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.
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.
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.
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.