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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book but a depressing read...., 25 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Wasting Police Time: The Crazy World of the War on Crime (Paperback)
First off I have to laugh at the Review by H Chambers, complaining of Council Estates being termed "slums" then managing to spell half of the words used wrong!

Anyway this is a great book that spells out the cold hard truth about the Modern police Force in the UK. It's a paperwork, political, PR lead machine that is far too soft on criminals.

Any bad reviews on here are obviously from "understanding" types with Sociology degrees. They should be left on a sink estate after 11pm on a Friday night. See if they disagree with PC Copperfield's views then...
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Initial post: 16 Nov 2007 18:40:30 GMT
Paul Tribb says:
Loking forward after this review to reading the book!!

Posted on 5 Jul 2008 11:51:56 BDT
The author of this very mediocre volume spent his brief, but seemingly memorable police carrer in the Staffordshire town of Burton upon Trent, population about 60,000. This review is spot on in highlighting the problems faced on estates and town centres on a Friday and Saturday nights; "David Copperfield's" solutions have some merit in them. However, there is no doubt that the anecdotes in the book, whilst mostly being based on a grain of truth, also suffer from considerable exaggeration, and, in a few cases, outright errors.
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