Global Policing

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  • Copyright: 2012-01-24
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Shifts in criminality enabled by the globalised world are creating significant challenges for security in nation states. As crime and terrorism cross borders, so too must criminal justice strategies. The necessity of developing a transnational approach to policing, and the major political implications that go alongside, are at the front of the agenda in criminological debate. Considering law enforcement beyond the boundaries of the nation state, Global Policing examines the forms it takes in contemporary society and the trajectory of its future development. The text explores: - the emergence of a 'new security agenda' focused on serious organised crime and terrorism and how this is driving a transformation in all spheres of policing - the blurring of boundaries between police, military, secret intelligence and other 'security sector' agencies - the restructuring of local policing so that it is 'globally aware', the creation of national policing agencies with a transnational reach, and the posting of international crime liaison officers around the world - the creation of regional entities such as Europol and global organisations such as Interpol. Written by two of the leading experts in the field internationally, Global Policing considers the effectiveness, legitimacy and accountability of transnational policing in a lively and accessible style. With its exploration of cutting-edge theoretical debates brought to life with case studies and examples, the book is essential reading for students and academics in criminology, criminal justice, policing and international relations.

Author Biography

Ben Bowling is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at King's College London. James Sheptycki is Professor of Criminology at York University, Toronto, Canada.

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsp. viii
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Theorising global policingp. 8
The problem of global policingp. 8
Policing and social theoryp. 11
Policing and the social contractp. 13
Policing and political theoryp. 15
Policing and lawp. 17
Colonial policingp. 20
Types of transnational policingp. 22
Conclusion: policing an insecure worldp. 27
Policing and the transnational-state-systemp. 29
The changing morphology of the statep. 29
Jurisdictional sovereignty and functional diversity in policingp. 32
Agenda setting and transnational policing prioritiesp. 34
Legal discourse and law-making in international police co-operationp. 38
Developments in Europep. 42
Developments in the United Statesp. 46
Multi-agency co-operation; the military security and private sectorsp. 49
Conclusion: policing the new world orderp. 52
The global policing architecturep. 53
Global police agenciesp. 53
Regional police agenciesp. 64
National policing hubsp. 68
Private transnational policingp. 71
Glocal policingp. 73
Conclusionp. 76
The occupational subcultures of global policingp. 78
Police liaison officers and the transnational space betweenp. 78
Subcultural theory and policingp. 81
The parameters of policing subculturep. 84
Meet the global copsp. 87
The varied occupational character of global copsp. 93
Global policing, subculture and accountabilityp. 94
Conclusion: occupational policing subcultures - global thoughts/local actsp. 99
Global policing in practicep. 101
Policing transnational spacesp. 101
Policing border zoriesp. 102
Policing the oceansp. 104
Policing cyberspacep. 110
Policing mega-eventsp. 111
Policing transnational flowsp. 113
Policing people: migrants, criminals, terrorists and other suspect populationsp. 114
Policing drugs and gunsp. 118
Policing moneyp. 120
Policing weak states: where the flows stopp. 123
Conclusion: the consequences of global policingp. 126
Conclusion: the global cops have arrivedp. 128
Endnotesp. 137
Name Indexp. 169
Subject Indexp. 174
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