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NCJ Number: 167951 Find in a Library
Title: Internal Security: Terrorism, Government, Business, and the European Trends
Journal: Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:(Summer 1995)  Pages:89-105
Author(s): M Robertson
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 17
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article examines changes in security and countermeasures in the context of internal security, terrorism, business and government primarily in a European milieu; and provides an analytical framework and a future agenda.
Abstract: The focus in the security literature on the issue of change in international politics has been predominantly on how old structures and traditional mechanisms can be adapted to deal with problems which, though labeled new, are often seen to be based on familiar territory. This seriously underestimates the profound and widespread changes which have taken place in security and countermeasures. The major issues which must be addressed include: the evolving significance of industrial sectors and turn-key technologies; the changing nature of terrorism itself; the impact of terrorism and its relevance to business and industry; and the future of terrorism. The post-Cold War era and the redefining of security must emphasize the proactive, preventive and offensive. Success against terrorism requires aggressive gathering and maximum use of intelligence. A secondary task would involve the timely dissemination of information to relevant national authorities and via them to the business community.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Business security; Counter-terrorism intelligence; Industrial security; National security; Political impact of terrorism; Socioeconomic impact of terrorism; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Terrorist tactics; Threat assessment
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