Aggression and brutality in the Police – marginal casus or serious problem Cover Image

Agresja i brutalność w Policji – zjawisko marginalne czy poważny problem
Aggression and brutality in the Police – marginal casus or serious problem

Author(s): Aneta Kamińska-Nawrot, Bogusław Jaremczak
Subject(s): Civil Society, Evaluation research, Studies in violence and power, Victimology, Penal Policy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: brutality and aggression; coercive measures; human rights violation; bodily harm; abuse of powers; violation of dignity; possible reasons; police vocational training; prohibition of torture;

Summary/Abstract: The police, as the institution of high public trust, requires social control. Misusage, abuse of power is also present in this formation, which was created to protect the lives, health and safety of citizens. As the reality shows, such situations are often socially outrageous and unpopular, so it is not surprising that policy makers do not agree to their dissemination. Granted to the police additional powers to use of the direct coercive measures require from the formation proper preparation of the police officers to use them. Authors, on the basis of a real event broadcasted by the media, are trying to diagnose possible causes of police brutality, pointing out, for example, inappropriate procedures for admission to police service and defective, departing from international standards the process and methods of police vocational training.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 107-122
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish