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LAW6166   Critical Approaches to Terrorism and Counterterrorism   (15 credits)

 
Year Running: 2017/2018
Credit level: F7
Additional Information   Available to Law students only

Description

This module critically examines domestic terrorism and counterterrorism, and its impacts on law, criminal justice, and security. It draws on theoretical, legal and empirical terrorism research, and case studies from the UK, USA and other jurisdictions as well as considering efforts to define terrorism, and explores the roles of the media and social media in framing terrorism. The module examines efforts to combat terrorism through new legislation, policing, application of exceptional government powers, and community-based initiatives alongside exploring intended and unintended consequences of counterterrorism, including impacts on targeted communities and legitimacy implications.

 

Reading List


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 138.0
Seminar 12.0
 

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 100 % S1