Published March 1999
by AJ Publishing Company .
Written in English
|Contributions||Deena A. Guilty (Editor), Pepper Velez (Illustrator)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||160|
Deepa Anappara’s novel “Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line” probes the secrets of a shantytown as a 9-year-old boy tries to solve the mystery of a classmate’s disappearance. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line combines humour and warmth with tragedy and deprivation; innocence and optimism with bigotry and corruption. Despite the djinn patrol of the title, theres very little magic here. Set in a basti, or Indian slum, where children have vanished and the police are disinclined to help, the novel follows 9-year-old Jai and his friends as they play detective to try and /5. “Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is a moving and confident novel about the preciousness of life. The storytelling is distinctive and immersive.”—Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant “Deepa Anappara is a writer of considerable talent. This is a wonderful, /5(88). Decidedly less flat-footed than most introductions to the police, this picture book uses a bit of story to show what officers do and amiable artwork to make them seem more approachable. Four people arrive at the police station one morning, change into their uniforms, and get to work/5(75).
For myriad reasons, this is a sub-optimal short-term solution to what really is a long-term problem. Police departments should continue to hire individuals of the highest possible character, so that young people look at the police in their cities and towns and say, "I want to be like that." "I've missed more than 9, shots in my career. Riding with patrol cars in four major northern cities, walking with policemen on the beat, observing what goes on in police stations, analyzing who telephones the police, what crimes are reported, who reports them, and why, Albert J. Reiss, Jr., seeks to understand the ways in which we can make our society more civil, our police more humane, our population more responsible. Patrol has three parts: answering calls, maintaining a police presence to deter crime, and probing suspicious circumstances. Of these, the second, preventive patrol, is the most controversial. A presumed advantage of patrol is that police cars cruising randomly through city streets supposedly create the feeling that the police are everywhere. For more than a century, the New York City Police Department has required its officers to keep a detailed, handwritten memo book while on patrol. countless calls and even .
Deepa Anappara's debut novel defies characterization. Set in a sprawling Indian slum, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line centers on a trio of kids who venture out to look for a missing classmate. In an interview appended to the back of “Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line,” Anappara says that, by some estimates, “as many as children are said to go missing in India every day.”. The Police Foundation was founded in Its mission is to improve policing through innovation and science. Find out more about us. Even stranger is the fact that police officers without protective equipment still enforce the measures outlined above. This is highly irresponsible and rather : Thomas Klikauer.