Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Frederic Donner has led a remarkable life and career in one of the world's most legendary law enforcement agencies. In his new book, A Broken Badge Healed? The FBI, a Special Agent, and the Cancer within Both, Special Agent Donner offers an insider's look into the bureau and provides a sharp examination of its flaws and limitations in light of a new era of law enforcement.
Like human beings, organizations are vulnerable to sickness; internal problems which could severely debilitate parts, functions and even the whole system from working at their best potential. Agent Donner's extensive years of service in the FBI have allowed him to closely monitor the transformation of the bureau from a predominantly crime-fighting group to one that combats terrorism domestically and abroad. Also it has allowed him to recognize the organization's points of weaknesses and flaws. In A Broken Badge Healed?, Agent Donner traces the FBI's history and provides a thoughtful commentary on its structure and operations. Drawing parallelisms from his own battle with cancer, he speculates how the organization can overcome its internal issues and best survive and succeed in the modern era of law enforcement. He says,
"I knew I would someday attempt to help the FBI become a better organization. I wanted to provide insight to those outside the FBI about our functions and flaws because the FBI desperately needs outside input and oversight from the people it serves."
A Broken Badge Healed? is informative and incisive and is both a triumphant testament of one man's devotion to serve and an in-depth study of America's premier criminal investigative and intelligence agency and its inner workings.
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Frederic Donner graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Industrial Labor Relations and completed his law degree from The College of William and Mary Law School. After completing rigorous training, he was sworn-in as an FBI Special Agent at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia.
Agent Donner is a twenty-year veteran Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation who has worked primarily in undercover capacities, combating narcotics and terrorism in cities around the United States and the world. Agent Donner has previously authored the well-received Zen and the Successful Horseplayer.
A Broken Badge Healed? * by Frederic Donner
The FBI, a Special Agent, and the Cancer within Both
Publication Date: February 20, 2013
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