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Terrorism in America: A Structured Approach to Understanding the Terrorist Threat - 98 edition

Terrorism in America: A Structured Approach to Understanding the Terrorist Threat (ISBN10: 039806895X; ISBN13: 9780398068950)
ISBN13: 978-0398068950
ISBN10: 039806895X

Summary: Written by an internationally recognized expert on terrorism, antigovernment violence, and extremism, this outstanding text will be a handy reference for criminal justice and security administration professionals in the public and private sector. Chapter 1 focuses on the definition of terrorism , its history in America and today's terrorism. Chapter 2 covers international terrorism, and contains information regarding the Soviet Union, the Persian-Gulf War, the Palest moreinian Liberation Organization, Yasir Arafat, and Carlos the Jackal. These factors are now considered the "old" terrorists threats. The "new" terrorist threats are Iran, Sudan, Afghanistan, the boot camps for terror, the Islamic Resistance Movement, freelancers, suicide bombers, and cyberspace. Chapter 3 explores domestic terrorism and the threat from within. Information on various organizations and antigovernment extremists is included. Chapter 4 assesses terrorist groups of the future with an emphasis on freelancers and what law enforcement agencies can do to cope with the threat. Chapter 5 is a complete analysis on the domestic, international, and extremist organizations that are currently active or in a position to make an immediate comeback. Chapter 6 is a chronological summary of terrorists and terrorist-related incidents in the United States. The final chapter provides the names and addresses of organizations to contact for information concerning terrorists and extremists. Actual case examples are used to illustrate specific groups and freelancers throughout the book, including the Oklahoma City bombing. less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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