Once considered among the most respected police departments in the world, the LAPD suffered a devastating fall from grace following the 1991 police officer beating of Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots stemming from the officers acquittal in 1992. Unique to the literature of policing, management, and policy studies, Los Angeles Police Departmen

chapter 1|26 pages

Parker’s Thin Blue Line

The Professional-Reform Model (PRM) of Policing: Historical Overview

chapter 2|15 pages

The Study

A Qualitative Analysis of LAPD’s Organizational Dying Declarations

chapter 3|18 pages

Assessing the Meltdown

chapter 4|18 pages

The Rodney King Incident

chapter 6|24 pages

Hiring, Promotions, and Affirmative Action

chapter 7|36 pages

Management and Administration

chapter 8|12 pages

Quantitative Analyses