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NCJ Number: 156537 Find in a Library
Title: Treaty on European Union: New Perspectives for the Fight Against Crime
Journal: International Law Practicum  Volume:7  Issue:2  Dated:(Autumn 1994)  Pages:84-87
Author(s): J-L DeBrouwer
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 4
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In the European Community (EC), new political and institutional developments hae shown that member states need to reinforce cooperation in the areas of criminal justice and home affairs, particularly with respect to immigration, drugs, international fraud, and organized crime.
Abstract: As a result, the EC has inserted a special chapter into the Treaty of Maastricht which entered into force in November 1993. That chapter is designed to strengthen cooperation among member states in dealing with international organized crime and in establishing EUROPOL and the EUROPOL Drug Unit. Cooperation is to be facilitated by the European Council and the European Parliament. Ways in which EC member states can fight cross-border criminal activities, drug-related crimes, money laundering, international fraud, environmental offenses, weapon acquisition, piracy, and counterfeiting are discussed. An EC program to improve information systems security is described. 4 endnotes
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Border control; Counterfeiting; Crime in foreign countries; Crime prevention measures; Drug Related Crime; Environmental offenses; Europe; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign police; Fraud and abuse prevention measures; Immigration offenses; International cooperation; International drug law enforcement; Money laundering; Piracy
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