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Bent : updated and uncensored

Morton, James, 1938-2016
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The sensational murder convictions this winter of former NSW detectives Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara for the killing of drug dealer Jamie Gao has meant that previously suppressed material in Bent can at last be read. James Morton and Susanna Lobez have illustrated, in several Gangland books, that Australia almost certainly has out-ganged other countries. Now their spotlight is turned on corruption within the police services and identifying which state wins the bent cop handicap. Morton and Lobez examine the problems that started with the First Fleet and spread through to the present day, looking at the trouble caused by greed, power, drink, sex, money and, most recently, drugs. They compare the experience in Australia with corruption in America, England and Hong Kong, concentrating in particular on organised corruption at the highest levels, including judges, lawyers and politicians, through to the petty criminals who work our streets. Which state has the shadiest cops? The answer will surprise you.
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Bent : updated and uncensored / by James Morton & Susanna Lobez.
Updated edition.
Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Publishing, 2016.©2016
334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
First published: 2014.Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-315) and index.
1. From 'Bent for the Job' to Downright Criminal : The Five Stages of Corruption -- 2. Doomed to Be Bad -- 3. Spooks, Strikes and Scandals: Victoria 1920-1946 -- 4. Chief Commissioner William John MacKay : Police Reformer, Crooked Bully or Both? -- 5. Ray 'Gunner' Kelly and Co: Princes of the City -- 6. MacKay's Legacy : Cops and Crooks in Cahoots -- 7. Whistleblowing v The Brotherhood: And the Winner Is ... -- 8. Victoria from the 1960s: From Abortionists and Bully Boys to Zebra and Zulu -- 9. Two Coppers, Two States : Paul Higgins and Roger Rogerson -- 10. Noble Cause Corruption and the Art of Extracting a Confession -- 11. Drugs : An Irresistible Temptation -- 12. Sir Terence and Co: The Long and Winding Road to Fitzgerald -- 13. The Fitzgerald Commission and after -- 14. In and out of the Wood -- 15. The Twenty-First Century : Dangerous Liaisons -- 16. Controlling Corruption: Where to from Here?
9780522870855 (paperback)
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