Sociology 19294397

Fagan, J., & MacDonald, J. (2013). Policing, crime and legitimacy in New York and Los Angeles: the social and political contexts of two historic crime declines. In D. Halle and A. Beveridge (Eds.), New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future. New York: Oxford., 219-262. [43 pages] 

1. According to Fagan and MacDonald, what are the four reasons that help explain the tensions between citizens and police in Los Angeles and New York? [RC] 

2. According to Fagan and MacDonald, what were the most important riots in Los Angeles and New York during the 1960s? [RC] 3. From the point of view of Fagan and MacDonald, what were the two major changes propelled by the Rampart scandal within the LAPD? 

4. According to Fagan and MacDonald, what is a “consent decree” and why the LAPD entered into it? [RC5. Following Fagan and MacDonald, what are the four reasons that help explain why the “Daniels Consent Decree” failed in New York? 

6. From Fagan and MacDonald’s point of view, what are the three waves of violent crime that happened in New York and Los Angeles from the 1960s to the 1990s? [RC] 

7. Why do Fagan and MacDonald suggest that their data “most likely understate race- or ethnic-specific disparities? 

8. According to Fagan and MacDonald, what is the relationship between crime rates and immigrant concentration? [RC] 

9. Why do Fagan and MacDonald suggest that “the benefits of immigrant concentration on reducing crime may be transitory”? 

10. For Fagan and MacDonald, what is the main difference in the trajectories of policing between Los Angeles and New York?

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