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Cooperation between European and Russian police forces

Weltschinski, C. (2014) Cooperation between European and Russian police forces.

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Abstract:This thesis examines the police cooperation between European and Russian Police forces. Police cooperation in general is a challenging task but is it even more difficult when the involved parties are very diverse, which is applicable in this case. It is this thesis’ aim to understand the dynamic of this police cooperation, what factors are influential and why this is the case. The goal is to come up with solutions on how to make the cooperation more effective. Based on this, this thesis asks itself the following research question: Which barriers are European Police forces confronted with in cooperation with the Russian Federation and what explains these barriers? The theoretical concepts that have been investigated depicted that Liaison officers are a new form of control in favor of a proactive mentality in order to find out target categories with the help of statistical analysis. Their task is to create a security blanket abroad, in order to protect Europe. It has been tried to test these claims by conducting interviews in the Russian Federation with European Liaison officers and a representative of the European Delegation. The findings showed that first the political climate between countries needs to be well, in order to be able to stimulate commerce and hence police work. The political barrier serves as a stepping stone. Trust and a certain dependency are a necessity for a willingness to cooperate. Moreover, good cooperation seems only to exist if no involved party has the obligation to protect a criminal and cultural differences can be managed.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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