1st Edition

Police Corruption in Comparative Perspective
Building Trust in the Police in India and China





ISBN 9780367784614
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

How has rapid economic modernization in China and India impacted upon policing? To what extent are the two police forces trusted by its citizens? Do the police carry out their duties in a fair and unbiased fashion? What does police corruption look like and why does it persist? And what are the influencing factors in decision-making at the moments-of-truth? Filling the lacuna of research into the police in China and India, this book offers a unique comparative study of the prevalence, nature and organization of police corruption in these countries.



This book provides key insights into the relationships between rapid economic modernisation, urbanisation and crime, and its effects on police organisational culture and behaviour as well as on ethical decision making. Moreover, this book performs an audit on which country is better placed to tackle corruption and professionalise their police service.



It offers a major contribution to comparative research on criminal justice. It is essential reading for all policing scholars and will be of interest to students of criminology, social and political sciences, development studies, Asian studies, and post-colonial studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction;  2. Context;  3. Methodology;  4. How has economic modernisation impacted upon policing?;  5. To what extent are the two police forces trusted by its citizens?;  6. Do the police carry out their duties in a fair and unbiased fashion?;  7. What do police corruption/malpractices look like and why does it persist?;  8. What are the influencing factors in decision-making at the moments-of-truth?;  9. Conclusion;  10.Reflections

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Biography

George Lee is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK