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NCJ Number: NCJ 170291     Find in a Library
Title: Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Comparing Firsthand Knowledge With Experience From the West
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  Editor(s): M Pagon
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 750
  Annotation: Sixty-four papers by 85 authors from 20 countries representing five continents address core issues and challenges of policing in Central and Eastern Europe, cooperation and exchange of knowledge in policing, policing and the community, policing and change, policing and crime, policing and psychology, police education and training, women in policing, and traffic law enforcement.
Abstract: A review of the core issues and challenges for policing in Central and Eastern Europe encompasses the role and importance of cooperation, training, education, and research; challenges for police managers; the importance of police accountability to the community in a democracy; and police human relations training. Eight papers focus on the importance and nature of cooperation and exchange of knowledge among police of various nations, and six papers address "Policing and the Community." The latter papers consider the use and effectiveness of community policing in a democracy, the police role in combatting domestic violence in the United States, and the development of a prison system for a democratic society. Seven papers discuss the management of change in police organizations, with attention to changes in police structure and style under the political reforms in Eastern European countries. Twelve papers pertinent to "Policing and Crime" focus on countering organized crime and criminal investigation techniques in general and for specific types of crime. The nine papers that deal with "Policing and Psychology" consider the application of the principles of organizational psychology to occupational stress in policing, as well as attitudes, values, and perceptions in policing. Eight papers describe various systems of police education and training in European countries, the United States, and South Africa. Four papers address the status and role of women in policing, and three papers discuss aspects of traffic law enforcement. For individual papers, see NCJ-170292-170351. A 912-item bibliography and chapter notes and tables
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Policewomen ; Traffic law enforcement ; International cooperation ; Police management ; Change management ; Police occupational stress ; Investigative techniques ; Foreign police training ; Community policing ; Western Europe ; Eastern Europe
Publication Number: ISBN 961-6230-00-X
Sale Source: College of Police and Security Studies
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Type: Overview Text
Country: Slovenia
Language: English
Note: Papers from an international conference held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 14-16, 1996.
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