Criminal Investigation: An International Overview

When a crime has been committed and reported or discovered, it must be investigated. In most instances, the police handle much of this stage too, although it is often a specialist detective branch of the police. But criminal investigators may also be members of other government agencies or work for the prosecutor’s office. Countries differ … Continue reading Criminal Investigation: An International Overview


Uniformed Policing: An International Overview

On the front line are the uniformed police, performing what is known in the trade as ‘public order’ duties. They are the men (and in this day and age they almost always are men) who first respond to the gunshots from the spooky old house or the discovery of the mangled body in the tree. … Continue reading Uniformed Policing: An International Overview