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Policing Terrorism

Policing Terrorism

© 2012 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
This is an accessible and up to date text for students on police-related degree courses covering a highly topical area of policing. Terrorism has become a major issue for policing during the 21st century, exacerbated by world events, the emerging new terrorism with its global implications, and a growing need to develop effective counter-terrorism strategies. The book provides students with a historical perspective, introduces a number of well established theories relating to terrorism, and considers how the UK has responded by developing a counter terrorism strategy. In a fast-moving area, it captures the latest changes in legislation and government strategy.
Introduction to Concepts of Terrorism
Who Are the Terrorists?
Terrorist Tactics and Targets
Irish Terrorism - The UK Experience
Countering the Terrorist Threat
9/11 and the UK Response
Legislative Developments
Developments in Intelligence
Violent Extremism
Protecting the UK and Preparing for an Attack
Future Perspectives

A small number of students do their dissertations on this subject. It is an interesting and very real problem that needs to be tackled at both a practical and theoretical level. This text helps those students to explore the topic and is an accessible text for them.

Dr Jo Brayford
Department of Community and Criminal Justice (Carl, University of Wales, Newport
May 2, 2013

A well thought through textbook which identifies some of the contemporary issues.
Well done.

Dr Ian Pepper
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
November 21, 2012

A series that would be useful for Level 3 or, at best, level 4 as it provides a foundation for study at degree level.

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Cumbria
August 16, 2012

Terrorism has became a major concern for policing and this book provides a sound introduction to the subject. Students will, however, have to read far more widely if they are to gather a sound understanding of this very complex area of study.

Dr Mark Hawes
Ctr for Criminal Justice & Criminology, Swansea University
August 11, 2012

Passed to lecturer in organised crime for his consideration. Not relevant for this course

Ms Anne Eason
School of Social Studies, Northampton University
July 24, 2012

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