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Royal Commissions Into Policing-Australia

NCJ Number
247149
Journal
Salus Journal Volume: 3 Issue: 1 Dated: 2013 Pages: 33-52
Author(s)
Alan Beckley
Date Published
2013
Length
21 pages
Annotation
Royal Commissions and Inquiries have investigated every police force in Australia in relation to their integrity, accountability and effectivenessa factor of major importance to every citizen in maintaining their freedom, safety and security.
Abstract
Royal Commissions and Inquiries have investigated every police force in Australia in relation to their integrity, accountability and effectivenessa factor of major importance to every citizen in maintaining their freedom, safety and security. The crucial question this paper poses is whether such tribunals are effective or otherwise in terms of the benefits and outcomes accrued from their findings. The paper is in the form of a critical discussion which investigates and analyses the Inquiries using the method of desk research of official documents over the last 50 years from which it identifies common findings and recommendations contained in the official discourse. The research concludes that lessons have not been learned in relation to policing operations, accountability and integrity in a number of cases and highlights a variety of adverse issues that persist into current policing practice.