Accession Number : ADA310051

Title :   Modelling Terrorist Behavior: Developing Investigative Decision Making Through the Analysis of Empirical Databases.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 94-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : LIVERPOOL UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Canter, David ; Wilson, Margaret ; Smith, Alaster

PDF Url : ADA310051

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This report outlines further developments in the behavioral modelling and elucidates further developments in the theoretical underpinning of this project, which is aimed at developing multidimensional models of hostage-taking interactions to predict outcome from patterns of interrelated behaviors observable during an incident. In addition to the continued analysis of actions observed during terrorist hostage taking, the theoretical psychological rationale of the models produced has been greatly advanced. As the models of behavior are developed, it is seen as particularly important to drive their evolution with sound psychological theory.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *DECISION MAKING, *BEHAVIOR, *TERRORISM, WEAPONS, MODELS, HOSTAGES, THEORY, SOUND, PSYCHOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Statistics and Probability
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE