Historical Development And The Way of Application of Pastoral Care at The Police Department of The Federal Republic of Germany


Guler Unal A. G. , YILMAZ S.

DINBILIMLERI AKADEMIK ARASTIRMA DERGISI-JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN RELIGIOUS SCIENCES, cilt.20, ss.421-452, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.33415/daad.634962
  • Dergi Adı: DINBILIMLERI AKADEMIK ARASTIRMA DERGISI-JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN RELIGIOUS SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.421-452

Özet

The subject of this study is to examine the application of pastoral care to the police in the Federal Republic of Germany. Nowadays, there is an intense demand for spirituality. Pastoral care, which is mostly performed by clergy or volunteers is much required especially in Germany ranking among other psychological counseling and guidance services. Besides of being economic, the question which arises is why was it necessary to place a pastoral care within the state. Therefore, this study examines how pastoral care is practiced in the police station, its differenties from other counselings and also why the German state value and support this practice. According to this research it is seen that the abuse of the police in the Nazi period was effective in the development and legalization of the German police pastoral care. It stands out from the study that the aim of this application is to prevent the police from the influence of any ideology and to increase the welfare with the help of religious (in this case Christian) values. With this work it is aimed to contribute the literature of Turkish pastoral counseling and guidance and to introduce a new institutional application field of pastoral care.