2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

PSC 312 International Police Cooperation

3 hours 

This course examines the legal and institutional framework as well as the practice of collaboration among police agencies across international borders. Three main forms of police cooperation will be examined: (1) assistance and collaboration between individual countries, for example in the form of exchanging liaison officers or conducting joint investigations; (2) international institutions for facilitating communication and collaboration between police agencies, for example Interpol and Europol; and (3) international institutions fulfilling policing functions, for example the UN Police (UNPOL). Against the backdrop of problems of transnational crime, the course will address the history and current state of international policing, the legal, political and cultural obstacles to international police cooperation, best practices, and potential future developments.




ENG 201; and ICJ 101 or PSC 101