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Terrorists, Victims and Society By Edited by Andrew Silke

Terrorists, Victims and Society
by Edited by Andrew Silke

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Terrorism is a topic which provokes extreme perceptions, perceptions which spill easily into considerations of the actors behind the violence. This volume offers a balanced and accessible account of the psychology of terrorists and terrorism.
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Terrorists, Victims and Society: Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism and Its Consequences by Edited by Andrew Silke

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 TABLE OF CONTENTS TERRORISM, TERRORISTS AND PSYCHOLOGY; THE SEARCH FOR THE TERRORIST PERSONALITY; BECOMING A TERRORIST; THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CYBER-TERRORISM; THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TERRORIST HOSTAGE-TAKING; THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUICIDAL TERRORISM; LEAVING TERRORISM BEHIND; THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF ISOLATED ACTS OF TERRORISM; THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF LONG-TERM TERRORIST CAMPAIGNS; CHILDREN AND TERRORISM; VICTIMS OF TERRORISM AND THE MEDIA; RETALIATING AGAINST TERRORISTS; DEALING WITH TERRORISTS IN PRISON; DETERRING TERRORISTS

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Terrorists, Victims and Society Reviews

" important and indispensable resource for government and academic professionals in terrorism studies..." (The Terrorist Research Center, 11 March 2004)

Table of Contents

About the Editor. About the Contributors. Series Preface. Preface. PART I. THE TERRORISTS. The Search for the Terrorist Personality (John Horgan). Becoming a Terrorist (Andrew Silke). The Psychology of Hostage-Taking (Margaret Wilson). The Psychology of Cyber-Terrorism (Marc Rogers). The Psychology of Suicidal Terrorism (Andrew Silke). Leaving Terrorism Behind: An Individual Perspective (John Horgan). PART II. VICTIMS OF TERRORISM. The Psychological Impact of Isolated Acts of Terrorism (Ginny Sprang). The Psychological Impact of Protracted Campaigns of Political Violence on Societies (Orla Muldoon). Victims of Terrorism and the Media (Betty Pfefferbaum). Examining the Impact of Terrorism on Children (Deborah Browne). PART III. RESPONDING TO TERRORISM. Retaliating Against Terrorism (Andrew Silke). Terrorism and Imprisonment in Northern Ireland: A Psychological Perspective (Jacqueline Bates-Gaston). Deterring Terrorists (Karl Seger). Index.

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Terrorists, Victims and Society: Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism and Its Consequences by Edited by Andrew Silke
Edited by Andrew Silke
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