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NCJ Number: 51633 Find in a Library
Title: LEGAL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America

American Soc of International Law
United States of America
Editor(s): A E EVANS; J F MURPHY
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 730
Sponsoring Agency: American Soc of International Law
Washington, DC 20008
Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM ARE EXAMINED IN TERMS OF THE NATURE, SCOPE, AND TARGETS OF THE TERRORIST THREAT AND POSSIBLE NATIONAL, REGIONAL, AND GLOBAL RESPONSES AND COUNTERMEASURES.
Abstract: THE FIRST SECTION OF THIS ANTHOLOGY CONCENTRATES ON TERRORISTS' THREATS AND SOCIETAL VULNERABILITY, WHILE THE SECOND SECTION FOCUSES ON INTERNATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL EFFORTS TO PREVENT AND CONTROL TERRORISM. THE FOLLOWING TARGETS ARE DISCUSSED: AIRCRAFT AND AVIATION FACILITIES, NUCLEAR MATERIALS AND FACILITIES, OCEAN VESSELS AND OFFSHORE STRUCTURES, PROTECTED PERSONS AND DIPLOMATIC FACILITIES, UNPROTECTED PERSONS, AND PERSONNEL AND PROPERTY OF TRANSNATIONAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS. NEW VULNERABILITIES (I.E., WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS, VITAL UTILITIES) AND TERRORISTS' ACQUISITION OF NEW WEAPONRY (I.E., CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, NUCLEAR DEVICES) ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. A DESCRIPTION OF THE DILEMMAS POSED BY EACH TARGET IS ACCOMPANIED BY ASSESSMENTS OF RELEVANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAWS AND SANCTIONS AND A DISCUSSION OF THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL MILIEUS IN WHICH SUCH A THREAT MIGHT OCCUR. RECOMMENDED CHANGES IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAW ARE ALSO PROVIDED. PREVENTION AND CONTROL EFFORTS AND COUNTERMEASURES ARE OUTLINED, WITH EMPHASIS ON AN INTERNATIONAL CONTROL SCHEME FOR THE PROSECUTION OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM, PROBLEMS IN THE APPREHENSION AND PROSECUTION OF TERRORISM, PRACTICAL PROBLEMS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, PRIVATE SANCTIONS, CRIMINOLOGICAL POLICY, AND AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE SELF-HELP AND PROBLEMS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON DRAFTING GENERAL TREATY LAW, PROMOTING COOPERATIVE NATIONAL ACTION, EDUCATION PROGRAMS CONCERNING THE THREAT TO HUMAN RIGHTS, MEDIA GUIDELINES FOR RESPONSIBLE REPORTING OF TERRORIST INCIDENTS, AND NEGOTIATIONS AS AN INAPPROPRIATE SUBJECT FOR LEGISLATION. REFERENCES ARE FOOTNOTED. TABLES AND AN INDEX ARE PROVIDED. FOR SELECTED READINGS, SEE NCJ 51634-51646. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; International law; Laws and Statutes; Policy; Prosecution; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Worldwide
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