Policing in Taiwan
To Be Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge – 256 pages
Taiwan’s democratic transition from 1988 through to 2000 was mirrored by the transition of its police force from an authoritarian to a democratic institution. Though there have been many books on the development of Taiwanese society, this is the first book to examine the critical role of the police in its democratic transition as a linkage between state and civil society.
The book examines the development of policing in Taiwan from an operational, environmental, political and philosophical perspective, considers the role of the police in transition and draws comparisons between police culture in the east and in the west.
1. Introduction: The Great Transition, 2. Policing under the Martial Law, 3. Crime Control during the Democratic Transition, 4. Policing in the New Century, 5. Training, Education, and Promotion, 6. Police Culture, 7. Police Misconduct: déjà vu Experience?, 8. Female Officers on the Move, 9. Policing Socially-Disadvantaged Groups, 10. Confidence in the Police, 11. Coda: Taiwan’s Conundrum