The Logic of Nazification: The Case of the International Criminal Police Commission("Interpol")

  title={The Logic of Nazification: The Case of the International Criminal Police Commission("Interpol")},
  author={Mathieu Deflem},
  journal={International Journal of Comparative Sociology},
  pages={21 - 44}
  • M. Deflem
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Comparative Sociology
The evolution of the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC), the police organization today known as Interpol, is investigated in the period when the organization came under control of the Nazi regime and when, at roughly the same time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) became the Commission's official U.S. representative. Confronting some of the prior historical literature on Interpol, this article draws out the conflicting motives of Nazi police and FBI in participating in the… Expand
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