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Understanding transnational policy flows in security and justice

Jones, Trevor ORCID: and Newburn, Tim 2019. Understanding transnational policy flows in security and justice. Journal of Law and Society 46 (S1) , S12-S30. 10.1111/jols.12181

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This article examines the contribution of scholarly work on ‘policy transfer’ and related concepts to our knowledge of how far, and in what ways, particular policy ‘models’ of security and justice travel across national boundaries, and what might explain this phenomenon. The article begins by summarizing the key findings of extant empirical studies of cross‐national policy movement in the fields of crime, security, and justice. It then considers the normative dimension to debates about policy transfer, observing that much of the literature adopts a pessimistic position about the problematic nature of international policy movement in security and justice, and discusses some of the reasons for such pessimism. The article then reflects on ways in which normative principles could be applied to considerations of prospective policy transfer, and the implications for the broader possibilities for ‘progressive’ policy transfer in relation to crime, security, and justice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
ISSN: 0263-323X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 September 2019
Date of Acceptance: 10 September 2019
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 09:41

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