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Understanding and Responding to Terrorism

NCJ Number
Huseyin Durmaz, Bilal Sevinc, Ahmet Sait Siddik, Siddik Ekici
Date Published
412 pages
The chapters of this book are derived from the proceedings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 2006 Advanced Research Workshop on “Policing Responses to Terrorist Operations,” which involved participants from academia and law enforcement in presentations and discussions about how to advance cooperation and effective tactics in countering terrorism.
The book’s chapters are divided into four sections entitled “International Police Cooperation,” “Country Approaches to Terrorism,” “Responding to Terrorism,” and “Terrorism Emergency Management.” The nine chapters on international police cooperation describe the counterterrorism work of international organizations (Interpol and Europol), the involvement of international organizations in addressing nontraditional conflict, barriers to international police cooperation in countering terrorism, law enforcement organizations’ use of global needs-based information and technology sharing, and the extradition of terror suspects. Two chapters address global developments in transnational police training and the establishment of the International Institute for Police Research and Training in Turkey. The chapters on country approaches to terrorism focus on Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia (Europe), Macedonia, and the Republic of Armenia. The 10 chapters on responding to terrorism consider various counterterrorism tactics, including a model for dealing with terrorism as a social and criminal phenomenon, legal policing response to terrorist operations, organizing to combat terrorism, intelligence-led policing, organizations and strategies for combating terrorism and transnational organized crime, community policing in counterterrorism, the family case approach in understanding and combating terrorism, and the recruitment of youth to terrorism. The 10 chapters on terrorism emergency management address such topics as the art of emergency management, a coordinated response to man-made and natural disasters, risk assessment for terrorism, U.S. counter-bioterrorist policy, and building trust among community stakeholders in responding to disasters. Chapter references and an author index