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Riassunto: With Scotland Yard in the dock, now more than ever the public needs to know why the police cannot be trusted to investigate their own corruption.
Untouchables, a five year investigation which the Yard tried to stop, provides the essential context to the phone hacking and other scandals currently engulfing Britain's most powerful police force.
Republished after seven years, it was the first book to question the cosy relationship between the Yard and sections of the media, to explain why cops are incapable of investigating themselves and to expose the lack of independence in the new police watchdog.
From the 1983 Brinks Matt robbery, through the murders of Daniel Morgan, David Norris, Stephen Lawrence, Jill Dando and Damilola Taylor to the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Untouchables reveals the cover ups, double standards and miscarriages of justice during the Yard's phoney war on corruption.
Sunday Times journalist Michael Gillard and Tv producer Laurie Flynn expose how the discredited use of supergrasses in the war on corruption has re-emerged in the new wars on terror and crime, with the same disastrous effects: prosecution misconduct, collapsed trials, huge bills for the taxpayer, victims left without justice and the guilty walking free.
Michael Gillard is a Sunday Times journalist specialising in public sector corruption and organised crime.
Laurie Flynn is the author of the 1992 Bloomsbury book Studded with Diamonds and Paved with Gold: miners, mining companies and human rights in Southern Africa, and has researched and produced many World in Action television documentaries.
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Descrizione libro Cutting Edge, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. VG-/VG- 1st edition 2004 Cutting Edge Press hardback, unclipped DJ, absolutely terrific analysis of corruption in Scotland Yard. Book has been out of print after initial attempt to ban it. Near VG, unmarked copy, a little shelf-wear to spine-ends and corners, one page-edge previously creased. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Crime Fiction; ISBN: 9781903813041. ISBN/EAN: 9781903813041. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 051419. Codice libro della libreria 051419
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002082123
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR002172480
Descrizione libro Cutting Edge, GB, 2004. Hardback. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG- DW. 1st Edition. Codice libro della libreria kb625.039