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
Christopher Blake is a Principal Lecturer at Teesside University responsible for the management and delivery of a collaborative policing programme for student police officers with West Mercia Police. Christopher worked for West Midlands Police for thirty years in uniformed operations specialising in roads policing and staff training and development. While seconded to the Central Police Training and Development Authority he worked both as a team leader and as a training manager. Christopher has also delivered investigative training to detectives in Rwanda. Barrie Sheldon is a Senior Lecturer at Teesside University delivering a foundation degree in policing to West Mercia Police student police officers and online programmes in counter-terrorism. Barrie joined Staffordshire Police as a cadet in 1972 and retired in 2004. He enjoyed various operational roles and completed his career with the Major Investigation Department as a Senior Investigating Officer. Barrie was also involved with training during his police career and has also delivered investigative training to detectives in Rwanda. Rachael Strzelecki is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Teesside University teaching a Foundation Degree in Professional Policing in partnership with West Mercia Police. She also delivers online programmes on the uses of intelligence. Rachel started her career as a Crime and Intelligence Analyst with Cleveland Police before moving on to become a Qualitative Research Analyst. Peter Williams is a Senior Lecturer with Teesside University teaching programmes in partnership with West Mercia Police and the military police, as well as delivering online programmes in counter-terrorism. Peter served thirty years with Merseyside Police and retired as a police Inspector, having also served as a custody officer and trainer in the force custody department along with performing a consultative role for custody matters with the police in Hungary. Prior to his operational police career, Peter worked as a member of police staff with the then Liverpool and Bootle Constabulary and served in the Royal Air Force Police.