New York City Police Department : The Impact of Its Policies and Practices
Studying the flagship New York City Police Department is critical to understanding policing and democratic society. An examination of the department by experts who have been watching it for years, this book reviews qualitative research on how the community views the NYPD, police culture, resistance to change, and the drop in the homicide rate in recent years. It explores hiring, firing and retention, discusses crime-fighting strategies, and reviews legal concerns and the response to public demonstrations such as the Occupy Wall Street movement. The final chapter demonstrates how the lessons relate to other departments throughout the world.