Research report 2014 - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law

Police and adolescents in multiethnic societies: Conflict-prone interactions and their causes in Germany and France

Oberwittler, Dietrich
Kriminologische Abteilung (Hans-Jörg Albrecht)
Based on rich empirical data, the research project POLIS investigated the daily interactions and perceptions of police and adolescents in two German resp. French cities in which half of the youth population is from migrant families. The relationship between police and adolescents is less tense in Germany which can be attributed to a police strategy geared to local communities and employing police officers’ communication skills.

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