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B BRATTON
Descript.
495 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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Note
Includes index.
Summary
"When Bill Bratton became a Boston street cop after returning from serving in Vietnam, he was dismayed by the corrupt old guard , and it is fair to say the old guard was dismayed by him too. But his success fighting crime could not be denied. Propelled by extraordinary results, Bratton had a dazzling rise, and ultimately a dazzling career, becoming the most famous police commissioner of modern times. The Profession is the story of that career in full. Everywhere he went, Bratton brought his revolutionary data-driven approach and extraordinary leadership skills to bear to slash crime rates and professionalize the vocation of the cop. But his career has not been without controversy, and central to the reckoning of The Profession is the fundamental crisis of relations between the Black community and law enforcement, a crisis he now believes has been inflamed by the unforeseen consequences of some well-intentioned policies. Crime exacts a terrible cost on us, but so can punishment. Building trust between a police force and the community it is sworn to protect is in many ways, Bratton argues, the first task--without genuine trust in law enforcement to do the right thing, little else is possible. The Profession is both a searching examination of the path of policing over the past fifty years, for good and also for ill, and a master class in transformative leadership. Bill Bratton was never brought into a police department to maintain the status quo; wherever he went, from the New York Transit Police in the 80's to Los Angeles after Rodney King to New York again in the era of unchecked stop and frisk, root and branch reinvention was the order of the day, and he met the challenge. There are few other positions on earth in which life-and-death stakes combine with intense public scrutiny and turbulent political cross-winds as they do for the police chief of a major American city. Now more than ever, when the role of the police in society is under a microscope like never before, and for good reasons, Bill Bratton's authority on the subject of improving law enforcement is profoundly useful. The Profession presents not only a fascinating and colorful life at the heights of law enforcement leadership, but the vision for the future of American policing that we sorely need"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Alt Author
Knobler, Peter.
ISBN/ISSN
9780525558194 (hardcover)
0525558195 (hardcover)
Call #
363.2 D
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Descript.
xix, 437 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-428) and index.
Contents
Something old -- Something borrowed -- Something blue -- Something new -- Epilogue : 2015.
Summary
American policing is in crisis. Here, award-winning investigative journalist Joe Domanick reveals the troubled history of American policing over the past quarter century. He begins in the early 1990s with the beating of Rodney King and the L.A. riots, when the Los Angeles Police Department was caught between a corrupt and racist past and the demands of a rapidly changing urban population. Across the country, American cities faced similar challenges to law and order. In New York, William J. Bratton was spearheading the reorganization of the New York City Transit Police and later the 35,000-strong New York Police Department. His efforts resulted in a dramatic decrease in crime, yet introduced highly controversial policing strategies. In 2002, when Bratton was named the LAPD's new chief, he implemented the lessons learned in New York to change a department that previously had been impervious to reform. Blue ends in 2015 with the LAPD on its unfinished road to reform, as events in Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore, and Ferguson, Missouri, raise alarms about the very strategies Bratton pioneered, and about aggressive racial profiling and the militarization of police departments throughout the United States. Domanick tells his story through the lives of the people who lived it. Along with Bratton, he introduces William Parker, the legendary LAPD police chief; Tom Bradley, the first black mayor of Los Angeles; and Charlie Beck, the hard-nosed ex-gang cop who replaced Bratton as LAPD chief. The result is both intimate and expansive: a gripping narrative that asks big questions about what constitutes good and bad policing and how best to prevent crime, control police abuse, and ease tensions between the police and the powerless. Blue is not only a page-turning read but an essential addition to our scholarship.--Adapted from book jacket.
Subject
Title
LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing
ISBN/ISSN
9781451641073
1451641079
Descript.
1 streaming video file (43 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Note
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 28, 2005.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
Protect and Serve (2:57) -- LAPD Police Chief William Bratton (3:06) -- Police and Gang Members (5:00) -- Gang Revenge (3:06) -- LAPD's Greatest Challenge (2:01) -- Police Officers in Short Supply (2:00) -- Innocent People at Risk (2:17) -- Senseless Deaths in Los Angeles (3:22) -- Violence and Race (3:15) -- Fear Between Police and Gangs (4:23) -- Poor Neighborhoods and Gangs (2:17) -- Violence Against the Police (3:50) -- Violence: Inevitable Evil? (4:08)
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Summary
Southeast Los Angeles: it could be the most violent 10 square miles in America. In LAPD, Peter Jennings reports from inside that notorious police department, riding with anti-gang officers, interviewing top brass, and listening to community members. Focusing on Chief William Bratton's efforts to repeat the crime-reduction success of New York City-and to go one better by building trust in poor, predominantly minority neighborhoods-the program explores how a military-style police force with a brutal reputation struggles not just to stem violence, but to dig up its roots. A challenging and intimate look at cops trying to reinvent themselves, and their city.
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Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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Closed-captioned.
Title from distributor's description.
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Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Films Media Group.
P.J. Productions, Llc.
Title
LAPD
Los Angeles police department
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