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The HKP (Hong Kong Police), ‘Asia’s Finest’, is a battle-tested professional organization with strong leadership, competent staff, and deep culture. It is also a continuously learning and reforming agency in pursuit of organisational excellence. Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform is the first and only book on the development of the Hong Kong Police from an inside out and bottom up perspective. Written by a scholar and veteran of the HKP, it is an amalgamation of indigenous theory and supporting data.
Part One begins by describing the development of police studies in Hong Kong as an emerging field since the 1990s. It supplies an analytical and empirical construct of colonial policing as well as a theoretical assessment. It discusses the nature, topologies, conduct, impact, and assessment of police reform. The book demonstrates how colonial policing in Hong Kong and elsewhere takes on the community’s local color and hue in practice. Colonial policing in Hong Kong is "policing with Chinese characteristics."
Part Two tracks the history of the HKP’s formation in the 1840s and examines how colonial policing in Hong Kong has changed over time. It describes the HKP’s four distinctive reform periods: the formation period (1845), the reorganisation period (1872), the modernisation period (1950s), and finally, the decolonisation period (1990s). It argues that HKP reform in the1950s was the pivotal point in transforming the HKP from a colonial force into a civil one by way of localisation, legalisation, modernisation, communalisation, and organisation.
Overall, the book questions previously accepted colonial history, and in doing so, contributes to our understanding of challenges and opportunities facing HKP after the reversion of political authority from England to China.
COLONIAL POLICING WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS
Study of Policing in Hong Kong
Focus and Organisation
Police Study in Hong Kong: A Brief History
Studying Policing in Hong Kong: Problems and Issues
Debating Colonial Policing
Concept of Colonial Policing
Deconstructing Colonial Policing
A: Colonial Police in Multiple Forms
B: Colonial Policing as 'People' Policing
C. Colonial Policing as 'Pluralistic' Policing
D. Colonial Policing as 'Collaborative' Policing
E: Colonial Policing as 'Discretionary' Policing
F: Colonial Policing as 'More or Less' Governmental Control
True Nature of Colonial Policing
Assessing Colonial Policing
Framework of Analysis
A Cultural Model of Analysis
Theoretical Assessing of the HKP: Colonial Policing and Political Legitimacy
Hong Kong People Can Define Legitimacy Differently
Hong Kong People Can Accept 'Colonial Policing' without Legitimacy
Cross-Cultural Law Enforcement
A Chinese Legitimacy Test
Empirical Assessment: HKP Chinese Officers on HKP
Confucianism and HKP Free Speech
Research Data Overview
On Wisdom of Colonial Rule
Policing with Hong Kong Characteristics
Colonial Policing as Policing Chinese
Colonial Policing as Chinese Policing
Colonial Policing as Self-Help Policing
Chinese Theory of Self-Help
Colonial Policing as Policing Migrant
Colonial Policing as Relationship (Guanxi) Policing
Juvenile versus Adult Debate
Terrorist versus Criminal Controversy
Policing Relationship: Strangers versus Intimates
Relationship Policing: Rural versus Urban
POLICE REFORM IN 1950s
Police Reform Literature
Typologies of Police Reform
Forces of Change
How to Conduct Police Reform?
Accountable to What, Whom and How?
Impact of Police Reform
How to Assess HKP Reform?
HKP Reform Inquiries
Policing in Colonial Hong Kong
Policing with Colonial Characteristics
Historical Developments of the HKP
Colonial Policing: Continuity and Change
Inspector Quincey (1870-1890)
CIP Reynolds (1910-1932)
Chief Inspector Andrew (1912-1938)
Formation of Hong Kong Police in the 1840s
Crimes in Hong Kong
Crime Control Measures
Policing in Hong Kong
Formation of Hong Kong Police Force: The Legal Framework
The Legal Framework
The Police Laws and Role of HKP
Police Leadership and Policing in Hong Kong
HKP Reform in the 1950s: Context and Framework
Contexts of Reform
Direction of Reform
Process and Measures of Reform
HKP Reform: The 1950s
Self-Promotion of HKP
Analytical Framework Proposed: Methodological Individualism
Chief Inspector Anthony Annieson (1956-1978)
Themes and Contributions
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