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"Police cooperation, Community governance and regulatory regimes"

den Boer, Monica. (1993) "Police cooperation, Community governance and regulatory regimes". In: UNSPECIFIED, Washington, DC. (Unpublished)

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    [From the Introduction]. International police co-operation is not an entirely new policy issue in Europe, as it has been preceded by various initiatives across the field. The best-known initiative is probably Interpol, which is a "global" or supranational International Criminal Police Organisation with legal statutes that "do not correspond to contemporary realities" (Anderson 1989: 60). Interpol's principal remit is the facilitation of the international exchange of criminal information. It acts as a "letterbox" or "service-hatch" for requests that are codified, translated and then sent to relevant destinations across the world. During the last decade, Interpol has been subject of criticism, for three reasons in particular: I) Interpol is a nonoperational police organisation, and can therefore neither independently perform criminal investigations nor actively enforce the law; 2) Membership of Interpol is accessible for all recognised states in the world, and the mixture of political regimes (Libya and Britain are both members for instance) resulting from that complicates action in pursuit of anti-terrorist objectives (Anderson 1989: 146); 3). The global nature of Interpol has also meant that, despite the creation of regional secretariats, a targeted, regional approach to crime is exceedingly difficult.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > criminal matters (organized crime, drug & sex trade)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > regulations/regulatory policies
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1993 (3rd), May 27-29, 1993
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2007
    Page Range: p. 20
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:46

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