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Symbolism In Terrorism

Author : Jonathan Matusitz
ISBN : 9781442235793
Genre : Political Science
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The symbolic character of terrorism is the focus of this textbook. A comprehensive analysis, it incorporates descriptions, definitions, case studies, and theories. This groundbreaking text encompasses all major aspects of symbolism in terrorism and will be an essential resource for anyone studying the subject.

The Routledge International Handbook Of Psychosocial Resilience

Author : Updesh Kumar
ISBN : 9781317355946
Genre : Psychology
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Psychological resilience has emerged as a highly significant area of research and practice in recent years, finding applications with a broad range of different groups in many settings. Contemporary discourse is not limited to ways of effective coping with adversity but also introduces mechanisms that can lead to enhanced capacity after dealing with difficult circumstances and recognises the importance of enriching the field with varied perspectives. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience is a comprehensive compendium of writings of international contributors that takes stock of the state-of-the-art in resilience theory, research and practice. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience covers the many different trajectories that resilience research has taken in four parts. Part One delineates the ‘Conceptual Arena’ by providing an overview of the current state of theory and research, exploring biological, psychological, and socio-ecological perspectives and discussing various theoretical models of personal and social resilience. The ‘Psychosocial Correlates’ of resilience are discussed further in Part Two, from personal and personality correlates, socio-environmental factors and the contextual and cultural conditions conducive to resilient behaviour. In Part Three, ‘Applied Evidences’ are introduced in order to build upon the theoretical foundations in the form of several case studies drawn from varied contexts. Examples of resilient behaviour range from post-disaster scenarios to special operation groups, orphaned children, and violent extremism. Finally, Part Four, ‘Proposed Implications and Resilience Building’, sums up the issues involved in discussing post-traumatic growth, wellbeing and positive adaptation in the varied contexts of personal, familial, organizational and societal resilience. The volume provides a comprehensive overview of resilience theory, practice and research across disciplines and cultures, from varied perspectives and different populations. It will be a key reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatric social workers in practice and in training as well as researchers and students of psychology, sociology, human development, family studies and disaster management.

The Dynamics Of A Terrorist Targeting Process

Author : Cato Hemmingby
ISBN : 9781137579973
Genre : Psychology
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This book provides an in-depth analysis of probably the most horrific solo terrorist operation the world has ever seen. On 22 July 2011 Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people when he bombed the Government District in Oslo, before he conducted a shooting attack against a political youth camp at Utøya. The main focus of the book is on the operational aspects of the events, particularly the target selection and decision-making process. Why did Breivik choose the targets he finally attacked, what influenced his decision-making and how did he do it? Using unique source material, providing details never published before, the authors accurately explain how even this ruthless terrorist acted under a number of constraints in a profoundly dynamic process. This momentous work is a must read for scholars, students and practitioners within law enforcement, intelligence, security and terrorism studies.

Terrorist S Creed

Author : R. Griffin
ISBN : 9781137284723
Genre : Political Science
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Terrorist's Creed casts a penetrating beam of empathetic understanding into the disturbing and murky psychological world of fanatical violence, explaining how the fanaticism it demands stems from the profoundly human need to imbue existence with meaning and transcendence.

Leaders And Their Followers In A Dangerous World

Author : Jerrold M. Post
ISBN : 0801441692
Genre : Political Science
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The question of what impels leaders to lead and followers to follow is one of many questions that can be answered through an understanding of personality and psychological theories, in a study that discusses a range of issues, including the need for enemies, aging and political behavior, the impact of crisis-induced stress on policymakers, and the mind of a terrorist.

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ISBN : 9953533210
Genre : Jihad
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Studies In Nuclear Terrorism

Author : Augustus R. Norton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035803134
Genre : Political Science
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Disorders And Terrorism

Author : National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. Task Force on Disorders and Terrorism
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081278553
Genre : Terrorism
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This volume contains standards and goals that deal with virtually every facet of the matter of disorders and terrorism. They are aimed at civil authorities, police, courts, corrections, and the community. There are explicit proposals for training police and law enforcement agencies in preventive measures that can be taken against mass violence, for the tactical management of disorders, and for the deterrence of terrorism as well as the evaluation of threats of acts of disorders and terrorism. There are very detailed plans that the police in state and municipalities will find most useful during times of rioting or other extraordinary social upheavals. The task force has written extensively on the role the courts should play during and after such occurrences, including recommendations on how to deal with trials of cases arising out of incidents of terrorism. There are also suggestions for the news media to follow in the reporting of occurrences and of the trials that follow. The number of prison disorders in recent years has produced a response from the task force in terms of institutional conditions and correctional objectives, particularly with respect to persons convicted of terrorist acts. The appendixes contain articles dealing with an overview of international terrorism, terrorism and new weapons technology, and terrorism in Argentina, Canada, and West Germany. There is also a chronology of terroristic, quasi-terroristic, and political violence in the United States, covering the period from 1965 to 1976.

Jewish Terrorism In Israel

Author : Ami Pedahzur
ISBN : 9780231154475
Genre : Political Science
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Two world experts on the study of terror and security propose a theory of violence that contextualizes not only recent acts of terror but also instances of terrorism that stretch back centuries. Beginning with ancient Palestine and its encounters with Jewish terrorism, the authors analyze the social, political, and cultural factors sponsoring extreme violence, proving that religious terrorism is not the fault of one faith, but flourishes within any counterculture adhering to a totalistic ideology. Conducting interviews with former Jewish terrorists, political and spiritual leaders, and law-enforcement officials, and culling information from rare documents and surveys of terrorist networks, Pedahzur and Perliger construct an extensive portrait of terrorist aggression while also describing the conditions behind the modern rise of zealotry.

Terrorism And Violent Extremism Awareness Guide

Author : National Security Awareness Program / RCMP/ C Division (Quebec)
ISBN : 9780660035055
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Terrorism is an intricate question that represents the main threat to national security in Canada. It is essential for everyone to better understand and recognize this phenomenon. In this spirit, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) has developed this electronic book. The emergence of social media and our global communications environment remind us more than ever of the importance of being vigilant and aware of our surroundings. The virtual removal of geographical boundaries has facilitated the spread of radicalization to violence. This electronic book provides easy access at all times to a host of information on terrorism and extremism in Canada. This national security awareness tool was designed both for front line responders and the general public. Sections of the Guide: - Radicalization: Deals with radicalization to violence. It addresses a number of related concepts, the role of the Internet and propaganda and proposes actions to deal with this issue. - Indicators: Outlines some of the early warnings of radicalization leading to violence and signs of terrorist planning activities. - Extremist Groups: Identifies the leading national and international extremist groups, organizations, movements and symbols. They fall into three main categories: extremist right-wing groups, extremist left-wing groups and groups driven by a single motivation. - Listed Terrorist Entities: Presents the terrorist entities appearing on Public Safety Canada’s official list. Each sheet contains relevant information on each group: description, names, symbols, objectives, prominent attacks, etc. - Assistance/Reporting: Provides the contact information of local agencies (government and non-government) that can assist you in getting support for yourself or a close one presenting some risk factors of radicalization to violence, or in reporting information on a threat to national security or behaviors associated with radicalization to violence.

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