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Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department

Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White


Drugs, bribes, falsifying evidence, unjustified force and kickbacks: there are many opportunities for cops to act like criminals. This book studies the nature and causes of police misconduct. While police departments are notoriously protective of their own—especially personnel and disciplinary information—the authors gained unprecedented, complete access to the confidential files of NYPD officers who committed serious offenses, examining the cases of more than 1,500 NYPD officers over a twenty year period that includes a fairly complete cycle of scandal and reform, in the largest, most visible ... More

Keywords: police misconduct, NYPD officers, serious police offenses, New York police department, officer misconduct

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814748411
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert J. Kane, author

Michael D. White, author