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NCJ Number: 63598 Find in a Library
Title: POSSIBLE RESEARCH STRATEGIES - CLOSING SESSION 2 (FROM RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL TERRORISM - FINAL REPORT, 1977, BY RONALD D CRELINSTEN - SEE NCJ-63590)
Author(s): F MACCLINTOCK
Corporate Author: University of Maryland
Dept of Criminal Justice and Criminology
United States of America

Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Canada
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3c 3j7
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES A GROUP DISCUSSION AMONG PANELISTS WHO PRESENTED PAPERS ON EMERGECNCY PREPAREDNESS AND TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUES IN DEALING WITH TERRORISM AT AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON TERRORISM RESEARCH.
Abstract: DISCUSSANTS AGREED THAT FULL DOCUMENTATION OF THE 1,000 CASES OF POLITICAL TERRORISM IS LACKING. IN ADDITION, THEY CONCLUDED THAT ACTUAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN EMPHASIZED; POTENTIAL OR POSSIBLE THREATS, DEEMPHASIZED. A MAIN ISSUE RECOGNIZED WAS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF TERRORISM AND THE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IT. PARTICIPANTS ALSO AGREED ON THE NEED TO CLASSIFY TERRORISM IN TERMS OF TARGETS, CIRCUMSTANCES, RESPONSE CAPACITY, ORGANIZATION, AND PERSONNEL. INTELLIGENCE GATHERING, BOTH BEFORE AND DURING EVENTS, WAS ANOTHER AREA OF CONCERN. CRIMINOLOGY HAS MUCH KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO OFFER THOSE STUDYING OR DEALING WITH TERRORISM. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MEDICAL RESCUE SERVICE AS PART OF PREPAREDNESS AGAINST TERRORIST ATTACKS WAS DEEMED DESIRABLE AS PART OF THE WHOLE NETWORK OF CITIZEN SERVICES. DIFFERENCES AMONG SUCH TERMS AS POLITICAL CRIME, IDEOLOGICAL CRIME, TRANSNATIONAL IDEOLOGICAL CRIME, AND TERRORISM WERE DISCUSSED. DISCUSSANTS SUGGESTED (1) CONSIDERATION OF TARGET DISPERSAL DUE TO THE VULNERABILITY OF MODERN SOCIETY TO ATTACKS, (2) STUDY OF MODERN SOCIETIES AS CONTRIBUTORS TO THE RISE AND PERSISTENCE OF TERRORISM, (3) CONSIDERATION OF TERRORISM AS A MIRROR FOR LEGITIMIZED VIOLENCE BY GOVERNMENTS AND OTHER ENTITIES, AND (4) USE OF PETER HAMILTON'S TAXONOMY (SEE NCJ-63600) TO DEVELOP TERRORISM RESEARCH STRATEGIES. FOR OTHER PAPERS FROM THE SAME SEMINAR, SEE NCJ-63591-63597, 63599, AND 63600. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Crisis management; Emergency rescues; International terrorism; Medical and dental services; Research methods; Research programs
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