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Title: Democratizing the Police Abroad: What To Do and How To Do It
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Author(s): David H. Bayley
Date Published: 06/2001
Page Count: 135
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This report examines the process of changing police organizations so as to support democracy.
Abstract: The report is based on studies of efforts to change police practices in the developed democracies, especially in the United States; accounts of experiences with foreign assistance to police abroad under both bilateral and multilateral auspices; and accounts of the actions of nongovernmental human rights organizations to rectify police abuses. Reforms considered most important in developing a police force that supports democracy are creation of a responsive public-service orientation, adherence to the rule of law, protection of human rights, and transparency with respect to the activities of the police agency and the people within it. Observations about the process of democratic police reform were deemed to be "lessons" if they were generally agreed upon, were based on real-world experience, and pertained to the goal of democratic development. The lessons are organized as: (1) generic reform in any police organization; (2) police reform abroad; (3) police reform in peacekeeping; and (4) managing police reform abroad. The report contains 87 lessons and corollaries implied by the lessons. Notes, bibliography
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Police education ; Police management ; Police reform ; Policing innovation ; Change management ; Human rights ; Police work attitudes ; Foreign police ; NIJ grant-related documents ; United States of America
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
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Grant Number: 1999-IJ-CX-0055
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NIJ Research Report Volume 3, Issues in International Crime
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