Historically, countering terrorism has been something that security services have carried out on behalf of the state, without community consultation or consent. Since 9/11 however, this tradition has increasingly been questioned and the idea that communities have the potential to defeat al Qaeda - related or influenced terrorism has gained ascendency across policy, security and other contexts.
Based on research in the US, Britain and Northern Ireland, this book examines the involvement of Muslim and other communities in terror crime prevention work, exploring the complexities of community involvement as well as its advantages and examining how trusting relationships between police, security services and communities can be built.
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About the Author
Basia Spalek is Professor in Social Policy at Kingston University, UK. She has led two high profile research projects, funded by the Arts and Humanities, and Economic and Social Studies Research Councils, looking at community-based approaches to counter-terrorism.
Table of Contents
Introduction: 'New Terrorism' and Communities
Terror Crime Prevention and Risk
Terror Crime Prevention and Community;
State-Community Engagement within Counter-Terrorism
'Effective Practice' in relation to Community-Based Counter-Terrorism
Community Policing within a Counter-Terrorism Context;
Conclusion: Engaging Communities for 21st Century Security