Police Corruption: Essential Readings

Police Corruption: Essential Readings

Elgar Research Reviews in Law

Leslie Holmes

Police corruption is unquestionably one of the worst forms of corruption, as it can become a serious security issue and undermine a state’s legitimacy.

This research review brings together the most informative scholarly and practitioner contributions on the subject in recent decades. It covers major aspects of police corruption, including its significance and impact, public perceptions, the causes of corruption and the problem of police culture. It details the situation in selected countries, and explores how and with what success they have addressed the problem.

About this Research Review

Leslie Holmes

Subjects: politics and public policy, public policy

About Elgar Research Reviews

Elgar Research Reviews consist of two principal components: a scholarly Review Article and a list of Recommended Readings.

The Review Article prepared by a leading scholar introduces the relevant field of academic study by making reference to the seminal and most transformative articles within that field. This piece sets in context the readings that follow, illustrating how they have shaped the scholarship and why they are important to the development of the field. The Recommended Readings have full references to facilitate further research.

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