This volume presents world-leading ideas and research that explores some of the most prominent topics relevant to detecting terrorism. The book is divided into six key themes: conceptualising terrorism, deception and decision making, social and cultural factors in terrorism, modelling hostile intent, strategies for counter-terrorism, and future directions. Twenty two chapters cover the spectrum of detecting terrorist activities, hostile intent, crowded public spaces and suspicious behaviour. The work draws from high impact research findings and presents case-studies to help communicate concepts. Specific areas of interest include methodological issues in counter-terrorism, counter terrorism policy and its impact on end users, novel research methods and innovative technologies in counter-terrorism. A variety of disciplines are represented by this work, including: ergonomics/human factors, psychology, criminology, cognitive science, sociology, political theory, art/design, engineering and computer science. This book not only expands the knowledge base of the subject area and is therefore of prime relevance to researchers investigating counter-terrorism, but provides a valuable resource to security stakeholders at policy and practitioner levels.
Contents:Foreword,Preface,Hostile intent and counter-terrorism: strategic issues and the research landscape. Part 1 Conceptualising Terrorism: The role of fear in terrorism; Understanding terrorism through criminology? Merging crime control and counter-terrorism in the UK; Analysing the terrorist brain: neurobiological advances, ethical concerns and social implications; Ethical issues in surveillance and privacy. Part 2 Deception and Decision-Making: Non-verbal cues to deception and their relationship to terrorism; Deception detection in counter-terrorism, ; A field trial to investigate human pheromones associated with hostile intent; On the trail of the terrorist: a research environment to simulate criminal investigations. Part 3 Modelling Hostile Intent: Safety and security in rail systems: drawing from the prevention of railway suicide and trespass to inform security interventions; Tackling financial and economic crime through strategic intelligence management; Competitive adaptation in militant networks: preliminary findings from an Islamist case study; Evaluating emergency preparedness: using responsibility models to identify vulnerabilities. Part 4 Sociocultural Factors: Unintended consequences of the `War on Terror': home-grown terrorism and conflict-engaged citizens returning to civil society; Parasites, energy and complex systems: generating novel intervention options to counter recruitment to suicide terrorism; Terrorist targeting of schools and educational establishments; Female suicide terrorism as a function of patriarchal societies. Part 5 Strategies and Approaches for Counter-Terrorism: Designing visible counter-terrorism interventions in public spaces; A macro-ergonomics perspective on security: a rail case study; Deception and speech: a theoretical overview to inform future research; Evaluating counter-terrorism training using behavioural measures theory. Part 6 Future Directions: Hostile intent and counter-terrorism: future research themes and questions. Index.