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NCJ Number: 134768 Find in a Library
Title: Coordinating Counterterrorism: A Strategic Approach to a Changing Threat
Journal: Terrorism  Volume:14  Issue:3  Dated:(July/September 1991)  Pages:171-193
Author(s): A J Behm; M J Palmer
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 23
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A national approach to combating terrorism must be strategic, comprehending both preventive and response measures.
Abstract: There are 5 basic elements of the counterterrorism strategy: (1) comprehensive and coordinated prevention and response capabilities; (2) a firm negotiating policy of no concessions on substantive terrorist demands; (3) a negotiating and operational policy aimed at maximizing uncertainty for the terrorists; (4) the maintenance of effective national criminal provisions where terrorism is always treated as a crime; and (5) the maintenance of effective international instruments that ensure the prosecution of terrorists without exception and no safe havens. Success in managing the terrorist threat depends ultimately on a strategy that is forward-looking and comprehensive. Also, the strategy must envisage a crisis management structure that facilitates interagency cooperation and minimizes competition and disputation. 8 notes (Author abstract modified)_
Main Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Interagency cooperation; Police response to terrorism
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