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NCJ Number: 120397 Find in a Library
Title: Managing an International Investigation (From Transnational Crime: Investigative Responses, P 119-124, 1989, Harold E Smith, ed. -- See NCJ-120383)
Author(s): S Crawshaw
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
Sale Source: University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of International Criminal Justice
1033 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The management of international criminal investigation requires administrative and technological cooperation between law enforcement agencies.
Abstract: The goals of Interpol, as an international criminal police organization, are to insure and promote the widest possible mutual assistance between member countries' criminal police authorities and to establish and develop institutions that will contribute effectively to preventing and suppressing crime. International drug trafficking presents one of the greatest challenges to law enforcement cooperation because some countries are hostile to foreign police investigations and because drug profits often corrupt foreign police agencies. The United States has Overseas Liaison Officers posted to countries throughout the world who represent such agencies as the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These officers act as a clearinghouse for both U.S. and host country criminal intelligence needs. Scotland Yard uses computerized techniques to evaluate intelligence information and perform administrative tasks in criminal investigation. Both the United States and Great Britain use an analytical process known as ANACAPA that evaluates information and identifies areas where additional intelligence is needed.
Main Term(s): International cooperation
Index Term(s): International Criminal Police Organization; International drug law enforcement; International police activities
Note: Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Symposium on International Criminal Justice Issues, University of Illinois at Chicago
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