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  • Police and citizens – reception, contact, communication

“Police and citizens – reception, contact, communication”, 2006, ACET, Sofia, pp. 130; Available in Bulgarian only (ISBN – 13:978-954-9329-04-6). The compilation contains articles and researches which are devoted to different aspects of the relations between the police and the people. The book expresses a contemporary tendency which is moving the interest from the offender to his criminal act and to the victim of crime. An accent is put on organizational strategies and on the acquisition of psychological abilities for the minimization of the psychosocial effects of criminality. The collection is part of the project of Center ACET “Improving the police practices and professional capacity of the duty police units for reception of citizens and work with victims of crimes” which was carried out by ACET with the financial support of the British Embassy.

  • The operational duty unit in the Bulgarian police system, 1879-1991
  • Reception of claims from victims of crime by servants in the police stations
  • Establishment of contact and communication with citizens and victims of crime
  • Selection and tracing of the psychological fitness
  • Grounds for and order of detention of individuals in the structural units of the Ministry of the Interior. 
  • Organization of the duty in the Ministry of the Interior and admissions control
  • International standards and practices in relation to victims of crime

 

 


 

 

 

  • Time and Trauma: Psychosocial support and medical rehabilitation of victims of torture

Time and Trauma: Psychosocial support and medical rehabilitation of victims of torture, 2005, ACET pp.224; in Bulgarian and English (ISBN 954-9320-03-0). 
Description: The book comprises ten articles, each of them elaborating on the presentations given by the respective authors during the two conferences organized by ACET in November 2004 and May 2005. The unifying theme of the publication the trauma and the aspects of psychosocial support and rehabilitation is looked upon from different perspectives. The first section of the book includes three contributions on the therapeutic approaches towards trauma from internationally renowned therapists of torture and Holocaust survivors. Section two presents the practices of psychosocial support in Bulgaria and delineates the model of ACET and other organizations working in the field. The final section is made up of the disquieting testimonies of two first and second generation victims of repression and torture - Anika Krstic from Belgrade and Dr. Ahmed Udgeturk from Istanbul. The publication of the book was financed by the European Commission.

 

 


 

 

 

  • Minorities and Policing - The Inevitable Shift

Minorities and Policing - The Inevitable Shift, 2003, ACET pp. 86, in Bulgarian, Summary in English, (ISBN 954-9320-02-2), Available by request from ACET, Sofia; Electronic version in Bulgarian
Description: The book is issued in the framework of the Torture Prevention Programme of the Assistance Centre for Torture Survivors - ACET. It is designed to support the curriculum of the National Police Directorate, particularly on the issues of minorities and policing. It consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. The authors review theoretical matters about minorities' role in society and the international and domestic standards for their protection. They discuss various practical aspects of good standards and respect for human rights when policing. The book is a unique combination of the authors' professional background and experience in the areas of policing, political sciences, law and psychology.

 

 


 

 

 

  • Tales from the Dark: Testimonies about the Communist Terror 

Tales from the Dark: Testimonies about the Communist Terror, 2003, ACET pp. 151; in English and Bulgarian (ISBN 954-9320-01-4; ISBN 954-90411-9-0), Available by request from ACET, Sofia; Electronic version in English and in Bulgarian. 
Description: The book presents several typical stories of sufferings, experienced by thousands of people during the communist regime in Bulgaria. These are authentic experiences of the people who survived the communist concentration camps, political wards of prison, false accusations and trials, death sentences, forced displacement, exile and deprivation of the rights to study, work, or freely choose the place of residence, and all kinds of physical and psychological terror. The book includes a confession of the second generation. The book also contains papers by ACET specialists involved in the rehabilitation of torture victims and looks into their professional challenges. 

 

 


 

 

 

  • The police profession and human rights

The police profession and human rights, 2001, ACET pp. 111, Training book, in Bulgarian, (ISBN 954-90411-8-2), Available by request from ACET, Sofia 
Description : The book is designed for police officers. It emphasizes the importance of human rights issue in the police profession. Two materials treated the application of articles 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8 in the police every-day work. Several study cases are prepared to be used in the education process. The last material is dedicated to the role of the trainer in the human rights education process).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  • La vita non e sogno: Aspects of the Second Generation Rehabilitation

La vita non e sogno: Aspects of the Second Generation Rehabilitation, 2001, ACET, pp. 86; in English and Bulgarian (ISBN 954-90411-7-4; ISBN 954-90411-6-6), Available by request from ACET, Sofia
Description: This book outlines new features in the medical rehabilitation work of ACET, i.e., the challenges related to the issue of the second generation torture victims of the communist regime in Bulgaria. The publication consists of a historical overview of the repression in the country during the last sixty years before the political changes in 1989and takes a look at the existing redress regime after that. Two second generation cases are presented and discussed by the specialists of ACET).

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

  • Human Rights and Policing :Trying to Answer Some Important Questions  

Human Rights and Policing :Trying to Answer Some Important Questions, 2000, pp. 94, a report; in English and Bulgarian (ISBN 954-90411-5-8); Available by request from ACET, Sofia
Description: This book is a report made by OMCT-Europe in co-operation with ACET and the National police service. The report is based on seminars, questionnaires and a study related to the issue of human rights and policing. It consists of Executive summary; Chapter 1:Introduction (3 articles); Chapter 2: results of statistical analysis (5 articles), Chapter 3: Summary of results, and seven appendixes.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

  • Rehabilitation and Prevention  of Torture in Bulgaria : the Experience of ACET 

Rehabilitation and Prevention of Torture in Bulgaria: the Experience of ACET,2000, pp.143, in Bulgarian(ISBN 954-90411-2-3) and English (ISBN 954-90411-3-1); Available by request from ACET, Sofia
Description: This book summarizes the experience of ACET in the field of rehabilitation and prevention of torture. It consists of: Introduction (3 articles); Part 1: Medical rehabilitation (8 articles), Part 2: Prevention of torture (4 articles), and Conclusion

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

  • Police and Human Rights

Wright, A., Yotov, D., Crawshaw, R, Police and Human Rights, 1999, (ISBN 954-90411-1-5) pp. 130, in Bulgarian; Available by request from ACET, Sofia
Description: A apecialised training book for police officers consisting of: Introduction, by Ralf Crawshaw, Part 1: The police in the serve of human rights, by Alan Wright, and Part 2: The police and the basic international human rights standaeds, by Dimitar Yotov

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