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 11: The Heritage of Police Misconduct: The Case of the Polish Police
The Heritage of Police Misconduct: The Case of the Polish Police
Police officers' acceptance of material gains and other abuses of the rights of their office is a phenomenon as old as the documented history of police forces around the world. It is safe to assume that police misconduct is present in any and every force around the world. What differs from place to place, however, is the level or degree of such behaviors and the contextual history and response or reaction to this phenomenon. This chapter looks at a police force that has undergone a major transformation during the last decade, from a communist to a democratic form of law enforcement. The transformation, ...