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Marcel-Eugène LeBeuf, Ph.D.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Speech Delivered at The Sixth Biennial Conference:
International Perspectives on Crime, Justice and Public Order
London, June 16-20, 2002
Sponsored by: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Metropolitan Police Service
Federal Bureau of Investigation Centrex
The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Government of Canada.
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Today I am going to talk about the law enforcement partnership at the Canada-US border.
My presentation is based on material from a research project I started last winter. It should be considered as a work in progress.
The research project examines the impact of organized crime in Canada through partnership at the border. More specifically, the process is about the implementation of partnerships with respect to cross-border issues between Canada and the United States.
I have conducted a series of interviews and field observations. I still have a series of interviews to complete.
I am interested by the actual development of collaborative partnerships as well as by the current, evolving situation at the border.
I would like to show that organized crime can have positive, unexpected outcomes on Canadian law enforcement organizations.
Not only are there intense negotiations going on between law enforcement agencies and political stakeholders, but also between Canadian and US officials.
I would also like to show that collaborative partnership represents a challenge because of its innovative application in the field of public security.