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NCJ Number: 140492 Find in a Library
Title: Thinking About Policing in Taiwan in the Twenty-First Century
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:15  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1992)  Pages:118-123
Author(s): V O'Leary; C Sheu
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In the past 20 years, Taiwan has experienced dramatic growth in national wealth and the availability of consumer goods. As a result of changing social structures, rising rates of traditional crimes, and the emergence of new types of crime, the Taiwanese police are facing serious administrative challenges.
Abstract: The police will need to understand the technologically based environment in which they will operate and be able to adopt appropriate technologies, ranging from sophisticated weapons to computer programs, for their own use. Police agencies in the next century will have to be increasingly responsive to the demands and perceptions of different group in their society. Therefore, police organizations will have to be structured to allow officers to respond to changing needs relevant to public safety, to respond quickly and effectively, and to make decisions at the operational level. Growing workloads have required the redefinition of police responsibilities in Taiwan, where police duties have included census registration, fire prevention and control, and short- term detention facility administration. Police leadership will succeed in fostering morale and integrity among officers once they can develop a sense of police professionalism. This should be followed by the cultivation of the public respect and support that are crucial if police are to receive the resources necessary to carry out their duties. The final issue addressed by these authors is that of education and training, needed at every level of the police organization to ensure the continuing quality of police services. 2 tables and 2 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign police; Future of policing
Index Term(s): Police education; Police organizational structure; Police professionalism; Public Opinion of the Police; Science and Technology; Taiwan
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