I was studying counter terrorism prosecutions in the United Kingdom recently.
Individuals who commit terrorism-related offences often have political, religious, racial, or ideological motivations. These are different from typical criminal motivations, which may be for personal gain or revenge, for example.
Over the years, a number of offences and powers have been designed to counter the activities of terrorists. Examples of terrorism offences include, but are not limited to: preparation of terrorist acts, collecting information, dissemination of terrorist publications, and other common offences including membership or support of a proscribed organisation, encouragement of terrorism, or attendance at a place for terrorist training.
Read the full article in Forbes.