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.
Anjem Choudary, once accused of “poisoning the minds of the vulnerable” was released on licence from Belmarsh prison on Friday, 19 October. Prior to his conviction, Choudary and his extremist groups were thought to have influenced at least 100 people from Britain to pursue terrorist activities. His notoriety at the time was such that he […]
In light of the territorial demise of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, this report analyses the continued risks posed by IS. Given that IS is playing a long game, the report calls upon policymakers to keep up the counter-terrorism pressure, to sidestep policy fatigue at all costs to avoid undoing years of […]
Introduction Virtual currencies (VCs), including cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, have gained considerable popularity over the past several years. Although VCs have many potential uses in everyday life, they often carry an association with illicit transactions such as purchasing illegal drugs on Dark Web marketplaces or in ransomware attacks such as WannaCry, which affected companies and […]