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Policing World SocietyHistorical Foundations of International Police Cooperation$
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Mathieu Deflem

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199274710

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274710.001.0001

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The Expansion of World Society

The Expansion of World Society

(p.78) 2 The Expansion of World Society
Policing World Society

Mathieu Deflem

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the internationalization of US policing. It focuses on the distinct traits of international policing with US involvement as well as the dimensions of US law enforcement which involve connections with their counterparts in Europe. It begins by discussing the international issues that occupied the early efforts of US policing, such as slavery, immigration, and the expansion of the US frontier. It also describes the founding of a multitude of international organizations and development of initiatives in the areas of international criminal law and punishment. Finally, it discusses the technological innovations in international policing from the middle of the 19th century onwards.

Keywords:   internationalization, US policing, US law enforcement, slavery, immigration, United States, technological innovations, international policing

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