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An Exploration Of The War On Terror: Representations, Risk, Legal and Government Strategies

Wednesday 6th February, 13:00-15:00, R0.12, Ramphal Building, Main Campus

Seminar: Intelligence, Evidence and the Construction and Management of Risk
Chair: Professor Jacqueline Hodgson (School of Law, University of Warwick)

Mark Tuley & Mike Griffiths (ACPO TAM Research and Innovation Unit)

  • Intelligence and Evidence

This presentation will address the following: What is intelligence? Goodies and Baddies both gather intelligence. The Intelligence Cycle and its use within the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. Government counter-terrorism strategy.

Dr Bill Durodié (Resilience Centre, Cranfield University)

  • Obsessions with the Unknown

When former US Secretary of State for Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, warned of the dangers lurking within the 'unknown unknowns' at a press conference in 2002, he was using an increasingly common argument - widely advocated by environmental campaigners before him - that the risks we should really worry about are those that we don't even know we know nothing about. Is this line of argument fruitful for risk management processes or is society in danger of paralysing policy and action through its growing focus on uncertainty and ignorance?

Dr Adrian Hunt (School of Law, University of Birmingham)

  • Intelligence, Evidence & the Prevention of Terrorism

When does intelligence become evidence? Is this a way of justifying action which ordinarily would not be then treated as evidence without clear protections of disclosure and opportunities for legal challenge? This paper will consider a range of activities from UN blacklisting to EU measures and domestic control orders.

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