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The European criminal record in England and Wales

Webley, Lisa (2008) The European criminal record in England and Wales. In: Stefanou, Constantin and Xanthaki, Helen, (eds.) Towards a European criminal record. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 281-307. ISBN 9780521866699

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The success of the four core freedoms of the EU has created fertile ground for transnational organised crime. Innovative, transnational legal weapons are therefore required by national authorities. The availability of data on criminal convictions is at the forefront of the debate. But which mechanism for availability can be effectively while at the same time respecting an increasingly higher level of data protection at a national level? In the luid, post-'Reform Treat' environment, the EU is moving towards the creation of a European Criminal Record which will ultimately secure availability of criminal data beyond the weaknesses of Mutual legal Assistance menchanisms. Examinig the concept of a Rueopan criminal Record in its legal, political and data protection dimensions, this multidisciplinary study is an indispensable exploration of a major initiative in European Criminal Law which is set to monopolise the debate on EU judicial cooperation and enforcement.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Law, School of
ID Code:6589
Deposited On:27 Apr 2009 14:19
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:19

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