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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

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.

Mr Bernard Sheridan
Department of Policing, Central Lancashire University
June 27, 2012

This book fits in very well with a number of our degree level courses which makes it a particularly good course book. It has great relevance and professional currency which is attractive to our students as both are great areas of subject interest but equally is a popular addition to the Policing Matters range which the students find are useful and easy to use.

John Manuel
Department of Public Services, Bishop Burton College
June 26, 2012

the text provides relevant information in a readable format to meet the needs of the students

Mrs Ruth McGrath
Law and Policing Department, University of Teesside
June 15, 2012

an informative book that deals with its topic in a very concise yet informative way. Unfortunately our course only really touches on terrorism so it is recommended as a library purchase

Mr Bob Lyman
Department of Law (Park Campus), Northampton University
May 2, 2012

I thought this is a basic introduction to the subject but neither wide enough in spectrum terms nor detailed enough to use as a course reader.
That is why I have asked for another of your publications by Gus Martin to go alongside Matthew Carr's Infernal Machine (New Press) and the Very Short Introduction to Terrorism by Charles Townshend (OUP)

Dr Bryn Caless
Centre for Crime and Police Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
April 4, 2012

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