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NCJ Number: 157958 Find in a Library
Title: Three Years of New Police Law: Are the Regulations Working?
Editor(s): U Stephan; S Zeitler
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 180
Sale Source: Sturmbuhlstr.250
Fachhochschule fur Polizei,
Referat Offentlich-keitsarbeit
Germany (Unified)
Type: Presentation
Language: German
Country: Germany (Unified)
Annotation: This collection publishes presentations at the First Police Law Symposium at the Academy for Advanced Police Training Villingen-Schwenningen on September 26-27, 1994.
Abstract: The first article criticizes the new German police code (1991) because of its vague terminology and failure to make necessary changes. The second article focuses on methods of collecting suspect data including undercover agents, surveillance, sophisticated technology and wiretapping, and fingerprinting; according to the new law, these measures are legal not only for the purpose of crime repression, but also for crime prevention. The following article discusses changes in data use: the same data which have been collected for one purpose (e.g., for prosecution) may now also be used for crime prevention. Next, the regulations concerning police data transmission are analyzed and found effective. A short article focuses on various minor changes in the police law: matters of police competency and governance, seizure of illegal goods, and the entering/searching of homes. The final article summarizes proposed legislation by different political parties concerning the seizure of property. Each presentation is followed by a discussion among the symposium participants.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Data collections; Police intelligence operations; Police legal limitations; Police policies and procedures
Note: Texte, Nr. 6 (Texts, N 6)
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