Policing In India: Some Unpleasant Essays

 
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This book is a collection of fourteen well-researched essays and an equal number of insightful articles that examine some major ills that plague policing in India today. Starting with the colonial origins of the Indian police and dealing with issues of police brutality, corruption, bias, impunity and militarisation, this book reveals how the current police system in India results in a denial of justice to people, subverts the rule of law, and obstructs the growth of a healthy and professional police force. An important premise uniting these essays is that the Indian police function less to serve the rule of law and more to secure the interests of the dominant group or regime in power. Initiatives to reform the police have failed largely because those who control the system lack the will to reform it, as they have a vested interest in maintaining status quo. This has spawned a number of ills that have not only ruined the police system but also damaged the very core of India's democracy. Written by one of India's leading experts on police reforms, this perceptive book argues that the need for police reform is too important to be neglected and too urgent to be delayed.

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G.P. Joshi joined the police way back in the sixties after doing his graduation from St. Stephens College and post-graduation from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

He worked in the Tripura Police and the Border Security Force before finally joining the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, from where he retired as Director in the rank of Inspector General of Police. In recognition of his contributions in the field of police research, the Government of India awarded him the Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

After retirement, he joined the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an international NGO based in New Delhi. He designed its police reforms programme and worked on it for about nine years, taking it to a point where the CHRI came to be recognised as a leading organisation working towards police reform in India and other commonwealth countries. Mr. Joshi has written extensively on police reform issues. His articles and research papers have been published in newspapers and journals both in India and abroad.

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Book Description Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd., 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This book is a collection of fourteen lengthy well researched essays and an equal number of short journalistic pieces on the type of police organisation that exists today and the quality of policing that is being done in the country. The essays are on different topics but the basic theme running through them is that the police in the country function less to serve the rule of law and more to secure the interests of the dominant group or regime in power. The initiatives to reform the police have failed because those who control the system lack the will to reform it. They have abused it and are responsible for the large number of ills that now threaten to destroy the system. The existing system is unacceptable. It has resulted in subverting the rule of law and in obstructing the growth of a healthy and professional system of policing. It must change. The need for police reform is now too important to be neglected and too urgent to be delayed. It is to promote debate on this idea that has guided the publication of this book of essays on the subject of policing in India. Contents : Preface; List of Abbreviations; 1. We Inherited a Bad Police System and We Made It Worse; 2. Insulating Police from Political Control?Domestic and International Initiatives; 3. The National Police Commission?The Beginning, End and the Aftermath; 4. Police Practices, Poor People and Access to Justice; 5. Managerial Philosophy of the Police in India; 6. The Central Vigilance Commission?A Brief History of Some Developments; 7. The Central Bureau of Investigation?Its Credibility; 8. Policing in India?Trend Towards Centralisation and Militarisation; 9. Appraising The Performance of The Police; 1. Police Brutality in India; 11. Increasing Crime, Disturbing Responses; 12. Use of Firearms by the Police in Controlling Crowds; 13. Sexual Molestation of Ruchika Gehrotra?A Case Study in Impunity; 14. Sanction for Prosecution in Corruption Cases?Analysis of a Judgement; Short Articles; Bibliography; Index Printed Pages: 398. Bookseller Inventory # 69469

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Book Description Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd., 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This book is a collection of fourteen lengthy well researched essays and an equal number of short journalistic pieces on the type of police organisation that exists today and the quality of policing that is being done in the country. The essays are on different topics but the basic theme running through them is that the police in the country function less to serve the rule of law and more to secure the interests of the dominant group or regime in power. The initiatives to reform the police have failed because those who control the system lack the will to reform it. They have abused it and are responsible for the large number of ills that now threaten to destroy the system. The existing system is unacceptable. It has resulted in subverting the rule of law and in obstructing the growth of a healthy and professional system of policing. It must change. The need for police reform is now too important to be neglected and too urgent to be delayed. It is to promote debate on this idea that has guided the publication of this book of essays on the subject of policing in India. Contents : Preface; List of Abbreviations; 1. We Inherited a Bad Police System and We Made It Worse; 2. Insulating Police from Political Controlâ"Domestic and International Initiatives; 3. The National Police Commissionâ"The Beginning, End and the Aftermath; 4. Police Practices, Poor People and Access to Justice; 5. Managerial Philosophy of the Police in India; 6. The Central Vigilance Commissionâ"A Brief History of Some Developments; 7. The Central Bureau of Investigationâ"Its Credibility; 8. Policing in Indiaâ"Trend Towards Centralisation and Militarisation; 9. Appraising The Performance of The Police; 1. Police Brutality in India; 11. Increasing Crime, Disturbing Responses; 12. Use of Firearms by the Police in Controlling Crowds; 13. Sexual Molestation of Ruchika Gehrotraâ"A Case Study in Impunity; 14. Sanction for Prosecution in Corruption Casesâ"Analysis of a Judgement; Short Articles; Bibliography; Index Printed Pages: 398. Bookseller Inventory # 69469

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