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Handbook on Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism

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Terrorism is a complex and ever-changing phenomenon. The handbook aims to provide law enforcement and criminal justice officials with an accessible guide to assist them in dealing with some of the key issues that they face in their efforts to respond to terrorist and related crimes. The publication will also be of use to policymakers and political leaders in the shaping of new or enhanced counter-terrorism laws, policies and practices. It reviews the many challenges encountered by the various components of the criminal justice system in the prevention, investigation, prosecution and detention of alleged or convicted perpetrators of terrorist crimes. It offers guidance based on international standards and generally accepted good practices.

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Acknowledgements

The Handbook on Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism was fi nalized drawing on texts prepared by Yvon Dandurand (Dean of Research and Industry Liaison, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada; and Senior Associate, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy) under a consultancy contract for the United Nations Offi ce on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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