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The Resource Blue : the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing, Joe Domanick

Blue : the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing, Joe Domanick

Label
Blue : the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing
Title
Blue
Title remainder
the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing
Statement of responsibility
Joe Domanick
Title variation
LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Domanick, Joe
Dewey number
363.209794/94
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8148.L7
LC item number
D657 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Police
  • Police misconduct
  • Police administration
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • TRUE CRIME / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Label
Blue : the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing, Joe Domanick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-428) and 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
Something old -- Something borrowed -- Something blue -- Something new -- Epilogue : 2015
Control code
1617634
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 437 pages
Isbn
9781451641073
Lccn
2015018052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1617634
  • (Sirsi) 1617634
  • (OCoLC)894746596
Label
Blue : the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing, Joe Domanick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-428) and 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
Something old -- Something borrowed -- Something blue -- Something new -- Epilogue : 2015
Control code
1617634
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 437 pages
Isbn
9781451641073
Lccn
2015018052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1617634
  • (Sirsi) 1617634
  • (OCoLC)894746596

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