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NCJ Number: 157430 Find in a Library
Title: Multilateral Policing and New Conceptions of Security in the European Union
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:17  Issue:4  Dated:(Winter 1994)  Pages:61-75
Author(s): J Wright; K Bryett
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 15
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: One of the consequences of the development of the European Union (EU) is the relaxation of internal borders, and policing strategies need to be developed that prohibit criminals from moving about with relative ease.
Abstract: Policing strategies and models in Europe need to be developed within a holistic conception of security that stresses multilateralism. The type and range of security problems facing the EU require a police rather than a military response, and a multilateral concept of policing is consistent with European integration patterns. Further, existing international police organizations may not be able to deal effectively with emerging threats. The end of the Cold War has created an incentive to devise new approaches to maintaining security in response to such threats as terrorism, racism, drug smuggling, organized crime, and the arms black market. New multilateral security problems also include state and population disintegration. A multilateral policing approach may be effective, but problems related to accountability, political and legislative constraints, and judicial backup need to be addressed. 11 references and 10 endnotes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Border control; Europe; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; International police activities; National security; Police policies and procedures; Policing innovation
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