An evaluation of the systems for handling police complaints in Thailand

Prateeppornnarong, Dhiyathad (2016). An evaluation of the systems for handling police complaints in Thailand. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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This thesis, based on empirical evidence and documentary analysis, critically evaluates the systems under the regulatory oversight of the Royal Thai Police (RTP), the Office of the Ombudsman, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in respect of the handling of police complaints. Comparisons will be drawn from the system under the control of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in England and Wales in order to provide alternative perspectives to the Thai police complaints system.

This thesis proposes a civilian control model of a police complaints system as a key reform measure to instill public confidence in the handling of complaints in Thailand. Additional measures ranging from sufficient power and resources, complainants’ involvement, securing transparency and maintaining police faith in the system are also recommended to enhance the proposed system.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: Birmingham Law School
Funders: Other
Other Funders: The University of Birmingham, The Office of Educational Affairs, the Royal Thai Embassy, Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand, The University of Birmingham
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JX International law


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