Corruption

Police-Sponsorship Networks: Benign Ties or Relations of Private Influence?

This article examines relational ties between private sponsors and public police departments based on sponsorship of Canadian and international policing conferences and galas. Using network analysis and descriptive statistics, we investigate ties …

Gift-Giving, Disreputable Exchange, and the Management of Donations in a Police Department

To supplement funding and strengthen relationships with the community, police departments often accept donations from individuals and businesses. These donations are a form of disreputable exchange - they are permitted but laden with the potential …

The Police Foundation’s Rise: Implications of Public Policing’s Dark Money

A new kind of organization has emerged in public policing across the United States and Canada - the 'police foundation'. The foundation's private, nonprofit legal status allows it to engage in private fundraising activities that police, as public …