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Policing Uncertainty: Countering Terror through Community Intelligence and Democratic Policing

Innes, Martin 2006. Policing Uncertainty: Countering Terror through Community Intelligence and Democratic Policing. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 605 (1) , pp. 222-241. 10.1177/0002716206287118

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Abstract

This article explores how counterterrorism policing strategies and practices in the United Kingdom have changed in the face of recent terrorist attacks. It considers the evident limitations of these developments and how a local, democratic style of neighborhood policing could be used to manufacture the community intelligence “feed” that offers the best probability of preventing and deterring future forms of such violence. These substantive concerns are set against a theoretical backdrop attending to how policing can respond to risks where the contours of the threat are uncertain. The analysis is informed by interviews with U.K. police officers involved in intelligence and counterterrorism work conducted during the early part of 2005.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: counterterrorism, democratic policing, neighbourhood policing, signal crimes,community intelligence, uncertainty
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0002-7162
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 09:21
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3138

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