By M.R. Haberfeld (auth.), M.R. Haberfeld, Agostino Hassell (eds.)
Terrorism is a posh phenomenon that can't be understood via studying of a couple of unrelated educational articles or a dry assessment of the heritage of terrorism or the investigative innovations.
For A New knowing of Terrorism, the Editors have selected a special paradigm. they've got chosen various case reports from genuine occasions that illustrate a number of typologies of terrorist activities, be it from a separatist, nationalist, lone-wolf person terrorist, non secular lovers or environmentalist orientation, they usually current those situations in the context of following the trajectories of the terrorist task, the terrorist act itself and, the reaction to the development from the appropriate authorities.
Some chapters be aware of terrorist assaults that really came about, others speculate concerning the chances of an assault taking place someday sooner or later, equivalent to the chapters at the Olympic video games, Aviation or Rail safeguard. while chances instead of a particular occasion are mentioned, the authors of those chapters draw the eye of the reader in the direction of a similar direction—the reasoning, the particular occasion and the reaction that followed.
The thorough research of the offered case reviews and the utilized counter-measures will, expectantly, if no longer curtail then probably at the very least mitigate the operational and ideological energy of terrorist teams or person actors.
A New knowing of Terrorism will let the reader to make the relationship among the emotional cost inherent in any terrorist job, the cold-blooded strategies that bring about the terrorist occasion itself and the pragmatic and intensely straight forward, yet whilst very simplistically designed, strategic reaction that has to come back from a synergy among lecturers, army and legislations enforcement brainstorming layout with a purpose to be more advantageous within the future.
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Additional info for A New Understanding of Terrorism: Case Studies, Trajectories and Lessons Learned
One of the more prominent events that highlighted the need for specialized training can be traced to the early 1960s. In August 1966, an incident occurred in Austin, Texas, that contrary to other incidents pushed law enforcement toward assessment of their capabilities in handling high-risk situations. After killing his wife and mother, Charles Whitman went to the rooftop of the University of Texas and began a shooting spree, killing 15 people and wounding 30 others. This event contributed to the establishment of special police teams to handle high-risk situations (Haberfeld, 2002).
With regard to various C-T definitions, it is impossible to adopt one or even a few of the myriad of the definitions existing out there and customize any effective training module/s that will address all the complexities involved in multiple definitions and approaches. After scanning and surveying the infinite number of such definitions, the authors opt to propose one of their own – a definition that is broad enough in its scope and overreaches other definitions. This definition will enable us to create a training response that is not myopic and skewed toward particular political goal or orientation.
Regardless of the distraction of the World Trade Center attack, the ATF and the FBI had prior experience with isolated religious groups involving firearms violations. In 1985 the ATF assaulted the Zarephath-Horeb commune of the Covenant, Sword and Arm of the Lord (CSA) cult after they learned that the group, in preparation for the “end times,” had stockpiled massive amounts of firearms and explosive devices (Barkun, 1994). The FBI negotiation team along with 80 federal agents was called in, and after 2 days of negotiation, the incident ended with the surrender of the cult avoiding any fatalities.
A New Understanding of Terrorism: Case Studies, Trajectories and Lessons Learned by M.R. Haberfeld (auth.), M.R. Haberfeld, Agostino Hassell (eds.)