1st Edition

Cross-Border Law Enforcement Regional Law Enforcement Cooperation – European, Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspectives

Edited By Saskia Hufnagel, Clive Harfield, Simon Bronitt Copyright 2012
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    This innovative volume explores issues of law enforcement cooperation across borders from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. In doing so it adopts a comparative framework hitherto unexplored; namely the EU and the Australsian/Asia-Pacific region whose relative geopolitical remoteness from each other decreases with every incremental increase in globalisation. The borders under examination include both macro-level cooperation between nation-states, as well as micro-level cooperation between different Executive agencies within a nation-state. In terms of disciplinary borders the contributions demonstrate the breadth of academic insight that can be brought to bear on this topic. The volume contributes to the wider context for evidence-based policy-making and knowledge-based policing by bringing together leading academics, public policy-makers, legal practitioners and law enforcement officials from Europe, Australia and the Asian-Pacific region, to shed new light on the pressing problems impeding cross-border policing and law enforcement globally and regionally. Problems common to all jurisdictions are discussed and innovative ‘best practice’ solutions and models are considered.

    The book is structured in four parts: Police cooperation in the EU; in Australia; in the Asia-Pacific Region; and finally it considers issues of jurisdiction and due process/human rights issues, with a focus on regional cooperation strategies for countering human trafficking, organised crime and terrorism.

    The book will be of interest to both academic and practitioner communities in policing, criminology, international relations, and comparative Asia-Pacific and EU legal studies.

    Introduction 1. The Globalisation of Police and Judicial Co-operation: Drivers, Substance and Organizational Arrangements, Political Complications, Cyrille Fijnaut Part 1: European perspectives 2. The European Court of Justice Case-Law Strengthens the EU Penal Area, Vanessa Ricci 3. Nordic and Baltic Police Co-operation, Maren Eline Kleiven 4. European Police Cooperation: The Example of the German-French Centre for Police and Customs Cooperation Kehl, Oliver Felsen 5. EU Joint Investigation Teams: Political Ambitions and Police Practices, Ludo Block 6. GLOCAL Policing, Frans Heeres Part 2 : Australian and Asia-Pacific perspectives 7. Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters: Cyberworld Realities, Shannon Cuthbertson 8. Reflections on the Effectiveness of Extradition in the ASEAN Region, Ciara Henshaw 9. Policing Indigenous People in the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, Jenny Fleming 10. Insecurity Crossing Borders: An Evaluation of Police Co-operation Strategies in the light of Human Rights and security Concerns in Australia and the European Union, Saskia Hufnagel Part 3: Thematic perspectives on co-operation 11. The Cross-border Transfer of Dangerous Persons, the Risk of Torture and Diplomatic Assurances, Christopher Michaelsen 12. Managing Human Rights and Covert Investigation in Transnational Criminal Investigations, Clive Harfield 13. The Prüm Treaty and the Implications of the European Court of Human Rights Ruling Against the UK’s Policy of Keeping Fingerprints and DNA Samples of Criminal Suspects, Katina Michael 14. Jurisdiction under the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982, Ian Henderson & Giovanni Palumbo 15 . Shifting Paradigms: Jurisdiction and Criminal Justice Cooperation in the Shadow of Law, Simon Bronitt


    Saskia Hufnagel is a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, Australia.

    Clive Harfield is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

    Simon Bronitt is the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, Australia.