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NCJ Number: 167436 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorism in Canada: Recent Trends and Future Prospects
Journal: Gazette  Volume:58  Issue:10  Dated:(1996)  Pages:18-22
Author(s): J P Smythe
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R2, Canada
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: Canada has experienced relatively few terrorist incidents, but the country has a variety of terrorist and extremist organizations that are committed to activities involving the threat or use of serious violence to achieve their political objectives.
Abstract: The three types of terrorist organizations in Canada are ethnic separatist and emigre groups; left-wing radical organization; and right-wing racist, anti-authority, single-issue groups. Canada has a low threat of domestic or international terrorism partly because its methods of exchanging intelligence nationally and internationally has resulted in preemptive measures and the successful prosecution of individuals associated with terrorist organizations. International terrorism is changing and now includes state-sponsored terrorism, faction-sponsored terrorism, issue-motivated terrorism, and crime-related terrorism. Tomorrow's most dangerous terrorists will be motivated by ethnic and religious hatreds rather than political ideology. The changing nature of terrorism indicates the continuing need for modifications of strategic and tactical approaches to dealing with it. Footnotes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Canada; Counter-terrorism tactics; Crime in foreign countries; Domestic terrorism; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; International terrorism; Revolutionary or terrorist groups
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