Greetings and The Likeness
Date: Jan 18th, 2005 2:31:15 pm - Subscribe
Mood: Feeling Great!!!
Currently In My CD Player: Athenaeum
Well today was the first day of classes over at ETSU and I have a full load yet again... I just got out of my Research Methods class for criminal justice and criminology. It is going to be a good class from what I can tell! Its more on the different kinds of research one conducts while looking at a collected or random sample of police stats, etc.. This can pertain to a wide array of subject matter in the Criminal Justice realm. Things like police stats, cops killed in the line of duty, correctional stats, etc.. Its going to be a good class. Then on Thursday, I go back to Res. Meth. of CJ and then Thursday night, I have Crime Scene Investigation with Dr. Miller. Thats going to be a great class!!! The police dept. may eve have a few officers there with me. I am not sure. Then on Mondays I am going to be in a class called Justice Crime & Ethics. This class will be great I think b/c it primarily deals with police ethics and how to avoid becoming a corrupt police officer. I am goign to be performing alot on analytical data tests and research this semester in this particular class. I look for this BLOG to be a place where I can post my work and allow all of you to see it as well.. Thats all for now.. Thank a Police Officer today!!!!
Date: Jan 14th, 2005 11:52:11 pm - Subscribe
I just rented an another amazing cop film, "The Negotiator" with Samuel L. Jackons and Kevin Spacey, one of my favorite actors. This movie is older, still yet - extremely stellar! This, like another movie last night, Dark Blue, that I also look to perform a critiquement of at a later date, deals with police corruption. This subject is perhaps the saddest of all aspects pertaining to police and cops. The reason I attest such a reasoning is primarily because this alone is why we (cops) receive such a negative sentiment in this line of work. Assholes such as the ones depicted in these 2 films are what I hate more than anything. How lucky I am to have such a calling to serve my fellow citizens in such a prestigious line of work, that I dont see how anyone could place such a calling or job in jeopardy for some petty, and extremely temporary gain. Yet, it happens! Anyways, in this film, The Negotiator, we see this prevalent throughout the entire film... Here is my review of this stellar film.
Tense, intelligent, great acting, SFX, cinematography... hell, it even has good dialogue!
As usual, lousy DVD extras... but does anyone actually watch those things anyway?!?
The Bottom Line
If you like good thrillers, or just good films, you'll like this.
Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.
The Negotiator is one of the tensest films I’ve ever seen. The only real drawback with it is needing some muscle relaxants when you’ve finished…
Two actors I’ve been impressed with in recent years are Samuel L Jackson and Kevin Spacey (Pay It Forward). So when I saw that they were co-staring in a film with a plot that had what promised to be an intriguing plot, I had high hopes. These high hopes were not just met – they were exceeded in every way possible.
As you might have guessed by the film’s title, Samuel L Jackson is Lieutenant Danny Roman, a negotiator. The film opens with him negotiating the release of a hostage. He is one of the best in the business, well liked and respected by his colleague. But when he is due to meet a friend who has some disturbing information to pass on, he finds himself framed for crimes he did not commit. Suspecting that those in charge of the tribunal are those who are setting him up, he decides the only option to get to the truth is to become a hostage-taker himself. The only negotiator he will talk to is Lt. Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey) – but of course, being a negotiator himself, Roman knows all the tricks… adding to the problems are the fact that not everyone wants to allow Sabian to do his stuff since they want Roman dead in case he finds out the truth…
And that’s as much as I can give you without it turning into a spoiler – but you’ve got the basic idea. There are several plot twists (which is good since one of the main ones is a bit obvious – although in an “ah, I thought so” rather than a “well, duh” kind of way), and along with the intelligent treatment of the plot and some excellent characterisation, makes for a really gripping film. I tend to like psychological thrillers – obviously only the good ones – and this is, perhaps, the best one I’ve ever seen.
The acting is top notch throughout, with Jackson and Spacey giving excellent performances as similar but very different characters – they have many things in common and they’re both great negotiators, but Spacey’s character is more capable of thinking outside of the conventional rules – for instance, he realises quickly that if he approaches the situation from the usual angle, he will fail and so deliberately does the wrong things to get results. Jackson realises he’s been pushed into a corner when he gets suspended from his job pending the investigation, but refuses to give in no matter how bleak the situation looks. They share a believe in themselves and, importantly, the believe that violence is always the absolutely last resort. (In Jackson’s case, the threat of violence is a different matter altogether.) The supporting cast, including David Morse, Ron Rifkin, and John Spencer, do a great job and I don’t think there is one weak performance in the film. Their characters are not what you’d call fully developed, but they are developed enough for the purposes of their part in the plot. The dialogue is realistic and for once made me want to congratulate the scriptwriters rather than shake them. The cinematography is also very good, with long sweeping shots of Chicago at night that made me want to visit there even more than I already did.
While this film mainly relies on the mental battle going on between Roman and Sabian, and the political battles between Sabian and the Chicago State Police (and at one point, the CSD with the FBI), there are also quite a number of action scenes, which are incredibly well handled. Without losing any of the plot momentum, these seem extremely realistic (thumbs up to the SFX guys) and add to the tension considerably.
The musical score by Graeme Revell (who also did the music for such films as Pitch Black and Tomb Radier)is absolutely superb, one of the best I’ve ever heard, and contributes considerably to the mood of the movie. Everything gels together to make a brilliant film that doesn’t suffer from repeat viewing – perhaps the feeling of tension is diminished slightly by virtue of knowing what’s going to happen next, but it’s still a joy to watch what is truly a masterpiece of movie-making.
Oh yeah, and the final showdown – that’s just priceless. (Betcha don’t guess who the real bad guy is…)
This is a truly excellent film. Every aspect of it has been well thought out and executed with skill and class. It’s also a lot more intelligent than your average thriller, and it features two of the best actors around at the moment. I was so impressed by it that it even got an honourable mention in my The Top Ten Movies of All Time review. Need I say more?
No kiddies please
This is rated 15 (European – “R” for US) for violence and language – I think that’s about right.
Don’t get me started on DVD extras… well, this one basically consists of a “Making Of…” documentary. Like most of them I’ve ever seen, it’s pretty boring. ( Nice night-time aerial photography of Chicago, though.) If you like this sort of thing you may well like this too.
As always, thanks for reading. (This is the first movie review I’ve pushed out after getting my “Top Reviewer” hat – what a time to get writers’ block!!)
This is the end of the review proper, but below is a cast list for those who like that sort of thing…
Samuel L. Jackson - Lt. Danny Roman
Kevin Spacey - Lt. Chris Sabian
David Morse - Cmdr. Adam Beck
Ron Rifkin - Cmdr. Grant Frost
John Spencer - Chief Al Travis
J.T. Walsh - Insp. Terence Niebaum
Siobhan Fallon - Maggie
Paul Giamatti - Rudy Timmons
Regina Taylor - Karen Roman
Bruce Beatty - Markus
Michael Cudlitz - Palermo
Carlos GÃ³mez - Eagle
Tim Kelleher - Argento
Dean Norris - Scott
Nestor Serrano - Hellman
Doug Spinuzza - Tomray
Leonard L. Thomas - Allen
Stephen Lee - Farley
Lily Nicksay - Omar's Daughter
Lauri Johnson - Chief's Wife
Sabi Dorr - Bartender
Gene Wolande - Morewitz
Rhonda Dotson - Linda Roenick
Donald Korte - Officer at Funeral
Anthony T. Petrusonis - Officer at Funeral
John McDonald - Pipes and Dreams Leader
Jack McLaughlin-Gray - Priest
John Lordan - Linda's Attorney
Jack Shearer - Dist. Atty. Young
Donna Ponterotto - Secretary
Michael Shamus Wiles - Taylor
Mik Scriba - Bell
Joey Perillo - Technician #1
Mary Page Keller - Lisa Sabian
Kelsey Mulrooney - Stacy Sabian
Brad Blaisdell - FBI Agent Grey
Bruce Wright - FBI Agent Moran
Robert David Hall - Sgt. Cale Wangro
Guy Van Swearingen - Officer
Bernard Hocke - Sniper
Tony Mockus Jr. - Agent
Carol-Anne Touchberry - Reporter
Robert Jordan - Reporter
Geoff Morrell - Reporter
Janna Tetzlaff - Reporter
Millie Santiago - Reporter
Mike Leiderman - Reporter
Jay Levine - Reporter
Mark Giangreco - Reporter
Rick Scarry - Reporter
Mary Ingersoll - Reporter
McNally Sagal - Reporter
Mary Major - Reporter
Lynn Rondell - Reporter
Edwina Moore - Reporter
Lynn Forslund - Reporter
Muriel Clair - News Anchor
Mary Ann Childers - News Anchor
Diann Burns - News Anchor
Carla Sanchez - News Anchor
Charles Valentino - FBI Agent
Robert Baier - Officer at KBT
Ted Montue - Officer at IAB
John Buckley - Detective
Darius Aubry - Detective
Steven Maines - TAC Officer #4
David Fordham - FBI SWAT Officer
Paul Guilfoyle - Nathan Roenick
Dan Irvine - FBI SWAT Officer
Jack Rooney - Fire Department Lieutenant
Tom Bower - Omar
Julie O'Malley - FBI SWAT Officer
Amorette Dye - Street Reporter
Amy Gitles - Crowd member
Viewing Format: DVD
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age
A Movie Review of
Date: Jan 14th, 2005 5:02:11 pm - Subscribe
Mood: GO RENT THIS!!!
Currently In My CD Player: Alterbridge - \"Broken Wings\"
First of all - GO RENT THIS FILM!!!! It is the best cop film that I have ever seen. Absolutely amazing! Here is my review of the film for what it is worth!
acting, directing, story, plot, Liotta & Patric
climax weaker than set-up, too short
The Bottom Line
"Narc" is a can't miss as it will please cop thrillers like Rabbit, drama fans and action buffs.
Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot.
“Narc” is a fast-paced, in your face thriller that delivers on refreshing levels. It is a unique movie of a genre that is anything but. It's a cold film that's often gritty and brutal, but not as abrasive as some of the more depressing dramas like "City By The Sea."
The movie opens with Detective-sergeant Nick Tellis (Jason Patric) chasing a suspect through the suburban city backyards. The shot is done amateurish, as if the cameraman is following the chase on foot. Through the shaky unsteady motions, we make out a playground that we all know will end the chase in tragedy. Sure enough, Tellis accidentally shoots a pregnant woman when trying to catch the suspect.
Tellis is put on leave where we see him at home with his wife and infant son. His wife is naturally content with him off the streets; she being one of those wives who apparently didn’t realize how many hours detectives put in before promising to spend the rest of her life with him. Yes, their relationship status will eventually be thrown into the wind, but that sub-plot is the least thing we’re concerned with. Like "8MM" the focus on the child and distraught wife come off as a deliberate attempt to play the sympathy card. Fortunately, this movie doesn't stay on the topic for too long.
A year later after the incident, Tellis’s captain (Chi McBride) calls him back to the force and gives him a new assignment. This is where “Narc” begins to separate from the zillion other cop-revenge movies in that Tellis has no desire to work again. I almost expected an upgraded version of Tellis that was stronger and ready to hit the streets. But Tellis needs money and confesses that his street job isn’t cutting it. His captain then offers him a better paying desk job if he lands a conviction in the one case nobody can solve, the murder of an undercover officer during a drug deal gone bad.
Now we meet Henry Oak (Ray Liotta), the detective who lost his partner in that drug bust. The captain warns Tellis that Oak is a loose-cannon, as we see him beating a handcuffed suspect with a cue ball in a sock. When they first meet, Oak tells his new partner, "I swear I will make them pay," ready to start his quest for vengeance.
Tellis and Oak make a great duo. They’re both rough and rugged, taking the lead individually at the right time, neither of them ever playing the sidekick. Through most of the movie, they waltz together without toe-stepping on each other, and know when to sit one out when the other one is interrogating a suspect or following a lead. But as the movie progresses, brow-raising events turn up unanswered questions that will being to alienate the two detectives. It will go to the point of Oak shutting Tellis out of the investigation, blinded by his anger and persistence to close the case. There appears to be skeletons in Oak's closet, and Tellis will try to figure that out as well as the case. The game is played controversially, which makes for an extremely entertaining cop thriller whose pace never slows down.
Unlike many cop dramas, this one is smart and witty when it could have easily fallen static. There's a hint of political motivation, which is more for us to think about that we can apply to real life. Oak challenges that the force will readily prosecute a white guy simply because they know they won't have the racial element thrown at them.
The dialogue is funny, setting up good laughs when Tellis and Oak go to work. Though their communication is almost always in the form of yelling and screaming, the intelligible parts are worth remembering. At one point Tellis remarks during a raid with a red face as he stares down a frightened suspect, "Ah, what do we have here…guns and bagels!"
Their aggressive approach to forcing suspects to confess may not always fall along the lines of legal and ethical, but it makes us wonder how far cops really go to get drug dealers and criminals to cooperate. The abusive treatment is nothing new in this genre, but the execution in "Narc" is stylish. The credit must go to the fine acting that I mention in the next paragraph.
Both Patric and Liotta give stellar performances as cops who aren't afraid to cross the line. The emotional output remained high throughout the duration, as I wouldn't be surprised if they left the set everyday with sore throats from all that yelling. This is the only movie that I can think of where both leading actors give their best performances. Even if the plot was horrible (which it wasn't), the acting alone would have been enough to keep "Narc" afloat.
"Narc" manages to deal with the same horrifying material that you'd get from any other graphic movie, but it does so that isn't offensive. There's a scene where the two detectives stumble upon a corpse rotting in a bathtub. At this point, directors like to exploit the use of graphic images and force the movie to come to a standstill. But "Narc" moves fluidly, as our two detectives complete the puzzle while the coroner diagnosis the cause of death.
The mystery surrounding the death of Oak's partner is what keeps us tuned in, but the climax doesn't completely deliver. It's nothing that director/writer Joe Carnahan could have done unless the script was altered. As do the detectives, we try to figure out who murdered Oak's partner. A few possibilities are put on the table, but we know off the bat that many of them aren't plausible. Therefore, once you find your first premise to be false, nailing your second guess is almost a sure thing.
Although technically a 2002 film, "Narc" was released nationwide early on in 2003, and sets the bar for future cop/thriller movies to come, look forward to "Dark Blue" which deals with corruption from within the force. But good or not, it won't be easy matching the standards of "Narc," a movie for the drama fans and the action buffs. It's got stylish directing, great acting and strong ambition, perfect to kickoff the new year.
EPINIONS NOTE: I give "Narc" a five-star rating because I find this to be an excellent movie, although it gets an A- on the letter grade scale and a 3.5 out of 4 on the traditional 4-star system.
Movie Mood: Action Movie
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age
Viewing Method: Studio Screening/Premiere
Film Completeness: Looked complete to me.
The General Theory of Crime
Date: Jan 14th, 2005 4:40:50 pm - Subscribe
Mood: on that COP high as usual
Hirschi & Gottfredon's General Theory of Crime
What causes crime? Is it one particular thing? Does one group of individuals largely take the deserved or undeserved responsibility for crime? Throughout the course of the assigned text reading, there have many numerous paradigms, theories, points, and sub-points all attempting to find the answer that gives reason for criminal behavior. However, it is highly difficult to deem one theory or paradigm the ultimatum for defining and explaining why crime occurs. Crime is a response to social strain. All individuals experience some sort of strain and from that strain, everyone reacts either positively, negatively, or simply is passive. This is summed up in the age-old cliché, “for every action, there is a reaction.” Even though there are certain elements in place from many different theories and ideologies, one common element in many theories is strain. From labeling, one experiences strain. From the displacement theory, we see that strain can cause criminals to become more intelligent. Conversely, from the absolute deterrence theory, we see that the strain and pressure of being caught can cause one to quit engaging in criminal behavior and possibly seek an education. However, out of all the theories and paradigms pertaining to criminology and attempting to explain crime, the one that explains criminal behavior the best is Hirschi and Gottfredson’s General Theory of Crime.
In Hirschi and Gottfredson’s general theory, analogous behaviors are explained. This theory tells researchers that all types of criminal and delinquent behavior are directly related to the subject having low self-control. This low self-control is undeniably gained or acquired via social contacts. All types of criminal behavior and character flaws inducing one to possibly engage in such illegal activity have been believed to be associated with biological factors. However, this is false. It is false due to the number of individuals whom are the offspring of deviant adults that conversely never engage in crime. These individuals disprove Lombroso’s biological approach to describing crime. Though Lombroso’s theory was ludicrous, he was nevertheless the first criminologist to use the scientific method in an attempt to explain crime. This lack of self-control is witnessed or gained by situations or circumstances the individuals frequently place themselves in. This sort of ‘interactionism,’ covered in chapter nine, creates deviant behavior. For example, if a relatively ‘middle-of-the-road’ guy is hanging out with a few lads that are known to display themselves as ‘hard asses,’ and show low self-control in the way they react to conflict, then that attitude will eventually be passed on to all in the group. This kind of mentality of being a ‘hard ass,’ is covered in Cloward and Ohlin’s opportunity theory. These two men defined three types of gangs; criminal, conflict, and retreatists; the conflict gang pertaining to the scenario mentioned above. This type of strain would lead to a low self-control, thus making the subject more likely to engage in criminal behavior according to Hirschi and Gottfredson.
When looking into crime and offenders, detectives and police officers can usually tell what kind of individual they are dealing with by talking to the perpetrator. In drunken bar fights, passion-fueled arguments that lead to brawls taking place at home over the electricity bills, etc, are all examples of conflict occurring between two people that do not have a decent amount of self-control. Perhaps one or both of these individuals do have some level of self-control however; the act of placing themselves in a risky environment for deviant behavior to break out speaks for that low level of self-control. It is known and cannot be disputed that Robert Agnew’s general strain theory has an intimately close tie with Hirschi and Gottfredson’s general theory of crime. Robert Agnew attested that, “strain produces anger, frustration, and/or depression and those negative emotions are the source of illegal responses to strain.” (Brown, 30 Such strain, according to Robert Agnew, can lead one to depression or aggression, both results of not having a superb level of self-control. Low-self control can stem from a variety of different things. Primarily, this lack of control comes from peers or situations that the suspect has placed him/herself in. It can also be stated that the act of one becoming victim to having a lowered self-control is partly his or her fault. According to Wolfgang’s victim precipitation theory, “the victim may be one of the major precipitating causes of his own demise.” In this case, the choices that an individual makes as far as whom he will entertain as friends and company could possibly play a part in his own downfall. A classical example of two individuals with low self-control that acted out of sheer rage and hate-fueled passion for death, were Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris from Littleton, Colorado. These two young men were constantly put down, made fun of by their classmates, and called obscene names (Labeling Theory), thus they played on their lack of self-control to rise above the adversity and decided to go on a death – trip through Columbine High School. In the weeks and months following the horrific atrocity at Columbine High School, the Denver Post was able to receive a wealth of information on the two assailants’ backgrounds. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department released numerous websites, journal entries, and video to the press and public showing the true nature of these two boys. For anyone to assert there was any level of self-control within these boys after viewing such videos and journals is beyond ridiculous! Erin and Dylan were arrested a little more than a year prior to their deaths for automobile burglary of a business van; once again, a sign of ill thought criminal activity, ultimately stemming from a sub par level of self-control. The van burglary and numerous other daring stunts the duo pulled before their deaths proved their lack of self-control. While we can understand why Dylan and Eric were miserable and wanted revenge, it equally cannot be disputed that these two young lads had sub levels of self-control that, in some way, attributed to their demise. While numerous themes from the text pertain to Eric and Dylan (Labeling Theory, Differential Association, Social Strain Theories, Merton’s Modes of Adaptation, Secondary Culture Conflict Theory, etc), Hirschi and Gottfredson’s general theory of crime, by asserting low self-control has a primal involvement in the adjudication of a crime, is without a doubt the best description for criminal behavior.
When defining what self-control exactly is, it is mandatory that one mention a certain level of inner mediation between desire and action to be present. Equally important is the fact that what one individual may have complete self-control over, another person may have not the slightest glimpse of inner strength to keep themselves from engaging in that same behavior. Thus, self-control must be an ‘across-the-board,’ issue. This means that self-control must be universally defined. For if there are multiple definitions of what self-control truly is; Hirschi and Gottfredson’s theory may be based on shallow evidence. Another prime example in Hirschi and Gottfredson’s general theory of crime being a superb definer and explaining tool of crime is found in the case of Theodore Robert Bundy. Many know him as ‘Ted.’ Ted Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers that has ever lived in the United States of America. As discussed in class, the ‘moral panic’ idea was instated during the terror reign of Bundy and rightfully should have been. Nowadays, the media and press blow up concepts and portray them to be far more harmful and detrimental to society than they truly are in actuality. Ted Bundy murdered some thirty odd women from coast to coast. Later, after he was final apprehended; some reports reveal that he confessed to over one hundred murders nationwide. The number of innocent victims that died from Bundy’s deviant sex-murder fetish is what makes him famous. However, Bundy was not always hell bent on murder. Ted Bundy was a sociopath. This means that he had insatiable desires that would strike him at certain times and he absolutely no way of fighting them off. Ted had no self-control over himself when it came to sex and murder. Hirschi and Gottfredson’s general theory of crime fits here perfectly. Ted Bundy’s lack of ability to control his desires for violent sex and murder was what allowed him to murder violently and ruthlessly time and time again.
Though many aspects and segments of the theories covered in the text throughout this course have valid and undeniable points of truth to them, not one of them describes and covers every single area in explaining crime. The closest theory to explaining crime on a very large scale is the General Theory proposed by Hirschi and Gottfredson. This theory covers almost every aspect of why individuals engage in delinquent or deviant behavior by kind of having a ‘joker card’ to play every round. That ‘joker card,’ is that every person who engages in crime has a lower level of self-control than those who choose not to engage in crime. However, the weakness present in this generalized theory of crime is that it does not explain the individuals who do have low self-control and still do not engage in deviant behavior. It does not pertain to the man who gets mad at his wife for cooking chicken when he desired turkey, so he storms outside and shoots his shotgun at his manmade target in the backyard. Though there is no violence committed here, this man would still be displaying a low level of self-control. The primary problem with Hirschi and Gottfredson’s general theory of crime is that it only applies to those who are caught or arrested for criminal behavior. For example, it would not cover the man who beats his wife every Saturday night when the Tennessee Vols get beat. The wife knows its coming and she just looks past it and never reports it. This man and his lack of self-control is not accounted for by Hirschi and Gottfredson’s theory.
Hirschi also proposed another theory by himself called the Social Bond Theory that attested that researchers should look at why law abiding citizens do not engage in crime rather than looking as to why criminals do. Some of his reasons were: intimate attachments (wife/husband), professional commitments (jobs), involvement in the community (rec-centers, YMCA, having a job, staying busy, etc…), and belief that the system (society) is good so you conform and obey the law. With all of these points as to why law-abiding citizens do not commit crime, it can easily be seen why the ones who do commit crime do. A lack of attachment can cause a feeling of loneliness, thus making one have a low self-esteem and lowered self-control. A lack of commitment to any decent job or company can lead to an attitude of, “I don’t have shit to lose by stealing this cash,” thus showing a redline level of no self-control. No involvement in a productive activity or upstanding belongingness can lead to innovation and illogical thinking, which are primary results of a lacking of self-control. As we know from Robert Merton’s Modes of Adaptation, innovators are the most potential criminals. This innovation is brewed and harvested by a lack of these elements comprising Hirschi’s social bond theory. Lastly, a lack of belief in the system is the ultimate negative in creating an innovation route for someone with lowered self-control. If the person does not believe that the system works, he or she is going to be more susceptible to engage in deviant behavior, hence innovation.
In the vast field and constantly growing study of criminology, new paradigms, theories, theologies, and ideologies are being tested and introduced to better define and explain why people engage in criminal behavior. Throughout the course of this semester and throughout the text as well, there were numerous references made to a number of theories and paradigms that shined a keen light on explaining crime. However, though no definition or theory explains crime completely, the General Theory of Crime proposed by Hirschi and Gottfredson best compiles the reasons and character traits shared by those who perform deviant acts.
-Clark Hollin Tucker
Date: Jan 14th, 2005 4:24:23 pm - Subscribe
This BLOG is solely for all things related to Police work and Cops. Hello, my name is Clark Tucker and I am a criminal justice major at East Tennessee State University where I am a senior. I am going to be a police officer after I graduate in December of this year. Perhaps, many of you are wondering what exactly a 'Narc' is? Well, to clear up any discrepencies about this widely misunderstood word, a 'Narc' is merely an undercover narcotics police officer. This is the most dangerous and shaky kind of cop that anyone can become. The life expectancy as a Narc is approximately a little over 11 years in surburban environments. This BLOG will be a place for you to read about monumental steps in the police world that have, and are making out nation a safer and more livible environment. I have written a # of papers for all aspects of policing and criminal justice, including corrections and community policing. I will use this service to post a wide array of things that may strike you as interesting and possibly strike up some "thankfulness" in your heart. While many of you, unfortunately, may have some harsh or brash feelings for myself and my fellow bretheren in the line of police work and law enforcement, I hope that you will see our incredulous line of work in a different light after visiting this sight daily or weekly, etc... Police work is my passion and I have a great deal of knowledge in this arena of study. If any of you ladies and gentlemen have any questions pertaining to ANY aspect of police work or criminal justice, I encourage you to leave a comment under the appropriate post, and I assuredly will get back to you with the correct answer. I look to post things such as: my papers, cops killed in the line of duty, interesting statistical elements of law enforcement, movie reviews of cop films or films relating to our line of work, etc. I hope that many of you will traffic this BLOG and find something that you can take away from it. Thank you once again for reading this far and have a wonderful day. Stay safe and thank a police officer today!
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