Below are David’s publications in journals (print and online), his books and his book chapters.

You can access relevant articles and chapters on my Researchgate page

David is currently writing up his research on the recent rise in both dissident republican and loyalist violence and how the Irish border issue post-Brexit will affect this.


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‘Post-Brexit will EU Data Protection Law Still Impact on Police Investigations into Terrorism and Organised Crime?’ in Expert Witness Journal, ISSN 2397-2769, February 2021

‘Manchester Arena Bombings: main lessons that have been learnt’, Counter IED Report, October 2020

‘Far-Right Extremism: Is it Legitimate Freedom of Expression or Hate Crime or Terrorism?’ in peer reviewed journal Terrorism and Political Violence, 2020 DOI: 10.1080/09R6133.2020.1789111

‘Terrorist’s Use of Tradecraft’ in Expert Witness Journal, ISSN 2397-2769, June 2020

‘Terrorists’ use of electronic communications’ (Counter Terror Business, 21st January 2020)

 ‘London Bridge attack: why longer sentences for terrorist offences are not the answer’ (PMP Journal, 6th December 2019)

‘London Bridge attack: why longer sentences for terrorist offences are not the answer’ (The Conversation, 3rd December 2019)

Christchurch Terrorist Attack, the Far-Right and Social Media: What can we Learn? (New Jurist, 21st April 2019)

Prevent Strategies: Time to re-Brand Them and Minimise Divisiveness (Forensic Research and Criminology International Journal, 2017, Vol 5 issue 1, DOI: 10.1546/frcij.2017:05 00145)

Plugging into EU Justice and Home Affairs policies  (The UK in a Changing Europe, 7th June 2017)

Manchester attack: as bombs return, what can be done to make venues safer? (The Conversation, 23rd May, 2017)

Why the difference in operational clothing?  (Counter Terror Business, 17th July 2017)

Run, hide, tell – treat? The public now has a role to play in Westminster-style attacks (The Conversation, 23rd March 2017)

Terrorism in Westminster: London had expected attack for some time and police reaction was rapid   (The Conversation, 22nd March 2017)

Surveillance and International Terrorism Intelligence Exchange: Balancing the Interests of National Security and Individual Liberty (Terrorism and Political Violence,
Volume 28, 2016 – Issue 4)

Jo Cox murder reminds us that terrorism comes in many forms (The Conversation, 28th November 2016)

Prevent Strategies: The Problems Associated in Defining Extremism: The Case of the United Kingdom (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 2016- DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2016.1253941)

The European Union’s Passenger Name Record Data Directive 2016/681: Is It Fit for Purpose? (International Criminal Law Review, 2016, Volume16 Issue 5, pages 856-884)

Nice attack reminds France the state can’t keep you safe 100% of the time  (The Conversation, 15th July 2016)

Prevent/Resilience Strategies: Are they Inclusive or Divisive?   (The New Jurist, 6th July 2016)

Jo Cox killing: what can be done to protect MPs – and British democracy?   (The Conversation, 16th June 2016)

How can French authorities prevent a terrorist attack during Euro 2016? (The Conversation, 10th June 2016)

Fact Check: could someone be extradited without evidence under a European Arrest Warrant?   (The Conversation, 20th May 2016)

The Implications of the Schrems Decision and ending of the US-EU Safe Harbour Agreement   (The New Jurist, 1st February 2016)

Sinai crash: what do we really know?  (The Conversation, 5th November 2015)

Why in Widening Surveillance Powers of Electronic Communications, Co-Operation is needed with Internet and Communications Service Providers   (The New Jurist, 1st September 2015)

Europol tasked with online search-and-destroy mission to combat Islamic State  (The Conversation, 25th June 2015)

Review of Cian Murphy’s EU Counter-Terrorism Law (2014, European Public Law, Volume 20 Issue 2, pages 361-363)

Review of Steve Peers’ Justice and Home Affairs Law  (2013, European Public Law, Volume 19 Issue 1, pages 211-213)

The lack of discretion in high policing   (Policing & Society, 2011, volume 21 issue 2, pages 233-247)

EU Criminal Law: In through the back door  (Journal of Academic and Legal Studies, 2006, Volume 2)


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Prevent Strategy: Helping the Vulnerable being drawn towards Terrorism or Another Layer of State Surveillanceco-written with Robin Bennett (Routledge 2020)

Terrorism and State Surveillance of Communication, co-written with Simon Hale-Ross (Routledge 2019)

Terrorism: Law and Policy  (Released by Routledge 1st March 2018)

Trends in Judiciary: Interviews with Judges from around the Globe Volume 3 (2017, Taylor & Francis)

Policing Terrorism: Research Studies into Police Counterterrorism Investigations (Advances in Police Theory and Practice) (2015, Taylor & Francis)

Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with judges from across the Globe Volume 2   (2015, Taylor & Francis)

Examining Political Violence: Studies in Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Internal War (2013, Taylor & Francis)

Book Chapters

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‘EU data protection law: Is it fettering police ability to investigate terrorist activity and organized crime?’ in Hale-Ross and Lowe (editors) Terrorism and State Surveillance of Communications, (Routledge 2019)

‘Data Protection, Privacy Rights and National Security: Conflict of Interest?’ in Cliff Roberson (editor) Routledge Handbook of Social, Economic, and Criminal Justice (2018,  Routledge)

‘Surveillance of Electronic Communications and the Law’ in Sharon Morley, Jo Turner, Karen Corteen and Paul Taylor (editors) A companion to state power, liberties and rights, (2017, Policy Press)

‘Interview with Jon Murphy, Chief Constable Merseyside Police’ in Baker and Das (editors) Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Around the Globe, Volume 5 (2016, Taylor & Francis)

‘Handling Informers’ in Eterno and Roberson (editors) The Detectives Handbook (2015, Taylor & Francis)

‘The Suspect Interview in Counter-Terrorism Investigations’ in Ralph Rotte (editor) Focus on Terrorism  (2015, Nova Publishing)

‘The Treatment of the Mentally Disordered/Vulnerable Persons in Police Custody’ in de Guzman, Das and Das (editors) The Evolution of Policing: Worldwide Innovations and Insights  (2013, Taylor & Francis)

‘Spooking the Spooks’ in Cliff Roberson, Dilip K. Das, Jennie K. Singer (eds) Police Without Borders: The Fading Distinction between Local and Global (2011, Taylor & Francis)

Newspaper Articles

‘Leaving the EU has made us all a little less secure’ in The New European 29th July 2016