Is Europol a Comprehensive Policing Actor?

Stephen Rozee (Lead / Corresponding author), Christian Kaunert (Lead / Corresponding author), Sarah Leonard (Lead / Corresponding author)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    4 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    This article provides an assessment of Europol as a comprehensive policing actor with a particular focus on crime-fighting. It argues that Europol has moved beyond some of the early obstacles it faced regarding the lack of trust and confidence from the police forces of the member states and the limitations that those issues had caused. The agency now makes contributions in all of the broad areas associated with international crime-fighting. As a result, it can be argued that Europol's mandate and activities include the range of police functions comprised by policing in the area of crime-fighting. However, although the EU's promotion of Europol and its increased mandate have given the agency significant potential to fulfil these functions in a deep and complete way, in practice this has been achieved only in some areas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)372-387
    Number of pages16
    JournalPerspectives on European Politics and Society
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    Early online date27 Sep 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Fingerprint

    Europol
    crime fighting
    EU promotion
    police
    confidence
    lack

    Cite this

    Rozee, Stephen ; Kaunert, Christian ; Leonard, Sarah. / Is Europol a Comprehensive Policing Actor?. In: Perspectives on European Politics and Society. 2013 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 372-387.
    @article{41f9b04e580348e2931252f255549a58,
    title = "Is Europol a Comprehensive Policing Actor?",
    abstract = "This article provides an assessment of Europol as a comprehensive policing actor with a particular focus on crime-fighting. It argues that Europol has moved beyond some of the early obstacles it faced regarding the lack of trust and confidence from the police forces of the member states and the limitations that those issues had caused. The agency now makes contributions in all of the broad areas associated with international crime-fighting. As a result, it can be argued that Europol's mandate and activities include the range of police functions comprised by policing in the area of crime-fighting. However, although the EU's promotion of Europol and its increased mandate have given the agency significant potential to fulfil these functions in a deep and complete way, in practice this has been achieved only in some areas.",
    author = "Stephen Rozee and Christian Kaunert and Sarah Leonard",
    year = "2013",
    doi = "10.1080/15705854.2013.817808",
    language = "English",
    volume = "14",
    pages = "372--387",
    journal = "Perspectives on European Politics and Society",
    issn = "1570-5854",
    publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
    number = "3",

    }

    Is Europol a Comprehensive Policing Actor? / Rozee, Stephen (Lead / Corresponding author); Kaunert, Christian (Lead / Corresponding author); Leonard, Sarah (Lead / Corresponding author).

    In: Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2013, p. 372-387.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Is Europol a Comprehensive Policing Actor?

    AU - Rozee, Stephen

    AU - Kaunert, Christian

    AU - Leonard, Sarah

    PY - 2013

    Y1 - 2013

    N2 - This article provides an assessment of Europol as a comprehensive policing actor with a particular focus on crime-fighting. It argues that Europol has moved beyond some of the early obstacles it faced regarding the lack of trust and confidence from the police forces of the member states and the limitations that those issues had caused. The agency now makes contributions in all of the broad areas associated with international crime-fighting. As a result, it can be argued that Europol's mandate and activities include the range of police functions comprised by policing in the area of crime-fighting. However, although the EU's promotion of Europol and its increased mandate have given the agency significant potential to fulfil these functions in a deep and complete way, in practice this has been achieved only in some areas.

    AB - This article provides an assessment of Europol as a comprehensive policing actor with a particular focus on crime-fighting. It argues that Europol has moved beyond some of the early obstacles it faced regarding the lack of trust and confidence from the police forces of the member states and the limitations that those issues had caused. The agency now makes contributions in all of the broad areas associated with international crime-fighting. As a result, it can be argued that Europol's mandate and activities include the range of police functions comprised by policing in the area of crime-fighting. However, although the EU's promotion of Europol and its increased mandate have given the agency significant potential to fulfil these functions in a deep and complete way, in practice this has been achieved only in some areas.

    U2 - 10.1080/15705854.2013.817808

    DO - 10.1080/15705854.2013.817808

    M3 - Article

    VL - 14

    SP - 372

    EP - 387

    JO - Perspectives on European Politics and Society

    JF - Perspectives on European Politics and Society

    SN - 1570-5854

    IS - 3

    ER -