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NCJ Number: 183527 Find in a Library
Title: New York City Police Department's "Stop & Frisk" Practices: A Report to the People of the State of New York From the Office of the Attorney General
Corporate Author: New York State Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 457
Sponsoring Agency: New York State Office of the Attorney General
Albany, NY 12224
Sale Source: New York State Office of the Attorney General
Albany, NY 12224
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the stop and frisk practices employed by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from three perspectives: constitutional parameters for stop and frisk encounters, minority communities affected by the procedures, and stop and frisk training.
Abstract: The first chapter of the report reviews events leading to the New York State Attorney General's decision to investigate the NYPD's stop and frisk practices. The second chapter presents a legal analysis of stop and frisk in terms of 4th amendment standards and the 14th amendment prohibition on unequal or discriminatory stops. The third chapter details the NYPD's approach to stop and frisk, with emphasis on crime fighting philosophies and strategies, NYPD training in stop and frisk, and police attitudes toward stop and frisk. A community perspective on stop and risk is presented in the fourth chapter, while a statistical review of stop and frisk data for white and minority New York City residents is included in the fifth chapter. Appendixes contain additional information on the NYPD's stop and frisk practices. References, footnotes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Minorities; Municipal police; New York; Police arrest training; Police community relations; Police work attitudes; Police-minority relations; Racial discrimination; Stop and frisk; Urban policing
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