifth Edition
Author: by Jay M. Feinman
Published at: Oxford University Press; 5th edition (August 8, 2018)
In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. In the years since the publication of the fourth edition, there have been many important developments on the legal front.
The Supreme Court has issued important decisions on presidential powers, freedom of religion, and personal liberty. Police shootings and the rise of Black Lives Matter has impacted the court system too. The rise of arbitration at the expense of jury trials has affected the rights of consumers, and internet law remains in a state of constant change.
This fully updated fifth edition of Law 101 accounts for all these developments and more, as Feinman once again provides a clear introduction to American law. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law.
11. I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
Author: by Detective Lieutenant Joe Kenda
Published at: Center Street; Reprint edition (September 4, 2018)
Detective Lt. Joe Kenda, star of Homicide Hunter, shares his deepest, darkest, and never before revealed case files from his 19 years as a homicide detective. Are you horrified yet fascinated by abhorrent murders? Do you crave to know the gory details of these crimes, and do you seek comfort in the solving of the most gruesome?
In I Will Find You, the star of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda shares his deepest, darkest, and never-before-revealed case files from his two decades as a homicide detective and reminds us that crimes like these are very real and can happen even in our own backyards.
Gruesome, macabre, and complex cases. Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away.
These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won’t be able to look away. The tales in I Will Find You will shock you like the best horror stories-divulging insights into the actions, motivations, and proclivities of nature’s most dangerous species.
12. Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust
Author: by James Comey
Published at: Flatiron Books; 1st edition (January 12, 2021)
James Comey, former FBI Director and New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the US justice system. James Comey might best be known as the FBI director that Donald Trump fired in 2017, but he’s had a long, varied career in the law and justice system.
He knows better than most just what a force for good the US justice system can be, and how far afield it has strayed during the Trump Presidency. In his much-anticipated follow-up to A Higher Loyalty, Comey uses anecdotes and lessons from his career to show how the federal justice system works.
From prosecuting mobsters as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York in the 1980s to grappling with the legalities of anti-terrorism work as the Deputy Attorney General in the early 2000s to, of course, his tumultuous stint as FBI director beginning in 2013, Comey shows just how essential it is to pursue the primacy of truth for federal law enforcement.
13. Behind the Badge: 365 Daily Devotions for Law Enforcement (Imitation Leather) – Motivational Devotions for Police Officers or Those Working in Law Enforcement, Perfect Gift for Family and Friends
Author: by Adam Davis
Published at: Broadstreet Publishing Group, LLC; Lea edition (May 1, 2018)
Respected by some and feared by others, law enforcement officers face daily pressures and dangers uncommon to other professions. Behind the Badge provides daily, spiritual nourishment that will encourage you professionally and personally. Filled with personal stories, relevant Scriptures, and practical prayers, the short devotions focus on themes such as peace, integrity, strength, family, protection, divine direction, preparedness, service, and more.
Also included are powerful blessings and declarations that will inspire and strengthen. God has ordained the path you walk today. Let Behind the Badge help equip your steps and be a constant reminder of the permanent backup you have in God as you uphold the law.
FEATURES INCLUDE: – Short, motivational, daily devotions that focus on what it means to serve God as a law enforcement officer – Binding: Imitation Leather – Pages: 384 – Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC
14. Sound Doctrine: A Tactical Primer
Author: by Charles Sid Heal
Published at: Lantern Publishing & Media; 1st edition (July 1, 2000)
In recent years, law enforcement has suffered a number of tactical fiascoes. Officers and agencies have been the subject of civil and criminal sanctions, public confidence has deteriorated and lives have been lost. Unlke most tactical books, which teach tactics as a “skill set,” this book emphasizes an intuitive application of fundamental principles.
These principles have evolved over centuries of tactical opeations and form a body of “sound doctrine.” Heal not only presents a distillation of the more than ninety tactical texts, but provides an insightful and compelling call for rethinking tactics of law enforcement.
Assuming no prior experience or understanding of tactical matters, Heal draws from everyday life such as competitive games, driving, or planning a vacation to show how to reconceptualize a difficult situation. Because of the fundamental concepts Heal explores apply to all types of emergencies, Sound Doctrine is suitable for not only law enforcement, but firefighters, private security, and other emergency responders.
The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
Author: by Betty L. Medsger
Published at: Vintage; Illustrated edition (October 7, 2014)
In late 1970, a mild-mannered Haverford College physics professor privately asked a few people this question: What do you think of burglarizing an FBI office? In remarkable detail and with astonishing depth of research, Betty Medsger reveals the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI offices.
Through their exploits, a group of unlikely activists exposed the shocking truth that J. Edgar Hoover was operating a shadow Bureau engaged in illegal surveillance and harassment of the American people. The Burglary brings the activists, who have kept their secret for forty-three years, into the public eye for the first timeincluding, new to this edition, the recent discovery of the eighth and final member of the team.
The burglars’ story of personal sacrifice and civil disobedience is a vital episode in the American whistle-blower tradition that includes the Pentagon Papers, Watergate’s Deep Throat, and, most recently, Edward Snowden and the NSA.
16. Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces
Author: by Radley Balko
Published at: PublicAffairs; Illustrated edition (August 26, 2014)
Now updated with new material, the groundbreaking history of how police forces have become militarized, both in equipment and mindset, and what that means for American democracy. The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny.
As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as an other-an enemy.
Today’s armored-up policemen are a far cry from the constables of early America. The unrest of the 1960s brought about the invention of the SWAT unit-which in turn led to the debut of military tactics in the ranks of police officers.
Nixon’s War on Drugs, Reagan’s War on Poverty, Clinton’s COPS program, the post-9/11 security state under Bush, Obama: by degrees, each of these innovations empowered police forces, always at the expense of civil liberties. And under Trump, these powers were expanded in terrifying new ways, as evidenced by the tanks and overwhelming force that met the Black Lives Matter protesters in 2020.