Is independence the only answer to complainants’ satisfaction of the police complaints process? A perspective from the United Kingdom

Strudwick, Katie (2003) Is independence the only answer to complainants’ satisfaction of the police complaints process? A perspective from the United Kingdom. Police Practice and Research, 4 (1). pp. 35-46. ISSN 1561-4263

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Full text URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1561426032000059178

Abstract

Calls for reform of the police complaints and discipline process have focused on the need for greater independence as a means to increase public confidence and police accountability. This paper addresses key reforms and draws upon empirical research to discuss the experiences of complainants. The trend among complainants indicated a perceived lack of objectivity, independence and a concern regarding the 'police investigating the police.' The government proposal of a new independent system (IPCC) in 2000 offered a new possibility for greater police accountability.

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Additional Information:Calls for reform of the police complaints and discipline process have focused on the need for greater independence as a means to increase public confidence and police accountability. This paper addresses key reforms and draws upon empirical research to discuss the experiences of complainants. The trend among complainants indicated a perceived lack of objectivity, independence and a concern regarding the 'police investigating the police.' The government proposal of a new independent system (IPCC) in 2000 offered a new possibility for greater police accountability.
Keywords:policing, Criminology, Law
Subjects:M Law > M111 English Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:793
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:22 Jun 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:13

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