Bridging the cultural gap: combatting transnational crime in the Pacific

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Jose Sousa-Santos - 1 Jun 2021

Bridging the cultural gap: combatting transnational crime in the Pacific

For effective cooperation in combatting transnational crime, Australia and New Zealand need to look at a hybrid system of policing underpinned by cultural awareness, Jose Sousa-Santos writes. At his farewell parade in Nuku’alofa, Tonga’s recently departed Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell highlighted the challenges posed by the increasing prevalence of illicit drugs in the community and…

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Policing transnational and organised crime in the Pacific

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Jose Sousa-Santos - 20 Apr 2021

Policing transnational and organised crime in the Pacific

In order to combat transnational crime in the Pacific, larger states must allow local partners to take the lead on development, Danielle Watson, Jose Sousa-Santos, and Loene M Howes write. The Pacific Island region is characterised by vast geographic expanses, porous maritime borders, and relatively small populations scattered across multiple islands, and it is growing…

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