How has the Israel National Police perceived its role in counterterrorism and the potential outcomes? A qualitative analysis of annual police reports

Tal Jonathan-Zamir*, Gali Aviv

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Policing terrorism has increased in recent years. Correspondingly, policing scholars and practitioners have begun to consider the potential effects of this responsibility on the performance of the police and their relationship with the public. In this article, we use a qualitative analysis of annual police reports to examine how the Israel National Police perceived its role in counterterrorism and the potential implications. We find different perceptions in different periods and partial acknowledgment of potential outcomes. We consider the views of the police in relation to those of the public, and speculate on the differences between the three examined time periods.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)143-157
Number of pages15
JournalPolice Practice and Research
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by the Science and Technology directorate of the US Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Numbers N00140510629 and 2008-ST-061-ST0004, made to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START, www.start.umd.edu), and by the US National Institute of Justice under Grant No. Z909601. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the US Department of Homeland Security, START, or the National Institute of Justice.

Keywords

  • Israel
  • police perceptions
  • policing terrorism
  • qualitative analysis

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