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Intelligence and Security Oversight An Annotated Bibliography and Comparative Analysis by Sophie Richardson, Nicholas Gilmour

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Intelligence and Security Oversight An Annotated Bibliography and Comparative Analysis by Sophie Richardson, Nicholas Gilmour

This book presents a comprehensive source document on intelligence and security oversight and review. It compares the oversight arrangements found in nine countries-New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and South Africa. This is done through an analysis of a wide range of areas including statutory basis, agencies overseen, membership, tenure, appointment/dismissal, mandate, powers, access to classified information, complaints function, reporting and, in the case of parliamentary committees, the frequency of meetings. Within an annotated bibliography section Richardson and Gilmour also provide detailed summaries of other relevant research and commentary aligned with oversight and review practices. Intelligence and Security Oversight: An Annotated Bibliography and Comparative Analysis comprehensively demonstrates the powers and limitations placed with, and on, oversight bodies, appealing to academics, researchers and practitioners in the intelligence and security environment.

About the Author

Sophie Richardson is a Senior Customs Officer for the New Zealand Customs Service. Sophie holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Auckland (Psychology and Maori Studies) and a Masters degree from Massey University (International Security, endorsement in Intelligence). In her short time in the public service Sophie has worked not only with New Zealand Customs, but also the New Zealand Police and the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. Sophie has worked with Dr Gilmour previously to co-author an article on the impacts of cyber crime on national security in New Zealand.Dr Nicholas Gilmour is a former police officer and international policing expert. He holds a wealth of policing experience achieved during careers with the Lancashire Constabulary in the UK and the New Zealand Police. From 2010-2013, he worked in the Middle East as a principle policing advisor for Abu Dhabi Police. Nicholas holds a Doctorate in criminal justice from the University of Portsmouth (UK) and a Masters Degree in the prevention of transnational crime from the University of Wollongong (Australia). His most recent research and publications have focused on the prevention of money laundering, organised crime, and intelligence.

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Publication date

14th June 2016


Sophie Richardson, Nicholas Gilmour

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Springer International Publishing AG


134 pages


Espionage & secret services
Comparative politics
Bibliographies, catalogues



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