Who are the police? Are they citizens in uniform, are they an arm of the government, are they your best friend, or your worst enemy? The answers to these questions depend on who you are, and where you are from. The police are a reflection of the society they police. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an insight into how the police ‘do’ counter-terrorism. Because of the scale and nature of the challenge, this chapter will concentrate on policing counter-terrorism from the perspective of a liberal democracy. This will be predominantly from the viewpoint of...
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