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NCJ Number: NCJ 241360     Find in a Library
Title: Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department
Author(s): Robert J. Kane ; Michael D. White
Date Published: 2013
Page Count: 238
  Annotation: This book examines more than two decades of research on police misconduct in the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
Abstract: This book examines the concepts of good and bad policing. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the issues of police misconduct. Chapter 2 reports on the literature that has attempted to define police misconduct and describe its prevalence; also reported is the empirical literature that has examined the causes and correlates of police misconduct. Chapter 3 describes the research setting and provides a historical treatment of police misconduct in NYPD. Chapter 4 identifies eight categories of career-ending misconduct, ranging from on-duty profit-motivated misconduct to off-duty public order crimes to administrative violations and “failure to perform” designations; also discussed is on-duty abuse of authority. Chapter 5 tests the bivariate relationships identified in chapter 4 by employing multivariate techniques to examine the individual-level predictors of police misconduct both for the total sample and for distinct racial/ethnic categories. Chapter 6 is a summary of several journal articles published between 2002 and 2006 which examine the social ecology of police misconduct, the consequences of police misconduct in structurally disadvantaged communities, and the crime reduction potentials of arrest-based police strategies. Chapter 7 provides theoretical explanations of police misconduct. Chapter 8 summarizes the findings, draws conclusions, and discusses both the strengths and limitations of the research while providing a model of good policing that is distinct from police misconduct. Tables, figures, notes, appendix, and references
Main Term(s): Police misconduct
Index Term(s): Municipal police ; Police Brutality ; Police corruption ; Police attitudes ; Police internal affairs ; Police reform ; Police decisionmaking ; Harassment by police ; Police research ; New York
Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-8147-4841-1
Sale Source: New York University Press
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New York, NY 10003
United States of America
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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