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