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The dark side of researching terrorism

Zul Kepli, Mohd Yazid and Malik, Maszlee and Mohd Yasin, Norhashimah (2018) The dark side of researching terrorism. In: 7th International Conference on Law And Society (ICLAS 7), 11th-13th April 2018, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. (Unpublished)

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This article seeks to investigate the actual risks and challenges of researching terrorism, and attempts to classify the list of risks and challenges in a more systematic manner. This article is based on the content analysis of mutual evaluation reports, leading textbooks, and journal articles. It also benefited from the interviews with leading officers from the police force and the special unit on anti-terrorism, and academicians. The research methodology also includes analysis of previous leading literature, contemporary articles, newspaper articles and also interview with public on the issue of terrorism. While it is possible to reduce the risks and challenges, it is essential for any researcher of terrorism to be fully aware of them, so as to enable the researcher to make informed decision and take necessary precautionary measures to safeguard the researcher’s interest. This article reveals that conducting a research on terrorism can be sensitive, provocative, and dangerous. The article stresses the importance for researcher to be aware of the political climate, international and national laws and regulations and related legislations. The article concludes with a series of recommendations and suggestions for improvement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 6861/65826
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research, Terrorism, ISIS, Media
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Yazid Zul Kepli
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 12:27
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 12:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65826

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