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NCJ Number: 62856 Find in a Library
Title: POLITICAL TERRORISM (FROM CRIME AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA CRITICAL ISSUES FOR THE FUTURE, 1979, BY JOHN T O'BRIEN AND MARVIN MARCUS - SEE NCJ-62849)
Author(s): F J CAVANAGH
Corporate Author: Pergamon Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DYNAMICS, STATUS, AND FUTURE OF POLITICAL TERRORISM IN THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE DISCUSSED, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING THE RESPONSE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO TERRORISM ARE OFFERED.
Abstract: THE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS AND THE POSITIONS OCCUPIED BY POLITICAL TERRORISTS WITHIN SUCH MOVEMENTS ARE DISCUSSED. A CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW OF THOSE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS THAT EMPLOYED TERRORIST TACTICS IS PRESENTED. THE TREND TOWARD TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM IS NOTED, AND THE MOST ACTIVE TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS AS OF THE LATE 1970'S ARE IDENTIFIED. THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF POLITICAL TERRORISM TO THE UNITED STATES ARE DISCUSSED BRIEFLY. ELEVEN CHANGES IN LOCAL AND NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ATTITUDES AND PROCEDURES THAT COULD DISCOURAGE AND LESSEN THE IMPACT OF TERRORIST ACTS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE LISTED (E.G., FREE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, CREATION OF ANTITERRORIST TEAMS AT THE NATIONAL AND STATE LEVELS). REASONS BEHIND THE LIMITED SUCCESS OF EFFORTS BY THE UNITED NATIONS TO COMBAT TERRORISM ARE DISCUSSED. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SITUATIONS LIKELY TO BREED POLITICAL TERRORISM IN THE FUTURE ARE CONSIDERED. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT POLITICAL TERRORISM WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS WORLD POWERS ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO CONTROL IT. THE POSSIBILITY THAT SOME NATIONS REGARD TERRORISM AS AN ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR FORMAL INTERVENTION OR DECLARATION OF WAR IS ALSO BROUGHT OUT. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; International cooperation; Political offenders; Revolutionary or terrorist groups
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