Position of Police Sciences within the System of Sciences

Rajkovcevski, Rade and Mirceva, Stojanka (2012) Position of Police Sciences within the System of Sciences. In: Security and Euro-Atlantic Perspectives of the Balkans, Police Science and Police Profession (States and Perspectives), International Scientific Conference Proceedings. Faculty of Security-Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia, pp. 323-336. ISBN 978-608-4532-27-9

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In recent years, the Republic of Macedonia and its surrounding countries increasingly follow the contemporary trends in policing. The expert public faces the dilemmas associated with the need for allocation of Police Science as a separate area within the social sciences. However, the problem of separation of Police Science and finding an appropriate place for them within the security sciences opens many controversies among experts dealing with the police in Europe and North America.
Police experts from the U.S. since the Second World War began actively to think about this challenge. They found a solution that proved that the main characteristic of Police Science is their applicative feature. Centres for police training brought the police skill in academic environment that make it science. Clumsily of academic police environment in Europe in term to find an answer to questions related to the definition and classification of Police Science resulted with the creation of the Final report of Project Group on a European Approach to Police Science in April 2007.
This paper explains the affiliation of Police Science with application of qualitative method. It is used to conveniently explain the differences between Police Science and policing. Also, it makes an analysis between European and North American approach to the dilemmas of introducing and defining Police Science. For this purpose, it uses historical and comparative methods. The paper should contribute to the development of Police Science in Europe and beyond, in terms of participation of the Macedonian academic community into the issues of this area.

Keywords: police, crime, dilemmas, science and security.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rade Rajkovchevski
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2022 19:49
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022 12:09
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/7309

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