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SpringerBriefs in Policing

Police Integrity in the Developing World

Building a Culture of Lawfulness

Authors: Grant, Heath

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  • Explores the challenges of police integrity in the developing world
  • Provides recommendations for evidence-based policing practices to enhance integrity
  • Reviews the literature related to organizational change in police organizations
  • Presents case studies with applications for other regions
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This Brief explores the problem of creating organizational change and a culture of lawfulness within police organizations in the developing world. In many countries where police are charged with responding to crime, they are themselves entrenched in histories of corruption, human rights abuses, inefficiency as well as a lack of public trust. While police corruption can happen anywhere, areas of political transition tend to have a more entrenched cultural history of corruption.

However, the author argues that even in the most challenged forces, there remains hope for organizational change. This brief demonstrates how understanding the local socio-political context, and applying evidence-based best practices for police integrity training can bring about change. The brief summarizes the current state of knowledge on police integrity training, strategies for rethinking corruption and community policing, as well as two case studies in Bangladesh and Mexico with applications for other regions.

This work will be of interest to students and researchers in criminology and criminal justice, particularly with an interest in police studies and corruption, as well as related fields such as political science, international studies and human rights.

About the authors

Prior to returning to the full-time faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2013, Dr. Grant was most recently the Director of Research of the Police Executive Research Forum, a leading Washington DC organization dedicated to advancing law enforcement and crime prevention internationally.  Formerly, as CEO, of Success for Kids (SFK), he oversaw the planning, implementation, curriculum development, partnerships& strategic program alliances and evaluation of the organization’s international programs and services. A 15 year program executive, his experience and innovative style has positioned SFK’s unique approach to Social Emotional Learning as one of the most sought after program partnership opportunities throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.  On behalf of the Asia Foundation, he also recently developed training curricula for the Bangladesh National Police on community policing.  He subsequently conducted an assessment there related to the status of community policing in the country. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Antecedents and the Nature of Police Corruption and Impunity in Postcolonial and/or Developing Countries

    Pages 1-6

    Grant, Heath B.

  • Integrity Training: The Importance of a Moral Resoning and Rigorous Evaluations

    Pages 7-12

    Grant, Heath B.

  • Change in Police Organizations – Towards a Top Down/Bottom Up Strategy

    Pages 13-16

    Grant, Heath B.

  • Why Civilian Oversight is NOT the Answer – Addressing Use of Force and Other Human Rights Violations

    Pages 17-19

    Grant, Heath B.

  • Rethinking Community Policing – Collective Efficacy First

    Pages 21-23

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Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00413-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00412-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Police Integrity in the Developing World
Book Subtitle
Building a Culture of Lawfulness
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Policing
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00413-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00413-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-00412-5
Series ISSN
2194-6213
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 47
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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