What can corruption and anti-corruption theory tell us about the problems facing policing in remote indigenous communities?


This article discusses how Anti-corruption theory can be applied to over and under policing to help us diagnose the problem and work towards a treatment program, but it will not provide a ‘one size fits all’ cure. Corruption and anti-corruption theory has already been applied to the problems of policing in a multicultural society in Britain and Australia. What can it tell us about the problems facing policing in Australia’s remote indigenous communities? There are various conceptions of corruption in the literature and legislation, but there is a strong argument that over and under policing in remote communities is grey area conduct that could constitute police corruption. (Abstract, edited).

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