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Go Ahead and Shoot Me! and Other True Cases about Ordinary Criminals

Go Ahead and Shoot Me! and Other True Cases about Ordinary Criminals

Current price: $29.95
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Durvile Publications
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Go Ahead and Shoot Me is a collection of stories written and edited by former probation officer Doug Heckbert about real people who have been convicted of real crimes and who have been on probation, on parole, or in prison. Some stories might be described as ordinary crimes and some are stunningly extraordinary, but all show the human side of criminals that Heckbert worked with and came to know, not just the nature of the crimes.

About the Author

Doug Heckbert, Author. Doug's work experience includes: probation officer and prison caseworker with Alberta Correctional Services; parole officer with the National Parole Service; staff trainer and program director with Native Counseling Services of Alberta; and instructor with MacEwan Community College/University. Doug obtained Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Alberta and has taught courses to community groups and conducted research projects concerning offenders. Howard Sapers, Foreword. Recently Howard Sapers completed two years as the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform for the province of Ontario, Canada. In December 2018 he provided his final report on Institutional Violence to the provincial government. Between 2004 and 2016 Mr. Sapers was the Correctional Investigator of Canada. Mr. Sapers' experience includes serving as the Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Alberta, an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Director of Canada's National Crime Prevention Centre Investment Fund and a Vice Chairperson of the Parole Board Canada. Mr. Sapers is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Criminology and a Visiting Professor in the University of Ottawa Department of Criminology. In 2016, he was awarded a Honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Ottawa. Det. Debbie J. Doyle (ret), Afterword. Debbie J. Doyle is a retired veteran of the Edmonton Police Service. During her career, she was seconded to the United Nations Peacekeeping force in Timor Leste and worked in the Vulnerable Person's Unit. After serving two tours of duty, she returned to Edmonton, was promoted and worked in the Child Protection Section and the Internet Child Pornography section. After working in these three units for over ten years, and serving over twenty-five with the police, Debbie now enjoys retirement with her husband, Dan. She is currently writing novels and is presently compiling and editing, "After the Force," the eighth book in the True Cases series.