Notorious criminals have captured our imaginations for years and years. But we don't forget, either, the many people and organizations who fight back. J. Edgar Hoover and Eliot Ness have entered into the American psyche as two of our most aggressive and successful crime fighters. Still, there are others who have risen to the occasion, combating crime in all its manifestations. From the U.S. Marshals, FBI agents, and Secret Service to Rudy Giuliani, John Walsh- host of America's Most Wanted-and Joseph Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), this set highlights some of the nation's bravest crime stoppers. Icons of Crime Fighting will enlighten the curious mind with a comprehensive overview of the most successful, the most well-known, and the most important crime fighters in recent American history. Part of our national culture, these figures represent all that is good about the American justice system. Moreover, they exemplify how individuals in the criminal justice system have made a real difference in law enforcement. These titans of law enforcement are profiled in this important and timely set. Those covered in the set include: Gun Fighters: U.S.
Marshals of the Old West; Allan Pinkerton; The Texas Rangers; August Vollmer; J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI; Thomas Dewey; Robert Kennedy; Jim Garrison; Buford Pusser; Eddie Egan and Sonnie Grosso; Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein; Francisco Vincent Serpico; Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco; Vincent T. Bugliosi; John Walsh; FBI Profilers; Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Mark Fuhrman; Rudolph Rudy Giuliani; Curtis Sliwa; Dr. Henry Lee; and Dr. Bill Blass.
Jeffrey Bumgarner is Associate Professor of Political Science and Law Enforcement at Minnesota State University, Mankato and a licensed peace officer in the City of Bird Island, Minnesota. He is the author of Profiling and Criminal Justice in America and Federal Agents (Praeger, 2006), among other publications.
List of Photos Series Foreword IntroductionPreface Volume 1 Gun Fighters: U.S. Marshals of the Old West Tusty Zohra and Jeffrey T. Walker Allan Pinkerton Scott H. Belshaw and Amanda L. Belshaw The Texas Rangers Ronald Burns August Vollmer Willard M. Oliver J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI Kilby Raptopoulos and Jeffrey T. Walker Thomas Dewey Clarrisa Breen Robert Kennedy: The Enforcer Within J. Scott Granberg-Rademacker Jim Garrison Elvira M. White Buford Pusser Jacob Rodriguez Eddie Egan and Sonnie Grosso Ellen Leichtman Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein: Presidential Crime Fighters and Shapers of American Public Opinion Christopher Larimer Volume 2 Francisco Vincent Serpico Taylor Morris Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco John Dombrink Vincent T. Bugliosi: Justice Purist -- The Prosecutor with a Heart Edward J. Schauer For Adam: The John Walsh Story Elizabeth Quinn DeValve FBI Profilers Richard N. Kocsis Sheriff Joe Arpaio Kelli Stevens Mark Fuhrman Scott H. Belshaw Rudolph Rudy Giuliani Camille Gibson Curtis Sliwa: Vigilantism, Victims Rights and the Guardian Angels Brion Sever, Al Gorman, & Greg Coram Dr. Henry Lee: Leading Practitioner in Forensic Criminal Investigations Janet E. McClellan Dr. Bill Bass Ccile Van de Voorde