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NCJ Number: 220156 Find in a Library
Title: Journey to September 12th: A 9/11 Victim's Experiences with the Press, the President, and Congress
Journal: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism  Volume:30  Issue:9  Dated:September 2007  Pages:739-766
Author(s): Carie Lemack
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 28
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article outlines the creation of Families of September 11 and its initiation by a victim’s family member and the goals achieved by beginning as an organization of affected family members and their profound impact on legislation and the instituting of the 9/11 Commission.
Abstract: Carie Lemack, the co-founder of Families of September 11, alongside other September 11 family members, had a unique perspective working with Congress, the White House, and the media after her mother was killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks. This article outlines some of those experiences and looks at the organization, execution, and effectiveness of the 9/11 families in changing their government (passage of the 9/11 Commission into law), enacting new counterterrorism policies, and interacting with the press. The author shares her perspective on the post-9/11 legislative events that have taken place between 2001 and 2004 and offers lessons she learned in the process. 20 notes
Main Term(s): Victims of terrorism
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Domestic terrorism; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Victim attitudes; Victim reactions to crime; Victim reactions to the Criminal Justice System; Victims of violent crime
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