skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 183124 Find in a Library
Title: UK Government Assistance to the Police in Developing Countries
Journal: Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal  Volume:2  Issue:2  Dated:2000  Pages:7-23
Author(s): Ian Clegg; Jim Whetton
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 17
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper examines assistance provided by the United Kingdom over the last decade to the police in developing countries.
Abstract: The paper outlines the way this assistance has developed and discusses the rationale underlying policies. It also examines the difficulties involved in promoting and supporting implementation of forms of policing that seek both to achieve greater police-community partnership and to fulfill the wider policy objectives of the Department for International Development, namely democratization, enhancement of human rights and elimination of poverty. Despite some successes in rebuilding police forces in post-conflict situations, the overall objectives of achieving greater protection for the poor and vulnerable have been undermined by treating the police in isolation from other parts of the justice system and by the failure to develop inclusive, working partnerships with civil society. In turn, this is likely to involve a more inclusive and proactive approach to policing, equity and justice, and a recognition that pro-poor policing may divert resources away from more traditional areas of police activity and from the protection of wealthy or dominant groups. Notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community policing; Criminology theory evaluation; Foreign police; Human rights; International cooperation; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; Police reform; Policing innovation; United Kingdom (UK)
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.