Policing and Combating Terrorism in Northern Ireland

The Royal Ulster Constabulary GC

Authors: Southern, Neil

  • Provides key strategies for counter-terrorism from a study of policing in Northern Ireland
  • Considers the impact of terrorism on the Royal Ulster Constabulary and their families
  • Utilises unique and rich qualitative material to make a new contribution to the field, especially in the understanding of victimhood
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This book explores the challenges of combating terrorism from a policing perspective using the example of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (RUC) in Northern Ireland. The RUC was in the frontline of counter-terrorism work for thirty years of conflict during which time it also provided a normal policing service to the public. However, combating a protracted and vicious terrorist campaign exacted a heaving price on the force. Importantly, the book addresses a seriously under-researched theme in terrorism studies, namely, the impact of terrorism on members of the security forces. Accordingly, the book examines how officers have been affected by the conflict as terrorists adopted a strategy which targeted them both on and off duty. This resulted in a high percentage of officers being killed whilst off duty - sometimes in the company of their wives and children. The experience of officers' wives is also documented thus highlighting the familial impact of terrorism. Generally speaking, the victims of terrorist attacks have received scant scholarly attention which has resulted in victims' experiences being little understood. This piece of work casts a specific and unique light on the nature of victimhood as it has been experienced by members of this branch of the security forces in Northern Ireland.

About the authors

Neil Southern is a Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. A recipient of the Lemberger-Mettrick Prize for Politics from The Queen's University of Belfast, he has also published academic articles in leading international journals on the theme of ethnic conflict.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Southern, Neil

    Pages 1-8

  • The Challenges of Policing in a Deeply Divided Society

    Southern, Neil

    Pages 9-44

  • The On-Duty Threat

    Southern, Neil

    Pages 45-73

  • The Off-Duty Threat

    Southern, Neil

    Pages 75-103

  • The Impact of Terrorism on Officers’ Families

    Southern, Neil

    Pages 105-141

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75999-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75998-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policing and Combating Terrorism in Northern Ireland
Book Subtitle
The Royal Ulster Constabulary GC
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75999-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75999-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75998-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 304
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