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eBook Examining Political Violence: Studies of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Internal War, 1st Edition

  • David Lowe Department of Histopathology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 1466588217
  • ISBN-13: 9781466588219
  • DDC: 363.325
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 408 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Security is undermined worldwide from political dissident activity and acts of terrorism targeted at innocent victims with no relation to the offenders. This political violence and terrorism plagues all continents and does not originate solely from jihadist groups. With a view towards developing more effective measures of prevention and resolution, Examining Political Violence: Studies of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Internal War examines political violence in various national and international settings. A collection of works, some previously published as articles in the journal Police Practice and Research, the book provides both conceptual analysis and case studies, exploring historical and sociopolitical contexts of conflicts in order to help readers better understand these themes.

Divided into three parts, the book begins by defining the concepts of terrorism and radicalization. It discusses countering terrorism through intelligence gathering, examines how a multiagency approach is necessary to be prepared for terrorist acts, and examines different policing models. It discusses the experiences of policing agencies' investigations into terrorist groups, and examines the targeting of police officers by terrorist groups.

Specifying the historical and sociopolitical contexts of conflicts is essential for understanding these themes. Control policies must be grounded in empirical realities, not ideological preferences or aversions. Bringing together theoretical concepts examined through operational and empirical findings, the book is written by academics researching the areas as well as practitioners working in the fields of counterterrorism and political violence. The conclusions drawn from these findings may assist in combating terrorism and political violence around the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
IPES Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
The Editors.
The Contributors.
Terrorism and Counterterrorism.
1: Defining Terrorism: Is One Man's Terrorist Another Man's Freedom Fighter?.
2: Radicalization of Terrorist Causes: The 32CSM/IRA Threat to U.K. Security.
3: Policing International Terrorism: Options.
4: Toward a Common Profile of Religious Terrorism: Some Psychosocial Determinants of Christian and Islamic Terrorists.
Countering Terrorism: Developments from 9/11.
5: Meeting the Terrorist Threat: The Localization of Counterterrorism Intelligence.
6: The Need for a Coordinated and Strategic Local Police Approach to Terrorism: A Practitioner's Perspective.
7: Local Preparedness for Terrorism: A View from Law Enforcement.
8: Policing and Networks in the Field of Counterterrorism.
9: Policing Terrorism: A Threat to Community Policing Or Just a Shift in Priorities?.
10: Community Policing in Post–September 11 America: A Comment on the Concept of Community-Oriented Counterterrorism.
11: Terrorism Old and New: Counterterrorism in Canada.
Policing Revolutionary and Secessionist Violence.
12: The Use of Informants in Counterterrorism Operations: Lessons from Northern Ireland.
13: Defeating Terrorism: A Study of Operational Strategy and Tactics of Police Forces in Jammu and Kashmir (India).
14: Sri Lankan Terrorism: Assessing and Responding to the Threat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
15: Targeting Blue: Why We Should Study Terrorist Attacks on Police.
16: Policing Political Violence in Australia.
Concluding Observations.
A Call for Authors.
International Police Executive Symposium (Ipes).
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
IPES Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
The Editors.
The Contributors.
Terrorism and Counterterrorism.
1: Defining Terrorism: Is One Man's Terrorist Another Man's Freedom Fighter?.
2: Radicalization of Terrorist Causes: The 32CSM/IRA Threat to U.K. Security.
3: Policing International Terrorism: Options.
4: Toward a Common Profile of Religious Terrorism: Some Psychosocial Determinants of Christian and Islamic Terrorists.
Countering Terrorism: Developments from 9/11.
5: Meeting the Terrorist Threat: The Localization of Counterterrorism Intelligence.
6: The Need for a Coordinated and Strategic Local Police Approach to Terrorism: A Practitioner's Perspective.
7: Local Preparedness for Terrorism: A View from Law Enforcement.
8: Policing and Networks in the Field of Counterterrorism.
9: Policing Terrorism: A Threat to Community Policing Or Just a Shift in Priorities?.
10: Community Policing in Post–September 11 America: A Comment on the Concept of Community-Oriented Counterterrorism.
11: Terrorism Old and New: Counterterrorism in Canada.
Policing Revolutionary and Secessionist Violence.
12: The Use of Informants in Counterterrorism Operations: Lessons from Northern Ireland.
13: Defeating Terrorism: A Study of Operational Strategy and Tactics of Police Forces in Jammu and Kashmir (India).
14: Sri Lankan Terrorism: Assessing and Responding to the Threat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
15: Targeting Blue: Why We Should Study Terrorist Attacks on Police.
16: Policing Political Violence in Australia.
Concluding Observations.
A Call for Authors.
International Police Executive Symposium (Ipes).