Cop in the Hood

Author: Peter Moskos
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400832262
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood, Moskos reveals the truths he learned on the midnight shift. Through Moskos's eyes, we see police academy graduates unprepared for the realities of the street, success measured by number of arrests, and the ultimate failure of the war on drugs. In addition to telling an explosive insider's story of what it is really like to be a police officer, he makes a passionate argument for drug legalization as the only realistic way to end drug violence--and let cops once again protect and serve. In a new afterword, Moskos describes the many benefits of foot patrol--or, as he calls it, "policing green."

Sociology The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856325
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Ninth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, challenge common assumptions, and help students develop critical thinking skills as well as better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text employs a reader-friendly presentation and manageable structure, while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. Updated throughout with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, the text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Police Administration

Author: Gary W. Cordner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131744860X
Format: PDF
Download Now
This national best-selling text examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and the importance of written guidelines); a human behavioral perspective (the human element in organizations); and a strategic management perspective (communications and information systems, performance evaluation, strategies and tactics, and prevailing and promising approaches to increasing effectiveness of police agencies). Coverage of management functions and organizational principles is streamlined while providing a stronger emphasis on diversity principles and on developing police agencies as learning organizations. A concluding chapter covers contemporary issues, including community engagement, collaboration, globalization, racial profiling, mass media, cybercrime, terrorism and homeland security. Case studies based on real-life events invite students to practice managing the conflicting circumstances, and Modern policing blog posts offer news and developments in the policing world.

On the Run

Author: Alice Goffman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250065674
Format: PDF
Download Now
A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance criminalize entire blocks, a climate of fear and suspicion pervades daily life, not only for young men entangled in the legal system, but for their family members and working neighbors. Alice Goffman spent six years in one Philadelphia neighborhood, documenting the routine stops, searches, raids, and beatings that young men navigate as they come of age. In the course of her research, she became roommates with Mike and Chuck, two friends trying to make ends meet between low wage jobs and the drug trade. Like many in the neighborhood, Mike and Chuck were caught up in a cycle of court cases, probation sentences, and low level warrants, with no clear way out. We observe their girlfriends and mothers enduring raids and interrogations, "clean" residents struggling to go to school and work every day as the cops chase down neighbors in the streets, and others eking out a living by providing clean urine, fake documents, and off the books medical care. This fugitive world is the hidden counterpoint to mass incarceration, the grim underside of our nation's social experiment in punishing Black men and their families. While recognizing the drug trade's damage, On The Run reveals a justice system gone awry: it is an exemplary work of scholarship highlighting the failures of the War on Crime, and a compassionate chronicle of the families caught in the midst of it. "A remarkable feat of reporting . . . The level of detail in this book and Goffman's ability to understand her subjects' motivations are astonishing—and riveting."—The New York Times Book Review

The Cultural Matrix

Author: Orlando Patterson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674967305
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel an American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other. This interdisciplinary work explains how a complex matrix of cultures influences black youth.

Violence at the Urban Margins

Author: Javier Auyero
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190221488
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
In the Americas, debates around issues of citizen's public safety--from debates that erupt after highly publicized events, such as the shootings of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin, to those that recurrently dominate the airwaves in Latin America--are dominated by members of the middle and upper-middle classes. However, a cursory count of the victims of urban violence in the Americas reveals that the people suffering the most from violence live, and die, at the lowest of the socio-symbolic order, at the margins of urban societies. The inhabitants of the urban margins are hardly ever heard in discussions about public safety. They live in danger but the discourse about violence and risk belongs to, is manufactured and manipulated by, others--others who are prone to view violence at the urban margins as evidence of a cultural, or racial, defect, rather than question violence's relationship to economic and political marginalization. As a result, the experience of interpersonal violence among the urban poor becomes something unspeakable, and the everyday fear and trauma lived in relegated territories is constantly muted and denied. This edited volume seeks to counteract this pernicious tendency by putting under the ethnographic microscope--and making public--the way in which violence is lived and acted upon in the urban peripheries. It features cutting-edge ethnographic research on the role of violence in the lives of the urban poor in South, Central, and North America, and sheds light on the suffering that violence produces and perpetuates, as well as the individual and collective responses that violence generates, among those living at the urban margins of the Americas.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191611964
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

Baltimore Police Department

Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156805985
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Baltimore Police Department officers, Commissioners of the Baltimore Police Department, Fictional portrayals of the Baltimore Police Department, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, Gary D'Addario, Ed Burns, Michele Leonhart, Ed Norris, Harry Gilmor, Bishop Robinson, William King and Antonio Murray, Peter Moskos, Baltimore police strike, Leonard Hamm, Kevin P. Clark, Frederick H. Bealefeld III, Oscar Requer, Frank Battaglia, Donald Pomerleau, Jay Landsman, Donald Worden, Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District, Terrence McLarney, Harry Edgerton, Espantoon, Roger Nolan, Richard Hite, Vanguard Justice Society. Excerpt: The Wire is an American television drama series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States. The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002 and ended on March 9, 2008, comprising 60 episodes over five seasons. Each season of The Wire focuses on a different facet of the city of Baltimore. In chronological order they are: the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media. The large cast consists mainly of character actors who are little known for their other roles. Simon has said that despite its presentation as a crime drama, the show is "really about the American city, and about how we live together. It's about how institutions have an effect on individuals. Whether one is a cop, a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge or a lawyer, all are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution they are committed to." Despite never enjoying large commercial success or winning major televis...

Culture of Baltimore Maryland

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156434550
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 74. Chapters: The Wire, Music of Baltimore, Hairspray, Otakon, Homicide: Life on the Street, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, It's Academic, Culture of Baltimore, Kinetic sculpture race, Pride of Baltimore, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Corner, Baltimore dialect, Baltimore in fiction, Cry-Baby, Plug Uglies, Roc, The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, American Brewery, Cafe Hon, Miracle on 34th Street, Gino's Hamburgers, Pride of Baltimore Chorus, Baltimore Opera Company, Clipper City, The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower, Buddy Deane Show, Baltimore Theatre Project, Hot l Baltimore, Baltimore Science Fiction Society, The Baltimore Consort, Hammerjack's, Diner, Center Stage, Arabber, Men Don't Leave, Current Gallery, List of films shot in Baltimore, Baltimore album quilts, Captain Chesapeake, Carrie Murray Nature Center, Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District, Baltimore Comic-Con, Lyric Opera House, Screen painting, Little Tavern, Haussner's Restaurant, Visit Baltimore, Jah Works, Power Plant Live!, High's Dairy Store, White Coffee Pot, Ameche's Drive-in, Baltimore jazz, Maryland Theater, Andy Nelson's Southern Pit Barbecue, Left Bank Jazz Society, HonFest, Artscape, Soulful Symphony, Peabody Orchestra, Maryland Company of Comedians, Academy of Music, Charles Phillip Tilghman, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Arch Social Club, Holliday Street Theater, Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Ford's Grand Opera House. Excerpt: The Wire is an American television drama series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States. The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002 and ended on March 9, 2008, comprising 60 episo...