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2nd Edition

Terrorism, Law and Policy
A Comparative Study

ISBN 9781032050133
Published April 26, 2022 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

Terrorism, Law and Policy: A Comparative Study is a textbook offering a comparative study of the terrorism-related legislation, policy and practice introduced from international governmental bodies such as the UN and the European Union, and individual states, with a focus on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US. It offers a uniquely legal perspective on key themes relating to terrorism and security.

This new edition is brought fully up to date with the ever-changing developments in terrorist activity, as well as in states’ approaches to anti-terrorism legislation and policy. It includes new chapters on the far-right and extreme far-right cause, one on offering a comparative study of the anti-terrorism policies of states and international bodies, and the role of international and national counter-terrorism agencies, planning and preparing acts of terrorism and a new chapter on freedom of expression, hate crime and proscribing groups as terrorist organisations.

Terrorism, Law and Policy: A Comparative Study is ideally suited for terrorism and security modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will also be of interest to practitioners working on the legal aspects of these areas.

Table of Contents

Part I – Current terrorist threats; Chapter 1 Islamist-inspired terrorist groups Chapter 2 Nationalist causes: The on-going political cause in Northern Ireland Chapter 3 Far-right and extreme far-right (neo-Nazis) Part II – Government and international bodies anti-terrorism policies and roles of international and national counter-terrorism agencies;  Chapter 4 Inter-governmental and state government anti-terrorism policies Part III – Legal definition of terrorism and statutory powers used in counter-terrorism investigations; Chapter 5 Legal definition of terrorism Chapter 6 Planning acts of terrorism Chapter 7 Passport and border controls and statutory measures to deal with returning fighters Chapter 8 Statutory preventative measures Chapter 9 Surveillance of electronic communications Chapter 10 International terrorism intelligence exchange, Snowden revelations, the courts and data protection Chapter 11 Handling informants in terrorist investigations Chapter 12 Funding terrorism and asset-freezing Part IV – Extremism, freedom of expression, hate crime and Prevent strategies; Chapter 13 Extremism and radicalisation Chapter 14 Freedom of expression and hate crime: Analysis looking at the extreme far-right Chapter 15 Prevent strategies

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David Lowe is a retired police officer with 27 years’ service during which he carried out numerous uniform and CID roles before retiring as a Detective Sergeant. Following his retirement from the police, David entered academia, and he is currently a senior research fellow at Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University where he researches terrorism and security, policing and criminal law. His research has resulted in many publications, including books, book chapters, articles in peer-reviewed journals and online journals. He is an external member of the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Committee on a Fit and Healthy Childhood where his input is in relation to the UK’s Prevent Strategy and how extremism impacts children and young people. He is also a member of the Academic Resilience and Security Community and the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Advisory Network. David is regularly requested by the mainstream national and international media (television and radio) to provide commentary in his research areas, including the BBC (television and radio). He also provides an expert witness service in his research areas of terrorism and security, criminal law and policing.