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NCJ Number: 161823 Find in a Library
Title: Crime, Police and and the "Good Order:" Germany (From Crime History and Histories of Crime: Studies in the Historiography of Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern History, P 109-137, 1996, Clive Emsley and Louis A Knafla, eds. -- See NCJ-161818)
Author(s): A Ludtke; H Reinke
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the extent and nature of research on the history of policing in Germany.
Abstract: The introductory section notes that modern crime and criminal justice history had a late start in Germany; in the mid- 1970's, Carsten Kuther's study of organized banditry from the 18th to the early 20th centuries and Dirk Blaius's research into bourgeois society and criminality in early 19th-century Prussia marked the beginning of a modern crime and criminal justice history in Germany. Sections of this paper focus on the social history of crime in German historiography; police, criminal justice, and the emerging modern state; rapid socioeconomic transformation and continuing emphasis on "good order," 1789 to 1815-71; the German police during the imperial period (1871- 1918); German police in the Weimar Republic period (1918-1933); criminal justice and police under fascism; and police in Germany after 1945. The concluding section addresses the historiography of crime, police, and criminal justice in Germany in the 1990's. 87 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Foreign criminal justice research; Germany; History of policing; Police responsibilities
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