Law Enforcement News

Vol. XXX, No. 620 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY Summer 2004

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In this issue:

Administration, Management & Supervision.

Community & Problem-Oriented Policing.

Corporate & White-Collar Crime.

Crime (General).




Forensic Science & Investigation.

Gangs, Juvenile Crime & Delinquency.




Organized Crime.

Police Use of Force.

Police Culture.


Sex Crimes.

Strategies & Tactics.

Technology, Weapons & Equipment.



Directory of Publishers Cited.

Administration, Management & Supervision

     Anderson, Terry et al. (2000). EVERY OFFICER IS A LEADER: TRANSFORMING LEADERSHIP IN POLICE, JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY. Boca Raton, Fla.: St. Lucie Press, ISBN: 0574441183 (paper).

     Practical manual for promoting leadership abilities written by a management expert and academic. Anderson previously published a similar manual aimed at a general business audience. Here he has applied the same model to the police environment.

     Lovell, Jarrett S. (2003). GOOD COP/BAD COP: MASS MEDIA AND THE CYCLE OF POLICE REFORM. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, ISBN 1881798453.

     “Good Cop/Bad Cop” offers the first extended review of the influence of the mass media on law enforcement in the U.S. Drawing upon popular characterizations of law enforcement from movies, newspapers, television and literature, this book argues that police reform is inextricably linked to the rise and technological development of the mass media. It illustrates how new forms of media communication generate new forms of information about police practices. Periodically, this new information portrays law enforcement in a less-than-favorable light, ushering in public demands for police reform. (Text from the publisher.)

     Safir, Howard with Whitman, Ellis. (2003). SECURITY: POLICING YOUR HOMELAND, YOUR CITY, YOURSELF. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, ISBN 0312301944.

     Howard Safir was New York City’s police commissioner from 1996 to 2000. During this period, serious crime in the city dropped by about 40 percent. Safir describes the work of the NYPD during his tenure, and discusses his approaches to crime fighting. Safir includes accounts of some of the more sensational crimes solved by the NYPD during this time period, and describes programs initiated or continued under his command. He also discusses the shooting of Amadou Diallo and torture of Abner Louima by NYPD officers. Should be read by anyone interested in current developments in policing.

     Van Meter, D.J. (2001). EVALUATING DYSFUNCTIONAL POLICE PERFORMANCE: A ZERO-BASED APPROACH. Springfield, Ill.: C.C. Thomas Publisher, ISBN 0398072205 (paper).

     This work describes a management tool supervisors can use for evaluating, tracking and improving the job performance of police personnel. The “zero” in the title refers to the score for satisfactory performance; poor performance over time adds points. The appendices include performance measures, model standards, a code of ethics, and a guide to developing a database.