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NCJ Number: 186960 Find in a Library
Title: Implementing International Police Co-Operation in Europe, Between the Bureaucrats' Short Sightedness and the Police Cultural Sclerosis (Les Heurts et les Bonheurs de la Cooperation Policiere Internationale en Europe, Entre la Myopie des Bureaucrates et la Sclerose Culturelle Policiere)
Journal: Deviance and Society (Deviance et Societe)  Volume:24  Issue:3  Dated:September 2000  Pages:237-253
Author(s): M. Alain
Date Published: September 2000
Page Count: 17
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: This article attempts to explain why cooperation treaties and information exchange mechanisms intended to ensure official transnational policing are so difficult to apply in Europe.
Abstract: Some police who were initially concerned about how to manage effective control measures in a border-free Europe lost interest when they learned that the new procedures had been adopted from professions and activities outside policing. Efforts to formalize ways of communicating and cooperating among police agencies throughout the continent were not successful. Procedures that had been designed for efficiency and accountability turned out to be so distant from practical police work that patrolmen and detectives never stopped using the informal networks to which they had become accustomed. Notes, bibliography
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Europe; Foreign police; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; Police attitudes; Police management; Police work attitudes; Policing innovation
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