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Resilience of a corrupt police network : the first and second jokes in Queensland

Lauchs, Mark A., Keast, Robyn L., & Chamberlain, Daniel (2012) Resilience of a corrupt police network : the first and second jokes in Queensland. Crime, Law and Social Change, 57(2), pp. 195-207.

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Abstract

Resilient organised crime groups survive and prosper despite law enforcement activity, criminal competition and market forces. Corrupt police networks, like any other crime network, must contain resiliency characteristics if they are to continue operation and avoid being closed down through detection and arrest of their members. This paper examines the resilience of a large corrupt police network, namely The Joke which operated in the Australian state of Queensland for a number of decades. The paper uses social network analysis tools to determine the resilient characteristics of the network. This paper also assumes that these characteristics will be different to those of mainstream organised crime groups because the police network operates within an established policing agency rather than as an independent entity hiding within the broader community.

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ID Code: 47169
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: police corruption, social network analysis, Fitzgerald Inquiry
DOI: 10.1007/s10611-011-9337-y
ISSN: 0925-4994
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2011 10:09
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2012 09:41

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