Poscher, R. (2020, July 9). “A liberal culture within the police force is something worth fighting for.” München: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.
The police forces currently find themselves in the focus of public debate. This was triggered partly by the attacks on police officers in Stuttgart by rioting youths. For another part, police violence against blacks in the USA has also brought up the issue of racism in police work in Germany. Ralf Poscher, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law is investigating legal aspects of police work. In this interview he talks about the different police cultures in the USA and Germany, about violence and de-escalation and possibilities to prevent discrimination.