Title: The role of police in primary investigation of terrorism cases in Jordan

Authors: Saed Zayed Mohammad Al-Hawari; Abdul Haseeb Ansari

Addresses: Ahmad Ibrahim Faculty of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ' Ahmad Ibrahim Faculty of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper examines the role of law by enforcement agents, especially the police, in investigating the crime of terrorism in Jordan, and focuses on the procedural rules for the investigation of terrorism, the nature of the police agencies in the Jordanian criminal justice system, the main traditional and specified, investigatory and accusatory authority of police agents and the basic right of protection of the accused against actions taken by government agencies, at the preliminary investigation stage. In this article, the authors have adopted the qualitative research methodology. The paper concludes that in order to provide more realistic protection to the accused during investigation, the law should be reviewed.

Keywords: preliminary investigations; terrorism; administrative police; judiciary police; police powers; arrest; police searches; detention; preventive seizure; legal rights; Jordan; law; enforcement agents; procedural rules; police agencies; criminal justice; investigatory authority; accusatory authority; police agents; right of protection; accused persons; government agencies; legal reviews; terrorists; Arab culture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJACMSD.2012.049116

International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development, 2012 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.199 - 212

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 17 Sep 2012 *

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