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Beyond cold blood : the KBI from Ma Barker to BTK / Larry Welch.

By: Welch, Larry.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xii, 396 pages :) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700620579; 0700620575.Subject(s): Criminals -- Kansas -- History | Law enforcement -- Kansas -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Beyond cold blood.DDC classification: 363.2509781 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preface -- Macksville: the escape from Lansing and the shootout on Main Street -- Genesis : director Lou Richter and the KBI's first team -- Transition : the thirties, war, and new leadership -- Clutter : "cold blood" in western Kansas, justice on Lansing Gallows -- Sanford : KBI growth, 1957-1969 -- KBI directors, 1969-1994 -- Samaritan : the kbi helps overturn two criminal convictions -- Pyle : homicide without a body -- Nemechek : serial murder in rural Kansas -- Stephanie : "Stephanie's law" born in tragedy -- Carrie: second COED's slaying leads to death row -- Shannon : the KBI goes to Costa Rica -- Liz : KBI assists in a very cold case -- 9/11 : priorities change -- Meth : biggest crime scourge, 1996-2005 -- Matt : methamphetamine costs the life of a Kansas sheriff -- BTK : the KBI helps pursue the infamous killer -- Expansion : special agents repositioned and the creation of a cold case -- Squad -- Forensics : murder in a soccer field, national accreditation, and new laboratories -- Reflections : the project, Mississippi mud, technology -- Notes -- Index -- Photographs follow page.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface -- Macksville: the escape from Lansing and the shootout on Main Street -- Genesis : director Lou Richter and the KBI's first team -- Transition : the thirties, war, and new leadership -- Clutter : "cold blood" in western Kansas, justice on Lansing Gallows -- Sanford : KBI growth, 1957-1969 -- KBI directors, 1969-1994 -- Samaritan : the kbi helps overturn two criminal convictions -- Pyle : homicide without a body -- Nemechek : serial murder in rural Kansas -- Stephanie : "Stephanie's law" born in tragedy -- Carrie: second COED's slaying leads to death row -- Shannon : the KBI goes to Costa Rica -- Liz : KBI assists in a very cold case -- 9/11 : priorities change -- Meth : biggest crime scourge, 1996-2005 -- Matt : methamphetamine costs the life of a Kansas sheriff -- BTK : the KBI helps pursue the infamous killer -- Expansion : special agents repositioned and the creation of a cold case -- Squad -- Forensics : murder in a soccer field, national accreditation, and new laboratories -- Reflections : the project, Mississippi mud, technology -- Notes -- Index -- Photographs follow page.

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Welch's (former director, Kansas Bureau of Investigation) book is both a history of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) as an organization and a retelling of some of the major crimes that have occurred in the state. He discusses the people who helped create the KBI, its workings, and many major cases that the KBI worked to solve, from Bonnie and Clyde to the BTK killer. Welch also details the agency's limitations, such as insufficient space, budget, and personnel. He covers this uncritically, preferring to focus on the good work done by the organization's agents. Welch shares how he worked to get legislation passed and helped to form the cold case unit. One interesting side note is how, over time, the biggest crimes were originally bank robberies and cattle rustling; today they're the illegal drug trade, methamphetamines in particular. -VERDICT Clearly proud of the agency and its hard work, Welch gets readers to care about the people involved in helping protect the public. This book will be of interest to fans of true crime, Kansas history, and law enforcement.-Krista Bush, Shelton Public Sch. Lib., CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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