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NCJ Number: 68452 Find in a Library
Title: PREVENTION - ADEQUATE MEANS OF CONTROL OF WHITE COLLAR CRIME
Journal: KRIMINALIST  Volume:10  Issue:6  Dated:(JUNE 1978)  Pages:296-300
Author(s): G NAGEL
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 5
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: ORGANIZATIONAL AND LEGAL MEANS OF WHITE COLLAR CRIME PREVENTION ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: GOALS OF PREVENTIVE ACTIVITIES ARE RECOGNIZING PLANNED OFFENSES AT AN EARLY STAGE, DETERMINING TRENDS CONDUCIVE TO WHITE COLLAR CRIME, PUBLICIZING LEGALLY QUESTIONABLE PRACTICES, AND FACILITATING REPRESSIVE MEASURES. THE OBJECTIVES CAN BE ACHIEVED BY REVAMPING POLICE ATTITUDES AND APPROACHES AND CULTIVATING MEDIA CONTACTS. PREVENTIVE MEASURES CAN BEST BE IMPLEMENTED THROUGH A SPECIAL POLICE PREVENTION UNIT WITH DIVISIONS FOR OPEN PREVENTION AND FOR INTELLIGENCE WORK. CRITICS ARGUE THAT PREVENTIVE WARNINGS MAY VIOLATE POLICE CONFIDENTIALITY RULES. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE POLICE ARE ALSO OBLIGATED TO PREVENT OFFENSES DANGEROUS TO PUBLIC SECURITY. EVEN AGAINST THE POLICE SUITS ARE POSSIBLE WHEN THE POLICE HAVE NOT FULFILLED THEIR PROTECTIVE MANDATE. THE CIVIL LIABILITY OF CRIMINAL POLICE SHOULD NOT EXTEND TO RESPONSIBILITY FOR PREVENTIVE COUNSELING EFFORTS WHICH PROVE INEFFECTIVE AND FAIL TO FORESTALL ABUSE. PARADOXICALLY, POLICE MAY NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION TO INDIVIDUALS SEEKING ADVICE UNTIL THEY HAVE FILED COMPLAINTS. NOTES AND A BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE SUPPLIED. --IN GERMAN.
Index Term(s): Germany; Laws and Statutes; Police crime-prevention; Police organizational structure; Privileged communications; Specialized police operations; White collar crime
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