Corruption is a major problem that has affected police services and the communities they serve around the world for many years. Much discussion has gone into how best to deal with this situation and repeated attempts have been made to reform a police culture that is regarded as secretive and corrupt. In this important new book a former police officer with 23 years of experience reveals what external observers have failed to see, the real nature of policing with its internal operational structures that help perpetuate this cycle of corruption in spite of demands for reform. But there is more to this cycle than police work and organisational behaviour patterns. For public exposure in an inquiry and media reports sensationally describing corruption generate a highly politicised reform response that keeps the cycle in motion. This book allows the voices of the forgotten casualties of an inquiry to be heard, those individuals who see policing as a vocation that is an important part of the processes of a democratic society. It gives insight into the complex relationships involved in the nature of the game, the source of moral dilemmas, personal beliefs and personal behaviour.

Corruption and Crisis Control: The Nature of The Game is available from Amazon.