Preventing Terrorism and Controlling Risk

A Comparative Analysis of Control Orders in the UK and Australia

  • Susan Donkin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL, volume 1)

Also part of the Springer Briefs in International and Comparative Criminology book sub series (SBICC, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Susan Donkin
    Pages 27-39
  3. Susan Donkin
    Pages 41-55
  4. Susan Donkin
    Pages 57-67
  5. Susan Donkin
    Pages 69-78

About this book


This Brief takes a provocative look at existing socio-legal literature with a comparative study of terrorism control orders, focusing on how the concept of pre-emption fits within a traditional criminological framework.  This timely work examines how such measures might be conceived and interpreted within a situational crime prevention approach. Over the past decade, socio-legal scholars have identified a rise in pre-emptive control mechanisms to respond to terrorism and other threats in the post-9/11 world. Many have argued that this pre-emptive rationale has been used to justify the introduction of measures that transcend established legal and risk frameworks, to deal with individuals or groups thought to pose a threat to the state or its citizens.  ​Preventing Terrorism and Controlling Risk: A Comparative Analysis of Control Orders in the UK and Australia will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly with a focus on terrorism, risk assessment, and human rights.​


Comparative Law Counterterrorism Policing Counterterrorism Policy Human Rights and Counterterrorism Risk Assessment Situational Crime Prevention

Authors and affiliations

  • Susan Donkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Criminology and Criminal JusticeGriffith UniversityMt GravattAustralia

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