How to Protect Crowded Places from Ever Adapting Terror Networks: Criminologist

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The UK is on alert for another terrorist attack following the murders of at least 22 people in the Manchester suicide bombing at a concert arena. The army has been brought in to defend key sites, including Buckingham Palace. Anywhere in Britain where large crowds gather is arguably at risk, from transport networks to shopping centres. 

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We are currently finding out more about the barriers and challenges people face in sharing information or cooperating with authorities, as well as what motivates them to surmount these challenges. This would tell us why those with concerns can fail to engage fully with government reporting campaigns. At the moment this is a critical blind spot in current counter-terrorism thinking and strategy.

Period25 May 2015

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