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NCJ Number: 213922 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Networks, Illegal Immigration and the Threat to Border Security
Journal: International Journal of Polcie Science & Management  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:Winter 2005  Pages:219-229
Author(s): Adrian James
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 11
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper utilizes illegal immigration to discuss the emergence of transnational criminal networks and the impact on law enforcement in the United Kingdom.
Abstract: In facing transnational criminal networks, such as illegal immigration the United Kingdom’s law enforcement must look beyond its borders and work even more effectively in partnership with its European partners. Even though the United Kingdom’s National Intelligence Model (NIM) provides a mechanism for the coordination of United Kingdom law enforcement activity, it must think and act much more in network terms, and develop the same kind of flexibility to act both nationally and internationally through the creation of transnational law enforcement networks. To do this there must be expanded development of existing national agencies and transnational structures, such as Europol and the Risk Analysis Center (RAC), as well as the development of a “European Intelligence Model.” This paper takes an instrumental approach and focuses its attention on illegal immigration which strengthens and sustains criminal networks. With a focus on illegal immigration, challenges and potential threats faced by law enforcement by the emergence of transnational criminal networks are explored. Recommendations are presented in achieving successful outcomes in the form of dismantling and disrupting transnational criminal networks.
Main Term(s): International Law Enforcement Cooperation
Index Term(s): Border control; Foreign police; Immigration offenses; International cooperation; International police activities; Policing innovation; United Kingdom (UK)
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