1st Edition

Combating International Crime The Longer Arm of the Law

Edited By Steven David Brown Copyright 2008
    328 Pages
    by Routledge-Cavendish

    328 Pages
    by Routledge-Cavendish

    The realities of international law enforcement are widely misunderstood and generally mystifying to the uninitiated. Combating cross border crime is a dynamic aspect of criminal justice that is becoming increasingly complex and directly relevant to national and local level policing. Unfortunately, most practitioners and policy-makers are unaware of the challenges involved in investigating and prosecuting criminals across frontiers. Professional experience of combating international crime is still restricted to relatively few.

    Globalization and technological advances have removed a great many obstacles to trade, but they have also facilitated access to new markets for criminal entrepreneurs whilst offering a reduced risk of detection and prosecution. International criminal activity has always had a significant and direct, if somewhat obscured, impact on the national and local crime picture. Without effective or coordinated cross-border strategies to redress the balance, the risk and damage caused by international criminal activity will continue to increase unabated.

    Combating International Crime maps the practicalities and challenges in making cross-border law enforcement work. Addressing the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of crime or criminality which is conducted in more than one country, it provides a professional assessment and describes the essential ingredients of international law enforcement cooperation. It identifies the needs, implications and consequences of a comprehensive strategy against international crime and contains case studies by way of illustration and example.

    Foreword  Ronald K. Noble  Editor’s Note  Acknowledgements  Part 1 - The Context  The Longer Arm of the Law: An Introduction  Steven David Brown  1. Tackling International Crime –Forward into the Third Era  Roger Gaspar  2. Ready Willing & Enable  Steven David Brown  Part II – Cooperation  International Organisations: 
    3. Interpol: A global service provider  Stuart Cameron-Waller  4. The EU Solution: Europol and Eurojust  Steven David Brown  5. OLAF Fighting Fraud in the EU and Beyond  Johan Vlogaert & Michal Pesta  6. Balancing Political and Practical Interests: the SECI Centre  Mitja Mocnik  Liaison Officer Networks:  7. Overseas Liaison Officers  Neil Bailey  8. Liaising in International Organisations  Vladimir Gilca  9. Legal Attachés and Liaison: the FBI  Sandra Fowler  Judicial Cooperation:  10. No Hiding Place: how justice need not be blinded by borders  Kimberly Prost  11. Extradition: Croatian experiences relating to war criminals  Josip Cule  Part III – the Mechanics of Communication  12. Getting the message across: information exchange as a communication chain  Steven David Brown  13. Keeping in Context: Meaning what you say  Kevin O’Connell  Part IV - Major Tools & Techniques  14. Controlled Deliveries  Steven David Brown  15. Analyze This and That: A consideration of the international role of analysis  Nick Ridley  16. Applying the Science  Tim Wilson  17. The Cyber Side of Crime  Steven David Brown  Part V – In Practice  18. Across Two Continents – A Case Study  Phil Tucker  Afterword  Steven David Brown  Appendices  1. International Cooperation Networks  Stuart Cameron Waller  2. Model Information Sharing Protocol  Steven David Brown  3. Letter of Request Briefing  Steven David Brown  4. An International Liaison Unit  Steven David Brown  5. An International Organization  Steven David Brown  6. Key international legal instruments  Steven David Brown  7. Glossary of Acronyms  8. Further Reading  Index


    Steven David Brown is a qualified barrister who left the Bar to become a Metropolitan Police Officer. He worked with the National Criminal Intelligence Service and Europol before becoming an independent consultant on intelligence-led policing and international policing working mainly in central and Eastern Europe. He also read international comparative criminology, organised crime and terrorism and security at master’s degree level