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NCJ Number: 51962 Find in a Library
Title: EUROPEAN POLICING - THE LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS INTERVIEWS
Corporate Author: John Jay Press
United States of America
Editor(s): M BALTON; D H BRACEY; P DODENHOFF; D GUYOTT; R MCCORMACK
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY 10019
John Jay Press
New York, NY 10019
Sale Source: John Jay Press
444 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TEN EUROPEAN LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVES DISCUSS THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF POLICE IN FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, ITALY, DENMARK, IRELAND, AND ENGLAND.
Abstract: FRANCE'S NATIONAL POLICE FORCE IS EXAMINED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTORY OF THE FRENCH NATIONAL POLICE COLLEGE, WHO COMMANDED THE DETECTIVE FORCE OF LYONS DURING THE 1960'S. IN ADDITION TO OUTLINING THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE FORCE, HE PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF POLICE TRAINING. THE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND TRAINING OF GERMANY'S FEDERAL OFFICE OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DISCUSSES TOPICS RELATING TO VARIOUS ASPECTS OF WEST GERMAN POLICE SYSTEMS. THE POLICE CHIEF OF GENOA, ITALY DESCRIBES THE WORKING CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED BY THE ITALIAN PATROL OFFICER AND COMMENTS ON THE TRADITION OF VIOLENCE IN HIS COUNTRY'S POLITICAL LIFE. THE FUNCTION OF THE PATROL OFFICER IS ALSO THE FOCUS OF AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF DENMARK'S NATIONAL POLICE FORCE, WHO STRESSES HOW PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAINING IS COMBINED WITH TECHNICAL SUBJECTS TO PROVIDE HIS COUNTRY'S PATROL OFFICERS WITH A BALANCED OUTLOOK ON CRIME AND POLICING. THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF THE NATIONAL POLICE FORCE OF IRELAND OUTLINES HIS ROLE AS DIRECTOR OF THE IRISH POLICE RESEARCH AND PLANNING UNIT AND PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF IRELAND'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THE CHIEF CONSTABLE OF LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, COMPARES THE LONG TERM ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS OF THE BRITISH CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WITH THOSE COMMON TO THE U.S. A FORMER DEAN OF THE BRITISH POLICE COLLEGE DETAILS THE SELECTION AND TRAINING PROCESS FOR NEW RECRUITS IN GREAT BRITAIN. THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER IN CHARGE OF INSPECTING AND PLANNING FOR LONDON'S METROPOLITAN POLICE, DISCUSSES HIS AGENCY'S STRUCTURE, COMMENTING ON HOW POLICE CORRUPTION IS HANDLED WITHIN THE ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK. THE INTERCONNECTING COMPONENTS OF THE BRITISH CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE EXAMINED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE SUPERINTENDANT OF LONDON'S METROPOLITAN POLICE FORCE; HE ALSO COMMENTS ON THE STRUCTURE OF ENGLAND'S POLICE UNION AND ON HOW IT HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THE NATIONAL ECONOMY. FINALLY, THE CHIEF CONSTABLE OF CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, DISCUSSES THE HUMAN SIDE OF POLICING IN BRITAIN, STRESSING THE INTEGRITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL OFFICER AND THE DISCRETIONARY POWERS EACH CONSTABLE IS AFFORDED IN PERFORMING HIS DUTIES. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Denmark; England; Foreign police; Foreign police training; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Patrol; Police corruption; Police management; Police recruits
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