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 13: Out of Step: Integrity and the South African Police Service
Out of Step: Integrity and the South African Police Service
Corruption is when a policeman works for himself rather than his country.
Since the advent of democracy in South Africa during April 1994, the South African Police Service (SAPS) has undergone dramatic reforms. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the SAPS is now unrecognizable from what it was during the dark days of apartheid. However, even as this organization marches into the new millennium with new plans, policies, technology, and training to become a model African police service, it continues to be “out of step” as far as integrity is concerned. Indeed, substantial numbers of South Africans still tend ...