Dead Weight (Lizzy Gardner, Book 2) by T. R. Ragan

By T. R. Ragan

Deepest investigator Lizzy Gardner is aware something or approximately residing some time past. As undefined, she used to be terrorized through a serial killer, a tribulation that haunted her for greater than a decade earlier than the maniac used to be ultimately stopped. So whilst terminally in poor health Ruth Fullerton begs Lizzy to reopen the chilly case into her daughter's disappearance, it's demanding to decline. greater than two decades have handed considering Carol Fullerton vanished, leaving behind her vehicle via the aspect of a California highway. The police wrote her off as a runaway, but anything tells Lizzy the reality isn't so simple…
Carol's chilly case has slightly all started to thaw whilst Andrea Kramer indicates up at Lizzy's door. Andrea's sister, Diane, has been lacking for months, and she's confident a charismatic weight reduction guru-part Tony Robbins and half Richard Simmons-is accountable. Diane was once overweight, yet may perhaps her obsession with shedding pounds have resulted in her disappearance?
As if energetic lacking individuals instances weren't sufficient, Lizzy can also be attempting to deal with her teenage assistants, together with one as wounded and haunted through her prior as Lizzy.
Fast-paced and deftly plotted, this amazing follow-up to the best-selling kidnapped unearths Sacramento PI Lizzy Gardner in over her head-but extra made up our minds than ever to aid these nobody else will.

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POLICING IN THE AGE OF TERRORISM Traditionally, a clear distinction between formal and informal social control practices is observable, particularly when considering the police institution. It was possible to argue quite effectively that police represent society’s most formal institutions of control and had only a distant effect on influencing, organizing and managing informal social controls. Police historically had little organized interaction with service agencies and when this interaction occurred, it was usually in response to requests from these agencies.

Consider a few of the changes that are coming about in both local and federal law enforcement because of the globalization movement. S. Police Federal Law Police Focus Decline in Civil Rights enforcement Decline in traditional domestic crime investigation Increased dependence on local information Increased international investigation Increase in international police training Increased collection and analysis of intelligence data Municipal Police Focus Increased watchman/security oriented Security of infrastructure rather than businesses Reemergence of Bomb Squads and Hazard Materials Units Reduction in drug enforcement Increased role in immigration law enforcement Increased domestic surveillance Decline in community policing orientation Renewed emphasis on crowd control 37 38 CONTROVERSIES IN POLICING These changes are likely to continue into the next decade, though modifications will occur because the political focus on terrorism stands in stark contrast to the forces of globalization.

In essence, the police became more capable of both facilitating economic control and broadened their core function to include symbolic violence while expanding the targets of their violence by abstraction. Recent decades have seen the police begin to use symbolic violence and hyper-efficient applications of traditional force. Police began the symbolic occupation of public and problem spaces through the intrusion of service agencies, institutions, and private as well as residential space. These intrusions were made in an effort to further order society and often utilized symbolic violence.

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