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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management

Nathaniel Bronstein has posted Police Management and Quotas: Governance in the CompStat Era (Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 48 (2015, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Police department activity quotas are universally recognized as being harmful to law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and the general public. But even as states pass anti-quota legislation, critics claim that quota-like devices continue to exist and harm the community, the criminal justice system, and police officers in the same ways as traditional quotas. This Note analyzes New York State’s flawed anti-quota legislation in the context of the New York City Police Department’s legal quota-like management policies and will discuss quota identification to allow governing bodies and criminal justice system stakeholders to more effectively identify improper police management.

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