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1st Edition

Terrorism and State Surveillance of Communications

ISBN 9780367025403
Published May 30, 2019 by Routledge
140 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together leading counterterrorism experts, from academia and practice, to form an interdisciplinary assessment of the terrorist threat facing the United Kingdom and the European Union, focusing on how terrorists and terrorist organisations communicate in the digital age.

Perspectives drawn from criminological, legalistic, and political sciences, allow the book to highlight the problems faced by the state and law enforcement agencies in monitoring, accessing, and gathering intelligence from the terrorist use of electronic communications, and how such powers are used proportionately and balanced with human rights law.

The book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of terrorism and security, policing and human rights. With contributions from the fields of both academia and practice, it will also be of interest to professionals and practitioners working in the areas of criminal law, human rights and terrorism.

Table of Contents

Chapter One, ‘Communications and security after Brexit: Who needs what and whom?’; Chapter Two, ‘Intelligence gathering, issues of accountability and Snowdon’; Chapter Three, ‘EU data protection law: Is it fettering police ability to investigate terrorist activity and organised crime?’; Chapter Four, ‘The Investigatory Powers Act 2016: The human rights conformist’; Chapter Five, ‘The impact of terrorism on peace processes: The Oslo Accords 1993 through 1995’

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Dr Simon Hale-Ross
A Senior Lecturer in Law at Edge Hill University, Simon teaches Public Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, Advanced Lawyering Skills and Career Development. He is currently developing new modules covering terrorism and surveillance for the new policing undergraduate degree, to be certified by the College of Policing and delivered at Edge Hill University. Simon’s research focuses on global security and cyber security, terrorism, counterterrorism law and policy, terrorist electronic communications, policing and surveillance, international human rights and civil liberties and has been previously published by Routledge. Simon is a reviewer for the Taylor & Francis International Journal, ‘The Law Teacher’.


Dr David Lowe
A former police officer, David is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University’s Law School where his main focus is terrorism & security, policing and criminal law. He gained his PhD in 2010 from Liverpool John Moores University where he researched the role of the UK’s Special Branch in counter-terrorism investigations. His work has been previously published in books, book chapters, articles in peer-reviewed journals and online journals, and he frequently provides expert commentary for the mainstream news media. David also runs his own consultancy business, and regularly blogs on issues related to his research on his website, drdavidlowe.co.uk.