chapter  5
20 Pages

Policing and Corrections under the

WithCivil Law Model

Aer studying this chapter, you should understand or be able to explain the following issues and concepts:

• Policing under the civil law mode • e four common models of policing under the civil law model • e typical proceedings in police courts • Pretrial diversion under the civil law models • Plea bargaining under the civil law models • Punishment concepts under the civil law models • Probation and parole under the civil law models

Bundegrenzschutz (BGS): Germany’s primary federal police force. Bundeskriminalamt (BKA): German Federal Crime Investigation Bureau. Conditional discharge: One form of pretrial diversion used in Germany that is based on the concept of conditional discharge by which prosecutors may dismiss a defendant from the criminal proceedings.