Police Corruption in Comparative Perspective: Building Trust in the Police in India and China

1st Edition

George Chak Man Lee

Routledge
August 26, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367321567 - CAT# K426313
Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

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Summary

How has rapid economic modernization in China and India impacted upon policing? To what extent are the two police forces trusted by its citizens? Do the police carry out their duties in a fair and unbiased fashion? What does police corruption look like and why does it persist? And what are the influencing factors in decision-making at the moments-of-truth? Filling the lacuna of research into the police in China and India, this book offers a unique comparative study of the prevalence, nature and organization of police corruption in these countries.

This book provides key insights into the relationships between rapid economic modernisation, urbanisation and crime, and its effects on police organisational culture and behaviour as well as on ethical decision making. Moreover, this book performs an audit on which country is better placed to tackle corruption and professionalise their police service.

It offers a major contribution to comparative research on criminal justice. It is essential reading for all policing scholars and will be of interest to students of criminology, social and political sciences, development studies, Asian studies, and post-colonial studies.

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