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Counter-terror Lawbook

by msecadm4921

More than 50 guests attended the launch of Blackstone’s Counter-Terrorism Handbook, held at 61 Whitehall and hosted by PNLD (Police National Legal Database) on May 5.

This title, a joint venture between Detective Sergeant Andy Staniforth of CTU-Leeds and PNLD is the culmination of three years work arising from an identified need for a counter-terrorism resource. The Handbook is published by Oxford University Press.

Supported by Lord Carlile of Berriew (the independent reviewer of anti-terrorism legislation), the Handbook is designed to be of practical and operational use for counter terrorism specialists.

Knowing how and why terrorists plot against governments, transport, businesses and civilians makes a difference to those engaged in counter-terrorism, whether at a strategic level or at an operational, grass-roots level.

Until now, there has been no easily accessible resource to answer questions ranging between “Why?”, “Who?” and “How do I deal with this situation?”

Blackstone’s Counter-Terrorism Handbook provides the answers. Drawing on PNLD’s legal database, the information resource which has guided the Police Service of England and Wales for over 15 years, the authors have produced a multifunctional resource – for anyone with a need for an enhanced understanding of terrorism, how it is policed and the legislative framework. Given the current political climate, the need for the information within this Handbook goes the authors say beyond the Police and Security Services.

The Handbook has been written by PNLD’s legal team and a Detective Sergeant from the Counter Terrorism Unit – Leeds, in association with Consultant Editors Professor Clive Walker, a leading authority on domestic anti-terrorism laws in the United Kingdom and Assistant Chief Constable John Parkinson of West Yorkshire Police, the former Head of the Counter Terrorism Unit – Leeds. The book is published by Oxford University Press.

The authors have included in the book a detailed description of what terrorism is and therefore what is not included. It goes on to describe terrorist tactics, to highlight issues surrounding violent extremism and to provide practical scenarios and checklists to illustrate the operational application of anti-terrorism legislation. The legislation is accompanied by explanatory notes, related case law and points to prove.

In his foreword, Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation states:

“The authors of this excellent book have drawn together the body of counter-terrorism legislation in a form accessible to all stakeholders. Although designed for police officers, I have no doubt that it will be an essential part of a wider range of libraries. That it is up to date including the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 is an achievement in itself.

“The first chapter really is required reading, from which all will emerge with an understanding enhanced by the exceptional clarity of the writing. I commend it to Ministers, civil servants and lawyers, as well as to those for whom the book is designed.”

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