Fallen Blue Knights: Controlling Police Corruption

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Oxford University Press, Oct 27, 2005 - Law - 256 pages
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Despite its suspected prevalence, no comprehensive analysis of police corruption has been published for nearly three decades. Fallen Blue Knights provides a systematic, in-depth analysis of the subject, while also addressing the question of what can be done to ensure successful corruption control. Kutnjak Ivkovi? argues that the current mechanisms for control--the courts, prosecutors, independent commissions, and the media, as well as the internal control mechanisms within a police agency itself--suffer from severe shortcomings that substantially limit their effectiveness. In this much-needed analysis, Kutnjak Ivkovi? redefines the roles of major players and develops a novel, comprehensive model of corruption control.
 

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Contents

1 Police Corruption and Its Control
3
2 Defining Police Corruption
15
3 Measuring Police Corruption
33
4 Causes and Correlates of Police Corruption
63
Detection Investigation and Discipline
97
Other Functions
135
A Multifaceted System of Comprehensive Corruption Control
179
References
217
Index
229
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Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovi? is Assistant Professor at the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University.

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