A Definitive Study of Personal Small-Arms Tactics
by Gabriel Suarez
By reading this book you'll learn combat tactics that have been tested in the world's toughest school, where the tuition gets paid with the blood of police officers and innocent civilians. Find out how the author and other big-city police officers maintain the tactical advantage when the bullets start flying, including how to search corners, doors and hallways; the proper use of cover and concealment; weapon retention and combative countermeasures; distance intervals and close-quarters moves and much more. This book is for anyone with an interest in personal defense, from the homeowner who hears an intruder in the middle of the night to the cop who must search a dark building to a combat operative who is about to take part in an early morning raid. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 216 pp. $20.00
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Updated And Expanded Second Edition
By Bill Clede

Police Officer's Guide is a comprehensive guide to the police profession. The book presents professional skills on a detailed, in-depth format without losing site of the human side of law enforcement. Clede has drawn on more than 30 years of experience in police work to write a book that covers everything from public relations to job stress to lethal and nonlethal force---from the point of view of the officer on the street. This second edition has been updated, revised and expanded. New chapters include Dangerous Drugs, Oleoresin Capsicum and Warrant Requirements. Handcuffing Techniques now has its own chapter, and the chapters on interivews and interrogations and search and seizure have been greatly expanded.

In 40 comprehensive chapters divided into six sections, you'll vastly benefit from this world-famous work which has become one of the most popular police manuals of all time. The five major sections followed by the extensive chapters include:


Police work then and now--Understanding the differences--Personal concerns--Career Concerns--Stress and family concerns--Human relations.

Judicial system--Penal system--Law--Search and seizer--Warrant requirement--Detention and arrest--Police surveillance--Crimes.

Personal skills- Professional skills--Investigations--Interviews--Interrogation and Confessions--Interrogation techniques--Report writing--Dogs in police service--Identification--Going to court.

Traffic--Principles of patrol--Patrol in modern times--Crisis intervention--Dangerous drugs--Threat Response--Practical concerns--Defensive Techniques--Handcuffing Techniques.

Defensive devices--Oleoresin Capsicum--Weapons are your responsibility--The gun--Making the deadly decision--Battle over body armor--Who cares?

Federal agencies--Helpful agencies--Police organizations.


5 1/2 X 8 1/2, photos, extensive Appendix, 384 pages. $19.95
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A Street Cop's Guide to Solving Felony Crimes
by Donovan Jacobs

In reality, 95 percent of cases investigated by patrol officers are street crimes-muggings, assaults, rapes, car thefts and residential burglaries. Street Crime Investigations, the follow-up to the best-selling book Street Cop, guides you through the entire investigative process of these types of crimes...not as it's taught in the police academy but rather as streetwise veteran cops go about the business of bringing the "perp" to justice.

Ex-cop Donovan Jacobs reveals the ins and outs of developing leads; identifying and locating suspects; conducting photos and "curbstone" lineups; balancing "by the bood" procedures with the realities of an active street investigation; interviewing victims and interrogating suspects to get at the vital information quickly; plus useful tips for working with detectives, soliciting the help of fellow officers, arresting booking, writing reports, testifying in court and much more.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 192pp $20.00
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Innovative Tactics for Taking Back the Streets
by Donovan Jacobs

The patrol officer fighting crime in the battlefield of today's city streets must be relentless in the pursuit of criminals, maximizing his time on beat to focus on the source of pain and hurt in society-the career criminal, from the ex-con to the gang member to the junkie.

This book, written by a retired San diego police officer who has endured the worst of what the streets have to offer, goes beyond what is taught in the academy or in officer's training. Donovan Jacobs condenses years of street experience and presents officers with innovative, proactive tactics for apprehending gangsters, auto thieves, junkies, convicts, fleeing suspects and other criminals.

The label "good street cop" is one of the highest compliments an officer can pay a fellow police officer. Street Cop provides the tactics and resources necessary to earn this title. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover. 216pp. $20.00
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By Col. Rex Applegate

This is the best and longest-selling book on close combat in history. It details methods of self-defense, offensive close combat, combat shooting and crowd control techniques in riot situations. Col. Applegate is widely regarded as the father of modern close combat and combat shooting, and this book is considered the standard by which all other books on the subject are judged. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, hardcover, illus., 400pp. $29.95
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Identifying and Understanding Modern-Day Violent Gangs in the United States
by Bill Valentine

If you read the newspaper or watch the evening news, you know that violent street and prison gangs have become a national epidemic in this country. In Gang Intelligence Manual, Bill Valentine shares exclusive information about gangs in the United States, gleaned from his experience as a correctional officer at Nevada State Prison. He served as the prison's gang intelligence officer identifying, tracking and gathering intelligence on street and prison gangs. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the harsh and cruel world of gangs, including where today's gangs came from, how they recruit and train new members, why gangs are so appealing to many youths today, how gang members capitalize on and risk their lives for the lucrative but competitive drug markets and more. Included are more than 90 photos and illustrations of such gang identifiers as tattoos, hand signs, emblems and graffiti. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, , photos, illus., 264pp, $25.00
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An exact reprint of the same manual used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to train its narcotics investigators, this extremely hard-to-find volume details every possible angle involved with drug law enforcement. Learn all about interviews and interrogations, case preparation, testifying in court, informants, surveillance operations, undercover operations, raids, clandestine laboratories, raid and surveillance equipment and much more. The sections on use of informants and preparation for court testimony are especially enlightening, making the D.E.A. Narcotics Investigator's Manual a worthy addition to any police or legal library. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, charts, 270pp. $50.00
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Police Intelligence Operations
by Burt Rapp

The Police undercover officer moves in a shadowy world of informers, drug traffickers, corrupt officials and petty hoodlums. By gathering and recording seemingly trivial and unrelated pieces of information, he patches together a network of sources and compiles a data base that can assist officers throughout the force. This guide covers setting up, staffing and securing an intelligence unit; building trust and interagency cooperation; informants, informers and other sources; civil rights issues; and much more. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, 136pp. $14.00
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A Tactical Guide to High-Risk Warrant Service
by Mark V. Lonsdale

A product of Mark Lonsdale's years of research into the preraid procedures and raid techniques used by various law-enforcement agencies, as well as considerable field experience, Raids takes a modern approach to planning and executing search and arrest warrants, with an emphasis on officer and agent safety. It provides detailed information on structure and development of raid teams, equipment selection, intelligence gathering, briefing procedures, breaching, entry tactics, the search for weapons or contraband and more. This is must reading for anyone involved in high-risk warrant service, including narcotics investigation teams, gang squads, vice/intelligence units and special weapons teams. And it's not just for team members; administrators, commanders, procurement officers, firearms instructors and academy training staffs will find it of value as well. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 230pp. $23.00
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A Practical Handbook
by Burt Rapp

There are few things worse than an innocent person dying at the hands of a murderer. One of them is when the murderer gets off on some legal technicality-free to claim another victim. Here is a complete, comprehensive manual on the techniques of homicide investigation that will teach investigators how to catch murderers and avoid the mistakes that let them go free. Topics include: 7 goals of a homicide investigation; the first things to do at a murder scene; vital precautions when handling suspects; using controversial tactics; avoiding critical pitfalls; dealing with the media; and much more. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 184pp $16.95
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by Peter Lars Rolfe and Zelma Greeson

Prison gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, the Jamaican Posses, Colombian drug cartels, the Japanese Yakuza, Cuban mobsters, Chinese triads and tongs, Vietnamese street gangs, Crips and Bloods-gangs in the United States have proliferated at an alarming rate, and their staggering numbers, paramilitary organization and violent crime sprees pose a serious threat to every citizen. This intelligence report provides a chilling inside look at these and other criminal gangs currently operating in America. Learn about their inner workings and organization, from the lowliest street gang and crack house operations to the all-powerful leaders who run them. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, 106pp. $24.95
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Selecting the Right Rifle for Street Patrol and Special Tactical Situations
by Richard Fairburn

Rifles are an integral part of any police agency's arsenal, yet their training and use are often neglected by officers who concentrate more on their sidearms and shotguns. Now, Richard Fairburn provides a complete and invaluable manual that outlines how to select the right rifle for the right situation and teaches officers how to use rifles for street patrol and special tactical situations.

Fairburn covers the three major categories of police rifles: patrol rifles (as an alternative to the traditional shotgun as a secondary weapon), military rifles (for Special Response Teams who need suppressive fire to resolve high-risk situations) and sniper rifles (for police marksmen who require the capabilities of a high-quality precision rifle). For each category, Fairburn analyzes the strengths of common and little-known candidate weapons, the different calibers available and any accessories, drills and field tricks that will maximize the rifle's performance. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 248pp. $30.00
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A Police Artist's Guide to Remembering Faces
by Douglas P. Hinkle

For anyone with a need to identify persons who may wish to remain unrecognized, this book provides precise instruction in the techniques of identifying faces, as well as a fascinating glimpse into the criminal mind. written by a veteran police artist, this entertaining and instructive manual is the only one of its kind that teaches police officers, private detectives, security chiefs, store owners, bank tellers or anyone how to observe faces, commit them to memory and describe their features to others, as well as how to elicit pertinent information about faces from others. Learn what physical features can be changed easily and cheaply; what can only be changed easily and cheaply; what can only be changed with time, money and effort; and what cannot be changed at all. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 128pp. $16.00
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The Complete Investigator's Handbook
by F.D. Jordan

When a sexual act occurs in combination with a physical or emotional assault, as in rape or child sexual abuse, highly sensitive issues often get misdirected, especially in the criminal justice system. For this reason, sex crime investigation in one field that investigators can ill afford to learn by trial and error.

This book takes you step-by-step through how successful sex crime investigations are conducted and provides a clear and comprehensive look at the complexities and realities of the field that investigators and their agencies must learn to deal with, including selecting appropriate investigative personnel, gathering evidence at crime scenes, interviewing victims, interrogating suspected sex offenders and getting confessions, working with child sexual abuse victims, building solid cases for prosecution and much more. It is a must for investigators, prosecutors, defense attorneys, social workers, sexual assault victim advocates and the victims and their families. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 328pp. $35.00
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by Capt. Robert Cappel

Formerly restricted to official police use only, this guide-the first S.W.A.T. team. Topics include choosing team members, equipment selection, training regimens, principles of counterguerrilla operations, countersniping ops, ambush and couterambush techniques, hostage negotiations and more. Over one hundred illustrations outline S.W.A.T. tactics. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, 150pp. $20.00
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An Inside Look at the Auto Theft Industry
by Marcus Wayne Ratledge

Hot Cars! gives an inside look into the minds and methods of professional car thieves. Marcus Wayne Ratledge reveals the tricks of the multimillion-dollar industry he knows so well-car theft. a reformed car thief, Ratledge tells private buyers, dealers, insurance claims adjusters and law officers what thieves know and don't know about legitimizing fake papers and serial numbers on cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, trailers and even airplanes. Photos show what to look for in detecting whether or not a vehicles serial number has been altered.

Don't be left holding the loan payment book for a confiscated auto. read Hot Cars! 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, 136pp. $15.00
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The complete Investigator's Manual

Arson is america's fastest growing crime. Here is a complete guide the arson investigator can utilize at a fire scene to help bring these faceless criminals to justice. It's all here: the initial procedures at the scene; interviewing checklists for fire fighters, witnesses, owners and occupants; ferreting out telltale insurance and financial "red flags" that indicate arson-for-profit; exhaustive sources of information from city, county, state and federal source; and more

A valuable resource for police, private and insurance investigators, or anyone with an interest in solid detective work. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, 176pp. $15.00
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Burglary Techniques and Investigation
by Burt Rapp

Chances are, even if you haven't been burglarized recently, someone you know has. Millions of burglaries occur each year in the U.S., and many are never solved. The B & E Book is an investigative guide and practical manual designed for police and civilians alike. It will teach you everything you need to know to thoroughly investigative break-ins by using the celebrated T-T-T approach: Tasks, Tactics, Tools. Learn what the professionals know about burglars and their habits, and dramatically decrease your odds of being burgled. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 152pp. $16.95
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with C.J. Caracci

This instructional video demonstrates vital room, hallway and stairwell clearing tactics that police officers frequently overlook as they answer potentially deadly emergency calls. Part One covers techniques for clearing all types of stairwells using two officers. Part Two teaches the latest methods for clearing hallways using both the "train" and "staggered" approaches. Also covered in this section are demonstrations on turning corners and negotiating different types of hallway intersections. the third section of this film features dynamic room entry methods-how to get in, dominate the fields of fire and clear the room. Your instructor, C.J. Caracci, developed his training credentials as member of SEAL Team One and the counterterroist group SEAL Team six. Videos are nonreturnable; defective tapes will be replaced. Color, approx. 35 min., VHS only. $9.95
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by Steven Matton

S.W.A.T. teams were born from the need to protect citizens from domestic terrorism. When the U.S. Army wanted to get into the action, it formed the Special Operation Units. Steven Mattoon, involved with the army's program since its inception, has discovered that most civilian and military tactical units need to improve their tactical and technical skills.

With this manual, any unit can perfect its mission to serve and protect. Topics include personnel selection, training facilities, methods of forced entry, concealment, multistory-building-operations, communications, hostage rescue, leadership, operational checklists and much more. This manual has it all. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, illus., 152pp. $14.00
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by Burt Rapp

S.W.A.T. team members have the most dangerous job in law enforcement. This book, a complete guide to S.W.A.T. operations, covers every aspect of training, tactics and tools. Find out how S.W.A.T. teams handle snipers and barricaded gunmen, hijackers and hostage takers, drug lords, terrorist threats, crowd and riot control and more. Detailed illustrations teach the crucial skills for dealing with a broad range of threats quickly and with minimal loss of life. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 160pp. $18.95
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by Jeffrie Jacobs

Barricaded suspects, snipers and hostage-takers who require special tactical handling are now frequent occurrences in both urban and rural area. Yet police departments typically work with limited manpower, low budgets and few training facilities.

Illustrated with diagrams and 130 photos, topics include organizing a team, equipment selection, fitness, climbing and rappelling, tactical training and more. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 98pp $12.00
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The Way to Police Officer Safety and Survival
by Steve Albrecht

Police work is a profession that demands perfection at all times since the margin for error is measured by your life. Steve Albrecht's practical approach to policing shares tips and techniques learned on the street-where it counts-by him and other officers. find out how cops handle outlaw bikers, vicious dog attacks, suspects under the influence of alcohol or drugs, cross-fire scenes, freeway stops, hostage negotiations, assailants armed with guns or edged weapons, satanic crimes, skinheads and other high-risk situations, as well as how to avoid the ten most common tactical errors of "Hollywood cops." Not just for cops, this is a must for anyone interested in learning the skills necessary to survive on today's streets. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 , softcover, 256pp. $19.95
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Secrets and Sound Advice for the Undercover Officer
by Jerry VanCook

Whether you are an experienced undercover officer or just starting out, Jerry VanCook's 14 years of undercover police work in narcotics, stolen property, murder conspiracy and other crimes can help you fine-tune your skills so you can merge with murderers, drug dealers and other cutthroats on their turf in order to gain their trust and make the bust.

Going Undercover provides clear instructions for developing an alternate identity with a personality flexible enough to work from the barroom to the boardroom. You'll learn how to deal with such vital aspects of undercover ops and handling wary, greedy or double-crossing informants; covering the inevitable mistakes you'll make while undercover; choosing the appropriate weapons to carry in case things go wrong; and much more. Called "a bible for police survival" by Jim Cirillo of NYPD's Stakeout Unit (Ret.). 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 304pp. $25.00
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Outlaw motorcycle gangs have long been a major problem for police, and this law-enforcement manual is an inside look at who they are, how they operate and how they see the world. revealing information on gang members, colors, motorcycles, basic philosophies, criminal activities, runs, clubhouses and more gives you a glimpse into a hard world that few people know. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, 56pp. $10.00
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U.S. Government Forensic Handbook

Developed by the U.S. government with the support of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, this manual was designed to serve as a quick reference for those pursuing careers in law enforcement. It presents procedures for collecting, preserving and transmitting many types of evidence to a forensic laboratory for examples, it outlines the basic steps a team should follow to minimize the omission or contamination of evidence that might be encountered in each case. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, 104pp. $15.00
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with C.J. Caracci

A cop will put his hands on criminals far more often than he'll draw his weapon, so he must know the practical, straightforward grappling, overpowering and arresting techniques in this film to get the job done safely and effectively. You will get clear instruction in the following: upsetting a perpetrator's center of gravity; knee, elbow, hand and head strikes; wrist holds and locks that really work; easy-to-hit vulnerable spots that will get your subject's attention; protecting one's weapon at all times; handcuffing tricks; recognizing and avoiding counters to all these moves; advanced skills like "breaking the criminal's mind" to get control over him; and much more. Your instructor, C.J. Caracci, developed his training credentials as a member of SEAL Team One and the counterterroist group SEAL Team Six. Videos are nonreturnable; defective tapes will be replaced. Color, approx. 105 min., VHS only. $9.95
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Fighting Street Crime Undercover
by Capt. Charles Beene, Ret.

With street crime running rampant, courts and prisons overflowing and convicted criminals being put back on the streets in ever greater numbers, the safety of citizens is seriously threatened. Innovative police departments are facing the problem with units that go undercover in decoy roles, blend with units that go undercover in decoy roles. blend in with the street population and beat the bad guys at their own game.

This book, written by the man who led the Street Crime Unit decoy program in San Francisco, describes how such units are organized, staffed and supervised and reveals the unconventional tactics used to catch street criminals who are not susceptible to traditional uniformed patrol methods. This book is an ye-opening account of how and why decoy units work, complete with photos of decoy ops in progress. It's also a valuable lesson in how the criminal mid works and what the average citizen can do to avoid becoming a victim. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 120pp. $15.95
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Successful Elements of Stings, Raids, and Other Tactical Operations

fighting the drug war at the street level is the most dangerous aspect of narcotics law enforcement. Garnered from the experiences of frontline cops, this concise, informative manual breaks down and discusses the practical elements of crack house raids, sting operations, undercover and informant buys, roadblocks and checkpoints, surveillance and arrests, street patrols and other "tac ops." A special section tells how street enforcement programs in five of America's biggest cities effectively utilized the above tactics. Also covered are user characteristics, the street drug market environment, the role of gangs, management of personnel and intelligence, coordination with other law enforcement branches, working with the community and more. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, 72pp. $12.00
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A Field guide to Crime Scene Processing, Forensic Evaluations,
and Investigative Techniques
by Louis N. Eliopulos

Death Investigator's Handbook differs from other currently available manuals because it provides specialized information from dozens of scientific and investigative references in one simple-to-use volume.

the author-who as chief forensic investigator for the state of Florida has participated in more than 10,000 death investigations-leads you step-by-step through the course of a successful inquiry, including determining cause of death; identifying, locating and interviewing witnesses; photographing bodies and crime scenes; collecting, preserving and analyzing evidence; conducting DNA, blood and saliva test; preparing cases and testifying for trials; investigating mass or serial murderers and much, much more.

This fascinating, fact-filled reference is a must for detective, pathologist, crime scene technicians, prosecuting attorneys or public defenders, EMTs, reporters, PIs, criminal justice instructors or students, and mystery writers or readers. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, illus., 888pp. $40.00
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How to Get perfect Crime-Scene and Surveillance Photos and Video Every Time
by Doug Lester

this is an intensive, hands-on photography course specifically for police investigators. Battle-tested techniques are described in step-by-step detail, and photographs, charts and diagrams clarify specific applications. Lending credibility and levity to the lessons are anecdotes from the author's 20-year career with the FBI.

Find out from a pro how to select and use the right camera, film, lenses and filters; capture indoor and outdoor crime scenes and surveillances regardless of weather or lighting; preserve latent fingerprints, tire tracks, shoeprints and other fragile evidence on film; document homicide, rape, burglary and arson scenes; and much more. This FBI photographer's professional secrets will teach you how to get the kind of photos guaranteed to identify the bad guys, document their crimes and convince juries of their guilt. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 184pp. $34.95
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Hostage Negotiation Teams

When lives hang in the balance, crack U.S. police and military units count on the procedures they learned from this manual to help them contain the crises, open communication with the hostage-takers and get the victims out alive. Find out how the pros know when to take decisive action and when to stall for time. Learn the different types of hostage-takers, what motivates them and how this determines the course of action taken. Discover what never to say to hostage-takers, as well as what messages calm and reassure them. Find out what types of victims are killed most often by their abductors and what victims can do to increase their chances of staying alive. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, 36pp. $10.00
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by Loren Christensen

This crash course on skinhead street gangs is offered by Loren Christensen, a nationally recognized expert on skinhead street gangs is offered by Loren Christensen, nationally recognized expert on skinhead gangs and a police officer in Portland, Oregon, a city once dubbed the "Skinhead Capital of the U.S." It will change forever the way you look at these gangs of armed youngsters.

Written from a cop's-eye view, Skinhead Street Gangs explains who the skinheads are, what they do, who their targets are, why they're so violent, how and where they operate, what weapons they favor, how to identify them and what danger they pose to society and police. This glimpse into the violent world of skinhead gangs contains graphic photos, illustrations and examples of senseless, random violence that may shock and disturb you. But it will also wake you up to what's going on in America's cities. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 240pp. $20.00
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by Burt Rapp

Passing a bad check may seem small-time in the world of crime, but for some it's a lucrative career. These nonviolent tricksters make a killing swindling banks and retailers.

In Check Fraud Investigation, police writer Burt Rapp takes you inside the world of the serial swindler and shows you every scam in the book, from bouncing a check at the corner store to bigtime embezzlement, as well as dozens of ruses used to get people to accept bogus checks. He also shows how money orders, warrants, drafts, gift certificates and even CDs are vulnerable to fraud. This book will aid police in conducting fraud investigations, help bankers beef up their defense and show merchants how to recognize the warning signs. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, illus., 176pp. $16.95
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The FBI Handwriting Analysis Manual

an endorsement on a check, a scrawled note on a memo pad-everything you set down on paper creates a unique image. These images can be traced, analyzed and reconstructed, revealing evidence unseen by the naked eye. FBI labs specialize in the study of handwriting, typewriting, rubber stamps, seals, printing methods, obliterations, alterations and charred paper. This manual reveals the methods used to follow the elusive pater trail, drawing on actual cases in the FBI files. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 56pp. $8.00
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by Richard Fox and Carl Cunningham

A spot of blood, shards of glass, fragments of cloth and footprints in the dirt are crucial bits of information for the criminal investigator. This manual spells out accepted legal and scientific standards for processing such evidence to solve crimes and convict offenders: lifting fingerprints; collecting body fluid samples, fibers, hair and fingernail scrapings; identifying drug and chemical residues; inspecting documents for alteration; examining firearms and tools. 8 1/2 x 11, photos, illus., softcover, 208pp. $16.00
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Techniques and Tricks to Secure Evidence

This manual, used by a major police agency to train its interrogator, details the insidious methods by which officers can secure evidence after all fair, legal tactics have been exhausted. The content of this book may offend and shock you, but they will certainly impress you. While stopping short of physical violence, these tricks and the mental anguish they are designed to inflict are based on the brainwashing techniques mastered by the Chinese Communists and Soviets. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, 88pp. $12.00
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A Study of Selected Felonious Killings of Law Enforcement Officers.

this groundbreaking FBI report focuses on why officers get shot in the line of duty, including detailed analysis of the psychology of the offenders, the behavior of the officers and the circumstances surrounding the killings. Find out what function most officers were performing at the time of their deaths; whether most killings result from procedural errors, inadequate training or personality clashes with the perps; what is most likely to turn a petty thief or drunken driver into a murderer; and, most important, what the slain officers could-or should-have done to prevent their deaths. The next best thing to a bulletproof vest for police officers, this information could save your life. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, 72pp. $10.00
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The Police Guide to Lethal Explosive Devices

This manual forcefully demonstrates the deadly lengths to which drug dealers will go to protect their illegal drug labs and marijuana fields. Scores of clear illustrations depict lethal improvised explosive booby traps discovered by law-enforcement officers during raids and busts. See how military-style firing devices, mines, grenades, rockets and other booby traps have been rigged along trails and behind doors to harm unwanted intruders. For academic study only. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, 48pp. $15.00
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Traveling con Artists: Their Games, Their Rules-Your Money
by Dennis Marlock and John Dowling

License to Steal-an in-depth study of the criminal element of the Romani population, a highly organized, secretive empire known as the Gypsy Mafia-is based on true stories taken from police records, historical data and hear-breaking interviews with victims of various scams. Gypsy games-which include burglary, home-improvement rip-offs, fortune-telling, shoplifting, pickpocketing and insurance and credit-card fraud-add up to a multibillion dollar industry that hurts everyone 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, hardcover, 304pp. $30.00
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Chinese Crime Groups in North America
by Peter Huston

The "Chinese Mafia" has earned a reputation as one of the fiercest and most brutal in the seedy underworld of organized crime, most notorious, perhaps, for its control of the lucrative Southeast Asian drug trade. but how much of this is Hollywood hype and how much is reality?

Here author Peter Huston explores the rich Chinese tradition of tongs, triads and secret societies and their frequent involvement in organized crime, as well as their growing collusion with Chinatown street gangs. He also examines how Chinese culture and the plight of Chinatown society obstruct efforts to fight these crime groups and even serve to fuel their growth. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 280pp. $30.00
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Risk-Reduction Strategies for Law Enforcement
by Capt. Charles Beene, Ret. Forward by Col. Rex Applegate

The race riots in Los Angeles dramatically illustrated the alarming speed with which a city without adequate crowd-control plans can be plunged into burning, looting, murderous chaos.

During his years as head of the San Francisco Police Department's crowd-control unit, author Charles Beene handled hundreds of riots, routs, demonstrations, protests, parades and marches. So he knows firsthand the delicate struggle to balance the right of peaceful assembly with the responsibility of protecting lives and property. His common-sense approach show how to use the media, permits, barricades, mobile instant response, multiple arrests and training seminars to manager crowds. these proven techniques work for cities of all sizes and locales. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 128pp. $16.00
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The Law Enforcement Guide to Today's Urban Violence

This manual, which arose from the ashes of the L.A. riots, is the most comprehensive study ever done on street gangs. It examines gang sociology, including recruitment, crime and other activity, communication and dynamics; describes the different types of gangs, among them Hispanic, black, white, female and Asian; and finally, offers solutions, outlining the L.A. Sheriff's Department's official guidelines for responding to street gang activity. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, 80pp. $14.00
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