Changing the Guard: Developing Democratic Police Abroad

Hardcover | November 11, 2005

byDavid H. Bayley

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Every day the American government, the United Nations, and other international institutions send people into non-English speaking, war-torn, and often minimally democratic countries struggling to cope with rising crime and disorder under a new regime. These assistance missions attempt topromote democratic law enforcement in devastated countries. But do these missions really facilitate the creation of effective policing? Renowned criminologist David H. Bayley here examines the prospects for the reform of police forces overseas as a means of encouraging the development of democraticgovernments. In doing so, he assesses obstacles for promoting democratic policing in a state-of-the-art review of all efforts to promote democratic reform since 1991. Changing the Guard offers an inside look at the achievements and limits of current American foreign assistance, outlining the natureand scope of the police assistance program and the agencies that provide it. Bayley concludes with recommendations for how police assistance could be improved in volatile countries across the world. This book is required reading as an instruction manual for building democratic policing overseas.

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Every day the American government, the United Nations, and other international institutions send people into non-English speaking, war-torn, and often minimally democratic countries struggling to cope with rising crime and disorder under a new regime. These assistance missions attempt topromote democratic law enforcement in devastated ...

David Bayley is Distinguished Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of Police for the Future (Oxford, 1994) and What Works in Policing (Oxford, 1998). A specialist in international criminal justice, he is currently a member of the International Oversight Commission for th...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 5.91 × 8.31 × 0.91 inPublished:November 11, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Problem and Opportunity2. Democracy and Police Reform3. U.S. Programs and Policy4. Strategies of Reform5. Security and Reform6. Managing Assistance7. Evaluating Impact8. Organizing for SuccessAppendix: Executive summary of recommendationsIndex

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"David Bayley's long experience, thorough research and clear thinking shine through on every page of this book. He is one of the few writers in this field that combines an understanding of the internal dynamics of police organizations with insight into international assistance. Against thisbackground, he manages to take the jumbled pieces of the police assistance puzzle and lay them out to form a cohesive and concise picture. But the book is not least a valuable contribution because David Bayley follows his research through to its final conclusions - conclusions that are both policyrelevant and instructive for fellow academics."--Annika S. Hansen, author of From Congo to Kosovo: Civilian Police in Peace Operations