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Reinventing Policing Through the Prism of the Colonial Kiap


John Bradford Braithwaite


Australian National University - Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), Research School of Social Sciences; Australian National University (ANU) - Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet)

Sinclair Dinnen


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December 14, 2007


Abstract:     
Few institutions globalized more quickly to every nation on earth than the one Sir Robert Peel invented in 1829. The argument of this essay is that the transplantation involved has very often lacked contextual attunement to local conditions. Consequently, a great many nations have police that are promoters of tyranny, privilege and corruption rather than defenders of liberty. The particular argument of our contribution is that there has been excessive transplantation of urban policing models into societies where village life is more the norm. In this regard we suggest there is something to learn from pre-Peelian police in the first world and colonial policing in the third world.

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Keywords: New Guinea, Colonialism, Police, Rural Crime

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Date posted: September 12, 2008  

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Braithwaite, John Bradford and Dinnen, Sinclair, Reinventing Policing Through the Prism of the Colonial Kiap (December 14, 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1105227 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1105227

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John Bradford Braithwaite (Contact Author)
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Australia

Sinclair Dinnen
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