Yes you were right on 2000. We posted your comment. You have every right to feel vindicated. If you wish to read even more disturbing info about Schoolcraft, try going to the Village Voice and see series under “The NYPD tapes; You will find it very revelatory.
We have gone into great detail regarding the New York situation and other Cities, including internationally, in a forthcoming book which is entitled “The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation.”
From: Hal [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:01 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Unveiling Compstat] New comment on Immunity Granted, Immunity Denied.
Remember my review of your earlier book criticizing COMPSTAT? I don't know if you've seen this from me recently. I'm so glad you recognize police crime/criminality counting generally and COMPSTAT can't be done:
I wrote the following blog in response to an extended segment of "This American Life" indicating massive underreporting of crimes and false public order arrests to meet quotas in Brooklyn, and probably throughout NYPD. The link to this week's "right to remain silent" segment is http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/414/right-to-remain-silent . The transcript is at http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/414/transcript . So much for the face validity of crime and criminality statistics.
From: Pepinsky, Harold E. Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:37 PM To: Pepinsky, Harold E. Subject: COMPSTAT news
NEW YORK CRIME STATS ARE CONCOCTIONS Hal Pepinsky, email@example.com, pepinsky.blogspot.com October 22, 2011 Today on “This American Life,” most of the program was about how from roll call to the very top of the NYPD, since its inception in 1994, the much touted crime reporting system known as COMPSTAT is bogus. The TAL segment is essentially an interview with former officer Adrian Schoolcraft and playing of clips of the recordings he made from when he was first ordered at roll call to make numbers on summonses to how senior commanders have him taken away to a psychiatric ward. It’s quite a drama. I googled Adrian Schoolcraft and found this NYT story: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/nyregion/10quotas.html?pagewanted=all In “Living Criminologically with Naked Emperors” (http://critcrim.org/ critpapers/pepinsky1.pdf) first published in the Criminal Justice Policy Review in 2000, I argued that COMPSTAT’s reputed success in controlling crime in New York was a well-established pattern of focusing on arrests and downgrading or not recording crime. I feel vindicated. Schoolcraft indicates that my speculation was entirely correct. As far as I can see, police crime recording always has been and always will be politically corrupt, transparently so from the outset. Love and peace, hal
I retired Jan. 2009 from after 33 years on the criminal justice faculty at Indiana University, Bloomington. I continue not to charge for any form of public service, including speaking and consulting, and now have plenty of free time to do so on request. I do not do social networking. I regularly monitor just one email account: firstname.lastname@example.org; my home phone number is 1-614-885-6341; my skype name is halpep. My papers and such are archived at http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/findingaids/view?brand=general&docId=InU-Ar-VAA9639.xml&doc.view=entire_text.
I am known as a co-founder of "peacemaking criminology." Page proofs of my latest, 2006 U of Ottawa Press book, Peacemaking: Reflections of a Radical Criminologist, are freely available at http://critcrim.org/sites/default/files/Pepinsky_proofs_0.pdf , the end of which lists my publications, nine books and over 80 articles and chapters in all, on a wide range of subjects from the international to the interpersonal level. My preceding book, A Criminologist's Quest for Peace, is also freely available at http://critcrim.org/pepinsky, and a pdf of Myths That Cause Crime is on the critcrim.org home page.