n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The role of Interpol in combating maritime piracy

Special Edition 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



This article examines the scope of maritime piracy in the world, specifically in the African region. It analyses trends and focuses on the role that the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has played in the policing of maritime piracy. The article discusses maritime piracy as an organised crime enterprise and a serious problem that affects global security as well as the economy. The article also points out that INTERPOL, as the largest international law-enforcement agency, has an important role to play in the policing of maritime piracy.

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