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NCJ Number: 120187 Find in a Library
Title: Business Executives as International Terrorist Targets (From International Terrorism: The Decade Ahead, P 21-28, 1989, Jane Rae Buckwalter, ed. -- See NCJ-120184)
Author(s): C Hartz
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
Sale Source: University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of International Criminal Justice
1033 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Interviews with 29 business executives who regularly travel abroad, and are therefore at risk of terrorist victimization, focused on their cognitive and affective coping style, evidence of anxiety, apprehension secondary to terrorism, and behavioral changes related to security.
Abstract: Data obtained from the interviews indicates problems due to executives' perceptions of being at risk as terrorist targets. Executives conducting business abroad report a negative psychological impact secondary to terrorism. Most have changed their personal behaviors in an attempt to protect themselves. Nearly all have experienced restricted freedoms and an increase in time and inconvenience to enhance their safety, which cost money and heighten anxiety. Decreased performance levels and refusal to perform are reported by some. Stress-related symptoms are high. Some had taken steps to provide for their families in the event of their capture or death. Analysis of these data are ongoing, with the aim of defining the styles used by these executives to cope with threat and develop protective behaviors. Modules are being developed to provide such executives with the tools required to provide for their security.
Main Term(s): Protection of public figures
Index Term(s): Fear of crime; International terrorism
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Presented at the Third Annual International Symposium on Criminal Justice Issues in 1988.
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