Police Without Borders: The Fading Distinction between Local and Global

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Cliff Roberson, Dilip K. Das, Jennie K. Singer
Taylor & Francis, Jul 7, 2010 - Law - 328 pages
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The Fifteenth Annual International Police Executive Symposium brought together 65 police executives, government officials, academics, and researchers to discuss issues relating to all aspects of policing in a global community. It focused on policing without borders, the need for national and international cooperation among policing agencies, and the need for cooperation between the police, the academic community, private policing agencies, and the general public. Drawn from the presentations made at this symposium and supplemented with additional input from eminent experts, Police Without Borders: The Fading Distinction between Local and Global reflects the current status of research on this timely and critical topic.

Topics discussed include:

  • Policing activity, human rights, and corruption
  • Female policing in India compared to other countries
  • Challenges and obstacles in policing in Slovenia, China, Asia, and the Pacific
  • Strategies for preventing juvenile delinquency in Japan and Hong Kong
  • The threat caused by nonreturnable arrest warrants in Canada
  • An insider’s look at the United Kingdom’s Integrated Special Branch, an intelligence unit
  • Virtual organized crime in cyberspace
  • A successful public housing safety initiative in the Eastern District of New York

Highlighting individual differences in police theory, style, and practice around the world, this volume opens a dialogue in which police agencies and academics can learn from other cultures, recognize their similarities, and move towards an improved global policing methodology.

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Cliff Roberson is the academic chair of the Graduate School of Criminal Justice, Kaplan University and editor-in-chief of the Professional Issues in Criminal Justice Journal (www.picj.org). He is also an emeritus professor of criminal justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas and a retired professor of criminology, California State University, Fresno. His previous academic experience includes professor of criminology and director of Justice Center, California State University, Fresno; professor of criminal justice and dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston, Victoria, Texas; associate vice-president for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville; and director of programs for the National College of District Attorneys, University of Houston.

In 2009, a research study conducted by a group of professors from Sam Houston State University determined that Cliff Roberson was the leading criminal justice author in the United States based upon on his publications and their relevance to the profession.
—Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol.6, issue 1, 2009

Dilip K. Das served as police chief before joining academia. He is the founding president of International Police Executive Symposium, IPES (www.ipes.info), which brings police researchers and practitioners together to facilitate cross-cultural, international, and interdisciplinary exchanges for the enrichment of the profession. Professor Das also serves as the founding editor-in-chief of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal which is affiliated with IPES. His publications include more than 24 books and numerous articles. He is a professor of criminal justice and a human rights consultant to the United Nations.

Jennie K. Singer is a clinical forensic psychologist with clinical and assessment experience in a variety of correctional and private practice settings. Dr. Singer is an assistant professor at California State University, Sacramento in the Division of Criminal Justice. She has done research on sex offender recidivism and on sex offender management practices for the California Sex Offender Management Board. She is currently working as an editor for a book on trends in international corrections with Dr. Dilip Das.

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