Handling ethical problems in counterterrorism

Authors Anaïs Reding, Anke van Gorp, Kate Robertson, Agnieszka Walczak, Christo Giacomantonio, Stijn Hoorens
Publication date 2014
Research groups Public health and public safety
Type Report


This document presents the findings of a study into methods that can help counterterrorism professionals make decisions about ethical problems. The study was commissioned by the Research and Documentation Centre (Wetenschappelijk Onderzoeken Documentatiecentrum, WODC) of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice (Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie), on behalf of the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid,NCTV). The research team at RAND Europe was complemented by applied ethics expert Anke van Gorp from the Research Centre for Social Innovation (Kenniscentrum Sociale Innovatie) at Hogeschool Utrecht. The study provides an inventory of methods to support ethical decision-making in counterterrorism, drawing on the experience of other public sectors – healthcare, social work, policing and intelligence – and multiple countries, primarily the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

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  • Anke van Gorp | Researcher | Knowledge analysis societal security
    Anke van Gorp
    • Researcher
    • Research group: Public health and public safety

Language English
Key words anti-terrorisme maatregelen, ethiek

Public health and public safety