Policing terrorism and police-community relations: Views of the Arab minority in Israel

Badi Hasisi*, David Weisburd

*Corresponding author for this work

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Police involvement in counterterrorism has special ramifications on minority groups that may be viewed as presenting high risk to homeland security. Our public survey shows that the Jewish respondents in our sample expressed positive attitudes toward police involvement in mission of counterterrorism, while Israeli Arabs expressed more concern with the ramifications of police involvement in counterterrorism on its relations with the Arabs in particular. The results show that both communities recognized the central role that the police may play in dealing with terrorism, and they both expressed high levels of willingness to cooperate with the police to fight against terrorism.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)158-172
Number of pages15
JournalPolice Practice and Research
Issue number2
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 (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.


  • minorities
  • relationship with the police
  • terrorism


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