Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in by Tim Prenzler,Garth den Heyer

By Tim Prenzler,Garth den Heyer

Exploring the advanced and debatable subject of civilian oversight of police, this booklet analyzes the problems and debates entailed by way of civilian oversight by utilizing around the globe views, in-depth case stories, and a wealth of survey info. Integrating and summarizing many years of analysis from many destinations world wide, Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing responsibility in legislation Enforcement makes use of a really transparent and constant development of findings to deal with the general administration of police conduct.


The ebook examines the background and function of oversight corporations in a number of jurisdictions all over the world. The proof used includes:



  • Citizen, complainant, and police perspectives on oversight

  • Stakeholder reports with forms of responses to complaints

  • Data approximately police conduct

Emphasizing the concept that of shared accountability for powerful police integrity administration, the e-book discusses what does and doesn't paintings in maximizing police administration and function. It offers a top practices version for handling police behavior and describes the influence of oversight enterprises on police coverage, together with leading edge capacity through which businesses can paintings with police departments to enhance police conduct.


Civilian Oversight of Police offers a severe source on police behavior for execs in addition to lecturers. It makes functional ideas for reaching a "win-win" stability in addressing the desires and pursuits of all events concerned with the police lawsuits and responsibility procedure. It additionally marks a kick off point to stimulate extra study in addition to elevated collaboration among researchers and practitioners to reinforce the inventory of information for powerful police integrity administration and democratic accountability.

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