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The – yet – only englishspoken section of Bürgerrechte & Polizei/CILIP. FInd here a brief summary of all articles of each edition.

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An Editorial Comment
by Otto Diederichs
Today, it would be impossible to imagine a police force without data proces-sing facilities. Yet, information on the type and scope of police data processing is generally limited to a small group of experts. Information only comes to the attention of the general public when the data protection commis-sioners, in presenting their annual reports, point to the previous year’s scan-dals and issue their rebukes. This issue of CILIP attempts to shed more light on this area of police work and to make is more comprehensible. Summaries weiterlesen

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An Editorial Comment
by Otto Diederichs
In February of 1992, the FRG plans also to ratify the so-called Schengen Ac-cord, which will open the internal borders of the EC beginning on January 1, 1993. Police strategists and security policy-makers fear a security loss due to the loss of border checkpoints and are preparing „flanking measures“ which will have their effects on citizens. These will particularly pertain to so-called citizens of third countries and refugees appearing at the „hard outer shell“ of the Schengen states. This issue of CILIP illuminates some of the facets of future security policies. Summaries weiterlesen

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An Editorial Comment
by Otto Diederichs
While CILIP’s readers languish along the world’s summer beaches and streetside cafes, our editorial staff eschewed no pain or effort to get the next special focus issue of CILIP into the mail by the end of vacation. Our special focus in this issue is „organized crime“. On July 24th, the German cabinet finally agreed on a compromise version of Act for Fighting Organized Crime which means that it will go into effect in the very near future. This will now signal termination of a debate that has occupied the Federal Republic for nearly three decades: Is there organized crime in the Federal Republic of Germany? This legislation will hardly end the debate on this subject. CI-LIP’s special focus issue is an attempt to contribute to that debate. A contro-versial issue. Summaries weiterlesen

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A Staff Editorial Report,
by Otto Diederichs

The changes announced in the last issue of CILIP now take place effective this issue. To begin with, we all bid farewell to Falco Werkentin. He will remain a member of the editorial board, but has withdrawn from editorial staff activities. This staff personnel change is acompanied by other changes in the layout and format of the journal as well as in subject matter.
In our focus topic section we have gathered all of the available information on the reorganization and organization of the police in the new states of the former GDR. In some instances, the extent of „Westernization“ is simply astonishing. Whether as citizens, future police officials or government mini-sters, the „Easterners“ as they are often referred to, often play little more than „extra“ roles in this new production. Summaries weiterlesen

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Editorial Announcement
Beginning with the next issue of CILIP, a few changes in the make-up CILIP will be taking effect. For one, we hope to make the journal more current. While we don’t plan to abandon our standing policy of providing solid and re-liable factual material of general topical interest to our reading audience, we shall be devoting our focus in the heart of each issue to keeping our readers abreast of current events. In addition, we shall attempt to augment our reliable in-depth reporting and information by providing a forum for discussion among our reading audience.
That’s the good news, the bad news is that we have been forced to raise our prices. Beginning with our 1/1991 Issue No. 38 of CILIP, single issues will cost 10.00 German marks (plus postage) and our annual subscription rate will rise to 24.00 German marks (plus postage). Summaries weiterlesen

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The cold war has come to an end, intelligence agencies in the East and the West have lost their respective central adversaries. In the GDR, the domestic intelligence agency within the Ministry of State Security was dissolved prior to East Germany’s incorporation into West Germany. No more work for the do-mestic intelligence agency bureaus in the FRG? This issue of CILIP is devoted to the past and present realities of the domestic intelligence agencies in the GDR and the FRG. Summaries weiterlesen

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And who watches the warden? The old conundrum remains as cogent as ever in this issue of CILIP primarily devoted to police controls. Three articles deal directly with police complaint boards in other Western countries. And we do-cument an interview with one of the numerous Citizens‘ Committees formed last December in the GDR for the purpose of dismantling that country’s State Security (Stasi = [Ministerium für] Staatssicherheit) which attempts to unco-ver the roots of this truly extraordinary phenomenon in the area of immediate citizens‘ control. Summaries weiterlesen