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The Contours of Police Integrity



September 2003 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Police misconduct is a topic of great concern worldwide. However, the causes of police corruption are remarkably different. Understanding the unique political, historical, legal, and economic institutions of a country is essential in identifying the potential for police misconduct. Police misconduct is a topic of great concern worldwide. However, the causes of police corruption are remarkably different. Understanding the unique political, historical, legal, and economic institutions of a country is essential in identifying the potential for police misconduct.

The Contours of Police Integrity is the only book that examines police corruption and police integrity across cultures. Editors Carl B. Klockars, Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich, and M. R. Haberfeld begin with an introduction to the issues surrounding police integrity, followed by chapters that focus on the critical cultural, political, and historical conditions that influence police conduct in fourteen different countries. Based on the largest systematic survey of police integrity ever conducted, this innovative text illustrates how officers in different cultures regard various types of corruption, how severely they think transgressions should be punished, and how willing they are to come forward to report infractions.

Key Features

  • Essays written by top criminal justice academics in each country
  • Survey information from nations as diverse as Austria, Croatia, England, Pakistan, Japan, and the United States
  • The opinions of nearly 14,000 police officers worldwide
  • An instrument for determining the potential for police misconduct

Designed as a supplemental text for police administration and management, ethics in criminal justice, comparative criminal justice, and comparative policing courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level, The Contours of Police Integrity is also an indispensable resource for regional policing institutes and police training academies.


 
Chapter 1. Contours of Police Integrity
Maximilian Edelbacher and Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich
Chapter 2. Ethics and the Police: Studying Police Integrity in Austria
Marc Alain
Chapter 3. Determinants of Police Officers' Reluctance or Compliance to Report: Misconduct and Corruption among Fellow Officers, the Case of Quebec
Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich and Carl B. Klockars
Chapter 4. Police Integrity in Croatia
Louise Westmarland
Chapter 5. Policing Integrity: Britain's Thin Blue Line
Anne Puonti, Sami Vuorinen, Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich
Chapter 6. Sustaining Police Integrity in Finland
Ferenc Krémer
Chapter 7. Police Integrity in Hungary: How Are Police Able to Adapt to Transition?
David T. Johnson
Chapter 8. Police Integrity in Japan
M. Punch, L.W.J.C. Huberts & M.E.D. Lamboo
Chapter 9. Integrity Perceptions And Investigations: The Netherlands
Zubair Nawaz Chattha and Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich
Chapter 10. Police Misconduct: the Pakistani Paradigm
M. R. Haberfeld
Chapter 11. The Heritage of Police Misconduct: The Case of the Polish Police
Milan Pagon and Branko Lobnikar
Chapter 12. Police Integrity in Slovenia
Gareth Newham
Chapter 13. 'Out of Step.' Integrity and the South African Police Service
Marie Torstensson-Levander and Börje Ekenvall
Chapter 14. Homogeneity in Moral Standards in the Swedish Police Culture
Carl B. Klockars, Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich, M. R. Haberfeld
Chapter 15. Police Integrity in the United States of America.
 
Index

“This book
will help anyone concerned with the quality and integrity of police individuals
and departments understand what it is and become more clear
on how to assess and measure the level of integrity. It merits wide reading,
broad acceptance, and careful study.”

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Key features
World renown editor in Carl Klockars. Maki Haberfeld also has a high profile in the policing field.

Police Integrity is a hot issue, and the editors have developed a method to determine the potential for misconduct.

Each essay is written by an expert on that country's police.

All of the essays focus in detail on the unique cultural, political, and historical conditions that influence police integrity in their country of study. Due to growing interest in this area, there is broad marketability here and abroad. Additionally, we have chapters on the UK and several N. European countries.

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