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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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The Department, the City, and Police Misconduct

The Department, the City, and Police Misconduct

Looking beyond the Bad Cop

(p.107) Chapter Six The Department, the City, and Police Misconduct
Jammed Up

Robert J. Kane

Michael D. White

NYU Press

This chapter is a summary of several journal articles that the first author of this text had published between 2002 and 2006, which examined the social ecology of police misconduct, the consequences of police misconduct in structurally disadvantaged communities, as well as the crime reduction potentials of arrest-based policing strategies. It not only examines the causes and consequences of police misconduct at the precinct level, but also considers the consequences of overly aggressive policing strategies that often lead to the very behaviors the police are trying to control—violent crime. This discussion is particularly important because it extends the examination of the NYPD and its practices well into the twenty-first century.

Keywords:   social ecology, consequences of police misconduct, policing strategies, NYPD practices, crime reduction, arrest-based policing

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