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SketchCop: Drawing A Line Against Crime by [Streed, Michael W.]
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"Mike Streed is a cop - and one of California's most vital artists...a standout in his field!"- Orange Coast Magazine, Orange County, CA "SketchCop puts the entire investigation of my daughter's murder in a context rarely available to the public. Sarah, her friend, will be forever remembered for her unbelievable courage. The two of you clearly made a wonderful team as you worked together to make sure the man who killed Samantha could never hurt another child."- Erin Runnion, Samantha's mother and Founder - The 'Joyful Child Foundation' "SketchCop is a timely, compelling commentary on the power and importance of forensic art. Mike Streed's work has been key to identifying many offenders. He has also been a great ally of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and this book brings the complex, difficult cases he has worked to life."-Ernie Allen, Former President - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children "As insightful a read as it is fascinating, written by an expert who is in the know. A must-read for true crime fans and those interested in the fascinating world of real police work." - Gary C. King, author of Blood Lust and Driven to Kill

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"Michael Streed is as passionate about being an artist as he is about being a cop. It's that passion that fuels his ground-breaking work."--JuJu Chang, correspondent ABC News

"As insightful as it is fascinating. ... A must-read for True Crime fans."--Gary C. King, author of BLOOD LUST and DRIVEN TO KILL

When his phone rings, police artist and interview specialist Sergeant (Ret.) Michael W. Streed, The SketchCop, it’s because police need his help solving their most difficult and heinous cases. During his 35-year law enforcement career, Streed has provided signature images for some of America’s most notorious murders, rapes and kidnappings. His sketches decorate walls inside detective squad rooms from Los Angeles to Baltimore, a stark reminder of the evil that lurks among us.

In SketchCop: Drawing A Line Against Crime, Streed takes readers on a thrilling ride across a landscape littered with crime scenes and violent criminals, including anecdotes from historical cases, such as the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He'll share the compelling true crime stories from his portfolio, detailing how he used his specialized skills as The SketchCop to turn memories of monster into justice. His descriptions of the psychological impression this important investigative tool leaves on victims helps to round out the book in a way that guarantees after reading SketchCop, you’ll never look at another face the same way again!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1639 KB
  • Print Length: 254 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942266316
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WildBlue Press; 2 edition (Jan. 3 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01A5M6BF0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #465,805 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have always been in awe at the individuals who provide the sketches of the "bad guys" in criminal investigations. This is a very well written and well presented book about Author Michael Streed's career as a police officer and as a sketch artist. This book was very educational in that he described the aspects of how he got his career started, how to deal with victims that are usually traumatized and working to help catch the criminals. I have always been interested in True Crime and anything forensics and this book is a great addition to my library. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a TC/forensics fan or even if you enjoy detective books.
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SketchCop: Drawing A Line Against Crime by Michael W. Streed is a great read for anybody interested in true crime. Most true crime books invariably focus on the criminals, but this book does not. It focuses on procedures used to help put these criminals behind bars. You definitely get the strong impression that Mr. Streed legitimately cared about the people he was trying to help and had a strong desire to put the people who had hurt them behind bars. He clearly treated the *victims* of these crimes with caring and respect. So many true crime books treat the victims almost as an afterthought.

A new and refreshing approach to true crime.
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Michael Streed tells you how he came to be a sketch artist and some of the crimes he has helped solve with his drawings. I was very happy to see that he also included the mistakes people can make when being a victim or witness to a crime. Not only can his drawings help catch a criminal he can also put a face on bones that have been found. I enjoyed learning about his job and what it takes but most of all I was glad that he was able to help solve crimes and identify lost souls. I would recommend this book.
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This is part of Detective work, that I didn’t know much about. I guess,, they are the men and women, behind the picture. It takes a great deal of knowledge, patience with victims to recreate a sketch. Some great advise also at the end of the book, to be safe in different environments.
I highly recommend this book. It is a page turner!
Happy reading.
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This was a very informative book about an excellent sketch artist and his 35 year career. The history of sketch artists and the cases they are involved in are fascinating. This book was also an emotional rollercoaster as the author details cases and his career. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys true crime.
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