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NCJ Number: 69858 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorism - A Summary
Journal: Australian Police Journal  Volume:34  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1980)  Pages:100-104
Author(s): B K Leaney
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 10
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Citing the observation that 'terrorism is violence aimed at the people watching,' this article written for Australian police reviews current literature to present the definition, mode, and purpose of terrorism.
Abstract: A historical overview of terrorism is presented, noting its function in the french 'reign of terror' (1793-94), and its 20th century manifestation as a stratey to redress a gamut of often unrelated grievances, ranging from religious and ethnic issues to the furtherance of world revolution. A profile of terrorists, compiled from data on 350 terrorists active from 1966 to 1976, is discussed. Over 29 footnotes are included.
Index Term(s): Terrorist profiles; Terrorist tactics
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