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In recent years, new conceptual frameworks regarding police corruption have been elaborated. UK experts such as Newburn, T. (1999), Punch, M. (2000, 2009) and Miller, J. (2003) have proposed new methodological approaches for preventing police corruption. Some of these measures (e.g. increasing the role of Police Internal Affairs Departments) have been successfully implemented by Home Office and the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA). In The Netherlands Van de Bunt, H.G. (2004) developed the concept of “workplace crime” in the explanation of police corruption, based on an analysis of the team and institutional cultures of police officers.

The book Corruption and Organized Crime in Europe: Illegal Partnerships ( eds. Gounev, P. and Ruggiero, V.; London: Routledge, 2012), which builds upon the 2009 report of the Center for the Study of Democracy Examining the Links between Corruption and Organised Crime, suggests the direct effect of strong PIADs on the decline in police corruption. The study also identified the existence of a number of non-public analyses on police corruption, carried out by SOCA, or analytical material collected by the Belgian Federal Police whose analytical approach, methodology, and results could be of much use to PIADs in BG and RO.

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