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Title: RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL TERRORISM - FINAL REPORT
Corporate Author: University of Maryland
Dept of Criminal Justice and Criminology
United States of America

Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Canada
Editor(s): R D CRELINSTEN
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 218
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3c 3j7
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Social Sciences Building
P O Box 6128
Montreal, Quebec,
Canada

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THESE INDIVIDUAL PAPERS AND DISCUSSION SUMMARIES FROM AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM PRESENT TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES FOR BOTH RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS.
Abstract: THE SEMINAR, HELD IN FRANCE IN 1977, WAS SPONSORED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE U.S. LEAA. SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED RESEARCHERS FROM MANY FIELDS, PHYSICIANS, AND POLICE, GOVERNMENT, AND MILITARY OFFICIALS FROM SEVERAL COUNTRIES. TOPICS ADDRESSED INCLUDED (1) LINES OF DEFENSE AGAINST TERRORISM, ESPECIALLY CRISIS MANAGEMENT; (2) GOVERNMENT AND POLICE PREPARATION AND HANDLING OF TERRORIST INCIDENTS; (3) EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUES, ESPECIALLY MEDICAL RESCUE AS AN ANTITERRORIST MEASURE; (4) POSSIBILITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION THROUGH TREATIES, CONVENTIONS, AND USE OF UNILATERAL OR MULTILATERAL MILITARY FORCES; AND (5) POSSIBLE RESEARCH STRATEGIES. RESEARCH IN THESE AREAS IS FACED WITH THREE PROBLEMS: DEFINING THE PROBLEM, CONDUCTING THE RESEARCH, AND APPLYING THE RESEARCH FINDINGS. POSSIBLE RESEARCH STRATEGIES INCLUDE (1) DATA COLLECTION AND DESCRIPTIVE CLASSIFICATION; (2) TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; (3) COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS; (4) CONCEPTUAL MODELING; (5) GAMING, PREDICTION, AND FUTURISTICS; (6) STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL FUNCTIONING; (7) CORRELATIONAL STUDIES; (8) CASE STUDIES; (9) PUBLIC OPINION SURVEYS; (10) EVALUATIVE RESEARCH; AND (11) AN INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR INFORMATION EXCHANGE. THE BEST PREVENTION AND CONTROL STRATEGIES DEVISED TO DATE INVOLVE INTELLIGENCE AND POLICE OPERATIONS. OTHER POTENTIAL MODELS INCLUDE ECONOMIC WARFARE, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE MODEL, AND THE COMMUNICATIONS MODEL. IN ADDITION, RESEARCH ON ROOT CAUSES OF TERRORISM MAY IDENTIFY COMMON DENOMINATORS OF TERRORISM, WAR, AND SOCIAL CONTROL, AND MAY INDICATE SOME FRESH APPROACHES FOR ACTION. A PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND LIST OF SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS ARE INCLUDED. FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS FROM THE SEMINAR, SEE NCJ-63591-63600. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Crisis management; Emergency procedures; Research methods; Research programs; Terrorism/Mass Violence
Note: REPORT ON THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ENTITLED RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL TERRORISM, HELD IN EVIAN, FRANCE, MAY 30-JUNE 1, 1977
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