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NCJ Number: 157569 Find in a Library
Title: Mission Incomprehensible: The Linguistic Barrier to Effective Police Cooperation in Europe
Author(s): R D Ingleton
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 164
Sponsoring Agency: Multilingual Matters Ltd
Clevedon, Avon BS21 7SJ, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85359-213-7
Sale Source: Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge
Clevedon Hall, Victoria Road
Clevedon, Avon BS21 7SJ,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book examines the potential effect that the Single European Act will have on law enforcement cooperation, and the steps that have been taken to overcome linguistic barriers between police forces of different countries.
Abstract: The book focuses on nine of the 12 countries of the European Communities, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Denmark. The problem of effective police cooperation in Europe has been subdivided here into three areas of concern: senior officers, detectives, and general policing. The data presented in the book support the general assumptions made that no one policeman can speak all nine languages of the EC, some police officers can communicate adequately in one or more foreign languages, but most police officers speak only their native language. After reviewing the current situation within the various European policing agencies, the book analyzes the diverse steps being taken to overcome the problems associated with the use of more than one language. Chapter tables, 77 references, and 4 appendixes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Criminology; Europe; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; Languages
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