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NCJ Number: 62737 Find in a Library
Title: STATISTICAL APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF TERRORISM (FROM TERRORISM-INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, 1977, BY YONAH ALEXANDER AND SEYMOUR MAXWELL FINGER-SEE NCJ-44307)
Author(s): E F MICKOLUS
Corporate Author: John Jay Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 61
Sponsoring Agency: John Jay Press
New York, NY 10019
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: VARIOUS FORMS OF TERRORISM (INTERSTATE, STATE, DOMESTIC, AND TRANSNATIONAL) ARE IDENTIFIED, AND STATISTICAL APPROACHES TO THE EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF TRANSNATIONAL TERRORIST BEHAVIOR ARE REVIEWED.
Abstract: INTERSTATE TERRORISM IS AN ACTION CARRIED OUT BY INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY OF A SOVEREIGN STATE. STATE TERRORISM INCLUDES TERRORIST ACTIONS CONDUCTED BY A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT WITHIN ITS BORDERS, WHILE DOMESTIC TERRORISM IS CHARACTERIZED BY EXTRANORMAL VIOLENCE CONFINED TO NATIONALS OF ONLY ONE STATE. TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM REPRESENTS AN ACTION CARRIED OUT BY BASICALLY AUTONOMOUS NON-STATE PARTICIPANTS, WHETHER OR NOT THEY ENJOY SOME DEGREE OF MORAL AND/OR MATERIAL SUPPORT FROM SYMPATHETIC GOVERNMENTS. SEVERAL APPROACHES HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED TO INVESTIGATE TRANSNATIONAL TERRORIST BEHAVIOR. THE TECHNIQUE USED IN THE ITERATE (INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: ATTRIBUTES OF TERRORIST EVENTS) PROJECT FOCUSES ON INDIVIDUAL INCIDENTS. ITERATE IDENTIFIES TRENDS, COMPARING TERRORIST CAMPAIGNS CROSS-NATIONALLY AND OVER TIME, AND EVALUATING POLICY PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND INCIDENT NEGOTIATION SUPPORT. ITERATE SEEMS TO HAVE POSSIBILITIES WHEN USED BY CAPABLE GOVERNMENT ANALYSTS. DATA ON TERRORIST INCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, CASUALTIES AND VICTIMS OF TERRORISM, THE LOCATION OF INCIDENTS, AND TARGETS OF DEMANDS ARE PROVIDED. NOTES ARE INCLUDED. APPENDIXES CONTAIN A LIST OF ITERATE DATA SOURCES, A SURVEY OF OTHER APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF TERRORISM, AND THE INCIDENT CODING SHEET USED BY INTERATE. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Data analysis; Domestic terrorism; International terrorism; Trend analysis
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