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Jammed UpBad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department$
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Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814748411

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.001.0001

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What We Know and Don’t Know about Police Misconduct

What We Know and Don’t Know about Police Misconduct

(p.19) Chapter Two What We Know and Don’t Know about Police Misconduct
Jammed Up

Robert J. Kane

Michael D. White

NYU Press

This chapter is a literature review that provides the foundation for the present volume. Specifically, the chapter reports on the literature that has attempted to define police misconduct and describe its prevalence. It is broken down into three parts: Defining and Measuring Police Misconduct, Prevalence of Misconduct, and Empirical Evidence on Causes and Correlates of Police Misconduct. The chapter also reports on the empirical literature that has examined the causes and correlates of police misconduct, highlighting “what we know” about police misconduct. Just as important, the chapter uncovers “what we don't know” about police misconduct and sets the stage for the current study.

Keywords:   literature review, police misconduct, empirical literature, police misconduct prevalence, police misconduct causes

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