Success and Failure in Terrorist Investigations: Research and Lessons from Northern Ireland

  title={Success and Failure in Terrorist Investigations: Research and Lessons from Northern Ireland},
  author={A. Silke},
  journal={Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement},
  pages={250 - 261}
  • A. Silke
  • Published 2005
  • Engineering
  • Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement
  • Police investigations of terrorist incidents are rarely straightforward. This paper reports the findings of research that looked at low-level paramilitary attacks in Northern Ireland which have taken place during the ceasefire era. Of 500 incidents studied, 28 were followed by the arrest of suspects. The study examines what factors were important for linking later arrests with other features of the incident. These results are discussed in terms of the wider implications for the successful… CONTINUE READING
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