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Police Without Borders

The Fading Distinction between Local and Global, 1st Edition

Edited by Cliff Roberson, Dilip K. Das, Jennie K. Singer


328 pages

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The Fifteenth Annual International Police Executive Symposium brought together 65 police executives, government officials, academics, and researchers to discuss issues relating to all aspects of policing in a global community. It focused on policing without borders, the need for national and international cooperation among policing agencies, and the need for cooperation between the police, the academic community, private policing agencies, and the general public. Drawn from the presentations made at this symposium and supplemented with additional input from eminent experts, Police Without Borders: The Fading Distinction between Local and Global reflects the current status of research on this timely and critical topic.

Topics discussed include:

  • Policing activity, human rights, and corruption

  • Female policing in India compared to other countries

  • Challenges and obstacles in policing in Slovenia, China, Asia, and the Pacific

  • Strategies for preventing juvenile delinquency in Japan and Hong Kong

  • The threat caused by nonreturnable arrest warrants in Canada

  • An insider’s look at the United Kingdom’s Integrated Special Branch, an intelligence unit

  • Virtual organized crime in cyberspace

  • A successful public housing safety initiative in the Eastern District of New York

Highlighting individual differences in police theory, style, and practice around the world, this volume opens a dialogue in which police agencies and academics can learn from other cultures, recognize their similarities, and move towards an improved global policing methodology.

Table of Contents

Policing Without Borders: An Overview. Policing Activity and Human Rights. Keeping Order in a Time of Dynamic Change and Exchange: Social Control in Asia and the Pacific. Growth and Development of Women Police in India. On Police And Policing In Slovenia: Obstacles and Challenges. The Study of Policing in China. Development of Guidance Activities by Police for Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in Japan. An Innovative Police Project to Tackle Youth Crime Problems in Hong Kong: Operation Breakthrough. Non-Returnable Arrest Warrants: A Form of Modern Banishment. Spooking the Spooks: Conducting Research into the UK’s Integrated Special Branch. The Challenge of Transnational and Organized Crime in the Nordic Countries: The Case of Norway. The Public Housing Safety Initiative in the Eastern District of New York: A Collaborative Researcher And Practitioner Program. Conclusion. Appendix: Summary of Meeting Presentations. Index.

About the Editors

Cliff Roberson is the academic chair of the Graduate School of Criminal Justice, Kaplan University and editor-in-chief of the Professional Issues in Criminal Justice Journal (www.picj.org). He is also an emeritus professor of criminal justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas and a retired professor of criminology, California State University, Fresno. His previous academic experience includes professor of criminology and director of Justice Center, California State University, Fresno; professor of criminal justice and dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston, Victoria, Texas; associate vice-president for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville; and director of programs for the National College of District Attorneys, University of Houston.

In 2009, a research study conducted by a group of professors from Sam Houston State University determined that Cliff Roberson was the leading criminal justice author in the United States based upon on his publications and their relevance to the profession.

—Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol.6, issue 1, 2009

Dilip K. Das served as police chief before joining academia. He is the founding president of International Police Executive Symposium, IPES (www.ipes.info), which brings police researchers and practitioners together to facilitate cross-cultural, international, and interdisciplinary exchanges for the enrichment of the profession. Professor Das also serves as the founding editor-in-chief of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal which is affiliated with IPES. His publications include more than 24 books and numerous articles. He is a professor of criminal justice and a human rights consultant to the United Nations.

Jennie K. Singer is a clinical forensic psychologist with clinical and assessment experience in a variety of correctional and pri

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