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Authors: Rex A. Hudson 
Book Description:
The purpose of this book is to focus attention on the types of individuals and groups that are prone to terrorism in an effort to help improve U.S. counterterrorist methods and policies. The emergence of amorphous and largely unknown terrorist individuals and groups operating independently (freelancers) and the new recruitment patterns of some groups, such as recruiting suicide commandos, female and child terrorists, and scientists capable of developing weapons of mass destruction, provide a measure of urgency to increasing our understanding of the psychological and sociological dynamics of terrorist groups and individuals. The approach used in this study is twofold. First, the study examines the relevant literature and assesses the current knowledge of the subject. Second, the study seeks to develop psychological and sociological profiles of foreign terrorist individuals and selected groups to use as case studies in assessing trends, motivations, likely behavior, and actions that might deter such behavior, as well as reveal vulnerabilities that would aid in combating terrorist groups and individuals. This book is not about terrorism per se. Rather, it is concerned with the perpetrators of terrorism. Prepared from a social sciences perspective, it attempts to synthesize the results of psychological and sociological findings of studies on terrorists published in recent decades and provide a general assessment of what is presently known about the terrorist mind and mindset.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Executive Summary: Mindsets of Mass Destruction, pp. 1-6

Chapter 2. Introduction, pp. 7-8

Chapter 3. Terms of Analysis, pp. 9-12

Chapter 4. Approaches to Terrorism Analysis, pp. 13-16

Chapter 5. General Hypothesis of Terrorism, pp. 17-19

Chapter 6. The Psychology of the Terrorist, pp. 21-37

Chapter 7. Terrorist Profiling, pp. 39-50

Chapter 8. Conclusion, pp. 51-59

Chapter 9. Appendix- Sociopsychology Profiles: Case Studies, pp. 61-122

Chapter 10. Glossary, pp. 125-128

Chapter 11. Bibliography, pp. 129-139

Index

   Series:
      Focus on Terrorism
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10 152pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-513-3
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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