Police Misconduct, Community Opposition, and Urban Governance in New York City, 1945–1965

Chronopoulos, Themis (2018) Police Misconduct, Community Opposition, and Urban Governance in New York City, 1945–1965. Journal of Urban History, 44 (4). pp. 643-668. ISSN 0096-1442

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Abstract

In the post–World War II period, the police department emerged as one of the most problematic municipal agencies in New York City. Patrolmen and their superiors did not pay much attention to crime; instead they looked the other way, received payoffs from organized crime, performed haphazardly, and tolerated conditions that were unacceptable in a modern city with global ambitions. At the same time, patrolmen demanded deference and respect from African American civilians and routinely demeaned and brutalized individuals who appeared to be challenging their authority. The antagonism between African Americans and the New York Police Department (NYPD) intensified as local and national black freedom organizations paid more attention to police behavior and made police reform one of their main goals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: black freedom movement,new york police department,police misconduct,urban governance,new york city
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2020 01:19
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57188
DOI: 10.1177/0096144215574695

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