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NCJ Number: 222426 Find in a Library
Title: Outsmarting Terrorists in Turkey
Journal: Crime Prevention and Community Safety  Volume:10  Issue:2  Dated:April 2008  Pages:126-139
Author(s): Niyazi Ekici; Murat Ozkan; Ahmet Celik; Michael G. Maxfield
Date Published: April 2008
Page Count: 14
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes preliminary findings of a research project on the attractiveness of targets for terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey and its relationship to situational crime prevention and terrorism prevention.
Abstract: A description is provided of an initial application of the rating scheme, EVIL DONE, which was developed to assess the attractiveness of specific sites to terrorist attacks. Rooted in crime prevention principles, the rating scheme is intended to help officials sort through a seemingly endless array of places that might be attacked by terrorists. While this initial effort to apply EVIL DONE is modest and flawed, it is believed to be potentially useful in several respects that will be enhanced by followup work. Like crime, terrorist attacks can be prevented by reducing opportunities through situational prevention. In this paper, a target rating system developed by Clarke and Newman (2006), EVIL DONE was applied to targets in Istanbul, Turkey. The paper summarizes a preliminary application of the main elements of this technique to rate targets in Istanbul. The paper concludes with a description of subsequent plans for expanding this rating scheme to a larger number of targets in Turkey. Turkey has suffered a large number of attacks justifying it as an appropriate physical environment to apply this research agenda. Tables, figure, and references
Main Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Turkey
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention planning; Police crime-prevention; Police response to terrorism; Situational crime prevention; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Terrorist ideologies; Terrorist tactics
Note: Special issue entitled, New Directions in Environmental Criminology. For additional articles see NCJ-222422-425.
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