Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11
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Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11

Edited by David Martin Jones, Paul Schulte, Carl Ungerer and M. L.R. Smith

Almost two decades after the events of 9/11, this Handbook offers a comprehensive insight into the evolution and development of terrorism and insurgency since then. Gathering contributions from a broad range of perspectives, it both identifies new technological developments in terrorism and insurgency, and addresses the distinct state responses to the threat of political, or religiously motivated violence; not only in the Middle East and Europe, but also in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and North and South America.
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Chapter 31: After 9/11: the NYPDs policing of violent extremism

Kate E. Irwin


This chapter provides an overview of the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) policing of terrorism following the attacks on September 11, 2001, derived from an excavation of the NYPD’s history of political policing. From the outset, it is important to recognize that it is a challenging task to keep track of the fluid perceptions, activities, and structures undertaken by the Department since 9/11. Nor can every aspect of its wide-ranging contemporary activities or history be discussed here. The aim is to revisit, what the NYPD did after 9/11. Particular focus will be upon threat and risk perception, organizational structures, and operational activities. A brief account of what empirical historical data suggests about why it countered violent extremism in the manner that it did will finally be considered.

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