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Law and Disorder Audiobook

Law and Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler’s Relentless Pursuit of Justice

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling authors of Mindhunter - former FBI agent John Douglas and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Mark Olshaker - comes an explosive look at how a high-profile murder case can test the limits of even the most seasoned investigator.

For 25 years, John E. Douglas worked for the FBI, where he headed the elite Investigative Support Unit. The real-life model for FBI Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, he's had a brilliant and terrifying career, getting inside the minds of notorious murderers and serial killers such as Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and David Berkowitz (Son of Sam).

Written with long-time collaborator Mark Olshaker, Law and Disorder is Douglas' most provocative and personal book to date. In it, he addresses every law-enforcement professional's worst nightmare: those cases where, for one reason or another, justice was delayed - or even denied.

Through a series of character-driven case histories - from the earliest trials in Salem, Massachusetts, to the bungled trial of Amanda Knox - Douglas shows what happens when the system breaks down and bias, media coverage, and other influences get in the way of a dispassionate pursuit of the evidence. Here also are Douglas’ personal reflections on his ongoing search for the truth, from painful lessons learned early in his career to his controversial findings in the West Memphis Three and Jon Benet Ramsey investigations.

Brimming with procedural detail, Law and Disorder is an eye-opening insider’s account of the exhilaration and frustration that attend the quest for justice.

©2013 Mindhunters, Inc. (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc

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    andrea Annandale, NJ, United States 03-22-13
    andrea Annandale, NJ, United States 03-22-13 Member Since 2011

    I love the outdoors and the warm weather!! And I never leave home with out my I-Nano. It should be surgically placed into my ear. I live and breath for books.

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    "Informative...And a Miscarriage of Justice!!!"

    First I want to say is, I really enjoyed this audio book. If your looking for a true crime book with several stories. Try this one out. The narrator Joe Barrett gives life to the cases written.There are so many words to describe this audio book, educational, informative, and a Eye Opener. John Douglas Retired F.B.I.agent and profiler, has written a book about several cases and trials told from different points of view. It starts with the trials in Salem, Massachusetts and ends with the Amanda Know trial in Italy.
    This book is about how innocent people are put in prison or on death row for mishandling forensics and witnesses. And how some judges will ALLOW CRACK POT testimony! After listening to this book, It honestly scares me that these people are in a position of power. Till the day of today.

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    Melinda 06-14-14
    Melinda 06-14-14 Member Since 2015

    Always an avid reader, I have become addicted to audio books. I can "read" while cleaning house and commuting, I love it!

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    "well worth the read!"

    I really liked this book. Insightful detailed case discussions that leave you a little worried about the state of "justice" and appreciating the people who care enough about it to fight for what is right.

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    Stephanie 10-22-13
    Stephanie 10-22-13
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    "Intersting and Informative"

    I loved this. True cases told by someone who saw ALL the evidence and knew what went on behind the scenes. Changed my opinion on the Ramsey case.

    The writer is knowledgeable and lays everything out in an orderly and easy to understand way. Says clearly when he is voicing his opinions, and gives logical reasons why. I would read any other books this writer publishes.

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    E.R. 10-18-13
    E.R. 10-18-13
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    "Another great one from John Douglas!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the 3rd book by John Douglas I've read or listened too. Mr. Douglas brings so much heart to his subject of criminal profiling and justice. In this book he focuses on both the prosecution and defense of the convicted, and brings up some very interesting points concerning methods of convicting people based on flawed or outdated "science". This is a great book for anyone interested in law and law enforcement, or the many facets of the debate on the death penalty in America. He also goes into how the media affects investigations and trials. I found it very thought provoking. I only wish Mr. Douglas had narrated it himself as he did for his other audiobooks.

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    Dave 08-18-15
    Dave 08-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting, intuitive and in all, captivating."

    I found this give a good intuitive look on how the law can be misused to someone's own advantage in a legal matter. it also shows us how flawed our human system can be and what effects those critical flaws can give.

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    Jeffrey J Fornes 02-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Douglas winner"

    If you are familiar with John Douglas's work, you will certainly enjoy this. A great listen and very interesting case history's in some very famous cases.

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    AngelGirlrn 10-01-13
    AngelGirlrn 10-01-13
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    "Fascinating Look into the Justice System"
    If you could sum up Law and Disorder in three words, what would they be?

    Thought Provoking Reading


    What other book might you compare Law and Disorder to and why?

    Anything else written by Douglas and Olshaker. He recaps and updates previously covered materials and delves further into the dark side of humanity.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator did a fine job. His timing and tone worked well with the material and he was easy to follow and understand.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Justice is not blind. People sometimes turn a blind eye to facts and the truth to believe outlandish, illogical, and sensationalized information.


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    Cheryl Welsh 05-21-16
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    "Finally someone who really knows and will tell."

    I I loved being able to hear the facts that are not being tainted by the media and corrupt local judicial systemwhom are sworn to stand for justice and protect the innocent. I want more.

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    Amy Memphis 05-19-16
    Amy Memphis 05-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book...frustrating topic"

    It's so frustrating that a book like this has to be written because there are so many injustices in our legal system. I really enjoyed all of the in-depth background on the cases covered in this book. All cases that I've followed through the media and it was amazing to see the truth compared to what the media put out. Thank you John Douglas for this amazing book and the awesome work that you do. And Joe Barrett is just one of the best narrators ever!

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    J. Stem Maryland 05-12-16
    J. Stem Maryland 05-12-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Gripping and profound storytelling not for the faint of heart"

    The narration was gritty, down-to-earth, and professional--much as I believe the author himself to be after hearing these real-life horror stories, which filled me with deep sorrow for the victims, their families, and the unjustly convicted persons for whom the author and countless others valiantly sought justice. I appreciated the balanced opinions out execution the author conveyed, and I learned countless lessons about profiling from these stories. This book also drives home practical life lessons such as to be very careful about the company we keep and the company our children keep, and never to take our freedoms for granted. Be careful not to listen to this book with sensitive children (or adults) in the car or in the room. The author spares no grisly detail and often revisits them several times from different perspectives. The arrogance and evil of the crimes in these accounts is made all the more terrible, at times, when justice has not yet prevailed for the victim, but it is evident much more can be done to improve the investigative and prosecutorial process in order to increase the likelihood that the accused really do remain innocent until proven guilty.

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