Policing in Cambodia : legitimacy in the making?
Broadhurst, Roderic G. & Bouhours, Thierry (2009) Policing in Cambodia : legitimacy in the making? Policing and Society, 19(2), pp. 174-190.
Analyses of police statistics, newspaper reports, and United Nations international crime victim surveys (UNICVS) are used to describe trends in crime, and changes in perceptions of security, corruption and confidence in police in post-conflict Cambodia. These data show that both violent crimes (including homicides and police or vigilante killings) and property crimes have declined. Modest reductions in fear of crime are observed but confidence in police has not improved, although 'street-level' corruption is less frequent. Corruption, elite crime and consumer fraud remain serious problems consistent with Cambodia's 'fragile state' status. The emergence of juvenile and drug related crime reflects demographic changes and the impact of modernisation (and urbanisation) on cultural practices. The role of modernisation and democratic transition in shaping the form, response to and extent of crime is discussed, as well as the effect of international aid focussed on criminal justice assistance.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Cambodia, Corruption, Crime, Crime Victim Survey, Modernisation, Policing, Security, State Formation|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Policing and Society [Volume 19, Issue 2, 2009] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10439460802187589|
|Deposited On:||29 May 2008 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2013 01:11|
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