Fair Cop

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Victory Books, Aug 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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Honest and engaging, this memoir reveals Australia's first female chief commissioner's remarkable rise through the police ranks. A police officer for more than 35 years, Christine Nixon shares the pressures of a life in the public eye and coping with difficult aspects of the job, such as losing a colleague in the line of duty. Documenting a cultural shift in policing as well as in the role of women in Australia, this narrative portrays NixonÍs eight-year tenure as being characterized by her tough anticorruption stance, her frequently acrimonious relationship with the police association, and her high approval ratings with the Victorian public. Written from a unique point of view, this account explores one womanÍs personal and professional life.
 

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THE NEW SOUTH WALES YEARS
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When Ross Met Betty Family and Other Crimes The Policemans Daughter Women in Uniform On the Beat A Darlo Darling
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Police Power and Politics Fortune and Fate and Harvard Love and War and London IfYou Cant Take the Heat And Peter Ryan Thank You 3 II THE...
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Dealing with the Dark Side
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The Underworld War The State of the Union
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Rats in the Ranks Managing the Media and Other Myths Policing in the Age of Terror Power Politics and Policy
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Duty of Care Woman Spouse Citizen Former Constable Black Saturday
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The Bushfires Royal Commission
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Christine Nixon was the first woman in Australia to be appointed police commissioner. Jo Chandler is a senior writer with the Age newspaper and the recipient of the Australian Museum's Eureka Prize for Health and Medical Research Journalism and a Walkley award for analysis and commentary. She is the author of Feeling the Heat.

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