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NCJ Number: 120191 Find in a Library
Title: Interpol and Terrorism: Trends and Prevention (From International Terrorism: The Decade Ahead, P 73-76, 1989, Jane Rae Buckwalter, ed. -- See NCJ-120184)
Author(s): D Lavey
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
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: INTERPOL, which is composed of 146 countries that contribute to its goals and activities, enhances international police cooperation in countering terrorism.
Abstract: INTERPOL's analysis of trends in terrorism suggests that terrorists continuously increase the sophistication of their tactics to circumvent prevention efforts. Preventive efforts must address this progression in terrorism's sophistication. INTERPOL analysis indicates that 50-60 percent of terrorist crimes involve bombings or explosive devices. This indicates the need to develop explosive detection and screening capabilities. Another aspect of the terrorist problem is the possible use of surrogates, whereby States conduct terrorist operations. This suggests that those actually responsible for a terrorist incident may be different from those who claim responsibility. INTERPOL reports the existence of a significant infrastructure for terrorist groups, which permits participating groups to draw upon a reservoir of resources. INTERPOL's assumption is that the widespread dissemination of information useful to law enforcement in combatting terrorism in various countries can be useful in the international arena.
Main Term(s): International Criminal Police Organization
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; International cooperation; International police activities
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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