Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Behind Blue Lights: Exploring Police Officers’ Resilience after the Terrorist Attack at Brussels Airport on March 22, 2016

Easton, Marleen, and Vanessa Laureys. "Behind Blue Lights: Exploring Police Officers’ Resilience after the Terrorist Attack at Brussels Airport on March 22, 2016." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 77-97.

Introduction

The terrorist attack at Brussels Airport on March 22, 2016 (22/3), when terrorists committed a suicide bombing, caused 12 deaths and injured nearly 100 people. Police officers (PO) rushed to the scene within minutes, searching for survivors, evacuating victims, guarding the perimeter of the disaster site and eventually seeking for bodies and body parts.

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A Euro Border Guard and Hybrid Warfare. An Art Theft Perspective: Human Dimensions and a Moral Imperative

The Mobilization and Recruitment of Foreign Fighters: The Case of Islamic State, 2012–2014

Transnational Organized Crime – Latvian Challenges and Responses

Loskutovs, Aleksejs. "Transnational Organized Crime – Latvian Challenges and Responses." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 15, no. 3 (2016): 33-39.

 

Introduction

Latvia has not encountered transnational organized crime particularly frequently. However, the problem arises primarily as a result of Latvia’s geographical position, manifesting itself in:

Karachi: Organized Crime in a Key Megacity

Hussain, Nazia, and Louise Shelley. "Karachi: Organized Crime in a Key Megacity." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 15, no. 3 (2016): 5-15.
 

Introduction

Megacities are developing across many regions of the world – in particular in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. These cities are growing rapidly as migrants from rural areas or those escaping conflicts gravitate to urban areas. Migrants often settle in informal urban settlements that frequently lack infrastructure and services. In the absence of state presence, or in areas where the state’s presence is substantially weakened, criminals and other non-state actors become the providers of services needed by citizens.

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