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Chief of Police Scott Silverii, Ph.D., has spent over two decades in policing—16 years in special operations groups (SOG) conducting undercover narcotics and SWAT missions. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi and then completed his bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University. He earned a Master of Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies (Anthropology) from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana. Research for his doctoral dissertation, "A Darker Shade of Blue: From Public Servant to Professional Deviant," forms the core for this book, and is supplemented by the thousands of miles traveled across country for interviews, observations, and fellowship. He combines these experiences with academic research to bring the most honest, accurate, and compelling details of what life is like behind the thin blue line.
This is a somewhat interesting book that serves to humanize police officers and explain some of their outlooks and actions. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J-J-J-Jinx
Quite a mixed bag of casual writing and scholarly writing. It shows that it originally was his doctoral thesis. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Garmonbozia
That is one thing that people should realize right off the bat. I worked with police officers for several years and there are good ones and there are bad ones. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steve J.
There's a lot to being a cop then meets the eye, and this book paints a vivid picture of what that can be. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pampered Prepper
Hmmmm...where to begin. First, this is a great topic of vast importance not only for the police force but citizens across the country. Read morePublished 6 months ago by javajunki
This is a very difficult book to review. Scott Silverii, who is the insider's insider's insider for Special Forces Group policing (SOG, or SWAT), as well as a PhD in Criminal... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jessica Weissman
I consider this book to be an invaluable addition to my library of criminal justice-themed books. This book was definitely written for a professional audience of those who are... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sam I Am