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The Last Words Of Rowan du Preez - Murder And Conspiracy On The Cape Flats (Paperback): Simone Haysom The Last Words Of Rowan du Preez - Murder And Conspiracy On The Cape Flats (Paperback)
Simone Haysom
R471 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R56 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 2012 Angy Peter was bringing up her young children with her husband, Isaac Mbadu, in Bardale, Mfuleni, on the Cape Flats.

Angy and Isaac were activists, leading the charge for a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha. Angy was vocally against vigilante violence and a go-to-person when demanding better services from the police.

But when the commission started its hearings Angy found herself instead on trial for murdering – necklacing – a young neighbourhood troublemaker, Rowan du Preez. The State’s case would centre on the accusation Rowan du Preez allegedly made with his dying breath – that Angy and her husband Isaac set the tyre alight around his neck.

Simone Haysom takes us into the heart of a mystery: was Angy Peter framed by the police for a murder she did not commit? Or was she, as the State argued, ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’, who won a young man’s trust then turned against him, in the most brutal way?

Simone Haysom spent four years meticulously researching this case and the result is a court-room drama interwoven with expert opinion and research into crime and the state of policing in the townships of South Africa.

Scarred - But Not For Life (Paperback): Kim McCusker Scarred - But Not For Life (Paperback)
Kim McCusker 5
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Brutally dragged 780 metres beneath a taxi – a young woman’s inspiring story of survival, courage, and the will to live.

13 September 2011. The story would shock thousands and be remembered by many for years to come. It would be plastered all over the papers and continue to attract interest well after the shock factor of what happened had passed. Reports and articles would be written, and “facts”, as given to reporters by some of those involved and willing to be interviewed, would be recounted and repeated in all forms of public media over the months and even years that followed. And although these versions would generate widespread outrage, none was entirely accurate.

"The stories were about me. I was there. I am Kim McCusker - the girl who was dragged by a taxi. This, as I experienced it, is the true version of events."

Into A Raging Sea - Great South African Rescues (Paperback): Tony Weaver, Andrew Ingram Into A Raging Sea - Great South African Rescues (Paperback)
Tony Weaver, Andrew Ingram 2
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NSRI, here is a collection of daring rescues filled with drama and danger. From burning ships to shark attacks, sinking trawlers to hallucinating fishermen, these are the stories of man’s constant battle with some of the most dangerous waters on earth. But there is one story in particular that gave rise to the creation of the NSRI...

On 12 April 1966, four fishing boats put out to sea from Stilbaai on South Africa’s southern coast. Soon they were all pulling in fish as fast as they could bait their hooks, and the boats were settling lower in the water. Shortly before sunset, skipper Gerhard Dreyer saw clouds building on the horizon. But the fishing was too good and they ignored the signs. Later that night a gale force wind slammed into them. ‘I told the men to throw everything overboard,’ Gerhard remembers. An hour before midnight, Gerhard headed for deeper water to try and ride out the swells. As dawn broke, they saw for the first time the true extent of the night’s damage: among the flotsam, one man in a lifebuoy. That man was the only crewman from the other three boats to survive the terrible storm. Seventeen men died that night.

Simonstown schoolteacher Patti Price was horrified when she read the news. She began a media campaign and appealed to the president of the Society of Master Mariners. As a direct result of her efforts, the South African Inshore Rescue Service was founded in August 1966 (renamed the National Sea Rescue Institute in 1967). Today, the NSRI has 35 rescue bases and over 1 000 volunteers.

Good Cop, Bad Cop - Confessions Of A Reluctant Policeman (Paperback): Andrew Brown Good Cop, Bad Cop - Confessions Of A Reluctant Policeman (Paperback)
Andrew Brown 3
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Once an enemy of the apartheid police, Andrew Brown has worked as a police reservist for almost twenty years. In this book he takes the reader on patrol with him – into the ganglands of the Cape Flats, the townships of Masiphumelele and Nyanga, and the high-walled Southern Suburbs.

Good Cop, Bad Cop is a personal account of the perilous and often conflicting work of a SAPS officer. Brown describes being shot at, arresting suspects in a drug bust, chasing down leads in a homicide investigation and keeping the peace during the UCT student protests. Brown illustrates how difficult the job of the police is, and how easy it is to react with undue force. Yet he argues passionately that the role of the police is to be a service to communities and not a force to suppress social discontent.

Gripping and thought-provoking, this is a fascinating insight into the social fabric of current South Africa.

The Street - Exposing A World Of Cops, Bribes And Drug Dealers (Paperback): Paul McNally The Street - Exposing A World Of Cops, Bribes And Drug Dealers (Paperback)
Paul McNally
R285 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R49 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

There are no villains here. Award-winning journalist Paul McNally finds corrupt cops, drug dealers, vigilante residents, addicts, torturers, murderers and cops partnered with drug dealers. But no villains.

Raymond is a shop owner on Ontdekkers Road, in Johannesburg, who takes a baseball bat to the dealers when they break his rules. He systematically records in his notebook the police officers who come – all day, every day – to collect their bribe money from the dealers, and is looking for someone to trust. Khaba is a middle-aged police officer who wants a quiet life but whose demons will not leave him in peace. He is trying to regain his trust in what he once regarded as an honourable profession. Wendy is a petite, ageing police reservist who can handle an R5 rifle with confidence, but not the sadness that accompanies her in her daily life – the loss of her police officer husband, brutally murdered by a drug lord, and the addiction that has her adult son in its grip. She is looking for respect and affirmation and for her own life to have meaning.

Through different paths, the lives of Raymond, Khaba and Wendy intersect on the street as their attention is focused on the current power couple – a drug dealer named Obi and Lerato, a police officer. Seemingly untouchable, Obi and Lerato terrorise Ontdekkers, and in the process upset the balance of this already lawless world.

Alone - The Search For Brett Archibald (Paperback): Brett Archibald, Clare O' Donoghue Alone - The Search For Brett Archibald (Paperback)
Brett Archibald, Clare O' Donoghue
R280 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In April 2013 a global breaking-news story surfaced on social media and in the world press, and rapidly gathered momentum. A South African man had fallen overboard in the night during a storm in remote Indonesian waters, without anyone else on board realising. Eight hours later a frantic search was underway. The incident caught the world’s attention as readers were instantly transported into the terror of the moment – imagine being left alone, 100 kilometres out to sea in the middle of a storm, watching your friends sail into the distance… Had he been dealt a fraction more bad luck, Brett would have died immediately.

According to the experts, he should have died within 10 to 14 hours. But he chose not to die. Instead for 28-and-a-half hours Brett Archibald endured – the ocean, the elements, the creatures of the deep, and his own inner demons. Alone: The Search For Brett Archibald is the incredible but true story of what it takes to defy needle-in-a-haystack odds and survive what should have been certain death. Outdoor savvy, astonishing imagination, mental toughness, a refusal to give up hope and a canny rescuer with an unbelievable background ultimately saw him through.

Most of all this is a story of the power of the human spirit that defies rational explanation.

Policing The Planet - Why The Policing Crisis Led To Black Lives Matter (Paperback): Jordan T Camp, Christina Heatherton Policing The Planet - Why The Policing Crisis Led To Black Lives Matter (Paperback)
Jordan T Camp, Christina Heatherton
R421 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Combining firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars and reflections from artists, Policing the Planet traces the global spread of the broken-windows policing strategy, first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton. It's a doctrine that has vastly broadened police power the world over - to deadly effect.

With contributions from #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Patrisse Cullors, Ferguson activist and Law Professor Justin Hansford, Director of New York-based Communities United for Police Reform Joo-Hyun Kang, poet Martin Espada, and journalist Anjali Kamat, as well as articles from leading scholars Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Robin D. G. Kelley, Naomi Murakawa, Vijay Prashad, and more, Policing the Planet describes ongoing struggles from New York to Baltimore to Los Angeles, London, San Juan, San Salvador, and beyond.

Jeremy Vannie Elsies (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jeremy Vearey Jeremy Vannie Elsies (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jeremy Vearey
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 In stock

Van laaitie tot politieke kryger, bandiet tot generaal-majoor, ondergrondse operateur tot presidensiële lyfwag…

Van sy kleintyd in Elsiesrivier neem Jeremy Vearey se lewe talle onvoorspelbare wendings. Sy eiesoortige vertelling sluit die ouere manne van sy jeug in, die ooms by die damstafel, kerkjeugkampe en die Kommuniste-manifes, skoolhou en ondergrondse werk vir MK, en sy aanhouding op Robbeneiland. As Mandela se lyfwag help hy ’n opstand in die Karoo ontlont, voor hy deel word van die nuwe SAPD, waar hy saam met die gewese vyand terrorisme en Kaapse bendes takel.

En onder alles loop ’n donker stroom.

Against All Odds - The Epic Story Of The Oceanos Rescue (Paperback): Andrew Pike Against All Odds - The Epic Story Of The Oceanos Rescue (Paperback)
Andrew Pike 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

It was a dark and stormy night in 1991 when a magician took over the bridge of the Oceanos, an ageing passenger liner travelling up the Wild Coast.

The captain was nowhere to be found. The ship started taking in water in the auxiliary engine room just a few hours after it had set sail from East London. Panicking, the crew scrambled into the lifeboats, leaving passengers largely to fend for themselves. The ship’s entertainment staff bravely started to calm passengers and coordinated the abandon-ship operation and rescue effort.

The story of this dramatic rescue, which made headlines across the world, is told from the perspective of all the key role players and describes their extraordinary heroism.

Policing In South Africa - Past And present (Paperback): C Roelofse, C. Gumbi Policing In South Africa - Past And present (Paperback)
C Roelofse, C. Gumbi
R610 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R63 (10%) Ships in 4 - 10 working days
Davies, Croall & Tyrer's Criminal Justice (Paperback, 5th edition): Malcolm Davies Davies, Croall & Tyrer's Criminal Justice (Paperback, 5th edition)
Malcolm Davies
R979 Discovery Miles 9 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A very good overarching student text book which deals comprehensively with the main themes and topics within criminal justice. - Jenny Johnstone, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University An excellent book that is invaluable to new students in particular, it gives a good, clear insight into the Criminal Justice System and also has good review and discussion points to reinforce the key learning points...The best book in its field. - Dr. Richard Peake, University of Leeds The 5th edition continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the Criminal Justice system. Fully up to date, it combines a description of the major agencies involved in the control of crime and the pursuit of justice with an introduction to criminal justice theory and key concepts in English criminal law.

BTEC Level 2 Award Door Supervision and Security Guarding Candidate Handbook (Paperback): Debra Gray, Alannah Burke, Andy... BTEC Level 2 Award Door Supervision and Security Guarding Candidate Handbook (Paperback)
Debra Gray, Alannah Burke, Andy Element
R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

* Visually engaging and accessible, designed to support diverse learning needs and abilities. * Up-to-date content following the latest QCF specification and standards. * Assessment activities in each unit to put the learning in context and prepare the learner for real assessment. * Up-to-date case studies to encourage learners to see how theory relates to industry practice and links to their future career. * Authentic workplace scenarios put learners in the professionals' shoes, allowing them to apply their knowledge to a real-life situation and consolidate their understanding. * Hints and tips for success written by experienced authors and tutors in the industry, to help learners get the most from their BTEC course. * Complete coverage of the BTEC Level 2 Specialist Qualifications in Door Supervision and Security Guarding. About the author team Alannah Burke has over 20 year experience in security and physical intervention training and has been training Door Supervisors for SIA licensing since regulation began. She is trained in the delivery of Physical Intervention. Andy Element has worked in the security industry for over a decade and has been employed in various roles including static guarding, event security and door supervision. Andy is an experienced trainer of door supervision, security guarding, CCTV, wheel clamping and stewarding. Andy is trained in delivery of Physical. Physical Intervention. He has over three decades martial arts experience and teach courses in self defence. Debra Gray has taught and managed public services for the last 13 years and is currently Head of Learning for Sport and Public Services at Chesterfield College. Her responsibilities include qualifications in door supervision, security guarding , event stewarding, self defence and conflict management. She has a BSc in Criminology, MSc in Criminal Justice Studies and an MA in Educational Management She is a qualified self defence instructor and have a black belt in full contact kick boxing, a black belt in semi contact kick boxing and a brown belt in ju jitsu. She has written over 20 different publications for Pearson over the last 10 years.

The Men of Mobtown - Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation (Hardcover): Adam C. Malka The Men of Mobtown - Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation (Hardcover)
Adam C. Malka
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What if racialized mass incarceration is not a perversion of our criminal justice system's liberal ideals, but rather a natural conclusion? Adam C. Malka raises this disturbing possibility through a gripping look at the origins of modern policing in the influential hub of Baltimore during and after slavery's final decades. He argues that America's new professional police forces and prisons were developed to expand, not curb, the reach of white vigilantes, and are best understood as a uniformed wing of the gangs that controlled free black people by branding them-and treating them-as criminals. The post-Civil War triumph of liberal ideals thus also marked a triumph of an institutionalized belief in black criminality. Mass incarceration may be a recent phenomenon, but the problems that undergird the ""new Jim Crow"" are very, very old. As Malka makes clear, a real reckoning with this national calamity requires not easy reforms but a deeper, more radical effort to overcome the racial legacies encoded into the very DNA of our police institutions.

Kirk's Fire Investigation: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition): Gerald Haynes, David Icove Kirk's Fire Investigation: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition)
Gerald Haynes, David Icove
R1,466 Discovery Miles 14 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Text only. This product does NOT include a MyFireKit Access Code Card. To purchase the text with a MyFireKit Access Code Card, please use ISBN: 0-13-283000-0 Organized into 17 chapters with completely updated color photographs and accompanied by supporting appendices, this seventh edition, written to the FESHE curriculum, instructs the reader on the skills needed in fire investigation, delving into topics such as fire-related deaths and injuries, fire behavior and sources of ignition. Remaining true to Professor Paul L. Kirk's intent, this best-selling text presents a broad-based look at the entire fire investigation process, from evaluating a fire scene to writing reports and providing testimony. An international database as offered by fire and explosion investigators, scientists, and engineers from all over the world is also reflected in the seventh edition, including revised material on ignition, fire dynamics, and case examples while showcasing a multitude of latest research, color photographs and artwork.

Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2020 (Paperback, 14th Revised edition): Robin Bryant, Sarah Bryant Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2020 (Paperback, 14th Revised edition)
Robin Bryant, Sarah Bryant
R993 Discovery Miles 9 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2020 reflects the multitude of avenues into policing now open to future police officers, from pre-join degree courses and degree apprenticeships to progression from serving as a Special or working as a PCSO. Divided into six parts, representing key stages in your progression from pre-join programmes, to initial training and then confirmation, the Handbook leads you through the topics, covering theory, discussion, and practice while developing skills of analysis, problem solving, and forms of reasoning. Coupled with a comprehensive and accessible style, the book ensures you have the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake independent patrol in a professional and competent manner. Key topics covered include stop, search, and entry; alcohol and drug offences; sexual offences; interviewing; and intelligence, as well as a new chapter on cybercrime. Parts of initial police training common to all new entrants are easily identified and there are specific chapters on qualification structures and training and assessment, meeting the needs of students whether you are entering policing through pre-join schemes or through an alternative qualification route.

Tales From My Stethoscope - Fascinating True Stories Of Life On The Streets From A Not-Too-Serious South African Paramedic... Tales From My Stethoscope - Fascinating True Stories Of Life On The Streets From A Not-Too-Serious South African Paramedic (Paperback)
Bruna Dessena
R235 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R41 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sit down and buckle up as you read these true stories of the streets from a paramedic’s point of view.

In Tales from my Stethoscope, Bruna Dessena, a paramedic with more than 25 years’ experience, takes you behind the scenes of accidents, sudden illness, shootings and human revelry gone wrong. You’ll experience the fun and excitement of Johannesburg on a Saturday night … but you’ll also go to the lonely places where old people suffer in silence and children aren’t properly cared for. You’ll read about running a clinic on a mine in deepest Africa and being the resident paramedic on a geo-survey ship plying the waters around the globe. You’ll fly helicopters over cities praying that the patient survives, and you’ll be there in the middle of farming country helping to amputate a leg caught in a harvester.

If you can stomach the drama, the grief, the amazement, and the quirky humour used to get through harrowing situations, you’ll get to the end of these tales with a deeper understanding of the human condition and renewed admiration and gratitude for those who listen and act when we call out in distress.

The Misery Merchants - Life And Death In A Private South African Prison (Paperback): Ruth Hopkins The Misery Merchants - Life And Death In A Private South African Prison (Paperback)
Ruth Hopkins 1
R280 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Misery Merchants is a hard-hitting exposé of G4S, the company running one of South Africa’s private prisons in Mangaung. Hopkins presents up-close encounters with the gangs who run the prisons, and a unique insight into the minds of the men on the torture squad, who doused inmates with water before electrocuting them, and in some cases, strapped down ‘unruly’ prisoners and forced anti-psychotic medicines into their systems.

In the Free State of Ace Magashule, both the gangs and the prison bosses competed to run Mangaung Prison, one of South Africa’s few private prisons. Torture and forced medication were the order of the day. Hopkins, a seasoned journalist, has interviewed over 100 prisoners and many prison warders in order to understand what makes this prison so dysfunctional. Her insights and revelations will astonish you.

This book follows several characters who were held in or worked at the prison. L. is a prison gang general and an advocate for prisoners’ rights. He smuggled information on assaults, injections and corruption out of the prison for the author. Dan is a prison guard and a shop steward for the union. He led the workforce during two strikes and paid for it with his job and union membership. Setlai is a Department of Correctional Services official who blew the whistle on the abuse at Mangaung Prison in 2009. His reports were ignored and he was punished for speaking out. He was criminally charged and moved to another DCS post. Shakes is a member of the Emergency Security Team (EST) also known as the Ninjas. He engaged in torture and abuse but now feels ‘what we did was wrong’.

G4S is the largest security company in the world, and has its claws deep in SA’s government and private companies. Drive down any street and you’ll find a G4S van collecting or delivering money.

Agents of Terror - Ordinary Men and Extraordinary Violence in Stalin's Secret Police (Paperback): Alexander Vatlin Agents of Terror - Ordinary Men and Extraordinary Violence in Stalin's Secret Police (Paperback)
Alexander Vatlin; Edited by Seth Bernstein; Foreword by Oleg Khlevniuk
R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the Great Terror of 1937 38 more than a million Soviet citizens were arrested or killed for political crimes they didn't commit. What kind of people carried out this violent purge, and what motivated them? This book opens up the world of the Soviet perpetrator for the first time. Focusing on Kuntsevo, the Moscow suburb where Stalin had a dacha, Alexander Vatlin shows how Stalinism rewarded local officials for inventing enemies. Agents of Terror reveals stunning, detailed evidence from archives available for a limited time in the 1990s. Going beyond the central figures of the terror, Vatlin takes readers into the offices and interrogation rooms of secret police at the district level. Spurred at times by ambition, and at times by fear for their own lives, agents rushed to fulfill quotas for arresting ""enemies of the people"" even when it meant fabricating the evidence. Vatlin pulls back the curtain on a Kafkaesque system, forcing readers to reassess notions of historical agency and moral responsibility in Stalin-era crimes.

Smart policing for law-enforcement officials (Paperback): J. Smit, A. Minnaar, J. Schetler Smart policing for law-enforcement officials (Paperback)
J. Smit, A. Minnaar, J. Schetler
R435 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R49 (11%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994 demanded a fundamental reassessment and transformation of the nature and style of policing. The Constituion of the Republic of South Africa prescribes the establishment of national poice service, which is required to be representative, legitimate, impartial, transparent and accountable. In terms of the Constitution, the police service must uphold and protect the fundamental rights of all people, and execute its mission in consultation and co-operation with community and government, and in accordance with their needs. Smart policing was written within this context, and serves as a guideline for law-enforcement officials in South Africa on how to provide the services that they are expected to deliver. It inculdes chapters on: Policies guiding the police and policing; legal aspects of policing; the National Prosecuting Authority and the investigator's role in the prosecution process; police-community relations; crime prevention and partnership policing; effective communication skills for interviweing; conflict transformation as an operational imperative; police administration at a police station; crime intelligence in proactive policing; policing intimate violence; victim empowerrment; performance measurement for policing; partnerships between business and the SAPS.

Advanced Medical Life Support: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Twink Dalton, Joseph Mistovich,... Advanced Medical Life Support: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Twink Dalton, Joseph Mistovich, Daniel Limmer, Howard Werman
R1,537 Discovery Miles 15 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For courses in Advanced Medical Life Support, Paramedic, Continuing Education and In-Service Training. Can be used for the NAEMT AMLS course and is also a perfect compliment to the medical sections of a paramedic course. Going well beyond the DOT paramedic curriculum, this text offers a high level-yet practical-approach to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the full range of adult medical emergencies. Each chapter discusses realistic methods that a seasoned EMS practitioner would use-moving from assessment-based procedures with initial management of the threats, to field diagnosis and management of treatable underlying causes. Assumes a familiarity with anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and an overall understanding of the nature of medical emergencies.

Emergency Admissions - Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver (Paperback): Kit Wharton Emergency Admissions - Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver (Paperback)
Kit Wharton 1
R235 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R63 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A glimpse into the extraordinary world of ambulance driving from the man behind the wheel.

‘Heart-stopping, eye-opening and jaw-dropping. Sometimes painful, sometimes sad, often very, very funny’ Craig Brown

An S&M party gone horribly wrong

A dead man locked in a car with a hungry bull terrier

A teenage girl with suspicious abdominal pains

And a man who’s fainted, frightened he was allergic to his cheese and onion sandwich

… It’s just another day at work for Kit Wharton

After a childhood picked in alcohol and punctuated by parental fighting, stints in journalism and house removals, Kit Wharton joined the NHS ambulance service. He hasn’t looked back. This is his report from the front line: 999 calls that hurtle him to the critical moment in other peoples’ lives.

A Search For Belonging - A story about race, identity, belonging and displacement (Paperback): Michael Fuller A Search For Belonging - A story about race, identity, belonging and displacement (Paperback)
Michael Fuller 1
R239 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R43 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published originally as "Kill The Black One First" 'Absorbing... revealing and affecting. There are pleasures here, and lessons to be learnt, whatever colour you are' - The Sunday Times 'Michael Fuller is an extraordinary man with a remarkable and interesting story' - Helen Mirren Michael Fuller had an idyllic childhood growing up in care in Surrey, looked after by Margaret who gave him the love and comfort his biological mother never did. He loved to ride his bike and collect coins and stamps and grew up celebrating the freedom of 1960s Britain. But when he was nine, a local paper described him as the 'coloured boy' in his school production. It was the first time Michael felt judged based on the colour of his skin. Thirty-six years later, Michael became Britain's first ever black Chief Constable. That moment taught Michael he would always be searching for a place to belong. Hoping to tackle injustice and create change from within, he joined the police force, but experienced racism and inequality. From colleagues shouting racist insults into his office, to the Brixton Riots where 'Kill the black one first!' was yelled from the crowds. Determined, despite everything, not to turn and walk away, he rose through the ranks and made his way to the very top. A Search For Belonging is a story of resilience, persistence and optimism; of how one man set out, against the odds, to try and belong.

My memoirs of the British South Africa police 1966-1981 - And a colonial upbringing in Northern Rhodesia (Paperback): John Shaw My memoirs of the British South Africa police 1966-1981 - And a colonial upbringing in Northern Rhodesia (Paperback)
John Shaw
R255 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Throughout the author's life in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) his father was a member of the Northern Rhodesia Police and the author sets about recording various incidents in the life of a youngster growing up on the numerous towns and police stations at which his father served. The family moved to Southern Rhodesia in 1964. Finalizing his secondary schooling at Chaplin school, Gwelo, Rhodesia, in 1965, the author joined the British South Africa Police (BSAP) in March 1966 and elected to go into the district branch of the force. The author traces his career from a young patrol officer, through the various ranks and district police stations on which he served, to his retirement in August 1981 as a superintendent, in what was then Zimbabwe. He highlights the typical lifestyle associated with a district `copper', including anecdotes from the Bush War that was raging. Apart from the lighter side of the book- hitting an elephant at Makuti at 1 a.m. in a Mini Moke; realizing five minutes before presenting his men on parade to the officer commanding, at an annual inspection, that he had left his trousers at home; attending an internal disciplinary hearing as the accused for being drunk off duty where the presiding officer commented that the author's main defence witness appeared more drunk than the author and dismissed the case-there are some more serious chapters involving terrorist incidents, some of which are captured on an original station incident log which the author has included in the book.

Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective (Hardcover): Monica den Boer Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective (Hardcover)
Monica den Boer
R5,043 Discovery Miles 50 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Public police forces are a regular phenomenon in most jurisdictions around the world, yet their highly divergent legal context draws surprisingly little attention. Bringing together a wide range of police experts from all around the world, this book provides an overview of traditional and emerging fields of public policing. In this Research Handbook, academics and practitioners explore the relationship between policing and the law and focus on case material and human rights issues. The book concludes that public policing is far from self-evident, particularly in an era where more emphasis is placed upon private security, anti-terrorism and modern technology. As digital and global societies demand new solutions to rapidly changing social challenges, public police will undergo a transformation. New material and findings are presented with an international-comparative perspective. It is a must-read for students of policing, security and law and professionals in related fields.

The Heat Of The Moment - Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter (Paperback): Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton The Heat Of The Moment - Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter (Paperback)
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton 1
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'One of the wonder women of our emergency services' Glamour

'Homeless as a teenager, Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has spent the last eighteen years dealing with everything from fires to car crashes and terrorist attacks. Who better to write a book about life-or-death situations?' Guardian

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for eighteen years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She makes the call to evacuate if she believes the options have been exhausted or that the situation has escalated beyond hope.

Taking us to the very heart of firefighting, she immerses us in this extraordinary world; from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself. Revealing her own story for the very first time, she recounts her years spent sleeping rough and her passion for a career that allows her to rescue others as she was never rescued herself.

This book is the result of everything she has learnt about how we respond in our most extreme moments.

'An inspirational woman' Good Housekeeping

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