Prof. Clive Walker
Professor Dr. Clive Walker is a professor emeritus of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds. He has served as the founder and director of its Centre for Criminal Justice Studies and as Head of the School of Law. In addition to police law and human rights, key aspects of his research work are terrorism legislation and counter-terrorism policies and laws. He has written extensively on terrorism issues, with many published papers and books not only in the UK but also in several other jurisdictions, especially the USA. In 2003, he was a special adviser to the UK Parliamentary select committee scrutinised what became the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, from which experience he published The Civil Contingencies Act 2004: Risk, Resilience and the Law in the United Kingdom (Oxford University Press, 2006). His books on terrorism are recognised as leaders in the field and are cited widely. They include Terrorism and the Law (Oxford University Press, 2011), The AntiTerrorism Legislation, (3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 2014), and the Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism (Routledge, 2015). He has undertaken work for many parliamentary committees and currently is engaged as a Special Adviser to the United Kingdom government on terrorism issues. For his work in this field, he received in 2016 the title of Queen’s Counsel honoris causa.
Whereas video releases have been central to the Islamic State’s efforts to represent itself to its audiences, an extensive quantitative and qualitative study of these sources over a longer period of time is still lacking. This paper therefore provides an overview and analysis of the entire corpus of official videos released by the Islamic State […]
The former self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State (IS), once the size of Britain, has collapsed. Its attractiveness to the global jihadi movement also became evident in Germany. The German Federal Domestic Intelligence Service (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz) estimates that more than 1.050 Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) have left Germany for Syria and Iraq of whom, to […]
This policy brief examines the role former extremists and former combatants have in countering violent extremism (CVE). ‘The former’ as a special category of actor in CVE activities, including in peacebuilding settings, has gained significant attention in recent years. Various organisations and governments have utilised formers in CVE activities yet it remains unclear if and […]