Transferring criminal investigation methods from developed to developing nations

Edward R. Maguire, William R. King

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Abstract

This article examines the transfer of criminal investigation methods from developed to developing nations. We base our analysis on two general bodies of theory and research: policy transfer and institutional theory. Based on data from a study of a violent crime outbreak in Trinidad and Tobago, a small island developing state in the eastern Caribbean, we explore three efforts to import criminal investigation methods and techniques from developed nations. Our findings provide insights into the challenges faced by developing nations in acquiring crime control methods from developed nations and integrating these methods with their own.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-361
Number of pages16
JournalPolicing and Society
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • criminal investigation
  • institutional theory
  • policy transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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