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Explaining Bad Behavior: Can Criminology Help Us Understand Police Misconduct?

Jonathon A. Cooper and Tasha Kunzi

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748411
eISBN:
9780814785751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter is devoted to the theoretical explanations of police misconduct, beginning with a review of previous theoretical work (of which there is comparatively little) and then exploring the ... More


Police Discretion

Samuel Walker

in Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950–1990

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078206
eISBN:
9780199854202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078206.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A brief history of the politics of police discretion is explored in this chapter. The Court has been the driving force for change in policing for thirty years, however, this chapter contends that the ... More


What We Know and Don’t Know about Police Misconduct

Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748411
eISBN:
9780814785751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

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 ... More


Predicting Police Misconduct: How to Recognize the Bad Cops

Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748411
eISBN:
9780814785751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter tests the bivariate relationships identified in chapter 4 by employing multivariate techniques to examine the individual-level predictors of police misconduct both for the total sample ... More


The Department, the City, and Police Misconduct: Looking beyond the Bad Cop

Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748411
eISBN:
9780814785751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

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 ... More


Jammed Up: An Introduction

Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748411
eISBN:
9780814785751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter illustrates the concept of “jammed up”—a ubiquitous shorthand term used to describe when the organization launches an investigation into alleged misconduct (administrative ... More


What We Know about Being Jammed Up, and Transitioning to a Discourse on Good Policing

Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748411
eISBN:
9780814785751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This concluding chapter reviews key findings from perhaps the largest study of police misconduct ever conducted. The findings here confirm conventional wisdom in a number of ways, particularly with ... More


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

Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748411
eISBN:
9780814785751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

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 ... More


Responding to Applicants’ Allegations of Policing Without Integrity

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the Criminal Cases Review Commission's response to claims that policing without integrity affects the safety of the applicant's conviction. It first considers cases of wrongful ... More


History is Not the Past

John Hagan, Bill McCarthy, and Daniel Herda

in Chicago's Reckoning: Racism, Politics, and the Deep History of Policing in an American City

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197627860
eISBN:
9780197627891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197627860.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Princeton historian Eddie Glaude observes that James Baldwin was revolutionary when he insisted that to understand White Americans required turning their thoughts upside down. Thus White people want ... More


‘The Brixton Defence Campaign says boycott the Scarman Inquiry’

Simon Peplow

in Race and riots in Thatcher's Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526125286
eISBN:
9781526144690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125286.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter addresses various responses to the Brixton disturbances; the authorities and media focussed upon criminality and law and order aspects, leading to repeated calls for the police to be ... More


Does Training Produce Professional Policing?

Nigel G. Fielding

in Professionalizing the Police: The Unfulfilled Promise of Police Training

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198817475
eISBN:
9780191859434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817475.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter uses contemporary policing problems and challenges to evaluate how well training prepares recruits, auxiliaries, detectives, and managers for the police role. It reviews patterns of ... More


‘Who the hell’s defending if they’re going to walk out of here?’ The Moss Side Defence Committee

Simon Peplow

in Race and riots in Thatcher's Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526125286
eISBN:
9781526144690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125286.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides detailed discussion of the Moss Side Defence Committee, through local and understudied national records and original interviews, which is often overlooked in discussions of ... More


The Interaction and Relationship Between Prosecutors and Police Officers in the United States, and how this Affects Police Reform Efforts

David A. Harris

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844807
eISBN:
9780190260033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844807.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines the interaction and relationship between American prosecutors and police departments, and the consequences of these arrangements for police misconduct and efforts to reform ... More


Conclusion: The Tragedy of the Ten and the Rise of a New Black Politics

Kenneth Robert Janken

in The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion brings the case of the Wilmington Ten from the overturning of their convictions into the twenty-first century when they received pardons of innocence in 2012. Returning to the reality ... More


Chicago's Reckoning: Racism, Politics, and the Deep History of Policing in an American City

John Hagan, Bill McCarthy, and Daniel Herda

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197627860
eISBN:
9780197627891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197627860.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chicago is confronting a racial reckoning that we explain with an exclusion-containment theory of legal cynicism. Mayors RJ and RM Daley used public and private funds to exclude and contain South and ... More


Two Mothers/Two Sons: With Carla Shedd and Paul Hirschfield

John Hagan, Bill McCarthy, and Daniel Herda

in Chicago’s Reckoning: Racism, Politics, and the Deep History of Policing in an American City

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197627860
eISBN:
9780197627891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197627860.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In 1992, 15-year-old Joseph White shot and killed DeLondyn Lawson about a gambling debt at Tilden High School on Chicago’s South Side. RM Daley’s Automatic Transfer Act fast-tracked White for a ... More


Noraid and the Brighton Bomb

Robert J. Savage

in Northern Ireland, the BBC, and Censorship in Thatcher's Britain

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192849748
eISBN:
9780191944871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192849748.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter considers a number of episodes that defined the unrest in the early 1980s, events that tested the ability of the broadcast media to report objectively and accurately about politics, ... More


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