skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 64478 Find in a Library
Title: PRACTICAL DEMANDS MADE OF CRIMINALISTIC TRAINING
Journal: SCHRIFTENREIHE DER POLIZEI-FUEHRUNGSAKADEMIE  Volume:6  Issue:2  Dated:(1979)  Pages:173-183
Author(s): T GNAD
Corporate Author: Walter Rau Verlag
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Walter Rau Verlag
4000 Dusseldorf 1, Germany United
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: THE EFFICINECY OF CRIMINALISTIC TRAINING IN PREPARING WEST GERMAN POLICE DETECTIVES FOR THEIR PROFESSION IS ANALYZED AND CRITICIZED.
Abstract: CRIMINALISTICS IS DEFINED AS THE WAYS AND MEANS OF PREVENTING, DISCOVERING, INVESTIGATING, AND RESOLVING CRIMINAL OFFENSES. A GROUP OF EXPERTS IN THE CITY OF SAARBRUECKEN LISTED 21 COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR SUCCESSFUL DETECTIVE WORK INCLUDING PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND ABILITY, SKILLS IN ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION, TECHNICAL UNDERSTANDING, INGENUITY, A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND QUICK REACTIONS. IN ADDITION, DETECTIVES WILL NEED INCREASINGLY SPECIALIZED TRAINING IN SUCH SPECIFIC AREAS AS THEFT, FRAUD, HOMICIDE, AND DRUG OFFENSES; THE 'ALL-AROUND' DETECTIVE IS RAPIDLY BECOMING OBSOLETE. IN ORDER TO BRIDGE THE INCREASING GULF BETWEEN PRACTICAL SKILLS AND ACADEMIC TRAINING, PROFESSIONALS AT POLICE ACADEMIES SHOULD PERIODICALLY EXCHANGE THEIR INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS FOR PRACTICAL INVESTIGATIVE ASSIGNMENTS. A STANDARDIZED CRIMINALISTIC CURRICULUM SHOULD SERVE TO ABOLISH THE PRESENT DIVERGENCIES AMONG WEST GERMAN STATES. SPECTACULAR CRIMINAL CASES FREQUENTLY UNCOVER ROUTINE ERRORS IN INVESTIGATING AND SEARCHING FOR THE OFFENDERS; THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE SEEMS PARTICULARLY GREAT IN THE ACQUISITION AND EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE. THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN THE CURRICULUM OF 1950 AND THAT OF 1978 SHOWS THAT MUCH OF THE THEORETICAL TRAINING TODAY IS OUTDATED. WHILE FORENSICS AND TECHNICAL CRIMINOLOGY ARE RAPIDLY PROGRESSING, THE TRAINING AND TECHNIQUES OF THE PROFESSIONALS WHO WILL BE HANDLING THIS TECHNIQUES OF THE BEEN LARGELY NEGLECTED. THE ARTICLE CONTAINS FEW REFERENCES. --IN GERMAN. (SAJ)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation units; Criminalistics; Criminalistics training; Curriculum; Foreign police training; Germany; Police academy; Police education; Police effectiveness
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=64478

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.