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Title: TERRORISM - THE PROBLEM, THE QUESTION OF CONTROL
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: University of Iowa
Institute of Public Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52240
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A BRIEF DISCUSSION OF THE PROBLEM PRESENTED BY THE INCREASE IN TERRORIST ACTS INVOLVING POLITICAL FIGURES OR UNDERLYING POLITICAL MOTIVATIONS, AND OF AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL POLITICAL TERRORISM.
Abstract: IN THE UNITED STATES A TENDENCY IS SEEN TO RESORT TO POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN TIME OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL TURMOIL. THE PERMEABILITY OF NATIONAL BOUNDARIES AND THE WILLINGNESS OF MANY COUNTRIES TO CONDONE VIOLENCE FOR POLITICAL CAUSES WHICH THEY ESPOUSE ARE BOTH CONDUCIVE TO INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM. MEDIA COVERAGE ADDS IMPACT TO THE ACTS AND MAY SERVE TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS. UNILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL EFFORTS TO CONTROL SKYJACKING ARE OUTLINED. AN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION OF DIPLOMATS, WITH PROVISIONS FOR EXTRADITION AND PROSECUTION, IS URGED, AS WELL AS INCREASED USE OF INTERPOL AS A VEHICLE FOR INTERNATIONAL POLICE COOPERATION. RELATED UNITED NATIONS ACTIVITIES ARE REVIEWED, AND CONSIDERATION OF THE POLITICAL ISSUES WHICH PROMPT TERRORISM IS SUGGESTED.
Index Term(s): Aircraft hijacking; Crime Control Programs; Diplomat security; International cooperation; International Criminal Police Organization; International extradition; International terrorism; Media support; Political influences; Political offenders; Society-crime relationships; United Nations (UN)
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