The crime numbers game: management by manipulation by John A. Eterno, Eli B. Silverman

By John A. Eterno, Eli B. Silverman

In the mid-1990s, the NYPD created a functionality administration approach often called Compstat. It consisted of automatic info, crime research, and complex crime mapping coupled with heart administration responsibility and crime procedure conferences with high-ranking determination makers. whereas first and foremost credited with a dramatic aid in crime, questions fast arose as to the reliability of the information.

The Crime Numbers video game: administration via Manipulation brings jointly the paintings of 2 criminologists―one a former NYPD captain―who current the 1st in-depth empirical research of this administration system―exposing the reality approximately crime records manipulation within the NYPD and the repercussions suffered via crime sufferers and those that blew the whistle in this corrupt practice.

Providing insider perception right into a approach shrouded in secrecy, this volume:

  • Documents and analyzes a wide range of information that definitively demonstrates the variety of manipulation mirrored in authentic ny urban crime statistics
  • Explores how the results of unreliable crime records ripple all through police corporations, affecting police, electorate, and victims
  • Documents the widening spell of police functionality administration during the world
  • Reviews present NYPD management techniques and gives alternatives
  • Analyzes the synchronicity of the media’s and the NYPD’s responses to the authors’ findings
  • Explores the results of varied theoretical ways to Compstat
  • Offers a brand new strategy in accordance with organizational transparency

Presenting a narrative of police reform long gone off target, this publication stunningly demonstrates how integrity succumbed to a momentary numbers online game, casting a cloud at the division from which we will in basic terms wish it is going to emerge.

For additional information, try out the authors' weblog, Unveiling Compstat, at and their site.

Eterno and Silverman’s paintings during this publication was once brought up within the article the reality approximately Chicago’s Crime premiums: half 2 within the June 2014 factor of Chicago journal.

The Authors within the News

The authors' stories on crime have been featured in a November 1, 2010 New York Times article and their reviews have been released at the editorial web page.

Their paintings used to be additionally mentioned in a November 30, 2010 Uptowner article approximately police manipulation of crime information.

Silverman and Eterno defined a proposed approach for bettering neighborhood self assurance within the integrity of crime facts in a January 24, 2011 Daily News article.

On August 22, 2011, Eli Silverman commented on a up to date upward push in NYC crime records in a New York Post article.

On November 29, 2011, the Village Voice featured a piece of writing written by means of Silverman and Eterno on crime records manipulation and up to date corruption scandals.

Eli Silverman was once interviewed by means of the Plainview Patch in a December 20, 2011 article approximately people's conception of crime in a neighborhood.

The booklet is pointed out in a February 23, 2012 Wall highway magazine article a couple of lawsuit filed via a NYPD officer.

John Eterno used to be a featured visitor on Talkzone web speak Radio on February 25, 2012.

Eli Silverman spoke in a February 27, 2012 NY1 on-line video approximately issues concerning NYPD's cease and frisk coverage.

The ebook used to be profiled in a February 27, 2012 article within the leader, a weekly newspaper for brand spanking new York civil carrier staff.

The authors seemed on a March 26, 2012 neighborhood ABC information software approximately underreported crime charges.

thePolipit web publication mentioned the ebook on April 2, 2012.

John Eterno used to be quoted in an April nine, 2012 manhattan instances article concerning the NYPD's stop-and-frisk coverage.

Eli Silverman used to be quoted in a may perhaps 2, 2012 article approximately emerging big apple urban crime premiums.

A big apple instances Op-Ed piece referenced Eli Silverman on may possibly thirteen, 2012.

John Eterno's Op-Ed piece entitled "Policing via the Numbers" seemed within the ny instances on June 17, 2012.

The ebook used to be mentioned in a June 19, 2012 Mother Jones article.

John Eterno used to be featured in a Reuters TV application concerning the NYPD's "stop and frisk" coverage.

Eli Silverman testified on April four, 2013 in a category motion lawsuit regarding the NYPD cease and frisk coverage.

On July 14, 2014, a piece of writing written through John Eterno and Eli Silversman approximately Police Commissioner Bratton's stop-and-frisk coverage seemed within the ny day-by-day information.

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