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Book review for: Ben Bowling (ed.), Policing the Caribbean: Transnational Security Cooperation in Practice

Young, Mary Alice


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Mary Young
Associate Professor in Law


In any study that aims to fully comprehend the extent of global organized crime in the Caribbean, it is necessary to also consider the responses of law enforcement to the problem. In this book Ben Bowling, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at King’s College London, explores the law enforcement and security practices in the Caribbean basin. Bowling has succeeded in writing the most comprehensive book on policing in the Caribbean yet, based, as it is, on a detailed empirical study of law enforcement responses to security threats in the region. The author has, additionally, managed to produce that rarest of creatures – a specialized academic book that is also an immensely enjoyable read.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Intelligence and National Security
Print ISSN 0268-4527
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 1
Pages 146-147
Keywords book review, Caribbean, crime
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