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NCJ Number: 76492 Find in a Library
Title: Corporation Terror - Violence and the Business Community (From Clandestine Tactics and Technology A Technical and Background Intelligence Data Service, Volume 6 - See NCJ-77153)
Author(s): M Leibstone
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Factors likely to influence terrorist attacks on U.S. corporations are identified, and aspects of corporation countermeasures are discussed.
Abstract: Corporations victimized by terorists in the United States are listed, and their characteristics are examined in an attempt to fathom terrorist reasoning for the attacks. The report lists terrorist organizations that have attacked corporations in America and notes that they are Marxist-Leninist or Maoist groups and separatist organizations. The attractiveness of corporations is examined in relation to the goals, strategies, and tactics of terrorism. The report considers the problem of getting and keeping intelligence information relevant to business security against terrorism and lists some of the more important information items that corporation executives responsible for terrorism response should consider. Also presented are scenarios which represent various social and political environments. These environments could come about as a result of currently existing or likely future problems that, unchecked, could catalyze conditions for ripened terror against corporations. Terrorist response policies and models used on the national or foreign policy level are discussed, and terrorism in other countries is briefly considered. A security and response model for corporations to use in countering terrorism is outlined. Its major components are information and intelligence, security, and response. Aspects of information and intelligence are knowledge of the environment, general understanding of terrorism, specific regional and local understanding of terrorism, key personnel, information and intelligence handling, and transformation of information and intelligence into materials for employees and the public. Aspects of security are violence prevention and physical security, and the major elements of response involve reacting elements and the development of a crisis management team.
Index Term(s): Business security; Crime specific countermeasures; Personal Security/Self Protection; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorism causes; Terrorist tactics
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