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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
Right-wing extremist and/or racist motivated acts of violence have, unfortunately, long since ceased to be exceptional occurrences. In much the same manner as politicians and the courts, the police initially acted hesitatingly with regard to this new challenge. In the meantime, however, a number of initiatives have come into being of quite differing natures. CILIP has attempted to take a closer look at these activities and has also gone a step further in beginning to ask questions about right-wing attitudes and antagonistic sentiments toward aliens within the police themselves. Particularly the latter still appears to be taboo for the police.
As always at the beginning of a new year we also present our annual review of fatal police shootings from the previous year. Summaries weiterlesen

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Editorial
by Otto Diederichs
The FRG is far from being confronted with a situation such as revealed in the USA in a study presented by the National Institute of Justice according to which the more than one and a half million persons employed by private se-curity firms constitute nearly double the number of total members of police forces. Nevertheless private security firms are on the rise in Germany. And because, in contrast to other states, there has been little or no public discussion of these developments, this issue of CILIP attempts to present as many of the relevant facts on this topic (with reference to the situation in Germany) as possible in order to help the discussion to get under way. Summaries weiterlesen

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Editorial Comment
by Otto Diederichs
As a department of the police, the state protection division (which constitutes our point of focus in this issue of CILIP) is responsible for counter-espionage, the protection of politicians and business leaders as well as for both investigating and pursuing all crimes classified as being „politically motivated“. Yet public awareness of this division of the police is nearly non-existent. The role of „political police“ has long since been assumed by the country’s domestic intelligence service, the Constitutional Guard. ‚Reason enough, to take a closer look at this special division of the police. Summaries weiterlesen

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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