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NCJ Number: 150837 Find in a Library
Title: Commission To Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption and the Anti-Corruption Procedures of the Police Department: Commission Report
Corporate Author: New York City Cmssn to Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 256
Sponsoring Agency: New York City Cmssn to Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the conclusions of the New York City Commission To Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption following a 22-month-long examination of the nature, extent, and causes of police corruption and the New York City Police Department's competence and commitment to prevent and detect it.
Abstract: The Commission found that police corruption is a serious problem in the city, although the majority of city police officers are honest and hard-working. The problem of police corruption extend beyond the individual officer; it is a multifaceted problem that has grown because of a police culture that rewards loyalty over integrity; the silence of honest officers who are afraid of informing on their colleagues; the reluctance of supervisors to confront corruption on their beat; the demise of the principle of accountability among police commanders; the hostility and alienation between the police and the community in some areas; and the lack of resolve on the part of the Department to prevent corruption. Nonetheless, the Commission is optimistic that independent oversight and a series of internal reforms can help the Department develop a new approach toward combatting corruption. Some of these reforms include improving recruiting and screening procedures, strengthening first-line supervision, challenging aspects of police culture that encourage corruption, and enhancing sanctions and disincentives. 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Police corruption causes
Index Term(s): New York; Police reform
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