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NCJ Number: 184385 Find in a Library
Title: State and Local Responses to Terrorism
Series: NIJ Update
Author(s): Kevin J. Riley; Bruce Hoffman
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: June 1995
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
Grant Number: 91-IJ-CX-0019
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America
Document: Text
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The National Institute of Justice sponsored a 2-year research effort to assess how States and municipalities have perceived the threat of terrorism and to identify potentially promising anti- and counter-terrorism programs used by these jurisdictions.
Abstract: The research project's national survey of State and local law organizations showed that their more expansive definitions of what constitutes terrorist activity led a sizable majority of jurisdictions to believe terrorism to be more widespread than indicated by the official terrorist statistics published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Researchers selected 10 locations as case studies. They examined how these jurisdictions have adapted to the threat of terrorism and developed their preventive and preparedness programs. The case studies confirmed in detail what the survey revealed in general terms, i.e., that communities have been aware of potential terrorism problems and were interested in confronting terrorism before it erupted. A variety of successful terrorism preparedness formulas existed in communities both large and small. Large municipalities have developed significant counter-terrorism programs in close cooperation with the FBI and its regional joint terrorism task forces. Less populated communities have worked to stay ahead of nascent terrorism threats by forging close regional alliances and capitalizing on available FBI resources. Budgetary constraints influence both strategic and tactical law enforcement responses.
Main Term(s): Police response to terrorism
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Counter-terrorism units; Domestic terrorism; Local government; NIJ grant-related documents; Police agencies; Police counter-terrorism training; State government
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