Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement

Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement


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ISBN-13: 9781482234183
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/18/2015
Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice Series , #26
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tim Prenzler is a professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, where he is program convenor of the Bachelor in Criminology and Justice. He was a chief investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, based at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, where he managed the Integrity Systems Research Program. He was also a member of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. He is the author of Police Corruption: Preventing Misconduct and Maintaining Integrity; coauthor, with Adam Graycar, of Understanding and Preventing Corruption; editor of Policing and Security in Practice: Challenges and Achievements; and editor of Professional Practice in Crime Prevention and Security Management.

Garth den Heyer is a qualitative researcher whose interests include police organizational reform and performance and police service delivery effectiveness. He is an inspector with the New Zealand Police, a lecturer with Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a senior research fellow with the Police Foundation in Washington, DC. He has a doctorate in public policy from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. He has published extensively on police reform and is the author of The Role of Civilian Police in Peacekeeping: 1999-2007 and Use of Econometric Modeling and Analysis to Support Operational Policing.

Table of Contents


Scandal, Inquiry, and Reform: The Evolving Locus of Responsibility for Police Integrity

Tim Prenzler

Independent Minded: The Role and Status of "Independence" in the Investigation of Police Complaints
Stephen P. Savage


Democratic Policing, Public Opinion, and External Oversight

Tim Prenzler

Complainants’ Views of Police Complaint Systems: The Gap between Aspiration and Experience
Louise Porter and Tim Prenzler

Police Views on Processing Complaints against Police
Tim Prenzler


Civilian Oversight of Police in Africa: Trends and Challenges

Julie Berg and Simon Howell

Police Accountability and Citizen Oversight in Emerging Democracies in Asia
Mahesh K. Nalla

The Interface between Human Rights and Police Complaints in Europe
Graham Smith

Citizen Oversight in the United States and Canada: Applying Outcome Measures and Evidence-Based Concepts
Geoffrey P. Alpert, Tyler Cawthray, Jeff Rojek and Frank Ferdik

Police Independent Oversight in Australia and New Zealand
Garth den Heyer and Alan Beckley


Police Professional Standards Units and External Oversight Agencies: Can There Be Productive Collaboration?

Louise Porter

Managing Police Conduct: Finding the Ideal Division of Labor between Internal and External Processes
Tim Prenzler

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