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Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization / Edition 1

Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization / Edition 1

by Maria (Maki) Haberfeld, Ibrahim Cerrah


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Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization / Edition 1

"A wonderful resource, user friendly and very well written." - Timothy J. Horohol, John Jay College

A unique approach to studying police forces around the globe

How do police forces around the world move toward democratization of their operations and responses? Analyzing police forces from 12 different countries, Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization assesses the stages of each country based on the author's development of a "Continuum of Democracy" scale.

Key Features
Using five basic themes, this book uses the following criteria to rank and evaluate where each country falls on the continuum, clarifying how policing practices differ:
· History of a democratic form of government
· Level of corruption within governmental organizations and the oversight mechanisms in place
· Scope of and response to civil disobedience
· Organization structures of police departments
· Operational responses to terrorism and organized crime

Intended Audience: This unique analysis of policing is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Criminal Justice, Police Studies, Policing and Society, and Terrorism in departments of criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and government.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412905480
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/11/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 531,717
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Maria (Maki) Haberfeld is a Professor of Police Science, in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She was born in Poland and immigrated to Israel as a teenager. She holds two Bachelor or Art degrees, two Master degrees, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Prior to coming to John Jay she served in the Israel National Police, and left the force at the rank of Lieutenant. She also worked for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Field Office, as a special consultant. She taught at Yeshiva University and New Jersey City University. Her research interests and publications are in the areas of private and public law enforcement, specifically training, police integrity, and comparative policing (her research involves police departments in the U.S., Eastern and Western Europe, and Israel). She has also done some research in the area of white-collar crime, specifically organizational and individual corruption during the Communist era in Eastern Europe. For about 4 years (1997-2001), she has been a member of the research team, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, studying police integrity in three major police departments in United States. Currently she is a Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Justice sponsored research project in Poland, where she studies the Polish National Police and its transformation to Community Oriented Policing. Her research in Poland focuses on the balancing act between the public perceptions of the new police reform and rampant accusations of corruption and lack of integrity. One of her publications, a book titled "Critical Issues in Police Training " (2002), is the first academic text, ever published, that covers all the phases and aspects of training of police officers in the United States. She has presented numerous papers, on training related issues, during professional gatherings and conferences, and written a number of articles and book chapters on police training, specifically police leadership, integrity, and stress. In addition, she has been involved in active training of police officers on issues related to multiculturalism, sensitivity, and leadership, as well as technical assistance to a number of police departments in rewriting procedural manuals. She is a member of a number of professional police associations, like the International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Police Association, American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, and American Society for Industrial Security. Recently she has been involved in coordinating a special training program for the NYPD. She has developed and co-developed a number of courses for this special program and has delivered training to the NYPD supervisors in the area of counter-terrorism policies and leadership. After the WTC disaster she became a member of a special counter-terrorism task force, at John Jay College, working on the establishment of a counter terrorism institute, which will serve as resource data base for local and federal law enforcement agencies. She is also currently involved in the training of the Czech National Police, a project sponsored by the Transparency International Czech Republic.

Ibrahim Cerrah teaches and does research in both Turkey, where he was with the national police force, and at John Jay. He is active comparative policing circles.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction - Policing Is Hard on Democracy, or Democracy Is Hard on Policing? - M. R. Haberfeld, Lior Gideon
Chapter 2. The Chinese Police - Yue Ma
Chapter 3. Neofeudal Aspects of Brazil's Public Security - Benjamin Nelson Reames
Chapter 4. Paths to Fairness, Effectiveness, and Democratic Policing in Mexico - Benjamin Nelson Reames
Chapter 5. Postconflict Democratization of the Police: The Sierra Leone Experience - Stuart Cullen, William H. McDonald
Chapter 6. Policing the Russian Federation - Peter Roudik
Chapter 7. Emergence of Modern Indian Policing: From Mansabdari to Constabulary - Farrukh Hakeem
Chapter 8. Democratization of Policing: The Case of the Turkish Police - Ibrahim Cerrah
Chapter 9. Traditional Policing in an Area of Increasing Homeland Concerns: The Case of the Israeli Police - Lior Gideon, Ruth Geva, Sergio Herzog
Chapter 10. The French Police System: Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place - The Tension of Serving Both the State and the Public - Benoit Dupont
Chapter 11. United Kingdom: Democratic Policing - Global Change From a Democratic Perspective - Matt Long, Stuart Cullen
Chapter 12. Democratic Policing: The Canadian Experience - Curtis Clarke
Chapter 13. Democracy's Double Edge: Police and Procedure in the United States - Anders Walker
Chapter 14. International Cooperation in Policing: A Partial Answer to the Query? - Maria (Maki) Haberfeld, William McDonald, and Agostino von Hassell
Appendix A: Atlas of Regional Maps

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