Police corruption: an evaluation of police corruption and counter corruption measures in England and Wales

Hazel, Robert (2013) Police corruption: an evaluation of police corruption and counter corruption measures in England and Wales. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation consists of a 13,842 word review of the published literature relating to the historical and current police corruption position within England and Wales.
    The review will primarily examine drug related corruption and information leakage within the police service and will seek to provide a contemporary perspective in relation to the causes of corruption and methodology that may counter it.
    From existing literature and a review of published cases whereby police employees have been convicted or cautioned for corruption, the review will prove that corruption is not endemic, but is continual and widespread throughout England and Wales. It will show that there are clear links between information leakage and drug related corruption and will provide a perceived level in relation to the scale of corruption.
    Whilst present within police culture, the review will indicate that on the whole the code of silence has a very minimal impact in relation to drug deviance and information leakage and that there is a strong willingness to report such corruption, but less willingness where the leakage is as a consequence of social network discussions or where drug abuse is steroid related.
    The review will examine national and international counter corruption strategies and make recommendations which if implemented will provide a significantly more robust counter corruption model for policing within England and Wales.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 14:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:34
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14491

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