Police Knowledge of Victims’ Needs

  • Andis Rinkevics
  • Dace Landmane


Crime victims have different needs when turning to the police. Most of the needs of victims have long been studied. However, practical studies on police officers’ understanding of victims’ needs are lacking. A practical study was therefore conducted by the State Police of Latvia in 2012 (1). Crime victims’ and police officers’ samples were compared, so as to analyse and understand the victims’ critical needs. Based on the results of this research, a specific training programme for police officers was developed.

How to Cite
Rinkevics, A., & Landmane, D. (2013). Police Knowledge of Victims’ Needs. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (9), 9-11. Retrieved from https://bulletin.cepol.europa.eu/index.php/bulletin/article/view/77