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Title: What are the barriers to building a trusted police service in China and India? : a comparative study
Author: Lee, George Chak Man Christopher
ISNI:       0000 0004 7652 3553
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis attempts to identify what the barriers to building a trusted police service in China and India are through answering the questions: How has economic modernisation impacted upon policing? To what extent are the two police forces trusted by its citizens? Do the police carry out their duties in a fair and unbiased fashion? What do police corruption/malpractices look like and why does it persist? And what are the influencing factors in decision-making at the moments-of-truth? There is very limited research into the Chinese Police generally and even less on factors affecting organisational culture, practices, and decision making. There is no comparative study between the Chinese and Indian Police. This thesis found that the Chinese Police are held in higher esteem than the Indian Police by their respective citizenry. Both the Chinese and Indian police use stereotypes and are biased against certain section of society in the way they carry out their duties and that corruption and malpractices are tolerated and engrained in its culture but is subtler in China than in India. However, one surprised finding is that India is more at risk of the rule by man than China, even though India is said to be the world's largest democracy grounded on the principles of the rule of law.
Supervisor: Nolan, Peter Sponsor: SMUT Fund ; POLIS and DS Field ; Trinity College
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Development Studies ; Criminology ; Police Studies ; Decision making ; Organisational culture and behaviour ; India ; China ; Comparative Study - China/India ; Corruption and malpractice ; Police Culture and decision making ; Police trust ; Economic Modernisation China/India ; Urbanisation and crime ; Treatment of minorities in China and India ; Rural urban migration in China and India