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David Lowe

David Lowe

Principal Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University

Having had an enjoyable 27 year police career I have now established a new career in academia where I am a principal lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University's Law School teaching and researching terrorism, security, policing, human rights, criminal law and public law. I have a number of books, journal articles and book chapters on terrorism and policing already published, with other research due to be published soon.

As a result of my research and experience in policing, my services to provide expert commentary for local, national and international media is frequently requested. I have appeared on the BBC radio and TV, Sky news, Al Jazeera, France 24, DW Germany, Russia Today, TRT World (Turkey) and Al Arabyia television LBC and Voice of Russia. I have also provided commentary for UK's press including The Guardian and Daily Mirror as well as Slovakia's Pravda Austria's Der Presse and the US's Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New York Times amongst others. These have been on issues on terrorism, security, human rights and European Arrest Warrants. I regularly review the newspapers for City Talk.

I am currently an external examiner at Teeside University on their police foundation programmes, Coventry University's undergraduate law degree programme and the University of Central Lancashire's MSc programme on terrorism studies.

I am a member of the Liverpool Law Society's Criminal Practice Committee and an academic fellow of the Inner Temple.

I am currently assisting Merseyside Police's Prevent team on issues related to radicalisation to extremist causes.

video Manchester attack: as bombs return, what can be done to make venues more secure?

May 23, 2017 12:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

The bomb attack on Manchester Arena comes at a time when the whole of the UK is on high terror alert. Across Europe, there recently have been a number of attacks using vehicles and knives and that has focused many peoples...

Run, hide, tell – treat? The public now has a role to play in Westminster-style attacks

Mar 28, 2017 14:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views

While debate continues about whether the events that unfolded in London on March 23 amounted to an act of terrorism, it has many people thinking about how they would react in a similar situation. The British government...

Terrorism in Westminster: London had expected attack for some time but it still came as a shock

Mar 23, 2017 06:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

At least four people are dead and 20 injured following a terrorist incident in London. What had been dreaded finally happened an attack on UK soil which brought to mind recent tragedies on mainland Europe. Police are...

Jo Cox murder reminds us that terrorism comes in many forms

Nov 26, 2016 02:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The conviction of Thomas Mair for the murder of the British MP Jo Cox serves as a reminder that terrorism comes in many guises. Mair was tried for murder, rather than terrorism, but the judge in his case made it clear when...

How can French authorities prevent a terrorist attack during Euro 2016?

Jun 10, 2016 14:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

As the UEFA European Championship kicks off in France, the memory of last Novembers terrorist attacks on the Stade de France and other venues across Paris looms large. French authorities will be examining the previous...

Migrant Crisis Series

Fact Check: could someone be extradited without evidence under a European Arrest Warrant?

May 23, 2016 00:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

This warrant removes the presumption of innocence before guilt and leaves our nationals vulnerable to being extradited without the production of any prima facie evidence at all. Nigel Farage, leader of the UK...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries slip ahead of host of FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slipped slightly during Fridays afternoon session ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Williams and Rosengren, scheduled to be delivered today by 12:15GMT...

RBNZ likely to leave OCR on hold at 1.00 pct next week, leave door open to further cuts: ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is expected to leave the Overnight Cash Rate (OCR) on hold at 1.00 percent at its monetary policy meeting next Wednesday, but leave the door open to further cuts, according to the...

UK gilts suffer after BoE’s unchanged policy decision fails to create major market impact

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during European trading hours Friday, after the Bank of Englands (BoE) unchanged monetary policy decision did not create any major economic impact on markets, thus making investors trade...

German bunds edge tad higher after August producer price index disappoints markets

The German bunds edged tad higher during European trading session Friday after the countrys producer price index (PPI) for the month of August, disappointed market participants, going into negative territory from the prior...

JGBs close mixed in silent trading session ahead of long weekend

The Japanese government bonds closed mixed on Friday as investors remained divided amid a silent session that barely witnessed data of major economic significance ahead of the countrys long weekend, following Autumn...

Politics

Melania Trump faces backlash over fashion choices on 9/11 anniversary

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Destroying parliaments leads to war – just look at history

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsons recent prorogation of parliament has led many to fear that parliamentary democracy in Britain is unravelling. And now the High Court has ruled that Johnson acted lawfully in suspending it....

Where 'woke' came from and why marketers should think twice before jumping on the social activism bandwagon

First used in the 1940s, the term woke has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolises awareness of social issues and movement against injustice, inequality, and prejudice. But popularity has diluted its...

Rudd's rental affordability scheme was a $1 billion gift to developers; Abbott was right to axe it

Most Australians are spending more of their income on housing than they used to, but low-income households are being squeezed the hardest. Many are in poverty, and many more are suffering financial stress. A growing...

John Legend tweets Melania Trump should praise Donald Trump more

The United States President Donald Trump has once again had a tweetstorm directed, this time, at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The All of Me singer responded by suggesting that POTUS might have calmed down if only the...

Science

New prostate cancer treatment delivers good result in week

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HIV hides in many places in the body, Belgian researchers confirm

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Can we really know what animals are thinking?

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Cancer cells naturally die in microgravity, scientist finds

The possibilities are endless when it comes to studying potential factors that could stop the growth of cancer cells. For one, a scientist based in Australia discovered that cancer cells naturally die when exposed to...

HIV cure study finds good results from a rare muscle illness

One of the greatest tasks of medical science experts today is finding a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While that has not been achieved yet, many studies have resulted in further understanding the...

Technology

'Rainbow Six Siege: Ember Rise' might help lessen match quitters

Every new season in Rainbow Six Siege means new contents are made available to the players, especially with two new Operators in every seasonal update. Ubisoft also uses it as a time to issue important changes and updates...

'Clash Royale' Season 3 delivers new emotes, balance changes

Clash Royale players welcome the final quarter of the year with Season 3 of the game. Aside from bringing back familiar and fan-favorite contents, Supercell also introduces some new emotes while also delivering several...

‘Borderlands 3’ gets hotfixes a week after release

It has only been a week since Borderlands 3 was released, and Gearbox already issued a list of hotfixes to improve the game and address some minor bugs. Some of the most interesting changes are applied in the Mayhem Mode...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Immersion cited as the main reason why the game is in the first-person view

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PlayStation 5 could have a Pro version immediately in 2020

For Sony, PlayStation 4 is its first gaming platform where it introduced a more advanced variant that goes by the name of PS4 Pro. Its release made sense because, from the time the PS4 was launched in 2013 to the present,...
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