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:
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.
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. <
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.