The Crime Fighter How You Can Make Your Community Crime-Free (Paperback)
|Author: Jack/ Mitchell Maple|
|The architect of New York City's incredibly successful campaign to reduce crime lays out in colorful detail how to catch crooks and prevent crime.
From the Publisher
Maple knew from his twenty years on the force that stopping crime was not the priority of the police -- unbelievable, but true. He was determined to revolutionize the way crime is fought how cops go after crooks, and how they prevent crime from happening in the first place. And he did. Within two years, the seemingly intractable New York crime problem was solved -- murders went down 50 percent, crime overall 39 percent, and by 1998 the number of murders in New York was lower than in 1964!
"The Crime Fighter" tells the reader how crime can and should be fought. Laced with fascinating, incredible, and often humorous tales of Jack's adventures as a cop, the book is as informative as it is entertaining. Anyone interested in how criminals think and act, and how the police actually do their jobs,will devour "The Crime Fighter."
In this book on the state of crime in the late 1990s, a retired 20-year veteran of the New York City Transit Force claims that the majority of cops do not fight crime. He offers strategies for trapping crooks and solutions for ineffective police procedures, as well as humorous anecdotes of his interactions with street thugs.