This book offers an analysis of the policing of terrorism in a variety of national and international contexts. Centered on developments since the events of September 11, 2001, the study devotes its empirical attention to important police aspects of counter-terrorism in the United States and additionally extends its range comparatively to other nations, including Israel and Iraq, and to the global level of international police organizations such as Interpol and Europol. Situated in the criminology of terrorism and counter-terrorism, this book offers a fascinating look into the contemporary organization of law enforcement against terrorism, which will significantly influence the conditions of global security in the foreseeable future.
Mathieu Deflem is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of South Carolina. His research and teaching specialties include terrorism and counterterrorism, policing, law, and theory. He is the author of Sociology of Law (2008) and Policing World Society (2002). He maintains a website at www.mathieudeflem.net.