Disorder and the law: a strange hostage-taking
General Commissioner of the French “Police Nationale”, Doctor in private law and criminal sciences, Associate researcher at the University of Technology of Troyes, France
Associate researcher at the National Police College, France
* Corresponding author: didier.joubert@interieur;gouv.fr
Published online: 28 April 2022
In the context of the successive crises that have marked France (terrorism, yellow vests protesters and COVID 19), the judge and the police are trying to respond as best they can to complexity. However, law and science seem to be victims of a strange hostage-taking even though complexity and disorder are constituent elements of reality and therefore subjects for scientific research. After illustrating the messiness and the complexity of the law with concrete examples, the author underlines the importance of science in the field of security and justice and regrets that competition between academic disciplines is hindering the development of a French school of criminology.
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