The Contours of Police Integrity
- Carl B. Klockars - University of Delaware, USA
- Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic - Florida State University College of Social Work, USA, Florida State University, USA
- M. R. Haberfeld - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, USA
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.
- Essays written by top criminal justice academics in each country
- Survey information from nations as diverse as Austria, Croatia, England, Pakistan, Japan, and the United States
- The opinions of nearly 14,000 police officers worldwide
- An instrument for determining the potential for police misconduct
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.
will help anyone concerned with the quality and integrity of police individuals
and departments understand what it is and become more clear
on how to assess and measure the level of integrity. It merits wide reading,
broad acceptance, and careful study.”