With the ever-increasing complexity of the modern criminality, policing is no longer the exclusive remit of the police. This module will centre on the broader context of law enforcement considering the roles of agencies such as the National Crime Agency, Immigration and Enforcement, HMRC, Interpol and other specialists in law enforcement. The effectiveness of interacting with policing at the ‘serious end of crime’ will be fully explored. The reason d’être of ‘specialised law enforcement’ agencies and their role in the protection of communities will also be critically analysed. Their broader role in community engagement will be reviewed. The effectiveness of law enforcement agencies will be considered in the critical areas of response to high-end drugs, cyber-crime, firearms, organised immigration crime, and fraud. Participants will carry out a comparison between the new National Crime Agency (NCA) and the FBI. Finally the international cross-border law enforcement arrangements will be considered in light of the new NCA.

Course content

  • An introduction to the history of Specialist Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Critical analysis of the role and effectiveness of the law enforcement agencies
  • How clear are the boundaries between policing and law enforcement in its broadest context?
  • Where and how can UK law enforcement benefit from similar work carried out internationally?
  • Where are the risks and benefits of taking this role from traditional policing?
  • How might the governance of local policing impact on specialist agencies with a broader cross-UK, cross-border approach?
4 days
Any venue suitable for the client

Entry requirements

No specific requirements for these un-accredited short courses but, please note the programme will be taught in English.