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NCJ Number: 65753 Find in a Library
Title: HOSTAGE-TAKING
Author(s): R D CRELINSTEN; D SZABO
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 172
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK DERIVES FROM A 1976 INTERNATIONAL, MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR HELD IN ITALY TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOSTAGE-TAKING AND TO COMBINE SUCH KNOWLEDGE WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXPERTISE.
Abstract: BASED ON THE UNIFYING THEME ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE AND THE INTERFACE BETWEEN RESEARCH AND POLICY, THE TEXT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS. PART I, WHILE PRIMARILY THEORETICAL, HAS DIRECT APPLICATION TO THE PRACTICAL ISSUES OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL RAISED IN PART II. THEORIES EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANALYSIS IN THE STUDY OF HOSTAGE-TAKING AND DISCUSSIONS DEAL WITH MODEL DEVELOPMENT THAT BREAKS DOWN THE PHENOMENON OF HOSTAGE-TAKING INTO EASILY IDENTIFIABLE ELEMENTS, WITH ISSUES OF TYPOLOGY OR THE CLASSIFICATION OF HOSTAGE-TAKING, AND WITH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON THE HOSTAGE-TAKING MODEL. PART II FOCUSES ON WHAT CAN BE DONE BY PREVENTION AND CONTROL AGENCIES BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER AN ACT OF HOSTAGE-TAKING. TOPICS EXPLORED ARE PREVENTION AND CONTINGENCY PLANNING; THE THREE MAIN PHASES OF A HOSTAGE-TAKING INCIDENT; AND MAJOR ISSUES INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWUP AND THE LEARNING PROCESS. PART III EXAMINES MORE SPECIFIC PERSPECTIVES IN GREATER DETAIL THAT ARE BASED ON ACTUAL OPERATIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE. USING CASE STUDIES OF HOSTAGE-TAKING MANAGEMENT IN ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, THESE PERSPECTIVES CONVEY THE KINDS OF PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HOSTAGE-TAKING. FINALLY, AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO PLACE THE PHENOMENON OF HOSTAGE-TAKING INTO THE BROADER CONTEXT OF TERRORISM. APPENDIXES LIST POSSIBLE HOSTAGE-TAKING TYPOLOGIES AND A REQUIRED FORM. FIGURES DEPICTING HOSTAGE-TAKING MODELS ARE INCLUDED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Behavior typologies; Case studies; Germany; Hostages; Italy; Netherlands; Personal Security/Self Protection; Police hostage-negotiation units; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorist kidnapping
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