Good Cop, Bad Cop: Criminal Justice Prof Explores Police Misconduct in New Book

January 16, 2013 —

"Jammed Up" by Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

Dr. Robert Kane conducts an unprecedented investigation of police officers on the wrong side of the law in his new book Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department. Having received exclusive access to more than 1500 NYPD officer transgression reports filed over the last 20 years, Kane examines these confidential cases to create the largest and most comprehensive survey of police infractions ever compiled from a single U.S. police department. The book looks at the scope of police misconduct—from bribes and kickbacks to drug use and evidence falsification—to understand why some law enforcement officers are breaking the law, and how their departments are reacting to their behavior.

Robert J. Kane

Dr. Robert J. Kane

Dr. Robert Kane is a professor and director of the Criminal Justice Program in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from Temple University, and his B.S. and M.S. from California State University-Sacramento, all in criminology and justice. His research focuses on police authority and accountability; the ecology of urban policing; and the intersections among neighborhood violence, justice, and urban health. Learn more about Dr. Kane »