skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 63451 Find in a Library
Title: STATEMENT OF W VINCENT RAKESTRAW AND RICHARD W VELDE (FROM TERRORISM - HEARINGS BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL SECURITY, PART 4, 93RD CONGRESS, 2ND SESSION, JULY 30, AUGUST 1, 15, 20, 1974 - SEE NCJ-17655)
Author(s): W V RAKESTRAW; R W VELDE
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on Internal Security
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A RECOMMENDATION REGARDING THE USE OF SPECIALIZED REGIONAL TERRORISM STUDY/ACTION TEAMS IS DISCUSSED, AND LEAA PROGRAMS RELATING TO TERRORISM ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract: W. VINCENT RAKESTRAW, IN HIS TESTIMONY ON TERRORISM BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL SECURITY, ADVISES THAT DOMESTIC TERRORIST ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING KIDNAPPING, ARE NOT PRESENTLY OF SUCH A MAGNITUDE TO JUSTIFY THE CREATION OF SPECIALIZED STUDY/ACTION TEAMS TO DEAL WITH TERRORIST INCIDENTS. SINCE TERRORIST ACTS NECESSARILY INVOLVE STATE AS WELL AS FEDERAL CRIMES, STUDY/ACTION TEAMS WOULD NECESSARILY RAISE IMPORTANT JURISDICTIONAL PROBLEMS BETWEEN FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, ADVISES RAKESTRAW. RICHARD VELDE, IN HIS TESTIMONY ON TERRORISM BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL SECURITY, BRIEFLY DESCRIBES THE FOLLOWING LEAA-FUNDED PROGRAMS RELATED TO COUNTERING TERRORISM: (1) TRAINING COURSES TO TEACH POLICE HOW TO DISARM, REMOVE, AND DISPOSE OF EXPLOSIVE OR INCENDIARY DEVICES; (2) A CLEARINGHOUSE FOR MATERIAL RELATED TO TERRORISM (THE NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERENCE SERVICE); (3) THE CHARTERING AND APPOINTING OF A PRIVATE SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL IN 1972 WHICH CAN GIVE DIRECTION IN PREPARING PRIVATE SECURITY FORCES TO DEAL WITH TERRORIST THREATS; (4) REGIONAL CONFERENCES ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY; (5) TRAINING OF STATE AND LOCAL POLICE IN AIRPORT SECURITY TECHNIQUES; AND (6) ANTICIPATION OF FUNDING RESEARCH DESIGNED TO DISCOVER AND IMPROVE TECHNIQUES FOR DEALING WITH TERRORIST ACTIVITY. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Crime specific countermeasures; Federal programs; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=63451

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.