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NCJ Number: 120444 Find in a Library
Title: INTERPOL: Issues in World Crime and International Criminal Justice
Author(s): M Fooner
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 244
Sponsoring Agency: Plenum Press
New York, NY 10013
Publication Number: ISBN 0-306-43135-1
Sale Source: Plenum Press
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book traces the history, organization, and operations of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).
Abstract: INTERPOL was founded in 1923 by the police of a few European countries. Today it has a membership roster of approximately 150 countries worldwide. It is financed almost entirely by membership dues and operates under a democratic constitution that specifies its adherence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. INTERPOL's "multinational police cooperation process" is its basic formula for counterassault on any targeted international crime. It has three steps: each country passes a law specifying the offense as a crime under its criminal code; each country prosecutes an offender in its own territory or cooperates in other countries' prosecutions, including extradition or expulsion when requested; and each country cooperates with and through INTERPOL in furnishing and exchanging information concerning the crime and its perpetrators. The crimes at the top of INTERPOL's concern are drug trafficking, terrorism, arms trafficking, and money laundering. It has developed special crime control systems applicable to these crimes. Chapter notes, appended supplementary material, subject index.
Main Term(s): International Criminal Police Organization
Index Term(s): International police activities; International terrorism; Police organizational structure
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