Policing in Hong Kong

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Aug 1, 2012 - Law - 378 pages

This book is one of the first to document the challenges and opportunities facing the Hong Kong police force following the reversion of political authority from the UK to China in 1997. Thematically organized and oriented towards those issues of greatest concern to the public, such as police accountability, assaults on police, police deployment, surveillance powers, and policing across borders, it provides a detailed discussion of these and other contemporary issues. The opening chapter sets the work within historical context while the final chapter provides a comparison of policing in Hong Kong with public security in the PRC.

The book will be of value to students and researchers working in the area of comparative policing, and comparative criminal justice, as well as police professionals, and policy-makers.


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2Policing Hong Kong Police
3Controlling Police Use of Force
4Beat Patrol Deployment in Hong Kong
5Policing Computer Crime in Hong Kong

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Professor K.C. Wong is Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was formerly an Inspector of Police with the Hong Kong Police and was awarded the Commissioner's High Commendation. He has practiced and taught law in both the US and Hong Kong. His areas of expertise are: Policing in China, Policing in Hong Kong, Comparative policing, Chinese law, Sociology of Law, and the USA Patriot Act. He has published extensively in these and related areas.

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