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Settling institutional uncertainty: policing Chicago and New York, 1877–1923

Koehler, Johann ORCID: 0000-0002-1305-891X and Cheng, Tony (2023) Settling institutional uncertainty: policing Chicago and New York, 1877–1923. Criminology, 61 (3). pp. 518-545. ISSN 1745-9125

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1745-9125.12337

Abstract

We show how both the Chicago Police Department and the New York Police Department sought to settle uncertainty about their propriety and purpose during a period when abrupt transformations destabilized urban order and called the police mandate into question. By comparing annual reports that the Chicago Police Department and the New York Police Department published from 1877 to 1923, we observe two techniques in how the police enacted that settlement: identification of the problems that the police believed themselves uniquely well equipped to manage and authorization of the powers necessary to do so. Comparison of identification and authorization yields insights into the role that these police departments played in convergent and divergent constructions of disorder and, in turn, into Progressivism's varying effects in early urban policing.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17459125
Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
F History United States, Canada, Latin America
Date Deposited: 10 May 2023 09:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2024 17:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118828

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