Terrorists, Victims and Society

Author: SILKE
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Pub Date: 21/03/2003
ISBN: 9780471494621
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview Written by leading international experts on terrorist psychology, this volume offers a balanced, expert, and accessible account of the psychology of terrorists and terrorism. In providing a holistic account of the phenomenon, major topics include terrorists as individuals and as groups, the impact of terrorism, and how to respond to terrorism.
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In today's climate, these is a powerful need for a balanced, expert and accessible account of the psychology of terrorists and terrorism. Written by an expert team of psychologists and psychiatrists, these contributors have direct experience of working with terrorists, victims and those tasked with the enormous responsibility of attempting to combat terrorism. The first section focuses on terrorists as individuals and as groups and provides a balanced and objective insight into the psychology of terrorists; what their motivations are and what keeps them involved in terrorist groups. The second section explores the huge question of the impact of terrorism; the direct and indirect affect on victims; how societies respond and how political leaders handle the threat and consequences of terrorism. The final section focuses on the question of how to respond to terrorist threat. * The most up-to-date account of our understanding of terrorists, their psychology and the impact they have on the world around them * Written by leading world experts on terrorist psychology * A complete view of terrorism - looks at the terrorists themselves, their victims and society as a whole

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