Policing in Times of Uncertainty
This issue of the European Journal of Policing Studies is a special issue that was built around the theme "policing in times of uncertainty", a title that is exemplary of the current timeframe. The editors from Abertay University (UK) Mo Egan, Anastasia Koulouri & Kenneth Swinton have succeeded in putting together a number of highly relevant papers, all focusing on different aspects of this central theme. The issue is composed of seven papers from an international research community (mainly based in the UK, but also in Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands). It examines how the legal framework and policy choices of the EU Institutions facilitate and restrain the work of police practitioner and those engaged in delivering internal security of the Union. The EU are able to set the agenda for policing priorities across member states through the EU policy cycle as they identify current security threats supported by Europol intelligence. This means that the EU is positioned to significantly influence what member states are policing and, in combination with supporting police and judicial cooperation measures, how they are policing it.
Publication Date: 10/30/2016