chapter  4
Survey of Innovations in Development and Maintenance of Ethical Standards by Australian Police Departments*
ByTIM PRENZLER, CAROL RONKEN
Pages 18

In Australia, interest in anti-corruption measures has been driven by the same problems of police malpractice faced by many other countries. The seriousness of recent exposés and allegations of corruption, most notably in Queensland (Fitzgerald, 1989; CJC, 1999), New South Wales (Wood, 1997), Victoria (Ombudsman of Victoria, 1998), and Western Australia (McDonnell, 2000), has forced police departments and governments out of their traditionally passive approaches to police integrity. Corruption problems in Australian policing have attracted international attention, with the reform agendas providing valuable lessons (Newburn, 1997).