Strategies for Preventing Terrorism

Strategies for Preventing Terrorism

By: Tore Bjorgo (author)Hardback

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This innovative new book aims to put society's fight against terrorism into a comprehensive crime prevention perspective with a clear, understandable theoretical foundation, developing a general model for the prevention of crime which is, in this book, applied to terrorism.

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Tore Bjorgo is Professor of Police Science at the Norwegian Police University College and Adjunct Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. He has authored and edited eleven books, including Terror from the Extreme Right (1995); Root Causes of Terrorism (2005); and Leaving Terrorism Behind (2009).


Foreword; Alex P. Schmid Preface Part I: A Theory for Practice 1. Introduction - Definitions of concepts and analytical approaches - Models of crime prevention - Theoretical considerations on preventive mechanisms - Nine generic mechanisms for preventing crime - From model to strategy Part II: The Preventive Mechanisms Applied 2. Norm setting against violence and terrorism 3. Reducing the emergence of terrorism and violent radicalisation 4. Deterring involvement in terrorism 5. Disrupting planned terrorist attacks 6. Protecting vulnerable targets 7. Reducing the harmful consequences of terrorist attacks 8. Reducing the rewards from acts of terrorism 9. Incapacitation - eliminating the capacity of (potential) terrorists to cause harm 10. Disengagement from terrorism and violent extremism 11. Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137355072
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 140
  • ID: 9781137355072
  • weight: 317
  • ISBN10: 1137355077

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