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NCJ Number: 77053 Find in a Library
Title: Executive Security - A Corporate Guide to Effective Response to Abduction and Terrorism
Author(s): R B Cole
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 322
Sponsoring Agency: John Wiley and Sons
New York, NY 10158
Sale Source: John Wiley and Sons
Managing Editor
605 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10158
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book discusses how to set up a prevention plan to avoid executive abduction and, in the event of kidnapping, how to negotiate release and payment without doing injury to the abducted victim.
Abstract: The assessment of vulnerability of particular operations and employees to terrorism is examined, with the discussion covering the nature of the threat, determining corporate exposure, defining a corporate position on abduction, and creating a corporate framework of authority. Also reviewed are insurance considerations, development of financial arrangements, and abduction analysis. Next, the book considers response and target hardening, with separate chapters devoted to development of a crisis response plan, preparation of executive profiles, response team performance, and development of a control center. Additional chapters focus on development of physical residential safeguards and physical office safeguards. Finally, prevention procedures are delineated, including executive tracking programs, preparation of travel guidelines, crisis plan development and maintenance, and aggressive defensive components. The crisis intervention team, a key concept to this approach, is designed to bring together skilled individuals to effect a safe victim recovery. The limitations of law enforcement in these matters are highlighted. The view is put forth that police hostage and barrier negotiating experience is inappropriate for the resolution of executive kidnapping. This managerial plan of action emphasizes both modular development and cost effectiveness. A checklist helps to identify important consideration for the development of individual solutions. A resource review identifies and assesses other available materials on terrorism and lists organizations that provide relevant information. Sample forms and an index are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Business security; Counter-terrorism tactics; Crime specific countermeasures; Crisis management; Kidnapping; Negotiation; Personal Security/Self Protection; Protection of public figures; Terrorist tactics; Threat assessment
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