"The Shield is more than just another American cop drama. As part of a well-established television genre that John Sumser … has astutely characterized as modem America's reelaboration of the 'frontier' narrative, The Shield is, to be sure, deeply invested in the dramatic spectacle of the affirmation of state authority-beatings, interrogations, wire taps, and 'stings.' But the series is also notable for its willingness to question the legitimacy of those who patrol the urban 'frontier' and to throw into crisis any clear delimitation between the licit use of force deployed by the state and the illicit transgressions of those whom the state would police. With a notable self-consciousness, The Shield both exposes the means by which, the putative boundary between the licit and the illicit is programmed and publicly instantiated, and labors to articulate the realities that this boundary seeks to foreclose. It places emphasis on the gross dichotomies of social existence out of which crime emerges and the attendant dichotomies of cultural authority-that enable abuses, of state power to persist. Self-reflexive, critically engaged, visually and narratologically challenging, The Shield is television drama that thinks and that demands that its audience should think. This volume is an attempt to respond to that demand." Book jacket.
When The Shield first appeared on US television in March 2002, it broke ratings records with the highest audience-rated original series premiere in cable history. In the course of its subsequent seven-season run, the show went on to win international acclaim for its abrasive depiction of an urban American dystopia and the systemic political and juridical corruption feeding it. The first book dedicated to the analysis of this immensely successful series, Interrogating The Shield brings together ten critical essays, written from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives. Topics range from an exploration of the series’ derivation, genre, and production, to expositions of the ethics, aesthetics, and politics of the show. As may be expected from a multi-authored collection, this volume does not seek to present a homogenized account of The Shield. The show is variously applauded and critiqued. In their critical variety, however, the essays in this book are a testament to the cultural significance and creative complexity of the series. As such, they are a reminder of the renewed power of quality television drama today.
Consumed by the workings of a white-collar psychopath whose rapes are becoming increasingly brutal, San Diego homicide detective Vince Dowling fears the case may claim him before he catches the fiend. Original.
A companion volume to the Emmy Award-winning television series takes a close-up look at the down and dirty cops of Farmington District's elite Strike Team through a collection of special dossiers and background profiles, I.A. write-ups, surveillance photos, wiretap transcripts, case files, and more. Original. (An FX television series, created by Shawn Ryan, starring Michael Chiklis) (Performing Arts)
Proper interviewing and interrogation techniques can significantly affect the success of an investigation. This new edition of a bestseller explores the complex challenges of basic and advanced interview and interrogation techniques, focusing on determining behavior from body language, speech, and written statements. Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition includes findings from the author's research project on demeanor, credibility, and interview and interrogation behavior conducted through the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and funded as part of a special project by the U.S. Government. These findings were presented at the American Psychological Association meeting, which shows the reach of the subject outside of the typical forensic and law enforcement markets.-- Extensive references, including law enforcement magazines, peer reviewed scientific journals, articles, papers, and texts-- 50 percent more high quality photographs, depicting various nonverbal symptoms described within the text-- Coverage of the advances in the area of kinesic statement analysis, with more background information and representative examples-- Discussion of the phenomenon of false confessions, including contributing factors and avoiding pitfalls-- A new chapter addressing the basic concepts of interview and interrogation, making the book more rounded and suitable for beginners
"In between October 1990 and February 1991, the British Army transported 35,000 troops and their equipment from Europe to Saudi Arabia in its largest logistic operation since the Second World War ... This book is effectively the British Army's account of its role in containing further Iraqi aggression after the unprovoked invasion of Kuwait, and liberating the sheikhdom from Saddam Hussein's occupying forces ... [This account is] illustrated with 200 photographs, maps, and technical drawings"--Jacket.
This Felicitation Volume Concentrates Mainly On Herman Kulke`S Contributions On Indian History And Orissa In Particular. The Study Is Divided In Three Parts: Ways Of Questioning: Historians And Historiography, Issues In South And South-East Asian History, Politics Of Identity And Culture. Contributors Include Bhairabi Prasad Sahu, Dietmar Rothermund, Snigdha Tripathy, Ranabir Chakravarti, Upendra Singh, Ishita-Banerjee Dubey, Yaaminey Mubai, Biswamoy Pati, Georg Pfeffer, G.C. Tripathi Among Many Others.
-- Comprehensive coverage of the criminal investigation, from arrival on the scene to trial procedures-- Unique combination of legal, technical, and procedural aspects of the criminal investigation-- All included case studies are the author's actual experiences-- Special features include: actual case studies, key terms in bold, police reports, arrest warrants, and search warrants