Investigating Terrorism: Current Political, Legal and Psychological Issues

Investigating Terrorism: Current Political, Legal and Psychological Issues

by John Pearse


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ISBN-13: 9781119994169
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/09/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

John Pearse is Vice President of the Paul Ekman Group and the Managing Director of Forensic Navigation Services Ltd, an independent company that combines forensic consultancy and investigation with psychological training and empirical research. He has provided counter-terrorist advice and training around the world and has designed and delivered a number of acclaimed international multi-agency counter terrorism seminars. John has been researching the area of interviewing and interrogation and terrorist related issues since 1991, and is a visiting lecturer at a number of colleges within the University of London.

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Table of Contents

About the Editor ix

About the Contributors x

Introduction 1

Part I Political, Legal and Policing Context 9

1 The Impact and Consequences of Terrorist Legislation in the United Kingdom Since 2001: A Review 11
Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC, and Carys Owen

2 Investigating Terrorism in the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century: A Different Sort of Crime 31
Peter Clarke

Part II The Criminal Justice Process 43

3 Challenge, Compromise and Collaboration: Part of the Skill Set Necessary for Interviewing a Failed Suicide Bomber 45
John Pearse

4 Urgent Interviews and the Concept of Oppression in Terrorist Cases 66
Max Hill, QC

5 Defence Counsel in Terrorism Trials 80
Peter Carter, QC

6 An Garda Síochána Model of Investigative Interviewing of Witnesses and Suspects 100
Geraldine Noone

7 Risk Assessment of Terrorist Offenders: A Challenge Too Far? 123
Gisli H. Gudjonsson, AdrianWest and Amy McKee

8 Hostage Negotiation and Communication Skills in a Terrorist Environment 144
Simon Wells

Part III Individual and Group Perspectives 167

9 Understanding Suicide Terrorism: Insights from Psychology, Lessons from History 169
Andrew Silke

10 Taking Anders Breivik Seriously as a Political Terrorist 180
Robert Lambert

11 Social Psychology and the Investigation of Terrorism 202
Karl Roberts

12 Community Surveillance and Terrorism 214
Clive Walker and Simon McKay

13 Thinking about Peace While Engaged in Counter-Terrorism: The Primacy of Intelligence 239
John G. D. Grieve

Index 259

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How can we be more effective in bringing terrorists to justicein ways that uphold our legal traditions? This book providescrucial clues drawn from highly experienced prosecution and defencelawyers, detectives, security experts and forensic psychologists. I highly recommend it for all who want to understand andrespond to the serious threat from jihadist terrorism over theyears to come.—Professor Sir David Omand, former UK Securityand Intelligence Coordinator, Permanent Secretary of the HomeOffice and Director GCHQ

The threat of terrorism is a dark shadow which affects all citizensthroughout the world. In this well constructed book a group ofeminent experts with extensive experience in thefield provides valuable discussion of the causes andwider consequences of terrorism as well as itscircumvention, investigation and prosecution. It comprises asubstantial body of precious insight and guidancewhich will be of unquestionable value to policy andlaw makers, police investigators, Judges and legalpractitioners. Those who are active in this sphere wouldbe well advised to familiarise themselves with its contents. Ivery strongly recommend it.—Anthony Heaton-Armstrong,practising barrister at 9 - 12 Bell Yard

Edited and written by experts in their fields and with a plethoraof experience, the authors know what they are talking about. This book is a must for those who need to know, those who areinterested to know, and those who think they know it allalready.—Susan Young, Professor of Forensic ClinicalPsychology, Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental HealthTrust

First-rank expertise on the detection, investigation andprosecution of terrorist crime accompanies insights into themotives of its perpetrators.  The combination is unusual,welcome and thought-provoking.—David Anderson Q.C.,Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

A collection of very informative papers from many of the experts inthe front line of confronting, analysing, detecting and dealingwith terrorism and terrorist suspects.  It confirms that wehave no room for complacency, that we are still learning and thereis still much to be done.—Alastair Logan, OBE, LLB. Solicitorand member of The Law Society's Human Rights Committee

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