Policing World Terrorism: The Role of Interpol
As Chapter 6 revealed, the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States had a ripple effect that could be felt across the world and led to major reorganizations of counterterrorist policing (and other components of counterterrorism) in many countries. Although the nations of the world each have distinct histories with respect to terrorism, the events of 9/11 have served as a critical catalyst for global police reform in matters of counterterrorism. On the international level, these developments can also be observed by the changes that have taken place in matters of international police cooperation at both the bilateral level, directly among police of different nations, and at the multilateral level, as organized through international police organizations. In this chapter, an analysis is presented of the organization and practices of counterterrorism that have been instituted by the International Criminal Police Organization, the organization better known as Interpol.