The International Police Executive Symposium (IPES, www.ipes.info) coordinates annual international conferences to evaluate critical issues in policing and recommend practical solutions to law enforcement executives deployed across the globe. Drawn from the 2005 proceedings hosted by the Czech Republic in Prague, Effective Crime Reduction Strategies: International Perspectives contains contributions from the renowned criminal justice and law enforcement professionals who gathered at this elite annual meeting. Dedicated to continued reduction in crime through local and global response, these international experts share effective crime-fighting principles and tried and proven best practices.
Thoroughly revised and updated since the initial proceedings, the reports in this volume are divided into six sections which explore a host of essential topics:
- Critical Issues in European Law Enforcement: Highlights efforts in Hungary, Austria, and Norway to revise policies and organizational structures to meet the demands of developing events and political pressures
- Contemporary Concerns: Policing in the United States and Canada: Analyzes the impact of international terrorism and transnational crime on police work
- Paradigm Shifts: Policing as Democracy Evolves: Evaluates the success of democratic reforms in South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, and Cameroon
- Revising Traditional Law Enforcement in Asia to Meet Contemporary Demands: Describes how counterterrorism, cultural ideology, and transnational criminal influence affects the traditional nature of policing in New Zealand, Turkey, Indonesia, and Thailand
- The Positive Influence of Unionization on Police Professionalism: Addresses the impact of police associations on management decision-making and policy development in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa
Table of Contents
Critical Issues in European Law Enforcement. Contemporary Concerns: Policing in the United States and Canada. Paradigm Shifts: Policing as Democracy Evolves. Revising Traditional Law Enforcement in Asia to Meet Contemporary Demands. The Positive Influence of Unionization on Police Professionalism. Significant Issues Facing Twenty-First Century Law Enforcement. Conclusion. Index.
James F. Albrecht is presently serving in the joint United States and European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo as the police chief in charge of all critical criminal investigations. Chief Albrecht had previously been assigned to the United Nations Police in Kosovo (former Yugoslavia) as an intelligence analyst and United States liaison to the European Union Police. Albrecht is also a 20 year veteran of the New York Police Department (NYPD).
Founding president of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) and founding editor of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, Dilip K. Das has authored, edited, and co-edited more than 30 books and numerous articles. He has traveled extensively throughout the world in comparative police research, as a visiting professor in various universities, for organizing annual conferences of the IPES, and as a humanrights consultant to the United Nations. Dr. Das has received several faculty excellence awards and was a distinguished faculty lecturer.