Counter-Terrorism Policing

Community, Cohesion and Security

  • Sharon Pickering
  • Jude McCulloch
  • David Wright-Neville

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-5
  2. Sharon Pickering, Jude McCulloch, David Wright-Neville
    Pages 7-33
  3. Sharon Pickering, Jude McCulloch, David Wright-Neville
    Pages 35-42
  4. Sharon Pickering, Jude McCulloch, David Wright-Neville
    Pages 43-69
  5. Sharon Pickering, Jude McCulloch, David Wright-Neville
    Pages 71-89
  6. Sharon Pickering, Jude McCulloch, David Wright-Neville
    Pages 91-111
  7. Sharon Pickering, Jude McCulloch, David Wright-Neville
    Pages 113-121
  8. Sharon Pickering, Jude McCulloch, David Wright-Neville
    Pages 123-128
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 129-142

About this book

Introduction

Terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, European cities like London and Madrid, and the subsequent declaration of the ‘war on terror’, are marks of a changed national and global environment in which the threat of terrorist attack and the need for effective counter-terrorism policies have become issues of immediate political and social concern. Police organisations have a key role in the formation and implementation of government counter-terrorism strategies. Accordingly, as part of national counter-terrorism responses, police services are increasingly required to blend law enforcement with responsibilities for national defence. Incorporating law enforcement in national defence changes the nature of police work as traditionally conceptualised. The changed expectations in relation to law enforcement give rise to a number of opportunities and challenges particularly in relation to the community policing ideal that most police services adhere to and the sustainable and positive engagement with culturally diverse communities. This book charts these opportunities and challenges through unprecedented access to the police and diverse communities in Australian regional and metropolitan contexts. It locates these developments in an international comparison with like jurisdictions in the US, UK, and Canada and in light of former conflicts in Northern Ireland and South Africa. It examines the nature and impact of counter-terrorism on policing, diverse communities, legislation and policy and on the media. The book concludes by posing questions for the future of counter-terrorism policing in liberal democracies.

Keywords

Counter-terrorism ETA Nation Policy environment glassey police terrorism

Authors and affiliations

  • Sharon Pickering
    • 1
  • Jude McCulloch
    • 2
  • David Wright-Neville
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. CriminologyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Dept. CriminologyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  3. 3.Dept. PoliticsMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-76874-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-76873-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-76874-8
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