Into the Kill Zone by P-Wiley


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									Into the Kill Zone
Editor: 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.

"His new book, Into the Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force, is based on research he undertook
for the U.S. Justice Department and includes information from 80 interviews with officers involved in
shootings. The accounts are incredibly intimate,...The result is a fascinating though slightly repetitive
series of first-person narratives on a taboo topic."
(Larry Olsen, Houston Chronicle, May 21, 2004)

"Most people's knowledge of police work comes from television and the movies, and the demands of
drama rarely allow for an accurate portrayal of the life-and-death decisions so often made by the typical
cop on the street. Klinger's book puts the reader in the cop's shoes, and indeed behind the trigger. For
anyone interested in how things really happen, Into the Kill Zone is an excellent place to begin."

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