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dc.contributor.authorRansley, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Jessicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrenzler, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.editorPaul Mazerolleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:04:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:04:29Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-06T06:48:23Z
dc.identifier.issn00048658en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1375/acri.40.2.143en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18565
dc.description.abstractMuch recent policing reform has been concerned with strengthening organisational and individual accountability through complaints, discipline systems and external oversight. Civil litigation against police has largely been ignored as an accountability measure. This research aimed to broaden the understanding of police litigation in Australia, and determine the implications for its use as an accountability mechanism. While the findings are not definitive, they generally conform with previous research outcomes that most cases initiated by civilians involve allegations of police abuse of power or process corruption. A new finding is that police sue their own organisations at about the same rate as they are sued by members of the public, although primarily for unfair dismissal. The results show a need for more detailed research, but highlight that civil litigation can form part of a regulatory web for identifying, controlling and preventing police misconduct.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Academic Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://anj.sagepub.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom143en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto160en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Criminologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume40en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390403en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390499en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcodeC1en_US
dc.titleCivil Litigation Against Police in Australia: Exploring its Extent, Nature and Implications for Accountabilityen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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