- Christopher Blake - Teesside University, UK
- Barrie Sheldon - Teesside University, UK
- Rachael Strzelecki - University of Wolverhampton, UK
- Peter Williams - Teesside University, UK
Policing Matters Series
A small number of students do their dissertations on this subject. It is an interesting and very real problem that needs to be tackled at both a practical and theoretical level. This text helps those students to explore the topic and is an accessible text for them.
A well thought through textbook which identifies some of the contemporary issues.
A series that would be useful for Level 3 or, at best, level 4 as it provides a foundation for study at degree level.
Terrorism has became a major concern for policing and this book provides a sound introduction to the subject. Students will, however, have to read far more widely if they are to gather a sound understanding of this very complex area of study.
Passed to lecturer in organised crime for his consideration. Not relevant for this course
Terrorism has become a major issue for policing during the 21st century, exacerbated by world events, the emerging new terrorism with its global implications, and a growing need to develop effective counter-terrorism strategies. The book provides students with a historical perspective, introduces a number of well established theories relating to terrorism, and considers how the UK has responded by developing a counter terrorism strategy.
This book fits in very well with a number of our degree level courses which makes it a particularly good course book. It has great relevance and professional currency which is attractive to our students as both are great areas of subject interest but equally is a popular addition to the Policing Matters range which the students find are useful and easy to use.
the text provides relevant information in a readable format to meet the needs of the students
an informative book that deals with its topic in a very concise yet informative way. Unfortunately our course only really touches on terrorism so it is recommended as a library purchase
I thought this is a basic introduction to the subject but neither wide enough in spectrum terms nor detailed enough to use as a course reader.
That is why I have asked for another of your publications by Gus Martin to go alongside Matthew Carr's Infernal Machine (New Press) and the Very Short Introduction to Terrorism by Charles Townshend (OUP)