Faculty Book: Maria R. Haberfeld and Ibrahim Cerrah, eds.
Maria R. Haberfeld and Ibrahim Cerrah, eds.
Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization
(Sage Publishing, 2007)
This analysis of police forces in twelve countries uses a “Continuum of Democracy” scale to assess the stages of democratization of their operations and responses, and five basic themes to rank and evaluate where each country falls on the continuum: their history of having a democratic form of government; the level of corruption within governmental organizations and the oversight mechanisms; the scope of and response to civil disobedience; the organizational structures of police departments; and the operational responses to terrorism and organized crime. This is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in comparative criminal justice, police studies, policing and society, and terrorism in departments of criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and government. Maria Haberfeld is an associate professor of criminal justice at John Jay College and the Graduate Center. Ibrahim Cerrah teaches and does research in both Turkey, where he was with the national police force, and at John Jay.
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Submitted on: DEC 17, 2007