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Published: 07 May 2015

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199969494

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Crimes of Terror

The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism Prosecutions

Wadie E. Said

  • 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