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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 10: Police Misconduct: The Pakistani Paradigm
Police Misconduct: The Pakistani Paradigm
Police are generally responsible for regulating the law of the land, with the additional aim of accomplishing this with the slightest possible commotion in the society at large. However, the police in Pakistan—one of the Third World countries in which the police still adhere to the British colonial tradition of serving the government rather than the people—are alleged to be the single largest source of corruption and abuse of official authority in the country (“Probe Into Police Corruption,” 2000). Police behavior in Pakistan has evolved in the context of a complex set of socioeconomic and political circumstances, which have culminated with the present crisis of “police misconduct.”
The police force in Pakistan is under the ...