For policing in democratic nations there is an assumed tension between “crime control” and “due process”, effectively between getting things done, and getting things done properly. For public policing to be effective, the public needs to have confidence in policing decisions; that these decisions have legitimacy in that they are carried out in the public’s interest and follow rule of law principles. In the contemporary climate of globalization, in terms of criminal behaviour and international and trans-national enforcement arrangements, developed nations should lead by ‘rule of law’ example. In this chapter our focus is on policing in four developed nations: Germany, Japan, Switzerland and France. We take the view that, without educating the police at home, such nations are less equipped to implement the rule of law.
|Title of host publication||For the Rule of Law: Criminal Justice Teaching and Training Across the World|
|Editors||Kauko Aromaa, Slawomir Redo|
|Place of Publication||Helsinki|
|Publisher||HEUNI (The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations)|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|