Investigating Terrorism takes a look behind the closed doors of terrorist cases. Major players from the world of counter-terrorism, including politicians, lawyers, psychologists and police, offer analyses of recent terror attacks and share their knowledge of terrorist behaviour * Deals with legal, psychological and practical issues surrounding how to deal with a real life ticking bomb scenario * Provides an insight into the most recent police model for interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects * Contains the latest analyses of recent terrorist attacks including the recent Norwegian tragedy carried out by terrorist Anders Breivik * Contains the views of major players in the world of counter-terrorism, including Lord Carlile, the former HMG s Independent Reviewer of Terrorist legislation, and Peter Clarke, the recently retired Head of Terrorist Investigations for the UK * Incorporates recently-released findings from studies commissioned by New Scotland Yard to study the effectiveness of police interviews with terrorist suspects * Includes chapters discussing the context in which people become suicide bombers
John Pearse is Vice President of the Paul Ekman Group and the Managing Director of Forensic Navigation Services Ltd, an independent company that combines forensic consultancy and investigation with psychological training and empirical research. He has provided counter-terrorist advice and training around the world and has designed and delivered a number of acclaimed international multi-agency counter terrorism seminars. John has been researching the area of interviewing and interrogation and terrorist related issues since 1991, and is a visiting lecturer at a number of colleges within the University of London.
About the Editor ix About the Contributors x Introduction 1 Part I Political, Legal and Policing Context 9 1 The Impact and Consequences of Terrorist Legislation in the United Kingdom Since 2001: A Review 11 Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC, and Carys Owen 2 Investigating Terrorism in the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century: A Different Sort of Crime 31 Peter Clarke Part II The Criminal Justice Process 43 3 Challenge, Compromise and Collaboration: Part of the Skill Set Necessary for Interviewing a Failed Suicide Bomber 45 John Pearse 4 Urgent Interviews and the Concept of Oppression in Terrorist Cases 66 Max Hill, QC 5 Defence Counsel in Terrorism Trials 80 Peter Carter, QC 6 An Garda Siochana Model of Investigative Interviewing of Witnesses and Suspects 100 Geraldine Noone 7 Risk Assessment of Terrorist Offenders: A Challenge Too Far? 123 Gisli H. Gudjonsson, AdrianWest and Amy McKee 8 Hostage Negotiation and Communication Skills in a Terrorist Environment 144 Simon Wells Part III Individual and Group Perspectives 167 9 Understanding Suicide Terrorism: Insights from Psychology, Lessons from History 169 Andrew Silke 10 Taking Anders Breivik Seriously as a Political Terrorist 180 Robert Lambert 11 Social Psychology and the Investigation of Terrorism 202 Karl Roberts 12 Community Surveillance and Terrorism 214 Clive Walker and Simon McKay 13 Thinking about Peace While Engaged in Counter-Terrorism: The Primacy of Intelligence 239 John G. D. Grieve Index 259