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NCJ Number: 158183 Find in a Library
Title: Crime at Sea: A Forgotten Issue in Police Cooperation
Author(s): M Gill
Corporate Author: University of Leicester
Centre for the Study of Public Order
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7QR, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-874493-66-9
Sale Source: University of Leicester
Centre for the Study of Public Order
6 Salesbury Road
Leicester, LE1 7QR,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper examines the issue of police cooperation in detecting and investigating crimes at sea, with a particular focus on current policies and practices in Europe.
Abstract: The paper begins with an overview of general issues in police cooperation, and then outlines international developments pertaining to maritime policing activity. To illustrate key points, the discussion focuses on two types of maritime crime -- maritime fraud and piracy -- and highlights the activities of two policing agencies -- the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The main issues raised in the discussion relate to the power and authority of police agencies, their tendency to focus on certain issues, and their systems of accountability. 8 notes and 61 references
Main Term(s): International police activities
Index Term(s): Europe; Fraud; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; Maritime law; Piracy; River and marine policing
Note: Studies in Crime, Order, and Policing, Occasional Paper No. 7.
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