The Turnaround: How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic

The Turnaround: How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic

Peter Knobler / Oct 21, 2019

The Turnaround How America s Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic When Bill Bratton was sworn in as New York City s police commissioner in he made what many considered a bold promise The NYPD would fight crime in every boroughd win It seemed foolhardy even eve

  • Title: The Turnaround: How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic
  • Author: Peter Knobler
  • ISBN: 9780679452515
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Bill Bratton was sworn in as New York City s police commissioner in 1994, he made what many considered a bold promise The NYPD would fight crime in every boroughd win It seemed foolhardy even everybody knows you can t win the war on crime But Bratton delivered In an extraordinary twenty seven months, serious crime in New York City went down by 33 percent,When Bill Bratton was sworn in as New York City s police commissioner in 1994, he made what many considered a bold promise The NYPD would fight crime in every boroughd win It seemed foolhardy even everybody knows you can t win the war on crime But Bratton delivered In an extraordinary twenty seven months, serious crime in New York City went down by 33 percent, the murder rate was cut in half and Bill Bratton was heralded as the most charismatic and respected law enforcement official in America In this outspoken account of his news making career, Bratton reveals how his cutting edge policing strategies brought about the historic reduction in crime.Bratton s success made national news and landed him on the cover of Time It also landed him in political hot water Bratton earned such positive press that before he d completed his first week on the job, the administration of New York s media hungry mayor Rudolph Giuliani, threatened to fire him Bratton gives a vivid, behind the scenes look at the sizzle and substance, and he pulls no punches describing the personalities who really run the city.Bratton grew up in a working class Boston neighborhood, always dreaming of being a cop As a young officer under Robert di Grazia, Boston s progressive police commissioner, he got a ground level view of real police reform and also saw what happens when an outspoken, dynamic, reform minded police commissioner starts to outshine an ambitious mayor He was soon in the forefront of the community policing movement and a rising star in the profession Bratton had turned around four major police departments when he accepted the number one police job in America.When Bratton arrived at the NYPD, New York s Finest were almost hiding they had given up on preventing crime and were trying only to respond to it Narcotics, Vice, Auto Theft, and the Gun Squads all worked banker s hours while the competition the bad guys worked around the clock Bratton changed that He brought talent to the top and instilled pride in the force he listened to the people in the neighborhoods and to the cops on the street Bratton and his dream team created Compstat, a combination of computer statistics analysis and an unwavering demand for accountability Cops were called on the carpet, and crime began to drop With Bratton on the job, New York City was turned around.Today, New York s plummeting crime rate and improved quality of life remain a national success story Bratton is directly responsible, and his strategies are being studied and implemented by police forces across the country and around the world In Turnaround, Bratton shows how the war on crime can be won once and for all.

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    644 Comments

    1. One of the best management books I've read. Describes how Bratton improved street policing in the NYPD, focusing on preventing crime rather than solving crimes. His method starts with crime statistics by neighborhood. Then he makes police officers responsible for reducing crime in their territories. Simple and brilliant.


    2. I can offer no better review than my professor's words: "It's a good book, but nobody loves Bratton like Bratton loves Bratton." The Turnaround: How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic is a helpful book on management and a glimpse into the police world. In fact, so much of this book intrigued me that I decided to push it from three to four stars because of that elusive sense of potential. But to get to that potential, you have to deal with Bratton. And Bratton loves Bratton. Unfortunat [...]


    3. The fact that this is listed under the co-author and not Bill Bratton suggests to me that this book is indeed the fleecing of once of the greatest law enforcement minds in America. The brains behind the turnaround of NYC during the Bratton regime was Bill Bratton and the staff he surrounded himself with. The glory hound exemplified in the book is Rudy Guiliani. I can't attest that Bratton wasn't in it for the glory, but Guiliani made sure Bratton didn't get any regardless. I believe credit where [...]


    4. This is a highly-engaging book for those interested in the development of modern policing. Bratton provides an in-depth analysis of how his team was able to transform policing in America resulting in some of the lowest crime rates in modern American history.


    5. I thought it was an excellent police management book. It chronicled the historic drop in crime in the 90's brought about by more efficient operations and concentration on quality of life issues.


    6. Read this book to help a friend with a paper for college. Was reluctant at first but this is actually a good book if you enjoy reading biographies.




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