Police Science in Germany
History and New Perspectives
|tijdschrift||EJPS (ISSN: 2034-760X)|
|publicatie datum||23 augustus 2013|
|keywords||violent assaults, civil courage, YouTube, accountability, public relations, Police Science in Germany, Facebook|
In the German speaking academic world Police Science (Polizeiwissenschaft) is a fairly new and little known area of social science. Accordingly, the academic status of police science is anything but firmly established but rather at a ‘hybrid’ stage of development. The very combination of policing and academic study/research seems to remain largely incompatible not only to police managers but also to main stream sociology. German police science differs substantially from the Anglo-American-Australian approach. One main difference pertains to legal traditions, others are due to historical and cultural developments that will be taken up in this descriptive essay. However, Anglo-American-Australian police theories have a lot to offer to German and European police scientists and this will be demonstrated.