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FBI AND BKA - THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND THE WEST GERMAN FEDERAL CRIMINAL POLICE BUREAU (BUNDESKRIMINALAMT) - A COMPARISON OF ORGANIZATION AND COMPETENCIES

NCJ Number
16277
Author(s)
R SCHWEEPPE
Date Published
1974
Annotation
COMPARISON OF THESE TWO NATIONAL, CENTRAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, WHICH BOTH FUNCTION IN FEDERAL SYSTEMS, IS OFFERED TO ASSIST THE BKA IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNCTIONS AND ORGANIZATION ALREADY CHARACTERISTIC OF THE FBI.
Abstract
COMPARED ARE THE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES, LEGAL BASES AND LIMITATIONS, AND AUTHORIZED AGENCY TASKS OF THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS. ALTHOUGH THE BKA HAS NOT PLAYED AS BROAD AND KEY A ROLE IN THE WEST GERMAN LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM AS THE FBI HAS PLAYED IN THE U.S. SYSTEM, 1973 LEGISLATION LAID THE BASIS FOR SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING ITS ROLE. THE AUTHOR REFERS TO PROBLEMS AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FBI IN DISCUSSING THE ORGANIZATIONAL REFORM PROCESS IN THE BKA. IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THE FBI AS A MODEL ORGANIZATION ARE ITS MODERN MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND ITS EXPERIENCE WITH JURISDICTIONAL QUESTIONS IN A FEDERAL SYSTEM. THE AUTHOR ALSO CITES ORGANIZATIONAL FEATURES OF THE FBI - SUCH AS ITS PYRAMIDAL STRUCTURE - WHICH HE FEELS THE BKA COULD PROFITABLY AVOID. --IN GERMAN