“Visible Signs of a City Out of Control”: Community Policing in New York City

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"Hell's Kitchen."

Institutions of police—community dialogue in New York City assume that communities possess an intuitive and legally sound sense of order and disorder, on which the police can rely for information and support. However, staged dialogues between police and community groups can produce complicated situations of conflict and tension. While the police work to interpellate a friendly, coherent, and controlled community subject, city residents use the police's ideological language of order to offer a critique of the police themselves and of the sweeping neoliberal economic restructuring of the city around them.

Related Links

Hell's Kitchen Neighborhood Association

Official Site (Archive)

Midtown North Community Council Official Site

New York Police Department

Official Site

NYCDOT Hell's Kitchen Neighborhood Traffic Study

Official Site

Money Jungle (2007) Amazon.com

The Dissenting Report of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's Task Force on Police/Community Relations NYC Community Activist Report on Community-Police Relations

NYCRC: New York Civil Rights Coalition Official Site

Building Strong Police-Immigrant Community Relations: Lessons from a New York City Project

Vera Institute of Justice


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