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1st Edition

Policing, Ethics and Human Rights

ISBN 9781903240151
Published January 1, 2001 by Willan
254 Pages

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Book Description

Ethical and human rights issues have assumed an increasingly high profile in the wake of miscarriages of justice, racism (Lawrence Inquiry), incompetence and corruption - in both Britain and overseas. At the same time the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in England and Wales will have a major impact on policing, challenging many of the assumptions about how policing is carried out. This book aims to provide an accessible introduction to the key issues surrounding ethics in policing, linking this to recent developments and new human rights legislation. It sets out a powerful case for a modern 'ethical policing' approach. Policing, Ethics and Human Rights argues that securing and protecting human rights should be a major, if not the major, rationale for public policing.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by the Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, M.P  lntroduction  Part 1  1. Ethics in context: policing and its environment in the 21st century  2. The purposes of policing: past, present and future  3. From ethics to principles and practice  4. From ethics to rights  Part 2  5. Personal ethics  6. Police performance management - an ethical dilemma?  7. Operational ethics  8. Organisational ethics  Part 3  9. Human resource solutions  10. Decision making, codes and control systems  11. 'Auditing' for compliance: a human rights case study  12. Towards ethical policing

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Peter Neyroud is Deputy Chief Constable, West Mercia Constabulary, Vice-chairman of the Association of Chief Police Officers' human rights committee, and a Council Member of 'Justice'.

Alan Beckley is Head of Management Development Training in West Mercia Constabulary, has written extensively on policing issues, and is Editor of the journal Police Research and Management.