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Global Environment of Policing

1st Edition

Edited by Darren Palmer, Michael M. Berlin, Dilip K. Das

CRC Press

359 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Police organizations across the globe are experiencing major changes. Many nations cope with funding constraints as pressures within their societies, terrorism and transnational crime, and social and political transformations necessitate a more democratic form of policing. Drawn from the proceedings at the International Police Executive Symposium in Prague and other IPES projects, Global Environment of Policing is composed of case studies from more than fourteen countries and six continents. Divided into four sections, the book presents contributions from high-level police executives, practitioners, and academics.

Policing, Crime Control, and the Community explores community policing in Latin America and the United States and describes the effectiveness of a "zero tolerance" policy in New York City. It also presents a historical case study of policing in Portugal.

Policing, Politics, and Democracy examines challenges confronting developing countries, policing in Brazil, police accountability mechanisms in India, and concerns regarding the democratization of policing.

Policing: Global Challenges considers a range of contemporary issues within the policing environment, including policing cyberspace, police agencies’ striving for legitimacy, how law enforcement policies travel worldwide, and the problems of organized crime and people smuggling.

Police Leadership, Management, Education, and Organization reflects on the growing issue of police reform. It discusses the infusion of private sector thinking into state police organizations, conflicts between police unions and management, training and models for police education, and police accountability in Bangladesh.

The final chapter draws conclusions about the research presented in the book and provides a window on future concerns. With insight from world leaders in academia and in the field, the book offers sage insight into the most critical issues facing contemporary police organizations.

Table of Contents

Policing, Crime Control and the Community

The Impact of International Models of Policing in Latin America: The Case of Community Policing; Hugo Frühling

The Evolution, Decline, and Nascent Transformation of Community Policing in the United States: 1980–2010; Michael M. Berlin

Zero Tolerance Policing in Democracies: The Dilemma of Controlling Crime Without Increasing Police Abuse of Power; John A. Eterno

In Search of a Police System: From the Quadrilheiros to a Democratic Police System; Luís Fiães Fernandes

Policing, Politics and Democracy

Policing in Brazil at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Severe Challenges in Developing Countries; Emilio E. Dellasoppa

Adoption of Accountability and Oversight Mechanisms: The Case of the Indian Police; K. S. Dhillon

Tracing the Diffusion of Policing Governance Models From the British Isles and Back Again: Some Directions for Democratic Reform in Troubled Times; Michael Kempa

Policing: Global Challenges

Policing Cybercrimes: Situating the Public Police in Networks of Security Within Cyberspace; David S. Wall

Police Memory as a Global Policing Movement; Darren Palmer

Creating Institutions: Linking the ‘Local’ and the ‘Global’ in the Travel of Crime Policies; Susanne Karstedt

The Italian Mafias and Migrant Smuggling; Arije Antinori

Police Leadership, Management, Education and Organization: Issues and Trends

Converging Corporatization? Police Management, Police Unionism, and the Transfer of Business Principles;Pat O’Malley and Steven Hutchinson

Evaluation of Motivating Incentives on Performance of Police Personnel at Tema Community;Gerald Dapaah Gyamfi

New Strategic Directions in Police Education: An Australian Case Study; David Bradley

Oversight Mechanism for Law Enforcement: The Experience of Bangladesh; Taptun Nasreen

Conclusion: The Global Environment of Policing


About the Editors

Darren Palmer

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:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology