Policing Corruption

Policing Corruption

Sechrest and Burns ( 1992 ) narrate how corruption in Miami can be attributed to lack of control in screening , hiring and selection of police officers . While he was Police Commissioner in New York , Bratton ( 1995 ) declared a new ...

Author: Rick Sarre

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739108093

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

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A revision of papers presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) which was held in Szczytno, Poland in May, 2001.
Categories: Political Science

Police Corruption

Police Corruption

Reiss, A. J. Jr (1977) 'Foreword', in A. Simpson (1977) The Literature of Police Corruption, Vol. 1: A Guide to Bibliography and Theory. New York: John Jay Press. Reuss-Ianni, E. R. (1983) Two Cultures of Policing.

Author: Maurice Punch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781843924111

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

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The police are meant to enforce the law and not abuse it. And yet the reality has been that policing and corruption are inseparable. This book sets out to explore that worrying but intriguing discrepancy between police as law enforcers and police as lawbreakers. Why do some officers bend and break rules, procedures and the law and why do some effectively become 'criminals'? And what measures should be taken to investigate, prevent and combat corruption? In seeking answers to such questions this book argues that corruption is not one thing but covers many deviant and criminal practices in policing which also shift over time. It rejects the 'bad apple' metaphor and focuses on 'bad orchards', meaning not individual but institutional failure. For in policing the organisation, the nature of work and its culture can sometimes foster and even encourage corruption. This raises issues as to why do police break the law and, crucially, 'who controls the controllers'? Corruption is defined in a broad, multi-faceted way. It concerns abuse of authority and trust; and it takes serious form in conspiracies to break the law and to evade exposure when cops can become criminals. Attention is paid to typologies of corruption (with grass-eaters, meat-eaters, noble-cause and the 'Dirty Harry' syndrome); the forms corruption takes in diverse environments; the pathways officers take into corruption and their rationalisations; and to collusion in corruption from within and without the organization. Comparative analyses are made of corruption, scandel and reform principally in the USA, UK and the Netherlands. The work examines issues of control, accountability and the new institutions of oversight such as the IPCC at a time when external oversight has become increasingly high profile. Overall the book provides a fresh, accessible and much-needed overview of this under-researched topic for students, academics, police and criminal justice officials and members of oversight agencies.
Categories: Political Science

Corruption and Anti Corruption in Policing Philosophical and Ethical Issues

Corruption and Anti Corruption in Policing   Philosophical and Ethical Issues

Consider the case of young recruits into a corrupt police organisation who are inducted into the practice of 'cutting corners', are compromised and, thereafter engage in more serious forms of corruption.

Author: Seumas Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319469911

Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

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High levels of police corruption have been a persistent historical tendency in police services throughout the world. While the general area of concern in this book is with police corruption and anti-corruption, the focus is on certain key philosophical and ethical issues that arise for police organisations confronting corruption. On the normative account proffered in this book the principal institutional purpose of policing is the protection of legally enshrined moral rights and the principal institutional anti-corruption arrangement is what is referred to as an integrity system. The latter includes oversight bodies with investigative powers and internal affairs departments as well as specific devices such as early warning indicators, professional reporting mechanisms and integrity tests. Key concepts analysed in the book include corruption, noble cause corruption and collective moral responsibility. The key ethical issues analysed include investigative independence, professional reporting, covert operations and integrity tests.
Categories: Philosophy

Countering police corruption European perspectives

Countering police corruption  European perspectives

(1972), The Knapp Commission Report on Police Corruption. New York: Braziller, G. Kunze, K. (2007), Preventing Corruption in the Federal Administration: Germany. Conference on Public Integrity and Anticorruption in the Public Service, ...

Author: Rositsa Dzhekova, Analyst, Center for the Study of Democracy Philip Gounev, Senior Analyst, Center for the Study of Democracy Tihomir Bezlov, Senior Analyst, Center for the Study of Democracy

Publisher: CSD

ISBN: 9789544771973



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This publication reviews the policies and institutional mechanisms for countering police corruption in several EU member states. To be effective, anti-corruption efforts should be based on a system of independent and mutually accountable institutions which are sufficiently empowered to implement their objectives. This report emphasises the last two decades of experience in the UK, Belgium and Austria in modernising their anti-corruption policies and institutions. In addition to the institutional and legal framework, concrete measures and methods (risk assessment, integrity tests, etc.) are also examined. The Bulgarian and Romanian experience in countering corruption in law enforcement institutions is also reviewed with an emphasis on some of the main problems and gaps that undermine effective counter measures.

Police Corruption

Police Corruption

However, it is a relatively benign version of the much more complex, sometimes sinister story of police corruption. One of the characteristics of this recurring social malaise is that it takes highly diverse forms, ranging from free ...

Author: Tim Prenzler

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142007797X

Category: Law

Page: 240

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While many police officers undertake their work conforming to the highest ethical standards, the fact remains that unethical police conduct continues to be a recurring problem around the world. With examples from a range of jurisdictions, Police Corruption: Preventing Misconduct and Maintaining Integrity examines the causes of police misconduct and explores applied strategies designed to maximize ethical conduct and identify and prevent corruption. Analyzes the roots of corruption Introducing the phenomenon of police officer misconduct, the book provides an analysis of unethical behavior, its effects, and different causal factors. The author examines the impact on the community and the police themselves, the dilemma of establishing universal ethical principles, and ways of identifying and measuring misconduct problems. The remainder of the text examines applied strategies designed to maximize ethical conduct and prevent corruption. A myriad of proven strategies Exploring a wide range of approaches, the book discusses best practices in the recruitment of ethical applicants, strategies for dealing with misconduct, risk reduction strategies and early warning and intervention systems, along with advanced strategies such as drug and alcohol testing, integrity tests, and the use of covert surveillance. The text also explores the role of independent external oversight bodies that audit police strategies and conduct their own investigation. The final chapter on ethical leadership emphasizes the need to go beyond a checklist of rules with leadership that values, requires, and models integrity in all aspects of police work. Examples from around the world Taking a global approach, this volume recognizes that policing is prone to the same potential problems of corruption and misconduct everywhere in the world. Highlighting the importance of establishing robust and enduring anti-corruption protocols in new and emerging democracies, the book provides a model comprehensive integrity system, underscoring the need for a sustained commitment to combat corruption.
Categories: Law

Policing Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption

Policing Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption

Public sector jobs are either 'wet', being ideal for corruption because they involve a high degree of discretion, or 'dry', ... The 1972 Knapp Commission in New York described two types of police corruption: Corrupt policemen have been ...

Author: M. Congram

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137333797

Category: Social Science

Page: 141

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Examining the role of communication interception technology (CIT) in the investigation of transnational organised crime, the authors demonstrate that a proactive intelligence-led policing framework and a re-evaluation of the constraints of CIT are required to combat the international issue of corruption.
Categories: Social Science

Controlling Police Corruption

Controlling Police Corruption

tion in Oakland , there has been no report of political connections to police corruption there . The same is true in Newburgh of the four years since a reform executive took over , a shorter but still a substantial period of time for a ...

Author: Lawrence W. Sherman


ISBN: PURD:32754077961278

Category: Police corruption

Page: 14

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Categories: Police corruption

Comparing Police Corruption

Comparing Police Corruption

However, this committee is more concerned with scrutinising legislation relating to anti-corruption than to 'hands on' anti-corruption activity. Contrary to the claim that 'Singapore has no independent external police oversight body' ...

Author: Leslie Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000457339

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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This book analyses police corruption across four country case studies, exploring how the problem manifests in each country and how it can be reduced. The problem of police corruption ranges from having to pay a bribe to a traffic cop to avoid a speeding fine, right up to more serious forms, such as collusion with organised crime groups and terrorists. The issue therefore constitutes a significant security threat and a human rights issue, but it is often difficult to understand the extent of the problem, and how it varies across contexts. This book analyses the corruption situation in Bulgaria, Germany, Russia and Singapore, identifies similarities and differences across them, and analyses the various means of addressing the problem: punitive, incentivising, technological, administrative and imaging, and the role of civil society. Drawing on existing literature and research, the book also makes extensive use of local sources and original survey data across the four countries. As comparative literature on police corruption remains rare, this book’s survey of the situation in two developed states and two post-communist transition states will be of considerable interest to students and researchers across corruption studies, criminology, police studies and security studies, as well as practitioners working in anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies.
Categories: Political Science

Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies

Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies

Citizen Review of Police: Approaches and Implementation. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice. Harrison, B. 1999. Noble cause corruption and the police ethic. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin 68(8): 1–7.

Author: Kempe Ronald Hope Sr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498731881

Category: Computers

Page: 270

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Much of the literature on police corruption and police reforms is dominated by case studies of societies classified as developed. However, under the influence of globalization, developing societies have become a focal point of scholarly interest and examination. Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies provides critical analyses
Categories: Computers

Investigating Corruption in the Afghan Police Force

Investigating Corruption in the Afghan Police Force

police. corruption. Introduction The previous chapter provided an overview of the challenges related to post-conflict policing under post-conflict reconstruction and SSR initiatives. A variety of conflict-stricken and developing ...

Author: Singh, Danny

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447354680

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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Based on unprecedented empirical research conducted with lower levels of the Afghan police, this unique study assesses how institutional legacy and external intervention have shaped the structural conditions of corruption in the police force and the state. Taking a social constructivist approach, the book combines an in-depth analysis of internal political, cultural and economic drivers with references to several regime changes affecting policing and security, from the Soviet occupation and Mujahidin militias to Taliban religious police. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, Singh offers an invaluable contribution to the literature and to anti-corruption policy in developing and conflict-affected societies.
Categories: Social Science