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Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies

ISBN 9781498731874
Published September 25, 2015 by Routledge
270 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Much of the literature on police corruption and police reforms is dominated by case studies of societies classified as developed. However, under the influence of globalization, developing societies have become a focal point of scholarly interest and examination. Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies provides critical analyses of the extent and nature of police corruption and misconduct in developing societies. It also examines police reform measures that have been implemented or are still necessary to control and mitigate the effects of police corruption in developing societies.

This book offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of the causes and consequences of police corruption. It also relates lessons learned from police reform efforts that have been made in a wide cross section of developing societies spanning several continents.

The book is divided into five sections covering:

  • Theoretical and analytical perspectives on police corruption and police reforms, including the role of the rule of law and training as a reform tool

  • Case studies on African societies

  • Case studies on societies in Asia and the Pacific

  • Case studies on societies in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • A concluding chapter containing thorough summaries of all other chapters for quick scanning and reference

Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies is a significant contribution to shifting attention from the dominance of developed societies in the literature on police corruption and police reforms. It also bridges the gap between research and practice, with an editor and contributors who bring a wealth of practical experience to their analyses. Their combined efforts in this book provide new insights on the problem of police corruption in developing societies as well as approaches and challenges to police reforms.

Table of Contents

THEORETICAL AND ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES. An Analytical Perspective on Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies. Confronting Police Corruption in Developing Societies: The Role of the Rule of Law. Emphasizing Anticorruption Training as a Reform Tool to Curb Police Corruption in Developing Societies. DEVELOPING SOCIETIES CASE STUDIES: AFRICA. Ghana: Reducing Police Corruption and Promoting Police Professionalism through Reforms. Kenya: Police Corruption and Reforms to Control It. South Africa: A Schizophrenic System for Combating the Scourge of Police Corruption. Cameroon: Police Corruption and the Police Reforms Imperative. DEVELOPING SOCIETIES CASE STUDIES: ASIA-PACIFIC. Hong Kong: Police Corruption and Reforms. India: Nature of Police Corruption and Its Remedies. Royal Solomon Islands: Rainbows across the Mountains?—The Issue of Police Corruption. DEVELOPING SOCIETIES CASE STUDIES: LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN. Argentina: Revisiting Police Corruption and Police Reforms in a Captive State. Trinidad and Tobago: Crime, Police Corruption, and Police Reforms.

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Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr., formerly with the United Nations, is the Director of the Policy Division at Development Practice International, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. He has been a technical adviser to several governments on anticorruption policy, including the development of national anticorruption plans and police anticorruption and reform strategies. He has also been a professor of development studies at several universities in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. He has published many books on the subjects of governance, policy, corruption, and development, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean.