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The Last Neighborhood Cops: The Rise and Fall of Community Policing in New York Public Housing (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)

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In recent years, community policing has transformed American law enforcement by promising to build trust between citizens and officers. Today, three-quarters of American police departments claim to embrace the strategy. But decades before the phrase was coined, the New York City Housing Authority Police Department (HAPD) had pioneered community-based crime-fighting strategies.

The Last Neighborhood Cops reveals the forgotten history of the residents and cops who forged community policing in the public housing complexes of New York City during the second half of the twentieth century. Through a combination of poignant storytelling and historical analysis, Fritz Umbach draws on buried and confidential police records and voices of retired officers and older residents to help explore the rise and fall of the HAPD's community-based strategy, while questioning its tactical effectiveness. The result is a unique perspective on contemporary debates of community policing and historical developments chronicling the influence of poor and working-class populations on public policy making.

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The Last Neighborhood Cops reveals the history of the residents and cops who forged community policing in the public housing complexes of New York City during the second half of the twentieth century. It draws on buried and confidential police records and voices of retired officers and older residents to help explore the rise and fall of the New York City Housing Authority Police Department's (HAPD) community-based strategy, while questioning its tactical effectiveness.

About the Author

FRITZ UMBACH is an assistant professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813549064
Author:
Umbach, Fritz
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Umbach, Gregory Holcomb
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Criminology; American History
Subject:
American history
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Critical Issues in Crime and Society
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 illustrations.
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Crime » Enforcement and Investigation
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , The Last Neighborhood Cops reveals the history of the residents and cops who forged community policing in the public housing complexes of New York City during the second half of the twentieth century. It draws on buried and confidential police records and voices of retired officers and older residents to help explore the rise and fall of the New York City Housing Authority Police Department's (HAPD) community-based strategy, while questioning its tactical effectiveness.
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