Every year, esteemed scholars and practitioners meet at the International Police Executive Symposium to discuss contemporary issues in policing and share ideas about effective strategies in their jurisdictions. Drawn from the proceedings at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting held in Turkey and updated with new developments since the conference, Strategic Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally describes how local police agencies are addressing issues of crime that have global implications.
With contributions from a diverse panel of experts, the book combines scholarly perspectives with those of practitioners and explores issues in various cultural settings worldwide. Topics discussed include:
Combining empirical evidence from scholarly studies with in-the-trenches experience from practitioners, this volume assembles critical insight into a range of issues relevant to policing in the 21st century.
Strategic Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally edited by Melchor de Guzman is a wide-ranging volume that combines the perspectives of both scholars and police executives from around the globe, including chapters focused on both emerging and established democratic societies. The volume covers important global innovations in community policing, emerging transnational issues, such as drug trafficking and terrorism, and the use of information in police agencies, among other issues of importance to anyone interested in a global perspective on policing. This volume would make an excellent supplement to any course on policing, providing students with a broader perspective than is typically presented in most textbooks.
—Brad Smith, Department of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University
Global Innovations in Policing
Analyzing the Implementation and Evolution of Community Policing in the United States and Scandinavia;James F. Albrecht
Think Globally, Solve Locally: Security Threats—From Public Opinion to a Proper Response;Gorazd Meško and Dr. Darko Maver
2010! But Is Anyone Counting?Terry G. Coleman
Responding to Transnational Cries and Emerging Law Enforcement Issues
The War on Drugs in Chicago: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally; Gad J. Bensinger, Thomas J. Lemmer and Arthur J. Lurigio
Recruitment Activities of Terrorist Groups: An Analysis of PKK/KONGRA-GEL Terrorist Organization; Mutlu Koseli
Policing and the Mentally Ill: Local Policing and International Standards;Duncan Chappell
Policing Mental Illness: The Need for Specialized Police Training Program in Dealing With Mentally Ill Persons; Avdi S. Avdija
Protecting Vulnerable Young People in Cyberspace From Sexual Abuse: Raising Awareness and Responding Globally; Julia C. Davidson and Elena Martellozzo
Knowledge Management: Capturing, Sharing, and Sustaining
Patrol Police Officers’ Professional Knowledge: An Empirical Study of Knowledge Types in Law Enforcement; Stefan Holgersson and Petter Gottschalk
Relevant Laws and Empirical Research on Profiling in Law Enforcement in the United States; Katrina W. Berger and Dee Wood Harper, Jr.
Municipal Police Departments’ Attention to Crime Analysis: Essential or Impractical? Brion Sever, Venessa Garcia, and Antonia Tsiandi
Challenges in Contemporary Police Leadership; John Middleton-Hope
International Police Practices and Cultures
Unit Organizational Culture in the Norwegian Counter Terrorist; Rune Glomseth and Petter Gottschalk
Structural Influences on Police Officer Attitudes Toward Community Policing: A Case Study of the Racine Wisconsin Police Department; Helen Rosenberg, Robert T. Sigler and Scott Lewis
A Law Unto Themselves: An Insight Into the Human Rights Watch Report on the Indian Police; K. S. Subramanian
Appendix: Chapter Abstracts
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.