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William J. Bratton & William Andrews
What We’ve Learned About Policing

In New York, we re-engineered the Police Department, reinvented policing strategy—and discovered that cops can control crime in any neighborhood of any city.
Paul E. O’Connell & Frank Straub
Why the Jails Didn’t Explode

How inspired management brought New York City’s jails back from the brink of anarchy to order and safety.
Howard Husock
How the Agency Saved My Father

His mother was dead; his ne’er-do-well father couldn’t support him; an Agency put him into foster care at age nine. My quest to find out why and how yielded surprises—and public policy questions for today.
Brian C. Anderson
Scared of Pit Bulls? You’d Better Be!

Bred for violence, these dogs can wreck a neighborhood’s quality of life as surely as prostitutes or drug dealers.
Heather Mac Donald
How Gotham’s Elite High Schools Escaped the Leveller’s Ax

Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech are everything the public school system has mistakenly tried to eradicate.
Richard E. Morgan
Free to Strip?

Opponents of Mayor Giuliani’s campaign to close sex shops say it violates the First Amendment. They’re wrong: it doesn’t.
Urbanities
Roger Scruton
What Ever Happened to Reason?
Henry Hope Reed
Another Chance for Columbus Circle
Departments
In Prospect
Soundings
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

What is Poverty?
Letters
Contributors
Norah Vincent
Alphabet City Diarist

Police Excess?


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