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 4: Police Integrity in Croatia
Police Integrity in Croatia
Croatia embarked on the road to independence in the early 1990s. The journey has been far from smooth: The country has experienced a defensive war against the aggression of the Serb-dominated Yugoslav Army and various paramilitary troops; the influx of refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina; a decade-long governance of a strong, right-wing-oriented political party; the strengthening of nationalism; a legacy of continuous mismanagement of the economy; the transition to a market economy; and a high unemployment rate. All these factors shape the environment in which the Croatian police operate, and these factors have a strong impact on the state of police integrity.
The Croatian police are among the youngest police in Europe; they were established in ...