This publication contains contributions presented at the International Conference "Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Comparing Firsthand Knowledge with Experience from the West," organized in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14-16 November 1996, by the College of Police and Security Studies, Affiliated Member of the University of Ljubljana. While seventy papers appeared on the program of the Conference, sixty-four of them are included in this publication.
These sixty-four contributions were written by eighty-five authors from twenty countries, representing five continents. For many of them, English is not their native language. To preserve the authenticity and originality of all contributions, the papers in this publication are not corrected in terms of the language.
The Conference and this publication would never see the light if it were not for the efforts and contributions of both the Program Committee, chaired by Dr. Milan Pagon from the College of Police and Security Studies, Slovenia, and the Organizing Committee, chaired by Dr. Andrej Anzic from the same College.
The Program Committee members were: Dr. Pavol Balaz, Police Academy, Slovakia; Dr. Ivan Bele, College of Police and Security Studies, Slovenia; Dr. John Benyon, Centre for the Study of Public Order, U of Leicester, UK; Dr. Jennifer Brown, Institute of Police and Criminological Studies, U of Portsmouth, UK; Dr. Cary L. Cooper, Institute of Science and Technology, U of Manchester, UK; Anton Dvorsek, Ministry of the Interior, Slovenia; Dr. Janos Fehervary, Ministry of the Interior, Austria; Dr. Janet Fulk, Annenberg School for Communication, U of Southern California, USA; Dr. Daniel C. Ganster, Department of Management, U of Arkansas, USA; Dr. Mary A. Gowan, Department of Marketing & Management, U of Texas at El Paso, USA; Dr. Anton Grizold, Faculty of Social Sciences, U of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Dr. James Hart, Surrey Police, UK; Dr. Barrie Irving, Police Foundation, UK; Dr. Nancy Jacobs, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, USA; Dr. Osvald Jokst, Latvian Police Academy, Latvian Republic; Dr. Stefan J. Kapsch, Reed College, USA; Dr. Dragica Kozaric-Kovacic, Police Academy, Croatia; Dr. Pavel Krejci, Police Academy of the Czech Republic; Dr. Egidijus Kurapka, Police Academy of Lithuania; Dr. Gloria K. Laycock, Police Research Group, UK; Dr. Maurizio Ludovici, The Higher Police Institute, Italy; Dr. Darko Maver, Faculty of Law, U of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Dr. Janez Pecar, College of Police and Security Studies, Slovenia; Dr. Anton Perenic, College of Police and Security Studies, Slovenia; Dr. Paul R. Sackett, Industrial Relations Center, U of Minnesota, USA; Dr. Rainer Schulte, Polizei-Fnhrungsakademie, Germany; Dr. Ronald T. Stansfield, The Center for Justice Studies, Humber College, Canada; Dr. Istvan Szikinger, Constitutional & Legislative Policy Institute, Hungary; Andrej Ster, Minister of the Interior, Slovenia; Dr. Richard J. Terrill, Department of Criminal Justice, Georgia State U, USA; Dr. Peter Umek, College of Police and Security Studies, Slovenia; and Boris Znidaric, Ministry of Defense, Slovenia.
The Organizing Committee members, all from Slovenia, were: Mira Britovsek (Secretary General), Igor Belic, Melita Djuric, Bojan Fekonja, Branko Lobnikar, Gorazd Mesko, Miran Mitar, Bojana Virjent-Novak, Ljubo Zajc (all from the College of Police and Security Studies), Stanislav Ficko, Vinko Gorenak, Srecko Krope, and Andrej Podvrsic (all from the Ministry of the Interior).
In addition to the Program and Organizing Committee members, three individuals from the College of Police and Security Studies provided essential technical and secretarial support in organization of the Conference and the preparation of this publication: Aleksander Podlogar, Lidija Movrin, and Slavka Indof.
The Conference and this publication were financially supported by the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and by many sponsors, listed at the beginning of this publication.