What I have learned about countering terrorism in the UK: a conversation with Robert Spencer
AbstractBob Spencer served as senior investigating officer and a specialist senior investigating officer for terrorism for the West Midlands Police in the U.K. Almost immediately after the 7/7 attacks in London, he was made Head of Intelligence for the West Midlands CTU. West Midlands being assessed at the time to have had the highest terrorism threat in the U.K. outside the capital, Spencer was invited to head the delivery of the governments Prevent agenda within the Regional Counter Terrorism Unit, with responsibility for embedding the strategy across four regional forces. Spencer retired from the force in 2012 but continued to advise various organizations around their compliance with terrorism regulations and particularly their organizational security and preparedness. In June 2016, he was appointed the Prevent Coordinator for Walsall Council in the West Midlands, retiring from the role in 2019.
CitationKassimeris, G. (2021) What I have learned about countering terrorism in the UK: a conversation with Robert Spencer. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 46(8), pp. 1518-1527.
JournalStudies in Conflict and Terrorism
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Routledge in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, available online:https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2020.1841197 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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