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The war on cops : how the new attack on law and order makes everyone less safe, Heather Mac Donald

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The war on cops : how the new attack on law and order makes everyone less safe
Title
The war on cops
Title remainder
how the new attack on law and order makes everyone less safe
Statement of responsibility
Heather Mac Donald
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the summer of 2014, America has been convulsed with a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter. That movement holds that police officers are among the greatest threatsif not the greatest threatfacing young black males today. Policing and the rest of the criminal justice systemfrom prosecutors to drug lawssingle out minority communities for gratuitous and heavy-handed enforcement, the charge goes, resulting in an epidemic of mass incarceration” that falls most heavily on blacks. This book challenges that narrative. Through vivid, street-level reporting, it gives voice to the many residents of high-crime neighborhoods, rarely heard in the media, who support proactive policing and want more of it. The book will argue that there is no government agency more dedicated to the proposition that Black Lives Matter than today’s data-driven, accountable police department. In New York City alone, over ten thousand minority males are alive who would have been killed had the New York Police Department not brought homicide in the city down 80% from its early 1990’s level. The intelligence-led policing revolution that began in New York and spread nationally has transformed urban neighborhoods, freeing their residents from the thrall of daily fear. Crime and community requests for assistance, not race, determine police deployment and tactics, the book will explain. But given the demographics of crime, the police cannot go where people are most being victimized without operating disproportionately in minority neighborhoods. That disproportionate police presence increases the risk that when a police-civilian encounter goes tragically awry, it will have a minority victim. But the police could end all lethal use of forcejustified and unjustifiedtomorrow, and the black death by homicide rate would barely budge. That death ratesix times higher than the homicide victimization rate of whites and Hispanic combinedis a function of the black homicide commission rate, which is itself nearly eight times higher than the white and Hispanic homicide commission rates combined. It is such elevated rates of crime, the book will demonstrate, that explain why police focus on urban neighborhoods. Other topics include such contested tactics as stop, question, and frisk and broken windows” policing. It will take the reader inside prisons and jails. It will argue that proactive policing has been the greatest public policy success story of the last quarter century, resulting in a record-breaking national crime drop that no criminologist or even police chief foresaw. That crime drop is now at risk, however, thanks to the nonstop agitation against the police led by the Black Lives Matter movement. The book will refute the argument that racist drug statutes and enforcement lie behind the black incarceration rate and call for a more honest and informed debate about policing, crime, and race, before the public safety gains of the last twenty years are lost
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacDonald, Heather
Dewey number
363.20973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8139
LC item number
.M34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police
  • Police-community relations
  • Crime prevention
Target audience
general
Label
The war on cops : how the new attack on law and order makes everyone less safe, Heather Mac Donald
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The riot show!
  • The new nationwide crime wave
  • Explaining away the new crime wave
  • America's legal order begins to fray
  • The Ferguson effect is real
  • Black and unarmed: Behind the numbers
  • Part 2: Handcuffing the cops
  • Targeting the police
  • Courts v. cops
  • The great stop-and-frisk fraud
  • Part 1: Burning cities and the Ferguson effect
  • Part 3: The truth about crime
  • Chicago's real crime story
  • Running with predators
  • Part 4: Incarceration and its critics
  • Is the criminal-justice system racist?
  • The jail inferno
  • California's prison-litigation nightmare
  • The decriminalization delusion
  • Obama's Ferguson sellout
  • Ferguson's unasked questions
  • Finding the meaning in Ferguson
  • Justice is blind
  • De-policing New York
  • The big lie of the anti-cop left turns lethal
  • Baltimore in flames
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
iv, 242 pages
Isbn
9781594038754
Lccn
2016002500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921870622
Label
The war on cops : how the new attack on law and order makes everyone less safe, Heather Mac Donald
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The riot show!
  • The new nationwide crime wave
  • Explaining away the new crime wave
  • America's legal order begins to fray
  • The Ferguson effect is real
  • Black and unarmed: Behind the numbers
  • Part 2: Handcuffing the cops
  • Targeting the police
  • Courts v. cops
  • The great stop-and-frisk fraud
  • Part 1: Burning cities and the Ferguson effect
  • Part 3: The truth about crime
  • Chicago's real crime story
  • Running with predators
  • Part 4: Incarceration and its critics
  • Is the criminal-justice system racist?
  • The jail inferno
  • California's prison-litigation nightmare
  • The decriminalization delusion
  • Obama's Ferguson sellout
  • Ferguson's unasked questions
  • Finding the meaning in Ferguson
  • Justice is blind
  • De-policing New York
  • The big lie of the anti-cop left turns lethal
  • Baltimore in flames
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
iv, 242 pages
Isbn
9781594038754
Lccn
2016002500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921870622

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