Maguire, E.R. and King, W.R. (2013). "Transferring Criminal Investigation Methods from Developed to Developing Nations." Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy, 23(3): 346-361.


This article examines the transfer of criminal investigation methods from developed to developing nations. We base our analysis on two general bodies of theory and research: policy transfer and institutional theory. Based on data from a study of a violent crime outbreak in Trinidad and Tobago, a small island developing state in the eastern Caribbean, we explore three efforts to import criminal investigation methods and techniques from developed nations. Our findings provide insights into the challenges faced by developing nations in acquiring crime control methods from developed nations and integrating these methods with their own.


Year: 2013
Language: English
Type: Journal article
Topic: Policing, Forensic science, Criminal investigation, Caribbean criminology
Methodologies: Qualitative analysis