Pantazis and Pemberton develop the notion of ‘suspect community’ to demonstrate how Muslims have replaced Irish communities in the British government’s approach to security. ‘Suspect community’ refers to the establishment of a dual criminal justice system, with an ordinary criminal justice system remaining for ordinary, decent, criminals but with a draconian system created to deal with suspected terrorists. The article highlights that previously in relation to Irish dissident terrorism, and more recently in relation to al Qaeda linked terrorism, the undermining of democratic principles and practices for security can adversely affect those targeted communities, and may potentially increase rather than reduce the terror threat. The authors conclude that the very powers that are supposed to promote security are serving to undermine it, and that Muslim communities continue to endure the spectre of state suspicion.
From the 'old' to the 'new' suspect community : examining the impacts of recent UK counter-terrorist legislation
11 February 2011
Hit the core or weaken the periphery? Comparing strategies to break the circle of violence with an embryonic terrorist group: The case of Galician Resistance
Terrorism, the Internet and the Social Media Advantage: Exploring how terrorist organizations exploit aspects of the internet, social media and how these same platforms could be used to counter-violent extremism
200+ Academic Theses (Ph.D. and MA) on Terrorism- and Counter-Terrorism - related Issues, written in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, and Norwegian
Local service provision to counter violent extremism: perspectives, capabilities and challenges arising from an Australian service mapping project