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:
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.
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.
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.