The Contours of Police Integrity is the only book that examines police corruption and police integrity across cultures. Editors Carl B. Klockars, Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich, and M. R. Haberfeld begin with an introduction to the issues surrounding police integrity, followed by chapters that focus on the critical cultural, political, and historical conditions that influence police conduct in fourteen different countries. Based on the largest systematic survey of police integrity ever conducted, this innovative text illustrates how officers in different cultures regard various types of corruption, how severely they think transgressions should be punished, and how willing they are to come forward to report infractions. Designed as a supplemental text for police administration and management, ethics in criminal justice, comparative criminal justice, and comparative policing courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level, The Contours of Police Integrity is also an indispensable resource for regional policing institutes and police training academies.
Chapter 1: The Contours of Police Integrity
The Contours of Police Integrity
The Contours of Police Integrity is a collection of essays from 14 different countries on the status of police integrity in each country. Each essay is written by an expert on his or her country's police. Most of the authors are senior officials in the police system of their country, leaders of police academies or police colleges, or directors of police research or training facilities. Some authors are academics with long histories of studying the police of their country. Still others are employed in governmental organizations with responsibilities for monitoring police behavior.
Despite differences in their backgrounds and training, these authors share a belief in the value of integrity. As students of police integrity, ...