Eva Wenger

police chaplaincy – a comparison between East and West Germany

Based on a group discussion with police pastorals working in different police organizations in East and West German states differences can be found. After the Second World War police organizations were established on different political ideologies. Actually in East German states there is a higher degree of secularization within the police and a lower re­luctance towards police chaplaincy. In the view of police pastorals police psychologists are characterized by different procedures and rivalries.

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