Combating International Crime: The Longer Arm of the Law / Edition 1

Combating International Crime: The Longer Arm of the Law / Edition 1

by Steven David Brown
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Combating International Crime: The Longer Arm of the Law / Edition 1

The realities of international law enforcement are widely misunderstood and generally mystifying to the uninitiated. Combating cross border crime is a dynamic aspect of criminal justice that is becoming increasingly complex and directly relevant to national and local level policing. Unfortunately, most practitioners and policy-makers are unaware of the challenges involved in investigating and prosecuting criminals across frontiers. Professional experience of combating international crime is still restricted to relatively few.

Globalization and technological advances have removed a great many obstacles to trade, but they have also facilitated access to new markets for criminal entrepreneurs whilst offering a reduced risk of detection and prosecution. International criminal activity has always had a significant and direct, if somewhat obscured, impact on the national and local crime picture. Without effective or coordinated cross-border strategies to redress the balance, the risk and damage caused by international criminal activity will continue to increase unabated.

Combating International Crime maps the practicalities and challenges in making cross-border law enforcement work. Addressing the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of crime or criminality which is conducted in more than one country, it provides a professional assessment and describes the essential ingredients of international law enforcement cooperation. It identifies the needs, implications and consequences of a comprehensive strategy against international crime and contains case studies by way of illustration and example.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415458283
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/19/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

The authors xi

Foreword Ronald K. Noble xvi

Editor's note xviii

Acknowledgements xix

Part I The context 1

The longer arm of the law: an introduction Steven David Brown 3

1 Tackling international crime: forward into the third era Roger Gaspar 8

2 Ready, willing and enable: a theory of enablers for international co-operation Steven David Brown 29

Part II Co-operation

International organisations 41

3 Interpol: a global service provider Stuart Cameron-Waller 43

4 The EU solution: Europol and Eurojust Steven David Brown 59

5 OLAF: fighting fraud in the EU and beyond Johan Vlogaert Michal Pesta 77

6 Balancing political and practical interests: the SECI Center Mitja Mocnik 88

Liaison office networks

7 Overseas Liaison Officers Neil Bailey 96

8 Liaising in international organisations Vladimir Gilca 103

9 Legal Attaches and liaison: the FBI Sandra L. Fowler 110

Judicial cooperation

10 No hiding place: how justice need not be blinded by borders Kimberly Prost 123

11 Extradition: Croatian experiences relating to war criminals Josip Cule 163

Part III The mechanics of communication 169

12 Getting the message across: information exchange as a communication chain Steven David Brown 171

13 Keeping in context: meaning what you say Kevin O'Connell 186

Part IV Major tools and techniques 197

14 Controlled deliveries Steven David Brown 199

15 Analyse this (and that): a consideration of the international role of analysis Nick Ridley 205

16 Applying the science Tim Wilson 214

17 The cyber side of crime Steven David Brown 232

Part V In practice 241

18 Across two continents: a case study Phil Tucker243

Afterword Steven David Brown 257

Appendices List of appendices 260

1 International co-operation networks Stuart Cameron Waller 261

2 Model information sharing protocol Steven David Brown 273

3 Letter of Request briefing Steven David Brown 278

4 An international liaison unit Steven David Brown 279

5 An international organisation Steven David Brown 281

6 Key international legal instruments 285

7 Glossary of acronyms 289

8 Further reading 291

Index 297

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