Providing you with an accessible and authoritative guide to neighbourhood policing and the counter-terrorism measures available to police officers, Preventing Terrorism and Violent Extremism presents the tools and operational know-how needed to tackle the range of threats to both national security and community cohesion.
This book places counter-terrorism policing within the setting of everyday operations, allowing you to assess how provisions under CONTEST 3 and Prevent can be incorporated into day-to-day neighbourhood policing tasks and patrols. With case studies offering a range of common scenarios, clear explanations of national policy, and detailed coverage of anti-terror powers and procedures, Preventing Terrorism and Violent Extremism will support you and your colleagues through the complexities and challenges of delivering successful community policing. Definitions of the concepts and classifications of terrorism, as well as summaries of extremist motivations supply background and context to the current status of UK national security, while detailed translations of the law and official guidance surrounding counter-terrorism provides both the practical and theoretical underpinning required for clear interpretation and application of such powers.
About the Author
Andrew Staniforth, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer, Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC)
Dr Andrew J. Staniforth is a serving police Detective Inspector and Senior Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer at the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research (CENTRIC). A qualified teacher and former Special Branch detective and counter-terrorism practitioner, Andrew is the author of Blackstone's Counter-Terrorism Handbook (2013) and Blackstone's Handbook of Ports & Border Security (2013).
Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC is the Independent Reviewer of National Security in Northern Ireland and former Independent Reviewer of UK counter-terrorism legislation.
Sir David Omand GCB is a professor at King's College London, and former Director of GCHQ and Security and Intelligence Coordinator.
Table of Contents
1. Policing terrorism and violent extremism
2. Terrorist threats to the United Kingdom
3. Concept of terrorism and extremism
4. Terrorist & extremist methodology
5. Counter-terrorism strategies
6. Pursuing terrorists and extremists
7. Anti-terrorism legislation
8. Terrorism offences
9. Preventing terrorism and extremism
10. Radicalisation and recruitment
11. Neighbourhood policing
12. A need to know
13. Future challenges