The systemic police corruption: beyond New Sociological Institutionalism
Ian Karusigarira

This article seeks to further the empirical understanding of police corruption as a threat to security and governance in Uganda. It will lodge an inquiry into socio-cultural mechanisms that have facilitated institutional perpetuation and persistence of police corruption since colonial administration of late 1890s. The study will detail police corruption discussion exploring broader economic, social and political paradigms, which have a direct bearing on police practice. By this inquiry, this study will seek to establish what causes the systemic perpetration of police corruption and subsequently provide tools for institutional solidification with a view to achieve dreamt perpetual peace in Uganda. It focuses most of its attention on normative and informal actions that tend to be taken for granted by police analysts and practitioners alike. While, much emphasis will be put on understanding police institutions as social beings, issues of rationality and formality will not be ignored. This article will attempt to be more of a relational one, to avoid blundering into under-estimating the ideational people, material reductionists and culturalists. The article is structured in two sections. Section one offers the background to the study and; Section two offers the analysis of field research data.

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