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.
Collecting data on the number of terrorist attacks is a delicate task. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) developed a baseline Terrorism Threat Assessment. This assessment used open source data to present an assessment of terrorism in 32 countries across four categories: (1) Terrorist Attacks, (2) (Returning) Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTF), (3) […]
Introduction Academic research began to focus specifically on terrorism in the 1960s and 1970s, although it would take until the 9/11 attacks before the burgeoning field took on its current form and significantly increased output. From those early days in the mid-to-late twentieth century onwards, terrorism research has had a distinctly applied focus, with a […]
Introduction In Syria and Iraq, the general consensus is that Islamic State (IS) has been militarily defeated, but the terror group is now popping up elsewhere and breathing new life into its global caliphate. In an April 29 video, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi mentioned that pledges of allegiance from the Khorasan region had been […]