Imposing Duties: Government's Changing Approach to Compliance / Edition 1

Imposing Duties: Government's Changing Approach to Compliance / Edition 1

by Malcolm K. Sparrow
     
 

Policing, environmental protection, and tax administration have much more in common than practitioners in these areas often recognize. Their cultures and traditions have, for the past few decades, incorporated a classic enforcement mentality, based on the underlying assumption that a ruthless and efficient investigative and enforcement capability would produce

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Policing, environmental protection, and tax administration have much more in common than practitioners in these areas often recognize. Their cultures and traditions have, for the past few decades, incorporated a classic enforcement mentality, based on the underlying assumption that a ruthless and efficient investigative and enforcement capability would produce compliance through the mechanisms of deterrence. In these fields, and perhaps in many other enforcement or compliance oriented professions, Sparrow believes the traditional enforcement approach is under stress. There are too many violators, too many laws to be enforced, and not enough resources to get the job done.

In this book, Sparrow draws out remarkable parallels in the ways these professions are adapting to meet their current challenges, as they reject their traditional reliance on retrospective, case-by-case, after-the-fact enforcement. Rather than perpetuating their dependence on processes, procedures, and coverage, these professions are each developing new capacities for analyzing important patterns of noncompliance, prioritizing risks, and designing intelligent interventions using a much broader range of tools. Sparrow extracts the essence of the transformations underway, explores the critical implications for information management, and lays out the issues that need resolution before the emerging compliance strategies can reach maturity. This book is required reading for all those concerned with either the theory or the practice of the compliance side of government.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275947811
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Evolving Strategies

Redefining the Unit of Work

Relationships

Redefining Analysis

Unfinished Business

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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