Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Police and the Liberal State$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Markus D. Dubber and Mariana Valverde

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804759328

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804759328.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use (for details see http://www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 November 2017

The Elusive Line Between Prevention and Detection of Crime in German Undercover Policing

The Elusive Line Between Prevention and Detection of Crime in German Undercover Policing

Chapter:
(p.136) Seven The Elusive Line Between Prevention and Detection of Crime in German Undercover Policing
Source:
Police and the Liberal State
Author(s):

Jacqueline E. Ross

Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759328.003.0008

This chapter argues that proactive methods such as undercover policing have to some extent eroded the distinction between preventive and repressive policing, along with the functional and institutional separation between the tasks of the police and those of intelligence agencies. It first discusses the origin and purpose of Germany's distinction between preventive and repressive policing. After briefly outlining Germany's system for regulating undercover investigations and keeping them focused on their ostensible goal of gathering evidence (rather than collecting intelligence), it demonstrates how Germany's covert practices erode the system's fundamental distinctions between preventive and repressive policing and between the search for evidence and the (prohibited) pursuit of intelligence.

Keywords:   Germany, undercover police, preventive policing, repressive policing, undercover investigations, intelligence

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.