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NCJ Number: 77154 Find in a Library
Title: Clandestine Tactics and Technology - A Technical and Background Intelligence Data Service, Volume 1
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Bureau of Operations and Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 362
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Arlington, VA 22201
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: Written for law enforcement personnel, these articles examine overt and covert terrorist operations, including demonstrations and civil disturbances, kidnapings, bombings, and propaganda attacks. Countermeasures are outlined and selected terrorist documents are reproduced and analyzed.
Abstract: The first article outlines methods the Washington, D.C., Police Department employs to deal with both planned demonstrations and spontaneous civil disturbances. The department's guidelines for handling mass arrest procedures are provided. Because the attacker, the security force, and the executive to be protected compose the variables of a protective equation, the second article examines the often overlooked impact of the executive's public and private personas on the implementation of a successful security program. Further, an article on mentally unbalanced attackers describes the basic psychological impulses of those who commit violent attacks on prominent persons, explaining that the build-up of frustration, increased by the presence of the underlying mental aberration, can result in the final tension-relieving act of attack, injury, or murder. Citing incidents of mail bomb attacks by terrorist groups, another article describes types of mail bombs, including letter, soft and hard cover book, and large manila envelope bombs. Mail bomb countermeasures to be implemented by individuals and security directors are also outlined. In addition, an Israeli viewpoint regarding Arab terrorist groups, their organization, and select operations within the United States is presented. Other articles include an extract of a House of Representatives' staff study on the Symbionese Liberation Army, and reproductions and analyses of a 1956 Irish Republican Army handbook for volunteers, and of a terrorist document on urban warfare. Update reports examine the operational consequences of fear for police officers and departments and the propaganda techniques of the People's Bicentennial Commission. Political kidnapings and transnational terrorism are detailed. Footnotes, diagrams, photgraphs, and tables listing sources of security equipment and world extremist groups are included. For related volumes in this series on clandestine tactics and technology, see NCJ 77150-53 and 77155.
Index Term(s): Bomb detection; Bomb threats; Business security; Civil disorders; Counter-terrorism tactics; International cooperation; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO); Personal Security/Self Protection; Police dogs; Postal crimes; Propaganda; Protection of public figures; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Specialized police operations; Symbionese Liberation Army; Terrorist tactics; Threat assessment; United States of America
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