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NCJ Number: 97177 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorism, Intelligence, and the Law (From Symmetry and Asymmetry of Global Adversary Behavior - Proceedings, P 53-59, 1984, Barbara G Curtis, ed. - See NCJ-97172)
Author(s): J E diGenova
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 7
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Annotation: The Federal Government's review and revision of the 1976 Domestic Security Guidelines in 1983 and S. 2255, the Antiterrorism and Foreign Mercenary Act, are both efforts to deal with terrorism through improved detection, prevention, and prosecution of terrorists.
Abstract: Although law enforcement agencies represent the first line of defense against terrorism, the problem is so critical that other segments of society should also have an input. Terrorism has had significant impacts on physical security measures and surveillance procedures, which have in turn posed potential threats to traditional freedoms. Jurists have also examined the issue of international terrorism, particularly in the decision in Hanoch Tel-Oren v. Libyan Arab Republic. The revised Domestic Security and Terrorism Guidelines issued by the Department of Justice have clarified the scope of domestic security and terrorism investigations by the FBI. They will protect lawful political dissent while giving greater protection to the public. The Department of Justice also supports S. 2255 if certain modifications are made. This law would close gaps in existing law and give the President needed additional power to deal with international terrorism.
Index Term(s): Antiterrorist laws; Counter-terrorism tactics; Federal Code; Federal programs; Federal regulations; International terrorism; Legislation; Libyan Arab Republic; Political impact of terrorism; United States of America
Note: Available on microfiche as NCJ-97172.
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