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From Cop to Crusader: The story of my fight against the dangerous myth of “lie detection”

- For many years, we have been led to believe, by the law enforcement community and daytime reality shows, that the polygraph test is a very reliable “investigatory tool” to measure someone’s honesty. Author Doug Williams dispels some of those misconceptions in his book From Cop to Crusader.

Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

- In this book, Professor Harvey Molotch argues that the government is worrying about the wrong things, and wasting huge amounts of money in the process. With a focus on post 9-11 events, he suggests that while significantly more security measures are in place, most people do not feel safer, and it is even arguable whether we are indeed safer.

Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bank­roll the Taliban

- This is an alarming exposé of how the U.S. government operates in Afghanistan and the challenges it faces, even as it indirectly supports violent jihad. This well-written book exposes top personnel, agencies, and decision makers by naming names associated with the corruption going on in the midst of the Global War on Terrorism.

Endangered Children: Homicide and Other Crimes, Second Edition

- This timely work, well-researched and brilliantly written, explores the many threats facing children and offers insight into possible remedies to them.

Managing the Insider Threat: No Dark Corners

- Managing the Insider Threat applies social science research to the problem of insider threats, identifying mechanisms to reduce the “dark corners” that allow insiders to engage in damaging actions and providing guidance on how to implement mitigating strategies

Close Protection: A Closer Observation of the Protection Equation

- Although written from a British perspective, Close Protection is one of the best books on the subject. The various aspects of close protection (CP), including protective movements and concentric rings of defense, weapons training, driving techniques, and trauma stabilization are consistent throughout the industry in all corners of the globe.

Clandestine Photography: Basic to Advanced Daytime and Nighttime Manual Surveillance Photography Techniques

- This fine reference publication updates the 1975 work by Raymond P. Siljander, Applied Surveillance Photography. The earlier work filled a void at the time, and this vastly expanded later work does the same today.

NIMS for EOCs (DVD)

- The Emergency Film Group has created a training and familiarization package for government personnel at all levels to learn or review the essentials of NIMS and the related matters associated with emergency response

The Future of Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Managers and Leaders

- This well-crafted book, replete with anecdotes, systematically addresses issues such as technology, hiring practices, training, budgets, labor relations, evolving communities, and post 9-11 trends that challenge today’s police departments.

Innovation, Dual Use, and Security

- Assessing the security risks of emerging technologies is no easy task. Compounding the issue is a paradox that many of the things created to benefit human health and welfare are the very things that—without proper safeguards—can be used for hostile intent.

Balancing Liberty and Security: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

- The academic work Balancing Liberty and Security explores the tension between international human rights legislation and the parliamentary system of government in the United Kingdom.

News Media Relations for Law Enforcement Leaders

- Gerald Garner, the chief of police in Greeley, Colorado, is a prolific author, and this latest work is a credible guide through the dangerous and dynamic relationship with the news media.

Critical Incident Management: A Complete Response Guide, 2nd Edition

- In Critical Incident Management, the authors draw on their long experience in law enforcement and training to create a guide for preventing, dealing with, and mitigating critical incidents including natural disasters, fires, terrorism, and crime.
 




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