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Behind the Shield: The Police in Urban Society

by Arthur Niederhoffer

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Former NYPD chief John F. Timoney has chosen to discuss Arthur Niederhoffer’s Behind the Shield: The Police in Urban Society on FiveBooks as one of the top five on his subject - Policing, saying that: 



“…Niederhoffer points to a Denver police officer just out of the academy and learning the ways of the profession. First begins a free cup of coffee, followed by free cigarettes and thus begins the process of erosion. The rookie learns from the old-timer how to wait at the end of the bar for the bartender to approach with free cigarettes or perhaps even a bribe. The bar tender looks at the rookie with disgust and the rookie in turn feels disgusted. The bartender will lament that the only time you see a cop is if he’s looking for something…” 



The full interview is available here: http://fivebooks.com/interviews/john-timoney ( )
  FiveBooks | Apr 7, 2010 |
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