A Cop's Guide To Occult Investigations: Understanding Satanism, Santeria, Wicca, and Other Alternative Religions Paperback – November 1, 2003
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Some of the other reviewers have complained that the book focuses on alternative belief systems, including both Satanism and Wicca, or that Christianity or Judaism aren't included. These people must live in an idealized world where they can always sit down at leisure with a cop and have a lengthy discussion about their belief system. In reality, law enforcement officers are generally Christian in belief, and they have to make quick and tough decisions without the benefit of extensive studies in other religions. Tony takes what they need to know about various faiths that might otherwise be hyped as "human-sacrificing Satanists" and places a respectful summary of each under a single cover. If the local cops ever show up at one of your events, you'd better hope they've read Kail instead of Larson or Kahaner.
If you're in law enforcement and have to buy one book on this topic, this is the one.
I only wish I could afford to send a copy to every law enforcement agency in this country. This book should be readily available to every police officer and should reside in the library of every teacher of alternative religions.
A big thank you for a very well written and much needed resource.
All I can hope is that this book becomes standard issue for every patrol car in this country - and a staple in the library of anyone even remotely considering an alternative spirituality.