Whistleblower Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice

ISBN-10: 0230115225

ISBN-13: 9780230115224

Edition: 2011

Authors: Kathryn Bolkovac, Cari Lynn

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When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel, and the chance to help rebuild a war-torn country sounded like the perfect job. Bolkovac was shipped out to Bosnia, where DynCorp had been contracted to support the UN peacekeeping mission. She was assigned as a human rights investigator, heading the gender affairs unit. The lack of proper training provided sounded the first alarm bell, but once she arrived in Sarajevo, she found out that things were a lot worse. At great risk to her personal safety, she began to unravel the ugly truth about officers involved in human trafficking and forced prostitution and their connections to private mercenary contractors, the UN, and the U.S. State Department. After bringing this evidence to light, Bolkovac was demoted, felt threatened with bodily harm, was fired, and ultimately forced to flee the country under cover of darknessbringing the incriminating documents with her. Thanks to the evidence she collected, she won a lawsuit against DynCorp, finally exposing them for what they had done. This is her story and the story of the women she helped achieve justice for.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 6/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.15" wide x 9.28" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

<b>Kathryn Bolkovac</b> is a former police investigator from Nebraska who served as an International Police Task Force human rights investigator in Bosnia. She cooperated with Human Rights Watch to expose the misconduct and human rights abuses committed against young girls, forced into prostitution and used as sex slaves by U.S. military contractors such as DynCorp and other UN-related police and international organizations. She is the co-author of <i>The Whistleblower, </i>and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Cari Lynn is a journalist and the author of four books of nonfiction, including The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice with Kathryn Bolkovac, and Leg the Spread: A Woman's Adventures Inside the Trillion-Dollar Boy's Club of Commodities Trading. Cari has written for numerous publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Health, The Chicago Tribune, and Deadline Hollywood. She has taught at Loyola University and received an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Los Angeles. This is her first novel.

Author's Note and Acknowledgments
Prologue (April 2001)
Running from Something (November 1998-June 1999)
Stop the Threat (The Early Years-June 1999)
Cops for Hire (April-June 1999)
Sarajevo (June 1999)
�Accidents� Happen (June-September 1999)
Zenica (October-December 1999)
At the Florida (January-April 2000)
The Gender Desk (April-July 2000)
No Incidents (July-August 2000)
Education of a Lifetime (August-September 2000)
Ladies of the Evening (October 2000)
�Thinking with Our Hearts� (October 2000)
Backlash (November 2000)
The Prijedor Raids (November-December 2000)
Distaste (December 2000-March 2001)
Time Sheets (April 2001)
Going to the Press (April 2001)
The Khaki Duffel Bag (April 2001-April 2002)
Tribunal (April 22-23, 2002)
Verdict (June 2002-May 2003)
Zero Tolerance (May 2003-2010)
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