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Aggressors in Blue

Exposing Police Sexual Misconduct


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tom Barker
    Pages 1-71
  3. Police Sex Related Criminal Homicides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-77
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 113-114
  4. Sexual Predators in Blue: Rapists, Extortionists, and Harasshers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Tom Barker
      Pages 181-199
    3. Tom Barker
      Pages 201-218
    4. Tom Barker
      Pages 219-232
  5. Police Child Molesters & Pornographers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-250
    2. Tom Barker
      Pages 251-267
    3. Tom Barker
      Pages 269-287
    4. Tom Barker
      Pages 307-317
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-328

About this book


This book presents a powerful and thorough investigation into police deviance and sexual misconduct in the US. Drawing on news reports, official government press releases and academic research sources, Barker examines a wide array of cases including sexual harassment, sexual abuse, child molestation and police killings, including those of prisoners behind bars. Substantiated with additional cases from the UK, Russia and beyond, analysis is also conducted of the experiences of the victims of those crimes. Aggressors in Blue argues that this misconduct has its roots in the nature of the law enforcement occupation, and outlines the typical conditions which enables police sexual abuse to take place. This is a bold new investigation which speaks to students and academics in criminal justice, criminology and social justice in particular, as well as to scholars, social justice advocates, law enforcement professionals, policy-makers and academics in other related disciplines. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Justice StudiesEastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

About the authors

Tom Barker is Professor Emeritus at the School of Justice Studies, Eastern Kentucky University, USA, and a former Police Officer.

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