Handling ethical problems in counterterrorism

Handling ethical problems in counterterrorism

An inventory of methods to support ethical decisionmaking

Summary

Counterterrorism professionals routinely face decisions that appear to require trade-offs between moral values such as privacy, liberty and security, and broader human rights considerations. Given that ethics are integral to this field, it is essential that counterterrorism professionals are proficient at making types of decision. The objective of this study is to outline the methods that counterterrorism professionals could draw on to support their ethical decision-making process.

Index

Preface
Table of figures and tables
Nederlandse samenvatting
Executive summary
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements

  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to applied ethics
  3. Key ethical problems in counterterrorism
  4. Methods to support ethical decision-making
  5. Implications for managing ethical problems in counterterrorism
References
Appendices

Publication data

Author(s):
Reding, A., Gorp, A. van, Robertson, K., Walczak, A., Giacomantonio, C., Hoorens, S.
Organization(s):
RAND Europe, WODC
Place of publication:
Brussels/Cambridge
Publisher:
Rand Europe
Year of publication:
2013

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