Policing, Ethics and Human Rights

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Routledge, 2001 M01 1 - 256 pages
Ethical and human rights issues have assumed an increasingly high profile in the wake of miscarriages of justice, racism (Lawrence Inquiry), incompetence and corruption - in both Britain and overseas. At the same time the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in England and Wales will have a major impact on policing, challenging many of the assumptions about how policing is carried out. This book aims to provide an accessible introduction to the key issues surrounding ethics in policing, linking this to recent developments and new human rights legislation. It sets out a powerful case for a modern 'ethical policing' approach. Policing, Ethics and Human Rights argues that securing and protecting human rights should be a major, if not the major, rationale for public policing.

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Complaints misconduct and corruption
Policing diversity
Personnel investigations operational controls and anticorruption
Decision making

Ethical codes
A new ethicsfor policing?
human rightsasa new agenda in policing
Part 2
The professionalvocation of policing? The cultures of policing Discretion
Towards anew paradigm
Operational ethics
The UKpolice services response to the Human Rights Act 1998
Integrating human rights intoperformance management and inspections Observations from nongovernmental organisations

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Peter Neyroud is Deputy Chief Constable, West Mercia Constabulary, Vice-chairman of the Association of Chief Police Officers' human rights committee, and a Council Member of 'Justice'.

Alan Beckley is Head of Management Development Training in West Mercia Constabulary, has written extensively on policing issues, and is Editor of the journal Police Research and Management.

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