The Crime Fighter : How You Can Make Your Community Crime-Free (Paperback)

Author: Maple, Jack

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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.

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When William Bratton was named Police Commissioner of New York City in 1993, the person he chose to be his umber one strategist in the war against crime was an overweight dandy with a big mouth, a fixture at the celebrity scene at Elaine's restaurant, and worst of all in the eyes of his critics, a lieutenant in the despised Transit Force -- a subway cop who wore spats and a homburg and drank champagne on ice. But Bratton knew that Jack Maple was an extraordinarily tough and brilliant cop, who had risen through the ranks by being relentless, fearless, and clever. As a young officer he constantly got in trouble for making too many arrests (too much paperwork, said his bosses), and as a transit detective he pioneered the fabled decoy squad that used deception and footwork to make the terrifying subways safe again in the late 1980s. And Maple had ideas that would change the way we think about crime.

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."


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780767905541
SKU 30641152
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0767905547
Release Date 11/1/2000
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 4.75L x 0.75T
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Annotation 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.
Editors Note The colorful ex-cop who created New York's successful campaign to reduce crime offers his best advice on how to fight criminals and make the streets safer. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner Jack Maple was a man in a bow tie and homburg--he was also on a mission to revolutionize the way crime is fought: how cops go after crooks, and how they prevent crime in the first place. And he succeeded.But Maple is not satisfied. In The Crime Fighter, he shows how crime can be attacked all across America. Laced with fascinating, incredible, and often very funny tales of Maple's adventures as a cop, the book is as entertaining as it is informative. Anyone interested in how criminals think and act, and how the police should do their jobs, will devour this absorbing book.
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