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NCJ Number: 99067 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorism and Its Responses
Journal: Terrorism  Volume:8  Issue:1  Dated:(1985)  Pages:33-77
Author(s): L C Green
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 45
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical analysis of a number of recent works devoted to different problems relating to terrorism, paying particular attention to suggested responses, including those that might be made by victims of terrorist activity.
Abstract: This has been done against the background of works dealing with problems of self-determination and insurgency, for many movements claiming to be seeking self-determination or to be engaged in insurgency resort to terrorist acts, while terrorist movements invariably assert that they are true insurgents or are seeking self-determination, and the end justifies the means. In addition, this paper explores the role of the media in estimating the extent to which public reporting aids terrorism or hinders anti-terrorist activity. The amount of writing now being produced in this field is immense, and one can only find one's way through the morass with the assistance of specialized or general bibliographies. Reference has been made to some of these bibliographies, and attention has been drawn to their advantages and drawbacks. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Literature reviews; Media coverage; Terrorism/Mass Violence
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