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Article
Publication date: 26 May 2022

David Baker

The article examines the apparent absence of accountability in the aftermath of police related deaths (PRDs) in the US and England and Wales. It considers regulatory…

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Purpose

The article examines the apparent absence of accountability in the aftermath of police related deaths (PRDs) in the US and England and Wales. It considers regulatory mechanisms such as investigations by independent regulators and internal affairs departments; and legal mechanisms such as cases heard in criminal, civil and coroners' courts. The processes used by these approaches, and outcomes produced are examined in terms of their perceived effectiveness in holding police to account.

Design/methodology/approach

The article considers qualitative research based on interviews undertaken with the relatives of 59 people who died as a result of police contact in both countries. The research examined how families attempted to pursue justice and accountability in the aftermath of the death of a relative.

Findings

Whilst the mechanisms of legal and regulatory accountability employed in each country are somewhat different, the outcomes they produce are remarkably similar: few officers are sanctioned in the aftermath of such deaths in either country. The article argues these mechanisms can provide a façade of accountability in terms of process, but not in terms of outcome. They enable systemic issues that produce police related deaths to go more or less unchanged.

Research limitations/implications

As the research project is highly original, there are necessarily limitations in terms of the generalisability of its findings because it represents the subjective views of participants affected by PRDs. The article suggests that further research be conducted to extend our understanding of issues related to PRDs.

Practical implications

The article argues that the investigation and regulation of PRDs in both countries is essentially flawed. Consequently, there needs to be a fundamental rethink of how such deaths are investigated, and how police could be better held to account for PRDs.

Social implications

Without significant change to the processes and outcomes that occur in the aftermath of PRDs, it is argued that the legitimacy of police and the criminal justice system will continue to be questioned.

Originality/value

There is no known empirical academic research into PRDs that considers the views of family members in both the US and England and Wales. As such, the article produces unique insights from the perspectives of relatives of those who have died following contact with the police.

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Policing: An International Journal, vol. 45 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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Publication date: 9 January 2017

David Michael Baker

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Information and Learning Science, vol. 118 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-5348

Case study
Publication date: 21 March 2022

Anne Marie Zwerg-Villegas, Ana María Gutiérrez and David S. Baker

Determine when to resolve conflict through arbitration and when to resolve conflict through the court system. Reflect upon the types of organizational misconduct and…

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Learning outcomes

Determine when to resolve conflict through arbitration and when to resolve conflict through the court system. Reflect upon the types of organizational misconduct and determine what behaviors constitute organizational misconduct. Argue whether the behaviors that constitute organizational misconduct are universal or may vary according to the context. Analyze whether actions that might be considered misconduct might be acceptable in certain situations and contexts. Build additional definitions of organizational misconduct that might pertain to non-Western, developed country contexts. Analyze how media and popular opinion might influence perceptions of organizational misconduct.

Case overview/Synopsis

Carlos Mattos (he/him/his) was the founder/president/CEO of Hyundai Colombia Automotriz S.A. from 1992 to 2015. He and his company introduced the Hyundai brand to the Colombian market and made it one of the best-selling automobile brands in the nation. When the company began experiencing losses, Hyundai headquarters terminated the contract and awarded the distribution to an Ecuadorian firm.The contract between Hyundai Colombia Automotriz S.A. and Hyundai Motor Company stipulates that arbitration is the appropriate dispute mechanism. However, Mattos contemplates whether arbitration is his best option or if he should take Hyundai Motor Company to court. He also contemplates suing the Ecuadorian firm for unfair competition.As students analyze Mattos’ decision, they will determine whether the actions of the any of the parties might be considered organizational misconduct. This case is not about assigning blame. It is not about deciphering whether anyone is guilty. Instead, the case is designed to promote critical thinking about the concept of organizational misconduct. Most literature and understanding of organizational misconduct are from a Western, developed country point of view. In this case, there are three key actors, all from emerging markets. Each may have participated in some sort of misconduct, depending on how the term is defined.

Complexity academic level

This case is appropriate for advanced, undergraduate or master's level international business students in classes such as international management, intercultural management, international negotiation or business ethics.

Supplementary materials

Teaching notes are available for educators only.

Subject code

CSS 5: International Business.

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Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2045-0621

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2002

David Baker

This article takes a personal look – retrospectively and prospectively – at the application of information and communications technology within library and information…

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This article takes a personal look – retrospectively and prospectively – at the application of information and communications technology within library and information services in UK higher education (UKHE). It looks particularly at the ways in which document delivery has been transformed into a central driver in Internet‐based library service developments and considers recent innovations and likely future pathways. It focuses on the results of programmes such as the Joint Information Systems Committee’s e‐Lib Programme and subsequent attempts to provide radical alternatives to the dominant design of traditional inter‐library loan and document supply services, and it draws on first‐hand experience of the innovation process through projects such as EDDIS and Agora.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 30 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1994

David Baker, Ian Ellery, Iain Reeman and Ann Wood

This paper summarises the development, current position and future proposed enhancement of the University of East Anglia (UEA)'s electronic document delivery service. The…

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This paper summarises the development, current position and future proposed enhancement of the University of East Anglia (UEA)'s electronic document delivery service. The service has been developed in conjunction with the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) and began in September 1993. It now handles up to 20 documents a day, via the Library. It is hoped to transfer to desktop delivery, subject to copyright restrictions.

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VINE, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

Article
Publication date: 1 June 2003

David Baker

This article complements an earlier discussion by the author with regard to the breakdown of the traditional inter‐library loan model. It looks at the key variables that…

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This article complements an earlier discussion by the author with regard to the breakdown of the traditional inter‐library loan model. It looks at the key variables that are driving the development of new models in electronic document delivery, taking account of current projects and products in the field. It argues that there is unlikely to be a single model in the future, but rather a series of models, determined not just by the technology applications available, but also by societal, economic, environmental and political factors. The article is written from the UK higher education viewpoint.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 31 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Article
Publication date: 4 January 2019

David Baker

156

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Information and Learning Science, vol. 119 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-5348

Article
Publication date: 23 January 2007

Michael Romanos

The purpose of this paper is to highlight a selection of poetry titles from the Poets House Showcase of 2006.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight a selection of poetry titles from the Poets House Showcase of 2006.

Design/methodology/approach

This article provides reviews of selected titles from the 2006 Poets House Showcase.

Findings

This review represents a wide‐ranging selection of contemporary poetry collections and anthologies.

Originality/value

This list documents the tremendous range of poetry publishing from commercial, independent and university presses, as well as letterpress chapbooks, art books and CDs.

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Collection Building, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Article
Publication date: 6 July 2015

David Ball

This paper is a thought experiment that investigates the possibilities of moving from the typical “just-in-case” model of managing legacy collections of printed monographs…

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Purpose

This paper is a thought experiment that investigates the possibilities of moving from the typical “just-in-case” model of managing legacy collections of printed monographs to a centralised “just-in-time” model.

Design/methodology/approach

Reliable published statistical data have been used; the core of these are the annual library statistics for UK research libraries collected by SCONUL. From these and other sources, the costs of monograph storage across UK research libraries have been determined.

Findings

Establishing a centralised collective collection would bring a large return on investment.

Research limitations/implications

This is not an empirical study.

Originality/value

The value of this study is high.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 28 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Article
Publication date: 4 March 2014

David Baker

84

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New Library World, vol. 115 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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