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.
Integrity Perceptions and Investigations in the Netherlands
A central question in police corruption and integrity research is whether perceptions and opinions of police officers reflect the actual extent and characteristics of the phenomenon. In this chapter, we will use data for The Netherlands on integrity perceptions and integrity investigations to reflect on certain aspects of that question.
First, we present a number of characteristics of the police in The Netherlands (one of the smaller Western European countries, with 16 million inhabitants). Next, we describe the methodology of the research on police integrity in The Netherlands that is used in this chapter. The results of the research are presented in the paragraphs that follow. The integrity-measuring instrument developed by Klockars and ...