Policing- In the 21st Century: Myth, Realities & Challenges

Policing- In the 21st Century: Myth, Realities & Challenges

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Book Specification

Item Code: AZG365
Author: K.V. Thomas
Language: ENGLISH
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788174791252
Pages: 260
Other Details 9.00x6.00 inch
Weight 510 gm

Book Description

About the Book
This book is a compendium of 17 essays, which are well researched, analyzed and documented by the author on the basis of his rich experience in the fields of internal security and policing. The author raises certain pertinent questions, which are in the contemporary law and order scenario of the country, need the serious attention of the governments, police leaders, intellectuals and social activists and the society, at large. Whether the police with the existing organizational structure, manpower, resources and present style of functioning can cope up with the new challenges? To what extent, the police personnel are equipped with the cerebral skills and professionalism to effectively deal with the new brand of cyber crimes, money-laundering and terrorism that go beyond the contours of countries and continents? What innovative mechanisms, strategic management policies and organizational changes are required to equip and professionalize police to meet these challenges? If not, where we have gone wrong in such crucial areas? This work unfolds a number of such sensitive.

issues and comes out with bold and unbiased findings which would be an eye-opener to administrators and police leaders. Simultaneously, the book draws the attention of the people and society to certain crucial aspects of policing such as community policing, police-public partnership, expectations of the society from the police, myth and realities of corruption in police, image crisis of police, the need of transforming the police into an effective instrument of public service and the concept of 'privatization' and 'civilianization' with wider application of Information Technology, scientific and forensic aids to investigate so as to liberate the police from a scourge of human and civil rights violations. Vision for Police 2020 is definitely on above lines. The main focus and attraction of this book is that many new thoughts and ideas have been incorporated in the book which are definitely debatable among police leaders, social scientists and human/civil right activists.

About the Author
Advocate K V Thomas, a Law Graduate from Kerala University has over 36 years of distinguished career in Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in various capacities in different parts of India including the far-flung insurgency affected areas of North-East. For his outstanding contributions to the Bureau, he was decorated with President's Police Medal for distinguished service in 2008 and Indian Police Medal for Meritorious service in 1996, besides Special Awards of IB in the field of internal security. Awarded Police Fellowship by National Police Academy (NPA), Hyderabad for undertaking a research project on "Policing, Left Wing Extremism and Human/Civil Rights Issues" in 1998. His close observation on various aspects of law enforcement in different States and interaction with a wide spectrum of police personnel and objective and unbiased analysis of policing issues have given new insights into the intricate aspects of law enforcement in the country in the new millennium.

The traditional role of police in any democratic society is the effective enforcement of law and order and thereby ensuring the safety and security of law abiding citizens. The globalization and the geo-political developments especially the serious challenges in the global security scenario such as international terrorism have added new dimensions to the present day policing. Nations irrespective of their form of government or economic development are in the radar of this looming threat which now goes beyond the contours of continents. Naturally, this speaks of the need of augmenting the edifice of law enforcement machinery by all nations. India is placed in a unique situation in which the Regional security environment and the terror and radical groups sponsored by hostile neighbors have posed serious challenges to the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. Never in the history of India, has the nation faced such mammoth internal security challenges as in the present decade. It was in this backdrop that this compendium of seventeen essays examine the various aspects of policing from the point of view of their professionalism, public image, accountability to the society, organizational 'deviants', innovations and reforms, role in safeguarding internal security and new challenges from cyber space and Information Technology (IT).

On analyzing "the past, present and future Role of police in National security, a clear picture emerges that" the critical aspect of National security is closely intertwined with the task of strengthening basic policing at cutting edge level".

It was after eighteen months of the fall of Delhi or the arrest of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah that the British Govt. came in position to defeat the revolutionary Hindustani Fauj. On 2nd November 1858 Sir Colin Campbell (Lord Clyde) left Allahabad for Oudh. Begam Hazrat Mahal had, by that time lost Lucknow but she continued to fight against the Fireangees. She, alongwith Shahzada Firozshah reinforced Maulvi Ahmad Shah of Faizabad, who had launched an attack on Shahjahanpur. Bareilly was also lost by that time and now the combined forces of Indian Revolutionaries were fighting at Shahjahanpur. But Jones repulsed their attack and for Britishers Shahjahanpur was saved.

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