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Presentation
Assessing the Need for Police Reform in the Context of Good Governance and International Cooperation
2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, [Los Angeles, CA] (2006)
  • Yvon Dandurand, University College of the Fraser Valley
  • Curt Griffiths, Simon Fraser University
  • Vivienne Chin, International Centre for Criminal Law
  • Danielle Murdoch, Simon Fraser University
Abstract
The current state of knowledge about “lessons learned” in capacity building and reform initiatives is a consequence of at least two interrelated factors. The first is what Carothers (2003:13) has referred to as a “disturbingly thin base of knowledge at every level”, particularly with respect to how change actually occurs, how it can be supported, and what effects it tends to have on resistant systems. The European Commission (2005:25) has noted: “While acknowledgement of the importance of the political and institutional context is now commonplace, the assessment of …enabling and constraining factors for CD [capacity development] are only gradually accumulating.”
Publication Date
November 3, 2006
Citation Information
Yvon Dandurand, Curt Griffiths, Vivienne Chin and Danielle Murdoch. "Assessing the Need for Police Reform in the Context of Good Governance and International Cooperation" 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, [Los Angeles, CA] (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danielle_murdoch/11/