skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 99066 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorist and Victim - Psychiatric and Physiological Approaches From a Social Science Perspective
Journal: Terrorism  Volume:8  Issue:1  Dated:(1985)  Pages:1-32
Author(s): K L Oots; T C Wiegele
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 32
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reviews physiological and psychiatric approaches to the study of terrorism from a social science perspective.
Abstract: First the paper reviews psychiatric studies of terrorism. Next, a physiological approach is used to develop an individual-level model of terrorist contagion. The effects of terrorism on its immediate victims are considered next, followed by a discussion of the possibility of panic among the general public resulting from terrorist acts. Finally, the policy and theoretical considerations raised by the physiological and psychiatric approaches are discussed. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Aggression; Models; Psychiatry; Psychological research; Terrorist profiles; Victimization
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.