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NCJ Number: NCJ 184385     Find in a Library
Title: State and Local Responses to Terrorism
  Document URL: Text 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
Author(s): Kevin J. Riley ; Bruce Hoffman
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 06/1995
Page Count: 2
  Series: NIJ Update
  Annotation: The National Institute of Justice sponsored a 2-year research effort to assess how States and municipalities have perceived the threat of terrorism and to identify potentially promising anti- and counter-terrorism programs used by these jurisdictions.
Abstract: The research project's national survey of State and local law organizations showed that their more expansive definitions of what constitutes terrorist activity led a sizable majority of jurisdictions to believe terrorism to be more widespread than indicated by the official terrorist statistics published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Researchers selected 10 locations as case studies. They examined how these jurisdictions have adapted to the threat of terrorism and developed their preventive and preparedness programs. The case studies confirmed in detail what the survey revealed in general terms, i.e., that communities have been aware of potential terrorism problems and were interested in confronting terrorism before it erupted. A variety of successful terrorism preparedness formulas existed in communities both large and small. Large municipalities have developed significant counter-terrorism programs in close cooperation with the FBI and its regional joint terrorism task forces. Less populated communities have worked to stay ahead of nascent terrorism threats by forging close regional alliances and capitalizing on available FBI resources. Budgetary constraints influence both strategic and tactical law enforcement responses.
Main Term(s): Police response to terrorism
Index Term(s): Police agencies ; Local government ; State government ; Counter-terrorism tactics ; Domestic terrorism ; Police counter-terrorism training ; Counter-terrorism units ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 91-IJ-CX-0019
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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