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John Lamb

About John Lamb

Lecturer in Criminology
2906, 2016

Turkey must carefully consider its response to shocking Istanbul attacks

By |June 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Turkey must carefully consider its response to shocking Istanbul attacks

The attack on Istanbul airport last night shows that Turkey is the front line in the current fight against terrorism. Whilst no group has yet taken credit for the attack the use of three attackers equipped with suicide belts and assault weapons echoes the modus operandi of the Brussels attack earlier this year and implies […]

706, 2016

What could’ve motivated Gregoire Moutaux’s potential terrorism threat?

By |June 7th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What could’ve motivated Gregoire Moutaux’s potential terrorism threat?

by Dr John Bahadur Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University

The arrest of Gregoire Moutaux by Ukrainian internal security – the SBU – shows that potential terrorist threats can come from all sides of the political spectrum at a time when it is very easy to be solely focused on the […]

2705, 2016

Destruction of terror data could weaken UK security warns counter-terrorism expert

By |May 27th, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on Destruction of terror data could weaken UK security warns counter-terrorism expert

By Dr John Bahadur Lamb
Officially known as the National Criminal Intelligence DNA Database, this resource was set up in 1995 to provide the police, border and intelligence services with a means of storing DNA of both known offenders and that found at crime scenes.

It has proved an invaluable tool in the fight against crime and terrorism […]

1605, 2016

Old Trafford evacuation raises serious questions

By |May 16th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Old Trafford evacuation raises serious questions

By Dr John Bahadur Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University
The Old Trafford bomb scare was a one off human error which occurred during a training exercise. Such events happen very rarely as the companies which train specialist search dogs usually keep a tight control on all dummy devices. The fact […]

912, 2014

West Midlands Police Security Risk

By |December 9th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on West Midlands Police Security Risk

By John Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology

Late last night an anonymous tip was given to West Midlands Police about a supposed plot to kidnap and kill a police officer. Rightly, a decision was made to recall officers to base and to brief them on this information. Coming on the back of an increase in the threat […]

1406, 2013

Unlocking the door to the ‘dark side’ of Britain’s colonial past

By |June 14th, 2013|Opinion|1 Comment

By John Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology

The recent ruling on the mistreatment of Kenyans under British Imperial rule, by the High Court in London, has potentially unlocked a door to the ‘dark’ side of Britain’s colonial past. In the 1950s as Britain attempted recovery from the Second World War, many of its colonies launched campaigns for […]