Fallen Blue Knights: Controlling Police Corruption
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 Ivković 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 Ivković redefines the roles of major players and develops a novel, comprehensive model of corruption control.
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2 Defining Police Corruption
3 Measuring Police Corruption
4 Causes and Correlates of Police Corruption
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