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dc.contributor.authorHufnagel, Saskiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:56:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:56:42Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-19T06:43:34Z
dc.identifier.issn1815347Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/39935
dc.description.abstractDespite the fact that Australia and the European Union (EU) have different structures of governance, histories, and cultures, both entities face remarkably similar problems in relation to police cooperation across borders. Australia is divided in nine different criminal jurisdictions, each of them policed by its own police force. Problems of border crossing, information exchange and joint investigations therefore arise similar to those in the EU. These problems have intensified in the 20th century with globalisation and the increased mobility of offenders. Several strategies, both legal and administrative, have necessarily developed to secure inter-state borders. Many of these strategies, like joint investigation teams, common databases and mutual recognition can be compared to solutions developed in the EU. This article will analyse some of the strategies that have been developed in Australia and in the EU to out-balance the lack of borders within them. It will be discussed what the major common impediments to police cooperation are in both entities. As many problems of cross-border policing result from the fact that law enforcement strategies are purely regional, it will be explored how more advanced cooperation strategies could be harmonised at the EU and Australian Federal levels. The major inhibiting factor in relation to harmonisation of legal frameworks in both entities will be defined as 'the fear of insignificance' or the fear of state actors to lose their individual identities in the process of harmonisation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity Association for Contemporary European Studiesen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.jcer.net/index.php/jcer/article/view/268en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom165en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto193en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Contemporary European Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminal Law and Procedureen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180110en_US
dc.title‘The Fear of Insignificance’: New Perspectives on Harmonising Police Cooperation in Europe and Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Journal of Contemporary European Research. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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