Enhancing Police Integrity / Edition 1

Enhancing Police Integrity / Edition 1

by Carl B. Klockars, Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich, M.R. Haberfeld
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387369546

ISBN-13: 9780387369549

Pub. Date: 11/29/2006

Publisher: Springer New York

How can we enhance police integrity? The authors surveyed over 3000 police officers from 30 U.S. police departments on how they would respond to typical scenarios where integrity is challenged. They studied three police agencies which scored highly on the integrity scale: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and St. Petersburg,

Overview

How can we enhance police integrity? The authors surveyed over 3000 police officers from 30 U.S. police departments on how they would respond to typical scenarios where integrity is challenged. They studied three police agencies which scored highly on the integrity scale: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and St. Petersburg, Florida.

The authors conclude that enhancing police integrity goes well beyond culling out "bad apple" police officers. Police administrators should focus on four aspects: organizational rulemaking; detecting, investigating and disciplining rule violations; circumscribing the informal "code of silence" that prohibits police from reporting the misconduct of their colleagues; and understanding the influence of public expectations and agency history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387369549
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/29/2006
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

The Idea of Police Integrity.- Measuring Police Integrity.- Profiles of Integrity.- The Charleston, South Carolina, Police Department.- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, Police Department.- The St. Petersburg, Florida, Police Department.- The Second Survey.- Recruitment, Selection, and Training.- Processing Citizen Complaints.- Meting out the Discipline.- Circumscribing the Code of Silence.- Enhancing Police Integrity.

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