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Police Craft

What Cops Know About Crime, Community and Violence
Narrated by: Steve Marvel
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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A veteran police officer gives his thoughtful, balanced views on police shootings, racial profiling, community relations, and every other aspect of policing - and he'll change what you think about the police.

From the author of the acclaimed 400 Things Cops Know, Police Craft is a thought-provoking and revelatory examination of policing in America, as seen by a working police officer. Adam Plantinga, a 17-year veteran sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department, gives an inside view of the police officer's job, from handling evidence and conducting interrogations to coping with danger, violence, and death. Not hesitating to confront controversial issues, Plantinga presents the police officer's views on police shootings, racial profiling, and relationships between police and the community - and offers reasoned proposals on what the police and the public can do better. 

Hard-boiled, humorous, and compassionate, Plantinga wrestles with the complexities and contradictions of a job he loves in which he witnesses so much suffering. Transcending today's strident pro-cop/anti-cop rhetoric, Police Craft will give every listener a greater respect for the police and greater understanding of the job they do.

©2018 Adam Plantinga (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-19

400 things cops know was better

Just a few thoughts .
1 400 Things cops know was a interesting , well thought out and entertaining audiobook

2. This book was good but written with much more caution and awareness of the public’s response . I firmly believe that either directly or in directly the writers supervisors told him to be careful of the effect his writing could have on his career or legacy.

3. listen to his first book and you will listen to this one. Listen to this book first and you might pass on 400 things cops know , any new law enforcement officer will certainly find a ton of good ( possibly life saving ) information in the stories from 400 things

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  • Karla Morris
  • 18-04-19

We want more!!!!

I’ve listened to both books now, 400 Things Cops Know and Police Craft. Author Adam Plantiga gives such insight into the life of cops that we can all better appreciate our men and women in blue. I love the straight forward story telling, the dry laugh out loud humor of real life situations, and the poignant realities of life on the beat. In this book, he addresses hot topics such as police shootings, racial profiling etc... The narrator is spot on! Just the right tone. Again, we want more!!!

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  • John
  • 08-05-19

even better than the first

even better than the first I can't believe it was just so good if not better than his first I wish he would write another

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-04-19

Accurate

There is a wealth of relatable detail in this book regardless what department you serve with.

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  • Shonta Prince
  • 23-02-19

I enjoyed it

Made me laugh on occasion. Truth and facts in this book. I would listen again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-19

Good book, bad performance

The performance was boring to be quite honest. My mind kept drifting away and I would have to rewind parts again and again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-10-19

Good LE Advice

The book itself is great and a must read if you’re either in law enforcement or considering beginning a career in it.

The narration is average. Not exactly R.C. Bray, but he gets the job done.

Would I recommend it? Yes!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-10-19

Muy Bueno

Pretty insightful and interesting! No B.S., just the facts. Good for LE loved ones too.

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  • D. Landers
  • 29-08-19

Great sequel to his 400 things cops know book

Great content and hilarious sarcasm. Only issue I had with it was the narrator was very robotic sounding, so the sarcasm wasn't delivered with the same hilarity. Still worth listening to, I just wish the same narrator from the first book 400 things cops know did this one, too.

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  • Melissa Letos
  • 20-09-19

Stuck in the 70's

I couldn't do it. Made it through two chapters... Way to much testosterone and not enough sociology in this view of what cops know. I didn't read the first one.

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