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Policing the Caribbean: Transnational Security Cooperation in Practice

Ben Bowling


This book 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 of transnational policing practices responding to drug trafficking and organised crime. The 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 the Caribbean. Transnational p ... More

Keywords: law enforcement, security practices, public safety, national sovereignty, transnational policing practices, drug trafficking, organised crime, Caribbean, overseas liaison officers, security agencies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199577699
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577699.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Bowling, author
Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at King's College, London