This book illustrates the reciprocal relationship between Finnish culture and Finnish policing. Cultural values, socio-economic and political backgrounds are used as the foundation to explain how the police work in Finland. Unlike many nations, the Finns consistently rank their police force as the most trustworthy among all the public institutions. In turn, the police benefit from a progressive culture in which tolerance, justice, and equality are highly practised values.
Ni He is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. Dilip K. Das received his Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University and is Founder/Editor-in-Chief of World Police Encyclopedia.
Preface; Foreword; Observations; Introduction; Part I. Social Conditions; 1. Sisu and All: The Epic of the North; 2. Crime and Justice; Part II. Police Organization; 3. History and Structure; 4. Police Functions; 5. Control Mechanisms; Part III. The Crafts of Policing; 6. Police Encounter; 7. Community Policing; 8. Perceptions of Police Work; Epilogue; References; Index.