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The Evolution of Policing

Worldwide Innovations and Insights, 1st Edition

Edited by Melchor C. de Guzman, Aiedeo Mintie Das, Dilip K. Das


497 pages

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Each year, the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) holds a global conference for police scholars and practitioners to exchange information about the latest trends in police practice and research. Drawn from recent proceedings, The Evolution of Policing: Worldwide Innovations and Insights explores major policing initiatives and evolutions across the globe and presents practical insights on how police are retooling their profession.

With insight from both police practitioners and scholars, the book covers a range of topics, including:

  • The trends in evolving police roles among democratic and democratizing states in pursuit of improved policing models

  • The impact and implementation of the currently dominant philosophy of community-oriented policing

  • Innovations occurring in police training and personnel management

  • Police operations and issues relating to ethics, technology, investigations, and public relations

  • Challenges to police practices, such as terrorism, decentralization, and the policing of indigenous and special population groups

A survey of the evolving roles and practices in policing across the world, the book is written in a style accessible to a wide audience. The expert insight will assist scholars in seeking directions for their current research endeavors while at the same time enabling practitioners to implement new programs or fine-tune their current practices.

Table of Contents

THE EVOLVING NATURE OF POLICE ROLES IN DEMOCRATIC AND DEMOCRATIZING SOCIETIES. A Clash of Modern Professionalism and Oriental Despotism: The Case of Iran, 1878–1979. Challenges of Police Reforms In Lesotho. The Soap Opera Rationale: A Complementary Information Management Construct In Police Work Practice.Impact of Selection and Distrust in Construction of Professional Police Identity.Human Rights and the South African Police Force: Are The Red Lights Coming On? THE EVOLVING NATURE OF COMMUNITY POLICING. Community Policing: The Bahamas Model – Drawing a Thin Line between Community Policing and Traditional Policing. The Community Involved and Planned Policing Model: An Alternative to Traditional Policing in Trinidad and Tobago.Community Policing: A Panacea or a Pandora’s Box to Criminalities in Nigeria and South Africa.Meeting with Citizens: New Local Dimensions of Dialogue between Citizens and Police Officers.Community Policing in Portugal: The Long and Winding Road. THE EVOLVING NATURE OF POLICE TRAINING AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT. Authoritative Language in Police Training: Style in Police Students’ Memoranda.Job Expectation, Adjustment, and Coping Mechanism among Women in Two Police Forces in India. Efficiency of Simulated Realistic Scenarios to Provide High Psychological Stress Training for Police Officers. Development of Ghana Police Service Personnel and Performance. Police Writing Techniques in Reported Interviews. THE EVOLVING NATURE OF POLICE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT. Exploring System Transition in the Police Organization: The Case of the UK Police National Database. Exploring the Implementation of Head-Mounted Camera Technology in Volume Crime Scene Investigation. To What Extent Are All Policing Problems Wicked? Examining Police Integrity: Categorizing Corruption Vignettes. Representations of the Police in the British media: "Hard" Cops and "Soft" Cops. EMERGING ISSUES. <

About the Editors

Melchor C. de Guzman, PhD, is an associate professor of criminal justice at the College at Brockport at the State University of New York. Dr. de Guzman’s research includes the examination of citizen participation in the control of the police. He also investigates organizational and environmental factors that influence police behavior. His most recent research includes the utilization of websites by police departments in the delivery of police services and the role of the police in homeland security.

Aiedeo Mintie Das works as a digital media/content marketing specialist. As Director of Public Relations of the International Police Executive Symposium, she organizes international criminal justice symposia, coordinating with Ministries of Interior/Justice to bring together well-known academics and top police leaders in global venues. Currently, she is pursuing her graduate studies in Helsinki, Finland.

Dilip K. Das, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice, a former police chief, and a human rights consultant for the United Nations. He is the founding president of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES), where he manages the affairs of the organization in cooperation with an appointed group of police practitioners, academia members, and individuals from around the world. Dr. Das is also the founding editor-in-chief of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. A prolific writer (30 books, numerous articles and scholarly presentations), he is the Editor-in-Chief of two book series published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group: Advances in Police Theory and Practice and Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts and Prisons.

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:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology