Understanding The Law Of Terrorism (2014)
Understanding the Law of Terrorism (2014)
This Understanding treatise provides a compact review of the major areas of law concerned with or affected by terrorism. Thoughtfully organized and clearly written, Understanding the Law of Terrorism examines various subject matters - such as criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, the law of evidence, national security law, and the law of armed conflict - as the underlying legal doctrines and polices are influenced and at times distorted by counter-terrorism efforts in law enforcement, intelligence gathering, and military action. The topics include:
• the difficulties in defining terrorism, the principal federal statutes and bases for jurisdiction, the role of conspiracy doctrine in terrorism investigations and prosecutions, and the resulting concerns related to political freedom;
• the crimes implicated by encouraging or assisting terrorism, especially the provision of material support for terrorist activity or foreign terrorist organizations, as well as the prospect of civil liability for terrorist activity;
• the doctrinal impact of terrorism-related searches, the issues of profiling in terrorism investigations, and the detention and deportation of terrorism suspects;
• the use of intelligence surveillance for counter-terrorism purposes, the history and development of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the problems of terrorism-related mass surveillance both before...