Measuring Police Integrity Across the World

Studies from Established Democracies and Countries in Transition

  • Sanja Kutnjak Ivković
  • M.R. Haberfeld

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sanja Kutnjak Ivković
    Pages 1-36
  3. Aleksandr Khechumyan, Sanja Kutnjak Ivković
    Pages 37-65
  4. Louise E. Porter, Tim Prenzler, Kelly Hine
    Pages 67-96
  5. Sanja Kutnjak Ivković
    Pages 97-123
  6. Birgit Vallmüür
    Pages 125-152
  7. Serguei Cheloukhine, Sanja Kutnjak Ivković, Qasim Haq, Maria R. Haberfeld
    Pages 153-181
  8. Branko Lobnikar, Gorazd Meško
    Pages 183-211
  9. Adri Sauerman, Sanja Kutnjak Ivković
    Pages 213-239
  10. Wook Kang, Sanja Kutnjak Ivković
    Pages 241-267
  11. Narin Phetthong, Sanja Kutnjak Ivković
    Pages 269-293
  12. Sanja Kutnjak Ivković, M. R. Haberfeld, Robert Peacock
    Pages 295-327
  13. Sanja Kutnjak Ivković, M. R. Haberfeld
    Pages 329-368
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 369-376

About this book


This book brings together research on police integrity on regions worldwide. The results for each country indicate whether police officers know the official rules, how seriously they view police misconduct, what they think the appropriate and expected discipline for misconduct should be, and how willing they are to report it. Police misconduct refers to everything from corruption and use excessive force, to perjury, falsification of evidence, and failure to react. Police Integrity and police misconduct are topics of great concern worldwide.

Police integrity is envisioned as the inclination to resist temptations to abuse the rights and privileges of police occupation. Using their extensive experience studying police integrity in the United States, the editors have created an applicable framework for measuring police integrity in other countries. The results of their research are brought together in this timely volume, including contributions from both established democracies and countries in transition, which each present unique challenges for improving police integrity. Each chapter follows the same format and contains a theoretical analysis of the relevant legal, historical, political, social, and economic conditions in the country, followed by the analyses of empirical results and policy recommendations.

In the last chapter, editors Kutnjak Ivković and Haberfeld take a comparative look across the countries by engaging in the in-depth comparative analysis. This work will be of interest to researchers and policy-makers studying policing both in the United States and internationally, presenting a theoretical framework that can be applied to other regions for further research.


Countries in Transition and Crime Police Integrity Police Misconduct Police corruption Policing in Armenia Policing in Asia Policing in Canada Policing in China Policing in Croatia Policing in Eastern Europe Policing in Estonia Policing in North America Policing in Slovenia Policing in South Africa Policing in South Korea Policing in Turkey

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanja Kutnjak Ivković
    • 1
  • M.R. Haberfeld
    • 2
  1. 1.Michigan State University School of Criminal JusticeEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew YorkUSA

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