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Economic Development, Crime, and Policing

Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Frederic Lemieux, Garth den Heyer, Dilip K. Das


364 pages

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The 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium was held in August 2012 at the United Nations Plaza in New York. Chaired by Dr. Garth den Heyer, the symposium focused on the links between economic development, armed violence, and public safety. Drawn from these proceedings, Economic Development, Crime, and Policing: Global Perspectives presents the insight of police leaders and researchers from a number of countries. They provide worldwide perspectives and case studies about the complex interrelations and influence of these issues on police practice in developed, developing, and transitioning countries.

Topics include:

  • Youth violence in society

  • Economic downturn and global crime trends

  • Restorative justice and recidivism

  • Community-based policing

  • Investigation techniques applied to financial crimes

  • Policing gang violence

  • Implementation of the rule of law in postconflict countries

  • Policing transportation infrastructures

The book organizes these topics according to regional perspectives (global, modern democracies, emerging democracies, and newly industrialized countries). It highlights ongoing response efforts related to challenges facing the police in emerging or newly democratized states. The book concludes with a comprehensive review of the fundamental elements of police reform and explores how such changes might affect society. It discusses the role of society in reforming police systems and suggests new directions for this broad research agenda.

This book is a co-publication with the International Police Executive Symposium.

Table of Contents

International Perspectives on Economic and Other Social Challenges Facing Police Reform. Economic Recession and Homicide Rates in Globalized Cities: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Generating Insight from Foresight: Emerging Challenges for Law Enforcement Policy Makers. Reforming Policing to Improve Economic and Social Development in Advanced Democracies. Real Influence of Sir Robert Peel on Twenty-First Century Policing in America. Burying Community-Based Policing to Protect Democratic Law Enforcement. . Pre-Charge Restorative Justice and Its Effect on Repeat and Adult Offenders. White-Collar Cybercrimes: Cyberespionage. . Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Abbotsford Police Department’s Multidimensional Program for Gang Suppression. Traditions in Basic Police Training Programs: An Interview Study among Swedish Police Students. Jonas Hansson. Opportunities and Challenges of Research Collaboration between Police Authorities and University Organizations. Reforming Policing to Improve Economic and Social Development in Emerging Democracies and New Industrialized Countries. Rule of Law and Justice Administration in Kosovo: Evaluating the Challenges in Policing a Postconflict Developing Democracy. . The Shortcomings of Anticorruption Program in Addressing Public Corruption: A Forensic Criminological Case of South Africa. . Analysis of South African National Anticorruption Agencies. . Need for a Youth Crime Prevention Strategy for South Africa. . Policing and Urban Road Traffic Safety in India: With Reference to the Hyderabad Metropolis. Conclusion. Chapter Abstracts. Index.

About the Editors

Frederic Lemieuxis a professor and director of police science and Security & Safety Leadership Programs at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He received his PhD in criminology from the University of Montreal, Canada, in 2002. Dr. Lemieux’s research has focused on social control and policing. He is currently conducting studies on transnational drug trafficking enforcement and on the function of criminal intelligence as a formal social control tool. Dr. Lemieux has also published three books and various journal articles examining crime control during major disasters, counterterrorism and intelligence agencies, and police cooperation.

Garth den Heyeris an inspector with the New Zealand Police. He is also a senior research fellow with the Police Foundation in Washington, D.C. He received his doctorate in public policy from the Charles Sturt University, Manly, Australia, in 2006. Dr. den Heyer’s research has focused on police service delivery effectiveness and police reform in postconflict nations. He is currently conducting research on the cost-reducing strategies adopted by police agencies to maintain effective and efficient delivery of services. Dr. den Heyer has also published three books and various journal articles examining police structures and performance, policing in developing nations, and the police’s role in countering terrorism.

Dilip K. Das has extensive experience in police practice, research, writing, and education. A professor of criminal justice, former police chief, founding editor-in-chief of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, Dr. Das is a human rights consultant to the United Nations. Founding president of the International Police Executive Symposium, Dr. Das has authored, edited, and coedited more than 30 books and numerous articles. He has traveled extensively throughout the world in comparative police research, as a visiting professor in various

About the Series

International Police Executive Symposium Co-Publications

The International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) was founded in 1994 to address one major challenge, i.e., the two worlds of research and practice remain disconnected even though cooperation between the two is growing. Research is often published in hard-to-access journals and presented in a manner that is difficult for some to comprehend. On the other hand, police practitioners tend not to mix with researchers and remain secretive about their work. Consequently there is little dialogue between the two, and almost no attempt to learn from one another.

The aims and objectives of the IPES are to provide a forum to foster closer relationships among police researchers and practitioners on a global scale, to facilitate cross-cultural international and interdisciplinary exchanges for the enrichment of this law enforcement, to encourage discussion, and to publish research on challenging and contemporary problems facing the policing profession. The IPES facilitates interaction and the exchange of ideas and opinions on all aspects of policing, and is structured to encourage dialogue in both formal and informal settings.

The International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) holds annual meetings of policing scholars and practitioners who represent many countries. The best papers are selected, thoroughly revised, fully updated, meticulously edited, and published as books based upon the theme of each meeting. This repository of knowledge from renowned criminal justice scholars and police professionals under the co-publication imprint of IPES and Routledge (formerly CRC Press) chronicles the important contributions of the International Police Executive Symposium over the last two decades.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology