Policing the Caribbean

Hardcover | July 3, 2010

byBen Bowling

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Policing the Caribbean explores the emergence of law enforcement and security practices that extend beyond the boundaries of the nation state. Perceptions of public safety and national sovereignty are shifting in the face of domestic, regional and global insecurity, and with the emergence oftransnational policing practices responding to drug trafficking and organised crime. This book examines how security threats are prioritised and the strategies that are put in place to respond to them, based on a detailed empirical case study of police and security sector organisations in theCaribbean. Transnational policing, one of the most significant recent developments in the security field, has brought about a number of changes in the organisation of criminal law enforcement in the Caribbean and other parts of the world. Drawing on interviews with chief police officers, customs, coastguard,immigration, security, military and government officials, Policing the Caribbean examines these changes, providing a unique insight into the work of overseas liaison officers from the UK and USA, and their collaboration with local police and security agencies. The first study of transnational policing in the Caribbean, this book assesses the extent to which a restructured transnational security infrastructure has enhanced the safety and wellbeing of the Caribbean islands, and other countries on the shores of the north Atlantic, and asks how we can ensurethat the policing beyond boundaries is accountable and good enough to make the world a safer place.

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Policing the Caribbean explores the emergence of law enforcement and security practices that extend beyond the boundaries of the nation state. Perceptions of public safety and national sovereignty are shifting in the face of domestic, regional and global insecurity, and with the emergence oftransnational policing practices responding t...

Ben Bowling is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at King's College London. He has published widely in the fields of policing and international criminal justice. His books include the Clarendon series title Violent Racism (OUP 1998) and Racism, Crime and Justice (Longman 2002). He has served on the editorial boards of the B...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:July 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199577692

ISBN - 13:9780199577699

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Caribbean Security in Context3. The Caribbean Police Commissioner4. Transnational policing on the ground: Detectives and Intelligence Officers5. Armed Force, the Military and Transnational Policing6. Border Protection: Customs, Immigration and Airport Security7. Maritime Policing8. Overseas Liaison Officers9. Transforming Caribbean Security10. Conclusion

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Review from other book by this author "... undoubtedly the most rigorous and searching study of its kind, while also being readable and accessible." --Criminal Justice 1 (2)