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Tackling international crime: Forward into the third era


Bowling1 argues that there is no part of policing that does not have an international dimension. He has observed that:

• local law enforcement has constructed co-operation and assistance arrangements with their counterparts in other countries;

• national policing structures regularly engage with neighbours on common problems;

• international2 crimes have led to national law enforcement agencies working in other countries;

• transnational3 crimes have demanded regional security arrangements; and, • globally, Interpol provides worldwide operational assistance.