Expert opinion on the Counter-Extremism Bill
Dr David Lowe from the School of Law discusses the UK Government proposals to introduce a Counter-Extremism Bill.
The discussions across the BBC considered radicalisation, widening powers of electronic surveillance, issues around conflicts regarding freedom of speech, what is meant by democracy and how it can be implemented.
BBC Radio 5 (7 mins)
BBC Radio West Midlands (20 mins)
BBC news Channel (Wednesday 13th May 7.35 pm on BBC News)
BBC Radio London on the increase of arrests in the UK for terrorism offences and the increase workload for counter-terrorism officers in having to deal with those who are returning from conflict zones (1 hour 7 mins)
Dr Lowe’s main research interests are terrorism, policing, transnational crime and human rights. Most of this emanates from his previous occupation as a police officer with Merseyside Police, where he worked for 25 years. He has also been carrying out work with Irish politicians on cross-border terrorism.
Due to his research in the area and his experience of working in counter-terrorism, Dr Lowe is regularly contacted by the media for his expert opinion on terrorist incidents.
Dr David Lowe can be contacted on:Telephone: +44 (0) 151 231 3918 or 07528192637 Email: D.Lowe@ljmu.ac.uk
Watch Dr David Lowe lecture on Terrorism http:// youtu.be/n6Hq7kLmygg