J. Brown

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (28 of 31)
Location: Northern Ireland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 387,442 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 31
The Informer by Sean O'Callaghan
The Informer by Sean O'Callaghan
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Mr Johnston Brown (real name) Northern Ireland Into the Dark: 30 Years in the Ruc

I bought this book after I watched an RTE Television Programme recently where Sean was given a hard time by the presenter. His story intrigued me to the point where I wanted to know more, so I bought the book and read it and I am so glad that I did. As a former RUC Detective Sergeant from 1972 until my retirement in 2001 I handled a large number of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sources. Their motives were many and varied ranging from cash to revenge. Very few did not want paid but there were noteable exceptions. Sean states his… Read more
Unsung Hero by Kevin Fulton
Unsung Hero by Kevin Fulton
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Into the Dark

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I served as a frontline detective in the Royal Ulster Constabulary CID for 30 years.One of my core duties was source handling.It is certainly not for the faint hearted. This area of Policing is fraught with many difficulties moral,legal and ethical. One has to walk a very finely balanced but nonetheless clearly defined line between source protection and strict compliance with Home Office Guidlines and the Criminal law.

I quickly discovered that many of our RUC superiors had little or no experience of the dynamics involved in running informants. Many others who… Read more
Duplicity and Deception: Policing the Twilight Zon&hellip by Alan Simpson
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth will out, 5 Aug 2011
Into the Dark Alan Simpson the author of this book was my Detective Superintendent in the Royal Ulster Constabulary Criminal Investigation Department. I served under this mans command from January 1989 until his retirement from the Police service in 1994. Alan was a formidable detective and an officer who by his example and his conduct brought out the very best in his staff. Not one to stand on ceremony his easy manner ensured absolute loyalty from his subordinates. He was not just a brilliant and very able detective. He was also a man who expected and indeed benefited from the work of his teams of personally selected detectives of… Read more