UDC 005.51:351.74/.75]:174
Biblid: 1451-3188, 16 (2017)
Vol. 17, No 60, pp. 265-293
DOI:

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

SAVREMENI ETIČKI PROBLEMI POLICIJSKOG MENADžMENTA

Klisarić Milan (Факултет за правне и пословне студије „др Лазар Вркатић“ Нови Сад), mklisar60@gmail.com

The subject-matter of this paper is the relationship between modern reform of the police organization and ethical problems faced by police management. The main hypothesis of the paper is: “The introduction of the reform changes in police organization increases the ethical problems faced by police management.” The aim of the research is to identify, describe and explain the key ethical problems and their influencing factors faced by the police management of the Republic of Serbia at the time of the current reform process of the police organization. The paper identified three key areas of ethical problems: ethical decision-making and resolution of ethical dilemmas, quality management and achievement of the mission of the police and the human resources management and organizational culture. Within each area are identified and described the main ethical problems/challenges police management, as well as the influencing factors of these problems, of which the most prominent: the lack of awareness and attitudes of police managers, responsibility, personal and group interests against the organizational and general social interests, corruption, inertia traditional police system, weaknesses in organizational culture, coupled with the strong influence of powerful people outside the police organization, mostly from the world of politics. The paper uses qualitative and quantitative approach to research and secondary data from relevant research. Basic methods used in the study are: content analysis, secondary analysis, statistical methods and observation with participation. Key results of studies related to the confirmation of the thesis work. Namely, the reforms in the police of Serbia are significantly increased of ethical problems encountered by police management. However, with all identified procedural and ethical problems, it is evident that the police of Serbia are well on its way to organizational reform, and that they made certain improvements in the quality of work and management, transparency and approaching towards the police community. The main recommendation of the paper is to improve the strategy for solving ethical problems in the Serbian police, arising from the introduction of the changes, as well as to investigate the homogeneous experience of EU countries.

Keywords: ethics, morality, integrity, ethical problems, police management