This lively and comprehensive text combines an overview of the historical development of policing in the UK, with discussion of current debates and practice. It provides a global and comparative context, in order to shed light on contemporary issues. The book equips students with an in-depth understanding of the challenges and complexities of modern policing, including: " the relationship between the police and other criminal justice agencies " styles and approaches in practice " how to police political violence " diversity and the police " police accountability Featuring chapter summaries, case studies, study questions, an expansive glossary and a date chart listing significant events, the book is easy to use and helps students to reflect upon key themes. It is essential reading for criminology, criminal justice and policing undergraduates.

The Global Dimension to Policing

The global dimension to policing

Chapter Aims

The aims of this chapter are:

  • To consider the global aspects of contemporary crime;
  • To evaluate cross-border initiatives to tackle organised crime and international terrorism;
  • To analyse the impact of a number of key developments put forward within the EU to tackle cross-border crime;
  • To analyse the impact made by global developments to tackle cross-border crime on UK policing arrangements;
  • To consider the impediments to enhanced global policing and security initiatives.

The Global Dimension to Crime

The end of the cold war and the opening of the previously sealed borders of central and Eastern Europe aggravated existing crime problems. It also created new ones, especially in connection with refugees fleeing the war in the former state of Yugoslavia. Subsequently new problems emerged ...

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