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Chapter 9: Policing organized crime: legal norms in the national and international context
This chapter analyses how organized crime has been policed within a changing, evolving and overlapping local, national and international environment. After defining the prevailing international norms in the policing of organized crime, the authors discuss how the policy on organized crime has evolved from crime prevention to general securitization. They also deal with the question whether certain national legal approaches have encouraged legal convergence of how organized crime is policed, as attempted within the European Union. Whilst acknowledging the growing seriousness of organized crime, the authors view the concept of organized crime as inherently ambiguous and politically sensitive, resulting in legal complexity. However, the global mobilization against organized crime has culminated in international normative regimes, such as the anti-money laundering framework. International norms like those provided by the United Nations against drugs, trafficking in human beings and financing of terrorism, are being implemented in national contexts and have an impact on everyday policing. Moreover, policing actors are active in direct intervention and capacity building activities within transnational programmes that focus on the control of organized crime
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