Black Police, White Society

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NYU Press, Apr 1, 1985 - Political Science - 290 pages
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"Extremely informative. . . deserves a wide readership, both inside and outside police departments."
Publishers Weekly

"An imaginative and insightful account of the day-to-day life of the black police officer in a large urban environment. A must read for all police officers, white as well as black."
—Marvin Blue
President, Guardians Association
New York City Police Department

". . . well written and achieves its purpose. It will be of interest to specialists and students of race relations, urban problems, and criminal justice issues."br>—Library Journal

This book is about the world of black police in New York City: who they are, how they work with the department, how they are recruited by whites, how they are treated in turn by their fellow blacks, and how they operate day by day in the richest as well as the poorest parts of the city.

Leinen provides direct quotations from police, citizens, city administrators, and street hustlers, as well as detailed assessments of encounters in the everyday relations between police and the public.

 

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Contents

DISCRIMINATION AND THE BLACK OFFICER
9
Perceptions within the NYPD
38
WORKING RELATIONS BETWEEN BLACK
95
Forces Against Improved Relations 1 17
117
The Variable Nature of Police Race Relations
133
THE POLICE AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY
159
The Police Role in the Black Community
197
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About the author (1985)

Stephen Leinen has served on the New York City Police Department for fifteen years and is currently a sergeant. In addition, he teaches courses in sociology, criminology, and deviant behavior in the Department of Sociology at Queens College. He coauthored, with Bernard Cohen, a monograph entitled Research on Criminal Justice Organizations: The Sentencing Process

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