The International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) brings police researchers and practitioners together to facilitate cross-cultural, international and interdisciplinary exchanges for the enrichment of the policing profession. It encourages discussions and writing on challenging topics of contemporary importance through an array of initiatives including conferences and publications.

Books from IPES Meetings


Policing Global Movement: Tourism, Migration, Human Trafficking, & Terrorism
edited by S. Caroline Taylor, Daniel Joseph Torpy, Dilip K. Das
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  • Builds on the tradition of previous volumes produced from annual International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) meetings
  • Presents both academic and practitioner perspectives from developing countries—offering in-situ understanding from professionals working at the coal face of these challenges
  • Examines the policing of human movement within and across borders as a significant challenge to nations
  • Focuses on policing studies about human trafficking, illegal migration, and counterterrorism

Global Community Policing: Problems and Challenges
edited by Arvind Verma, Dilip K. Das, Manoj Abraham
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  • Provides an accessible resource for scholars and practitioners
  • Includes innovative case studies from all continents
  • Covers programs in new territories and tumultuous regions, such as Afghanistan
  • Suggests novel ways of measuring policing performance
  • Illustrates the importance of practitioner input to improve community policing

Global Environment of Policing
edited by Darren Palmer, Michael M. Berlin, Dilip K. Das
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  • Presents a world-wide perspective with contributions from experts across fourteen countries and six continents
  • Includes a diverse mix of expertise from practicing police executives and world-renowned academics in criminology
  • Explains how internal changes within nations can inform law enforcement policies
  • Demonstrates the move toward more police accountability worldwide

Strategies and Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally
edited by Melchor de Guzman, Mintie Das, and Dilip K. Das
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  • Presents perspectives of practitioners and academics
  • Uses an accessible style appealing to a broad audience
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of crime and policing issues
  • Examines transnational and international crime phenomena

  • Presents case studies of successful crime-fighting initiatives in diverse countries
  • Analyzes the impact of terrorism and transnational crime on law enforcement
  • Discusses the effects of unionization and democratization on policing
  • Highlights policies in the USA, Nigeria, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary, Indonesia, Thailand, Norway, Austria, Canada, South Africa, Cameroon, New Zealand, and Turkey

edited by Cliff Roberson, Jennie K. Singer, and Dilip Das
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  • Brings together the work of international experts from all continents
  • Explores unique challenges in individual nations
  • Encourages the continuation of expanding international policing research
  • Presents an intellectual analysis of the transnational aspects of policing
  • Provides important insights into effective police leadership and strategies

edited by Gary Cordner, AnnMarie Cordner, and Dilip Das
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  • Presents studies on major cities in over 18 countries
  • Discusses both general crime problems and ones unique to the regions
  • Focuses on both police and security
  • Contains over 100 photos and illustrations
  • Features contributions from academic and police leaders
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  • Provides historical accounts of criminal abuse of women and children from ancient to modern times
  • Reviews the unique causes of abuse in different societies
  • Examines governmental attempts at prevention and control
  • Explores the impact of American police practices on victimization
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  • Analyzes the best strategy for combating human trafficking worldwide
  • Illustrates the types of trafficking seen in women and children
  • Examines the causes of trafficking
  • Explores controlling the criminal exploitation of women and children from both a practical and an academic approach
  • Features contributors from the countries most affected
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  • Targets those current issues that most affect and concern police
  • Analyzes the arguments with objective assessments
  • Explores how to juxtapose effective terrorism policing with compassionate, constitutional handling of innocents
  • Draws contributions from officers and academics in the US, Canada, Norway, and Australia
  • Discusses the hotspot matrix approach to crime mapping
  • Covers how police can adapt to new technologies, strategies, and investigative techniques

edited by Peter Kratcoski and Dilip Das
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Police Education and Training in a Global Society provides an international survey of police officer education. Editors Peter C. Kratcoski and Dilip K. Das bring together police educators from every continent to explore the similarities and differences in preparing the police to meet their goals and accomplish their missions around the world. Represented are perspectives on training new recruits, in-service training, and advanced training. Several chapters focus on the specialized training such as that required to combat terrorism. Throughout, the need to concentrate on the development of technical skills and human relations is emphasized. The right combination of formal education and technical training is required if the police of the 21st century are to be effective. Police Education and Training in a Global Society is an ideal reference for police training professionals and those pursuing criminal justice and police training.

Policing of Corruption: An international Comparative Perspective
edited by Sarre, Das and Albrecht
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Policing Corription Book
Corruption within government is a worldwide problem. This volume presents insight from police practitioners and scholars on the nature and extent of this epidemic in both more and less developed countries in all regions of the globe. Editors Rick Sarre, Dilip K. Das, and H. J. Albrecht and the notable contributors shed light on the conditions under which corruption flourishes and its far-reaching consequences for individuals’ safety and freedom as well as each nation’s security, economy, and even sovereignty. Importantly, this volume also presents innovative anti-corruption strategies to be undertaken by governments, international organizations, and the media. Devoting special attention to malpractice within police forces, The Policing of Corruption is an important resource for all who work to undo corruption and its debilitating effects.

Public Order: A World Perspective
edited by Das and Jiao
Public Order Book
Representing a pioneering effort in the field of public order policing, this collection of articles—written by both practitioners and scholars from all continents of the world—presents public order from a global perspective. The articles address a multitude of public disorder situations and strategies (i.e. demonstrations, protests, celebrations, ceremonies, labor activity, traffic control, sports violence, inter-group violence and terrorism) to present the most comprehensive and contemporary perspectives on this subject. The articles cover a great variety of nations and offer a much more diverse collection of readings than the traditional focus on Western democracies.

International Police Cooperation: A World Perspective
edited by Koenig and Das
International Police Cooperation Book
Daniel J. Koenig and Dilip K. Das, two scholars with extensive experience in criminal justice, are committed to bringing together both practical and theoretical perspectives on the subject of international police cooperation. This book combines the efforts of leading practitioners and academics in criminology in order to address the challenges of such persistent international problems as organized crime and illegal immigration. Rather than focusing solely on the problems that make cooperation desirable, however, the book is also the most current and detailed account of new international cooperative initiatives. Using an innovative cross-cultural and comparative methodology, Koenig and Das present an invaluable source of information for students of criminology and sociology that will fulfill a long-felt gap in the literature on policing.

International Perspectives on Community Policing and Crime Prevention
edited by Lab and Das
International Perspectives on Community Policing and Crime Prevention Book
This text provides insight on the great diversity in community policing and crime prevention as they appear in countries around the world. Various chapters deal with countries that have established formal, professional police forces; are in transition from colonial status to independence; or are emerging democracies faced with the demands associated with major political and social change. All of these efforts are tied together with the recognition that the public needs to be involved in preventing crime.

Organized Crime: World Perspectives
edited by Albanese, Das and Verma
Organized Crime: World Perspectives Book
Written by natives of each of the many countries represented throughout the text, this unique collection illustrates the similarities and differences in organized crime around the world. Each country’s demographics and location is described and the introduction to each section indicates how the events in other nations on each continent continue to shape the nature and extent of organized crime in many different countries.

Policing Democracies
edited by Das and Marenin
Policing Democracies Book
This cross-cultural comparison of various systems highlights the universal observation that police are an anomaly in a democracy and explores how various influences-for example, large-scale social violence, a zeal for crime fighting, and vulnerability to temptation-often find police incapable of behaving in a democratic manner. Challenges goes beyond just showing the similarities and differences of the policing challenges democratic societies face, it also examines the responses and remedies adopted by police in various countries at different levels of democratic achievement and how every society struggles with the challenges of preserving democratic values without sacrificing the effectiveness of policing.