2013 CEPOL European Police Research & Science Conference

Policing civil societies in times of economic constraints

11 – 13 September 2013

Venue: Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei, Muenster (Germany)

The CEPOL conference was themed this year around the actual and potential impact of the recent economic turmoil that has hit many European countries. The economic set-back has already deep and far reaching consequences for the living standards and cohesion of European societies and by means of resulting severe financial constraints for the public purse there is also a significant impact on affected police forces. Apart from issues around the expected performance police forces, questions about the use of powers in view of police accountability and legitimacy arise as indicators for good democratic governance in the proclaimed European area of justice, freedom and security. Additional challenges for the police services have come up with the new media and their wide range of implications on everyday policing, criminality and major events.

Academic researchers, police educators and professionals were invited to shed some analytic light on the current situation, the new conditions and its potential development from a theoretical as well as a practical and educational point of view.

As always, CEPOL wants to foster the exchange between scientific studies and practical experience, and by doing that, informing public opinion.

Video recordings and presentation slides of selected conference contributions are available on this page.

Exclusive content is also available for registered e-Net users.

Conference proceedings with full papers will be published in a special issue of the European Police Science and Research Bulletin.

The conference brochure with the programme can be downloaded here.


James Sheptycki, Professor of Criminology at York University, Toronto, Canada

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Joanna Goodey, Dr, Head of Freedoms & Justice Department, European Agency for Fundamental Rights

Part 1

Part 2

Plenum Sessions

Police and citizen encounters: fairness, legitimacy, accountability

Juha Kääriäinen, Police College of Finland
Gorazd Meško, Prof. & Jerneja Šifrer, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Christian Mouhanna, CESDIP, France

Dermot PJ Walsh, Prof., University of Kent, United Kingdom

Citizens‘ rights – Checks and balances on policing

Rafael Behr, Prof., Hochschule der Polizei, Hamburg, Germany

Innovative policing

Marleen Easton, Prof., Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Thomas Feltes, Prof., Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

Gloria Laycock, Prof. of Crime Science, University College London, United Kingdom

Parallel Sessions

Public perceptions of police and police work

Rita Haverkamp, Prof. Universität Tübingen, Germany

Joachim Kersten, Prof.em., Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei, Germany

Police and (ethnic) minorities

Andrea Kozáry, Dr., Department of Police Science at NUPS FLE, Budapest, Hungary
Elisabeth Frankus, Sicherheitsakademie & Hemma Mayrhofer, Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology, Vienna, Austria
Martin Herrnkind, Polizeischule Wilhelm Krützfeld, Polizeidirektion für Aus- und Fortbildung Eutin, Germany
Branko Lobnikar, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Historical aspects of contemporary police developments

Guus Meershoek, Lecturer, Dutch Police Academy, The Netherlands
Wolfgang Schulte, Dr., Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei, Germany
Marisa Silvestri, Dr., London South Bank University, United Kingdom

Police training and education

János Fehérváry, Dr., Vienna, Austria

Holger Nitsch, Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung und Rechtspflege in Bayern, Germany

New media, social media, e-learning

Jeremy Crump, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom
Manuel Zacklad, Prof., Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Head of DICEN laboratory, Paris, France

Empirical and comparative research on policing

Jochen Christe-Zeyse, Dr., Fachhochschule der Polizei Brandenburg, Germany

European security research policies: current funding schemes and future perspectives

Barbara Rohmann, Head Major Events Security Programme, Unicri, Turin, Italy

Open Market Sessions

Saskia Hufnagel, PhD, Adjunct Fellow, CEPS, Griffith University, Mount Gravatt, Australia
Roger MacLean, John Abbott College, Montreal, Canada

Daniela Hunold, Geographer, Criminologist, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i.Br., Germany


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