Slavery is becoming more common in the west as well as in developing countries, according to the Department of State’s annual report on human trafficking. In 2007, a California company settled a slavery case with the US government and Gap Inc. announced an investigation into subcontractor use of forced child labor.
Noted scholar and former police commander Thomas Reppetto traverses the path of American policing from 1945 to the present in the second volume of American Police: A History. The story is scholarly, professional and personal. Above all, it is riveting.