Impact of World War II on
Policing in North-West Europe

Edited by Cyrille Fijnaut
May 2004
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 90-5867-354-5
193 pages, 6 " x 9 "
$59.50 Paper Original

Partial Contents: Policing in the age of the European civil wars. Wreckage of a Republican model-1879-1940. Putting municipal police under state control. Liberation & the impossible reconstruction. World wars on their impact upon the Belgian police system. Persecution of the Jews. Repression & purging. Growth in the power of the Gendarmerie.

Impact of the Occupation on the Dutch police. Reconstruction of the police in post-1945 Germany: Decentralization, demilitarization, denazification, democratization. Purge of the police. The Kriminalpolizei in West Germany before and after 1945. The Second World War & the police in England & Wales. Manpower & organization in wartime. Wartime changes-amalgamations & women police. Effects of the war. Epilogue.

History; WWII

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