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Police and Judicial Cooperation Policy

Rozee, Stephen; Kaunert, Christian; Leonard, Sarah


Stephen Rozee

Christian Kaunert

Sarah Leonard
Professor of International Security


Nikolaos Zahariadis

Laurie Buonanno


Several major European Union (EU) treaty revisions, as well as the increased political prioritisation of counter-terrorism and combating organised crime in Europe, have led to the development of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) into one of the most dynamic fields of European integration (Kaunert et al. 2014). Within the AFSJ, cooperation in police and judicial matters has significantly developed since the late 1990s. This chapter begins by locating the development of police and judicial cooperation into the broader context of the creation and evolution of the AFSJ and its institutional aspects. The following section explores various academic approaches to the study of European police and judicial cooperation. The remainder of the chapter is devoted to examining the main actors and issues in EU police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

Publication Date Nov 20, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy
ISBN 9781138927339
APA6 Citation Rozee, S., Kaunert, C., & Leonard, S. (2017). Police and Judicial Cooperation Policy. In N. Zahariadis, & L. Buonanno (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of European Public PolicyRoutledge
Keywords European Union, European integration, AFSJ, police cooperation, judicial cooperation
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