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Into the Kill Zone By David Klinger

Into the Kill Zone

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Presents accounts of the role deadly force plays in the day-to-day lives of the police. This book includes real-life stories from police officers who have killed in the line of duty.
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Into the Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force by David Klinger

What's it like to have the legal sanction to shoot and kill? This compelling and often startling book answers this, and many other questions about the oft-times violent world inhabited by our nation's police officers. Written by a cop-turned university professor who interviewed scores of officers who have shot people in the course of their duties, Into the Kill Zone presents firsthand accounts of the role that deadly force plays in American police work. This brilliantly written book tells how novice officers are trained to think about and use the power they have over life and death, explains how cops live with the awesome responsibility that comes from the barrels of their guns, reports how officers often hold their fire when they clearly could have shot, presents hair-raising accounts of what it's like to be involved in shoot-outs, and details how shooting someone affects officers who pull the trigger. From academy training to post-shooting reactions, this book tells the compelling story of the role that extreme violence plays in the lives of America's cops.

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"Klinger's book puts the reader in the cop's shoes...Into The Kill Zone is an excellent place to begin." (National Review Online, April 29, 2004) "Readers will come away with a renewed appreciation for the difficulties police face every day on the streets." (Publishers Weekly Daily (online) April 22, 2004) "accounts are incredibly intimate, ...result is a fascinating though slightly repetitive series of first-person narratives on a taboo topic. " (Houston Chronicle, May 21, 2004 by Lise Olsen) "puts the reader in the cop's shoes, and indeed behind the trigger.." (National Review)

About David Klinger


David Klinger is a former police officer who teaches criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is a highly regarded trainer and lecturer to police organizations across the country. He has appeared on the Today show, Chris Matthews' Hard Ball, Geraldo Rivera, and the History Channel.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Choosing the Badge and Gun. 2. Basic Training. 3. Holding Fire. 4. Pulling the Trigger. 5. When the Smoke Clears. Epilogue. Glossary. Notes. About the Author.

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CIN000408229
Into the Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force by David Klinger
David Klinger
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2004-06-15
304
0787973750
9780787973759
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