The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,041,502 members ⚫ 1,330,841 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism

The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism by Andrew Silke
Buy this eBook
US$ 48.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

This edited book explores how psychology can be used to improve our understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism.

This work firstly aims to provide balanced and objective insight into the psychology of terrorists; what their motivations are, what keeps them involved in terrorist groups, and what eventually forces most to end their active involvement in terrorism. Secondly, the contributors focus on the challenging issue of how to respond to terrorism. These chapters provide information for those concerned with short-term tactical problems (e.g. interviewing), as well as those looking towards the more long-term strategic questions of bringing an entire terrorist campaign to an end. Ultimately, the individuals involved in terrorism require a more complex response from society than simply a quest for their apprehension. Believing inaccurate and misleading characterizations leads inevitably to damaging policies and deficient outcomes and campaigns of violence are needlessly prolonged. It is from this perspective that the concern arises with how researchers – and the policy makers guided by them – perceive the psychology of terrorists and of terrorism.

This innovative book will be of great interest to students of terrorism and counter-terrorism, security studies, psychology and politics, as well as security professionals and military colleges.

Taylor and Francis; October 2010
216 pages; ISBN 9781136890369
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism
Author: Andrew Silke
 
  • News
  • Contents
No entry found