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NCJ Number: 118855 Find in a Library
Title: How Terrorists Look at Kidnappings
Journal: Terrorism, Violence, Insurgency Journal  Volume:5  Issue:3  Dated:(Winter 1985)  Pages:8-11
Author(s): G Capotorto
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The choice of a kidnapping victim requires much research and thought by the terrorist group.
Abstract: Terrorist groups have numerous targets because they have various interests: financial, social, and self-perpetuation. Terrorists keep files of news clippings of potential kidnapping victims and follow a 2-phase victim analysis process. The first phase involves analyzing this data. The second phase is an operative one which begins with an investigation of the life of the potential victim. This stage culminates with a report containing scrupulous annotations of every circumstance considered favorable for future developments. Terrorists will infiltrate a person's life to get as much information as possible and to ensure the success of the operation. 1 note.
Main Term(s): Terrorist kidnapping
Index Term(s): Personal Security/Self Protection; Terrorist tactics
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