Based on unprecedented empirical research conducted with lower levels of the Afghan police, this unique study assesses how institutional legacy and external intervention, from countries including the UK and the US, 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.
With debate about police ethics intensifying, this stimulating book considers afresh the fundamental role of officers and their relations with society.
• It is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to ethical policing, taking a moral philosophical perspective to the evidence base and literature on the subject.
• Leading contemporary thinker Dominic Wood tackles the ethical issues of policing as a matter of compliance and discipline and reviews them in the context of contemporary challenges in policing and the wider criminal justice framework.
• From the parameters of moral policing to the role of human rights and to embedding ethics within police operations, this is a thorough overview of the subject of police ethics and legitimacy, and a springboard for further research and analysis.
A timely contribution to discussions about the police and their legitimacy, this is essential reading for all those studying, teaching and leading the profession.
Billions of dollars are wasted each year trying to prevent ‘dirty money’ entering a financial system that is already awash with it. The authors challenge the global approach, arguing that complacency, self-interest and misunderstanding have now created long-standing absurdities.
International and government policy makers inadvertently facilitate tax evasion, corruption, environmental and organised crime by separating crime from its root cause. The handful of crime-fighters that do exist are starved of resources whilst an army of compliance box-tickers are prevented from truly helping. The authors provide a toolbox of evidence-based solutions to help the frontline tackle financial crime.
Policing is at a turbulent turning point: the pace of change is accelerating with renewed emphasis on crime reduction yet with austerity. This topical book examines what matters in policing, rather than just what works. It compares the implications of restructuring in the UK and The Netherlands, also in the USA, regarding police systems, policing paradigms and research knowledge. The authors, who cover both academia and practice, focus particularly on dilemmas for police leadership relating to strategy, values and operational command. With a foreword by Peter Neyround, University of Cambridge, it argues for developing confident and competent leadership and also provide a comprehensive paradigm to chart policing in the future while retaining trust. It is accessibly written for academics, practitioners, policy makers and students in diverse societies.
How does society hold its police to account? It’s a vital part of upholding law and liberty but changing modes of policing delivery and new technologies call for fresh thinking about the way we guard our guards.
This much-needed new book from leading criminology professor Michael Rowe, part of the ‘Key Themes in Policing’ series, explores issues of governance, discipline and transparency. The landmark new study:
• Showcases how social change and rising inequalities make it more difficult to ensure meaningful accountability;
• Addresses the impact of Evidence-Based Policing strategies on the direction and control of officers;
• Sets out a game-changing agenda for ensuring democratic and answerable policing.
For policing students and practitioners, it’s an essential guide to modern-day accountability.
Taking an evidence-based approach to understanding police culture, this thorough and accessible book critically reviews existing research and offers new insights on theories and definitions. Tom Cockcroft, an authority on the subject, addresses a range of contemporary issues including diversity, police reform and police professionalisation.
This invaluable review:
- Identifies and discusses differing conceptions of police culture;
- Explores the contribution of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to our understanding of police culture;
- Assesses how culture relates to many different operational aspects of policing;
- Contextualises our understanding of police culture in relation to both contemporary police agendas and wider social change.
For students, researchers and police officers alike, this is an accessible and timely appraisal of police culture.
evidence to achieve a believed just outcome, which is referred to as noble cause corruption (Pyman et al, 2012: 27). There are differences between misconduct and corruption. Police misconduct can be defined as performing an act or an omission committed by an individual police officer or entire police agency that abuses the legal rules (whether federal, criminal civil statutes or internal rules within police agencies) (Ivković, 2005b: 17). An example of an act committed by a police officer or police agency that they are not supposed to do includes planting
conditions of corruption or challenge the culture from the top level. Cultural drivers These economic and political categories mainly focus on state corruption, but institutional forms of corruption can be unveiled when analysing the literature on police corruption. This category on cultural dynamics is divided into several sub-categories to discuss what police work entails in relation to the police mandate, police discretion, police organisational culture, noble cause corruption and post-conflict policing. Moreover, socialisation that explains police behaviour
cop for the member of the public, covert surveillance, turning victims into witnesses and the financial investigation of officers are all obvious avenues to address this commonplace scourge. The existence of traffic cops on the take is an institutional choice . The question is why is nothing done against such a simple and solvable crime? Noble cause corruption But first, we need to describe another form of corruption that afflicts the police specifically; the malaise of ‘noble cause’ corruption. One of this book’s authors was in Africa a few years ago and
Kleinig, 2005), a hypothetical scenario that involves a potentially catastrophic consequence. Someone has hidden a bomb and we are asked to consider what is permissible in ascertaining the whereabouts of the bomb in order to avert considerable loss of life. • Noble cause corruption (see Delattre, 2011, pp.207–34) relates to police wrongdoings that are motivated by just intentions or, put another way, where police use corrupt and/or illegal methods to achieve just aims. • Dirty Harry scenarios (see Klockars, 1980) relate to the series of films starring Clint