Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

Corruption in policing : causes and consequences : a review of the literature / by Don Loree.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue



Alternate Title

Corruption dans les services de police : causes et conséquences : examen de la documentation.




Includes bibliographical references.


1 online resource (36 [2] pages)


"Research and Evaluation Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services Directorate."
Issued also in French under title: Corruption dans les services de police : causes et conséquences : examen de la documentation.


This paper examines the literature on police corruption with four purposes in mind. First, an exploration and description of factors which lead to, or contribute to, corruption within police departments. Second, an examination of the consequences of such corruption on several levels; individual, organizational, community and society. Third, an attempt to provide an overview of what can be done, or what needs to be done, to prevent or reduce corruption in police services. Fourth, an examination of the consequences of not taking action to address the issue of corruption. Finally, a number of recommendations for future action are made.


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Introduction -- What is corruption and how much is there? -- Contributing or supporting factors -- Other issues -- Consequences of corruption -- Addressing the problem -- Next steps - lessons from the literature -- Bibliography.

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