Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2018

232 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190296810

Bookseller Code (06)

Crimes of Terror

The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism Prosecutions

Wadie E. Said

  • Contains a new Preface that discusses some important developments since the initial hardback publication in 2015
  • Documents the emergence of a "terrorist exceptionalism" to normal rules of criminal law and procedure
  • Considers whether the U.S. government has overstated the threat posed by the individuals it charges with these crimes
  • Offers a comprehensive and uniquely up-to-date dissection of the U.S. government's advantages over suspects in the criminal prosecutions of terrorists
  • Establishes the background for controversial policies and practices surrounding these prosecutions
  • Demonstrates how these policies and practices have impeded the normal goals of criminal prosecutions
  • Draws from the author's academic research and practice experience, and extensively footnoted to facilitate further research

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