Dr Ashley Carver is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at St Mary’s University. He has been studying and working in areas related to terrorism for many years; from his time in San Sebastian, Spain working with victims of terrorism to his current position teaching and researching contemporary terrorism. Dr Carver offers a critical perspective to the scholarship surrounding both the phenomenon of terrorism and societal responses (including policing, legislative, media, and cultural responses). He is working on publications to do with many facets of terrorism that face Canadian society today. These themes include Bill C-51, defining terrorism, preventative detention/control orders, impact of the terrorism label on individuals and groups and a comparative analysis of anti-terrorism legislation within common wealth partners.