Why reforms fail

@article{Skogan2008WhyRF,
  title={Why reforms fail},
  author={Wesley G. Skogan},
  journal={Policing and Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={23 - 34}
}
  • W. Skogan
  • Published 16 January 2008
  • Political Science
  • Policing and Society
Police reform is risky and hard, and efforts to innovate in policing often fall short of expectations. This chapter examines sources of resistance to change in policing. Some are internal, including opposition to reform at virtually all levels of the organization and among special units. The position of unions vis-a-vis change is highly variable, particularly if proposals do not threaten working conditions and officer safety. Politicians and other potential opponents of change lurk in the… 
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