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Police Leaders as Thinkers

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  • Conceptualizes police leaders as thinkers through examples
  • Features an international cohort of profiles contributed by diverse researchers and police leaders
  • Suggests creative and “out of the box” thinking to support police reform

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This book identifies police leaders who have stood out and chalked a path that has transformed their organizations. It describes these thinkers, who look deep into the challenges of policing and comment critically upon various responses and actions.

Featuring profiles of police leaders from various countries, this book features officers with an aptitude for learning, presenting the situations they have confronted and the methods they have adopted to change systems and usher reforms. It identifies the characteristics of thinking police officers, and suggests the ways in which the serious policing challenges of modern times can be addressed by creative and outside the box thinking by leadership.

Appropriate for students of criminal justice and policing, for researchers studying law enforcement and for practitioners discussing policing reform, this book will initiate a new debate about the nature and possibilities of building new police for the 21st century.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

    Arvind Verma

  • Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Coppin State University, Baltimore, USA

    Dilip K. Das

About the editors

Dilip K. Das, Ph.D. is the Founding President of the International Police Executive Symposium. He is a human rights consultant to the United Nations, and a Professor for Criminal Justice at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Arvind Verma, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University Bloomington.  He is formerly of the Indian Police Service.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Police Leaders as Thinkers

  • Editors: Arvind Verma, Dilip K. Das

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-19699-7Published: 22 February 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-19702-4Published: 23 February 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-19700-0Published: 21 February 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 240

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Crime Control and Security, Criminological Theory, Research Methods in Criminology

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