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Policing Terrorism

Publication Date

July 2012


Gary LaFree


Although terrorism has much in common with ordinary crime, it also raises unique challenges for policing. Perhaps the greatest challenges center on how to use scarce police resources to fight crimes that are relatively uncommon, have national and sometimes international implications, and require intelligence that may be limited or altogether unavailable at the local and state levels.

Recommended Citation

LaFree, G. (2012). Policing terrorism. Police Foundation.