The research project KviAPol ("Police use of excessive force") is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and has been investigating police use of force and its prosecution in Germany since 2018. The results of the project have been published in two interim reports (2019, 2020), as well as in the book "Gewalt im Amt" (2023) and in numerous other publications.


Our Interim Reports

Both of our interim reports as well as their executive summaries are available in English.


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First Interim Report:
"Victims’ perspectives on police violence"

2nd edition, 26 October 2020







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Second Interim Report:
"Experiencing racism and discrimination in the context of the use of force by the police"

11 November 2020