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Donnish Journal of Political Science and International Relations

March 2015 Vol. 1(1), pp. 001-008

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Original Research Article


Police Corruption: A Perspective on its Nature and Control


Asfaw Kumssa

Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations Office in Nairobi, Block-M, Level 3, P.O. Box 30218, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

Corresponding Author E-mail: akumssa93@gmail.com

Accepted 17th January, 2015.



Abstract


Police corruption is an international problem that poses challenges to good governance and the fight against crime, violence and effective protection of property. The police force is one of the most important institutions in a society that is entrusted with upholding law and order and protecting property. When police are linked with corruption, the trust for the institution is undermined and effective fight against organized crime, human trafficking, arms smuggling, and protection of individual life and property is jeopardized. This article examines the causes and impacts of police corruption and means and ways of curbing it.

Keywords: police corruption, nature, control, integrity, reform.

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Asfaw Kumssa. Police Corruption: A Perspective on its Nature and Control. Donnish Journal of Political Science and International Relations 1(1) 2015 pp. 001-008.


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