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Baker & Taylor
Discusses the different types of terrorism, the goals of inciting terror, and the future of counterterrorism projects, using historical events as case studies.

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Terrorism has been used as a tactic against governments and other entities of power throughout history. In this timely, fascinating book, Terrorism examines the history of such terrorist acts, and defines the different types of terrorism experienced throughout the world, from the struggles in Northern Ireland to the more recent events of September 11, 2001. Each chapter examines a particular branch of terrorism by analyzing historical cases and discussing the tactics used by the terrorists, how government and law enforcement responded, and what influence the event had on future antiterrorism efforts. Although terrorist acts often rise above the level of mere crime, criminal activity is essential to most terrorist pursuits, whether in the form of forged documents, smuggled explosives, or illegal money-laundering.

Chapters include:
  • Utopian Terrorism
  • Assassination: Terrorist Tool
  • State-On-State Terrorism
  • Total War-Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • The Future of Terrorism-The Future of Politics.
Topics covered include:
  • The Irish Republican Brotherhood
  • Narodnaya Volya, Russian anti-Czarist terrorists
  • Irgun and Lehi terrorist campaign against the British
  • Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico, separatists who attempted to assassinate President Harry Truman
  • The capture of the USS Pueblo by North Korea
  • The Achille Lauro hijacking
  • The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
  • The Aum Shinrikyo gas attack on the Tokyo subways
  • The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City
  • The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

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Each title looks at a key area of crime, how and why it occurs, what investigative techniques police use to prevent or solve it, and how it is processed by the legal system, with special emphasis placed on landmark advances and precedents.

Publisher: New York, NY : Chelsea House, c2008
ISBN: 9780791094129
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: French, John L. (Crime scene supervisor)


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