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NCJ Number: 63599 Find in a Library
Title: POSSIBLE RESEARCH STRATEGIES - CLOSING SESSION 3 (FROM RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL TERRORISM - FINAL REPORT, 1977, BY RONALD D CRELINSTEN - SEE NCJ-63590)
Author(s): J SUNDBERG
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: 5
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 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN DEALING WITH TERRORISM AT AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR THE STUDY OF TERRORISM.
Abstract: THE GROUP FIRST AGREED THAT USE OF MILITARY FORCE TO DEAL WITH TERRORISM WAS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE AND WAS ARGUABLY PERMITTED BY CURRENT INTERNATIONAL LAW. A MULTILATERAL MILITARY FORCE FOR SUCH OPERATIONS AS RESCUING HOSTAGES COULD BE OF MOST HELP TO WEAK COUNTRIES. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION USING TREATIES CANNOT ACHIEVE MORE THAN THE UNDERLYING DOMESTIC LAW, HOWEVER, AND MAY CREATE AS WELL AS SOLVE TERRORISM PROBLEMS. SOCIOLOGISTS SHOULD STUDY THE IMPACTS OF TREATIES ON SOCIETAL LIFE AND UNITED NATIONS DEBATES AS A POSSIBLE REFLECTION OF WORLD OPINION AND SOURCE OF CUSTOMARY LAW. OTHER AREAS NEEDING STUDY ARE INTERSTATE LIABILITY REGARDING TERRORISM AND THE MOTIVATION, INTENTIONS, AND TACTICS OF TERRORISTS THEMSELVES. A QUESTION OF PARTICULAR INTEREST IS WHETHER ELIMINATING CAUSES FOR TERRORISM WILL CAUSE TERRORISTS TO SHIFT THEIR FORUMS OR TO CHANGE TO LEGITIMATE ACTIVITES. BASIC INFORMATION SHOULD BE COLLECTED AND EXCHANGED AMONG RESEARCHERS AND NATIONS. THE SYSTEM USED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOMB TECHNICIANS AND INVESTIGATORS COULD SERVE AS A MODEL FOR THIS EXCHANGE PROCESS. THE POSSIBILITY OF DEALING WITH TERRORISM BY REDUCING VICTIM AND AUDIENCE FEAR SHOULD ALSO BE EXPLORED. FINALLY, CHANGES IN PENAL LAW, SHOULD TERRORISTS BE GIVEN BELLIGERENT RIGHTS, SHOULD BE STUDIED. FOR OTHER PAPERS FROM THE SAME SEMINAR, SEE NCJ-63591-63598 AND 63600. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Criminal codes; International agreements; International cooperation; International law; International terrorism; Research methods; Research programs; US Armed Forces
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