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NCJ Number: 49830 Find in a Library
Title: TERRORISM - THE WORLD AT BAY
Corporate Author: PTV Publications
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Washington, DC 20036
PTV Publications
Kent, OH 44240
Sale Source: PTV Publications
P.O. Box 356
Kent, OH 44240
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TERRORIST MOTIVES, METHODS, AND COMMON CHARACTERISTICS ARE EXPLORED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION AMONG JOURNALISTS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, SCHOLARS, AND PHYSICIANS.
Abstract: THIS TRANSCRIPT OF A TELEVISION PROGRAM GIVES THE VIEWS OF JOURNALISTS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, PSYCHOLOGISTS AND PSYCHIATRISTS, AND SCHOLARS FROM THE UNITED STATES, ISRAEL, ENGLAND, GERMANY, AND ITALY CONCERNING TERRORIST ACTIVITIES. AMONG THE TOPICS DISCUSSED ARE THE REASONS FOR KIDNAPPING OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS EXECUTIVES; HOW BEST TO DEAL WITH TERRORISTS WHO ARE HOLDING HOSTAGES; COMMON DENOMINATORS IN PERSONALITY TYPES OF TERRORISTS, INCLUDING AN EVALUATION BY A FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST OF THE GERMAN TERRORIST BAADER MEINHOF GANG; A DISCUSSION OF STEREOTYPES IN TERMS OF TERRORIST PERSONALITY; AND EVALUATION OF THE IDEA THAT TERRORIST GROUPS, PARTICULARLY THOSE IN GERMANY, PALESTINE, AND JAPAN, ARE LINKED BY A FORM OF TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION EVIDENCED BY ARMS SUPPLIES. THE APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO TERRORIST ATTACK, AND DEFENSIVE MEASURES THAT CAN BE TAKEN TO PROTECT PERSONS AND INSTALLATIONS FROM ATTACK, ARE COVERED. A DIAGRAM OF INTERACTION BETWEEN AUTHORITIES, MEDIA, TERRORISTS, AND THEIR TARGETS IS INCLUDED. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; England; Full text; Germany; Hostages; Israel; Terrorist profiles; United States of America
Note: TRANSCRIPTS OF A SPECIAL EVENTS PRODUCTION BROADCAST BY PBS (PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE), MARCH 21, 1978. PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS NUMBERED SEVENTEEN, AMONG THEM JAMES HOGE, MARCIAROSE SHESTACK, BRIAN JENKINS, FRANK OCHBERG, AND OTHERS
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