Understanding Terrorism: Groups, Strategies, and Responses

Paperback | January 3, 2010

byJames M. Poland

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UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM: GROUPS, STRATEGIES, AND RESPONSES, 3/e is fully updated and brings together today’s most crucial lessons and discoveries for analyzing terrorism and terrorist strategies, and defining effective countermeasures. It brings together both theory and practice, helping students realistically assess threats; understand terrorist acts and their impact; and examine police and governmental responses. This Third Edition reflects today’s latest trends, including an escalation of suicide bombings, increased terrorist sophistication, the decline in state-sponsored terrorism, terrorist resistance in Iraq, and the evolution of antiterrorism legislation. It also presents new coverage of hardening targets, anti-terrorism technology, and international cooperation.

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UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM: GROUPS, STRATEGIES, AND RESPONSES, 3/e is fully updated and brings together today’s most crucial lessons and discoveries for analyzing terrorism and terrorist strategies, and defining effective countermeasures. It brings together both theory and practice, helping students realistically assess threats; unders...

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Understanding Terrorism: Groups, Strategies, and Responses, Third Edition is written for criminal justice and social science students, professionals in the criminal justice system, and any reader wishing to gain more information on the phenomenon of "terrorism." This book explores the various analytical approaches to the study of terr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.6 inPublished:January 3, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132457768

ISBN - 13:9780132457767

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Table of Contents

1. Concepts of Terror and Terrorism

2. Historical Antecedents of Terrorism and Violence

3. Violence and Terrorism: The Role of The Mass Media

4. The Palestine Question and Al Qaeda

5. Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations: The “A List”

6. The Dynamics of Hostage Taking and Negotiation

7. Contemporary Terrorism and Bombing

8. Suicide Bombers: A Global Problem

9. Counterterrorist Measures: The Response

10. Future of Terrorism