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Book Review: Organised Crime: A Catalyst in the Europeanization of National Police and Prosecution Agencies , edited by Monica den Boer. (Maastricht: EIPA, 2002)

Book Review: Organised Crime: A Catalyst in the Europeanization of National Police and... Monica den Boer (ed.), Organised Crime: A Catalyst in the Europeanization of National Police and Prosecution Agencies (Maastricht: EIPA, 2002) 559 pp., ISBN 9067791628, 38.55 pb. This large-scale study (financed by the Falcone Programme and the Research Department of the Dutch Ministry of Justice) measures the impact of EU policies and laws made in response to organised crime on the criminal justice systems of the fifteen EU Member States. The study is a valuable source of empirical information on the degree to which these systems can be said to have converged under the influence of the EU, and will be of interest to those concerned with European policing and legal cooperation in criminal matters. However, this study is also of global relevance, because the EU serves as a laboratory for measuring the influence of centralized decision making on the convergence of criminal justice systems for other regions and for international society as a whole. In the introductory chapter of the study, entitled Converge or not to Converge ... Thats the Question: A Comparative Analysis of Europeanisation Trends in Criminal Justice Organisations, Monica den Boer and Patrick Doelle set out the methodology of the study. They produced a standard http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

Book Review: Organised Crime: A Catalyst in the Europeanization of National Police and Prosecution Agencies , edited by Monica den Boer. (Maastricht: EIPA, 2002)

European Public Law , Volume 10 (3) – Sep 1, 2004

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Monica den Boer (ed.), Organised Crime: A Catalyst in the Europeanization of National Police and Prosecution Agencies (Maastricht: EIPA, 2002) 559 pp., ISBN 9067791628, 38.55 pb. This large-scale study (financed by the Falcone Programme and the Research Department of the Dutch Ministry of Justice) measures the impact of EU policies and laws made in response to organised crime on the criminal justice systems of the fifteen EU Member States. The study is a valuable source of empirical information on the degree to which these systems can be said to have converged under the influence of the EU, and will be of interest to those concerned with European policing and legal cooperation in criminal matters. However, this study is also of global relevance, because the EU serves as a laboratory for measuring the influence of centralized decision making on the convergence of criminal justice systems for other regions and for international society as a whole. In the introductory chapter of the study, entitled Converge or not to Converge ... Thats the Question: A Comparative Analysis of Europeanisation Trends in Criminal Justice Organisations, Monica den Boer and Patrick Doelle set out the methodology of the study. They produced a standard

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