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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (47 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781470839260
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From the New York Times bestselling 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 twenty-five 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. 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 criminal justice system breaks down and bias, media coverage, and other influences get in the way of the pursuit of 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 JonBenét 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “During his twenty-five year FBI career, master profiler Jack Douglas has helped track down master criminals, written true crime bestsellers, and served as the model of the expert profiler in Silence of the Lambs, but he could never be as forthright as he is in this, his first book since retirement. In his previous efforts, he wrote only about the guilty; in Law & Disorder, he writes about guilty, innocents accused, and even innocents convicted.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “An essential title for those interested in true crime stories, forensic science, or law enforcement.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Joe Barrett does an excellent job of narrating the book; he sounds so authoritative about the cases that casual listeners may think he’s the author.”

    Library Journal, audio review

  • “In a culture besotted with serial killers, Douglas can claim a rare authenticity regarding the evil that men do.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 victor harris | 7/29/2013

    " Very interesting commentary on how evidence is, or at least should be compiled and analyzed. After a while you reach a saturation point with depravity and justice though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delrea Good | 5/24/2013

    " This is an amazing book, well written and enlightening. I caution readers it is very disturbing and depressing. I'm emotionally wiped out and considered putting on my bookshelf and never revisiting it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Weber | 5/13/2013

    " very interesting read, John Douglas gives insight on a few famous cases, including the West Memphis 3, and Amanda Knox case. if you are interested in true crime, pick it up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmen | 3/20/2013

    " Absolutely superb!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Adams | 2/20/2013

    " Very interesting cases. "

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About the Author
Author John Douglas

John Douglas is a former special agent with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, one of the first criminal profilers, and a criminal psychology writer. While working for the FBI, he headed the elite Investigative Support Unit and was the real-life model for FBI Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs. Upon his retirement, Douglas, along with acclaimed author and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Mark Olshaker, created Mindhunters, Inc., a website providing information on their writing as well as criminal justice and profiler resources.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award-winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.