Terrorism and the Law

Hardcover | April 17, 2011

byClive Walker

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Terrorism law and legal practice has been politically and socially controversial to a degree beyond almost any other legal issue during the past few years, and this analytical text contains extensive analysis of these controversies. Terrorism and the Law offers a thoughtful and up-to-datediscussion of all the key materials on terrorism law. It provides comprehensive coverage of all the major domestic, European, and international laws, and their impact on the UK. It also contains an extensive examination of the implementation of these terrorism laws, and of the practical issues theyraise.The book contains three Parts. Part I focuses on meanings of 'terrorism' in law and political science. It provides the reader with an understanding of the phenomenon and the legal concept, including its statutory definitions, which is essential to the book's assessment of the strategies and tacticsadopted in the codes of laws. It also covers normative constraints, such as human rights.Part II focuses on the United Kingdom law. It provides extensive coverage of the major UK terrorism legislation, such as: the Terrorism Act 2000; the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001; the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005; the Terrorism Act 2006; the Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Act 2006;the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007; and the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. It also examines the key laws and rules relating to terrorism policing and legal processes. It discusses the meaning of these legislative materials, as well as their implementation, and includes reference tocase law and practice statements from the police and courts. Part III reflects the impact of European, international and transnational laws and practices, covering international transnational cooperation and extradition; key European Union law measures against terrorism; other international law measures against terrorist activities; and international humanrights and terrorism.

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Terrorism law and legal practice has been politically and socially controversial to a degree beyond almost any other legal issue during the past few years, and this analytical text contains extensive analysis of these controversies. Terrorism and the Law offers a thoughtful and up-to-datediscussion of all the key materials on terroris...

Professor Clive Walker is Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at the School of Law, University of Leeds. He has written extensively on terrorism and emergency issues, with many papers published in the UK and other countries. He has been a Visiting Professor at George Washington University, Melbourne University, and Stanford Universi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pagesPublished:April 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199561179

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Part I: Introduction1. TerrorismThe Phenomenon of TerrorismThe Phenomenon of TerrorismLegal Strategies for Counter-TerrorismInstitutions, Review and AccountabilityDefinition of TerrorismConclusionsPart II: Investigation and Policing2. Terrorist InvestigationsIntroductionInvestigation of Places and DocumentsCordonsSurveillanceAll-Risks PolicingConclusions3. Disclosure of Information about TerrorismIntroductionGeneral Duties relating to DisclosureSpecialist Disclosure PowersConclusions4. Arrest, Detention, and Treatment of DetaineesIntroductionArrestDetention Following ArrestThe Treatment of DetaineesPost-Charge Questioning and DetentionInternational Arrest and InvestigationConclusionsPart III: Criminal Law and Criminal Process5. Criminal Offences and TerrorismIntroductionCriminal Offences within the Anti-Terrorism LawsCriminal Offences beyond the Anti-Terrorism LawsConclusions6. Court Processes, Punishment, and TerrorismIntroductionCourt ProcessesInternational Aspects of Criminal ProcessPenology of TerrorismPost-PunishmentConclusionsPart IV: Other Legal Controls7. Executive Powers over IndividualsBackgroundControl Orders - The SystemControl Orders - Review MechanismsControl Orders - ImplementationControl Orders - Foreign ComparisonsControl Orders - Assessment and ConclusionsOther Executive Powers Relevant to TerrorismExecutive Powers - Conclusions8. 1. Extremist Organizations, Expressions, and ActivitiesIntroductionProscription of OrganizationsExtremist Expressions and ActivitiesExtremism - Conclusions9. Terrorist Funding and PropertyIntroductionOffencesForfeitureSeizure of CashFinancial Investigations and OversightCrown Servants and RegulatorsForeign ComparisonsAssessment and Conclusions on Domestic MeasuresInternational Freezing Orders10. Protective SecurityPart V: Other Jurisdictions11. Regional Variations in Northern Ireland and ScotlandIntroductionSpecial Criminal ProcessSpecial Police and Military PowersSecurity OperationsPenal and Release SchemesAssessment and Conclusions on Special PowersCompensation, Protection, and VictimsCross-Border CooperationConclusions on Northern IrelandScotland and Terrorism