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Integrity management of police organizations

Muel Kaptein (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and)
Piet van Reenen (PIOOM Chair, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Policing: An International Journal

ISSN: 1363-951X

Article publication date: 1 September 2001



This article presents a conceptual framework for reviewing the integrity of police organizations, provides a general basis for developing specific activities and gives an overview of possible strategies and activities. Integrity management has to safeguard the conditions in the organization that enable police officers to find a responsible balance between three fundamental types of conflicting interests: the entangled hands dilemma; the many hands dilemma; and the dirty hands dilemma. We develop seven organizational qualities that encourage a prudent balance. An integrity audit can help in measuring these qualities. By examining the organization from this perspective, it is possible to work on improving the organization’s integrity.



Kaptein, M. and van Reenen, P. (2001), "Integrity management of police organizations", Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 281-300.




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