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Policing Terrorism

Policing Terrorism

First Edition

January 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 really good introduction to this topic. Gives background information on Islam (for those new to that religion), and uses specific cases of UK terrorism to good effect.

The activities within the book point the student to further reading and allow the reader to reflect on their reading and tasks, and on the topic.

Mr Walter Green
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
March 14, 2012

An informative read

Mr Maurice Collins
Policing Department, Bucks New University
March 9, 2012

Excellent intoductory text for students needing to understand the hidden complexities surrounding policing diversity and terrorism

Miss Sue Uttley-Evans
Criminology and Criminal Justice Department, Central Lancashire University
March 4, 2012

This text provides a sound introduction to the subject of policing terrorism, and provides a foundation for students to explore the are through further research.

Dr Peter Hall
Policing and Criminology, Coventry University
February 22, 2012

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