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Title Police in transition : essays on the police forces in transition countries / edited by András Kádár
Published New York : Central European University Press, 2001


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Description 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction / Ferenc Koszeg -- The Questions of Transition / Istvan Szikinger -- The Impact of Transition: A Comparison of Post-Communist Societies with Earlier 'Societies in Transition' / Robert I. Mawby -- Police Organization and Accountability: A Comparative Study / Renate Weber -- The Police in the Constitutional Framework: The Limits of Policing / Andrzej Rzeplinski -- Policing in Transition Countries Compared with Standards in the European Union: Hungary - Where Dreams Are Not Fulfilled / Miklos Benke -- Police Governance in Romania / Manuela Stefanescu
Summary "The police forces of the transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe have to undergo profound reform to be able to respond to the needs of society; to serve the public and not just the government, and to prove that they can effectively combat crime. This volume is the result of a survey by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee concerning the mode and extent of changes police forces of the post-communist countries have undergone since 1989-1990. Information is provided about the relevant tasks, organization, personnel, accountability, and international relations of the national police forces and about the coercive measures they are entitled to use." "Written by experts of policing and representatives of human-rights organizations, Police in Transition deals with the questions of transition, European trends in the governance of the police, the relationship between police and criminality, the role of the police in the constitutional framework, the limits of policing, police brutality, civilian oversight ofthe police and the possibilities of a democratic reform of police forces in Central and Eastern Europe."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Police -- Europe, Eastern.
Police administration -- Europe, Eastern.
Law enforcement -- Europe, Eastern.
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.
Author Kádár, András.
LC no. 2001037245
ISBN 9639241156 paperback alkaline paper