Accession Number : ADP003378

Title :   Unconventional Threat Assessment,


Personal Author(s) : Stinson,J. L.

Report Date : JUN 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The thrust of the first part of this presentation is to demonstrate that terrorism is amenable to systematic analysis. In doing so, it defeats the common wisdom assumption that terrorism - mystical and unmanageable by highlighting both the complexity of the problem and the types of patterns that emerge from a careful analysis of the phenomenon. The second part suggests that the best way to look at terrorism is to get away from the traditional focus on terrorist incidents, and begin analyzing the activities of the terrorist groups that perpetrate them. It then moves to a discussion of an organizational structure that can enhance investigations and make the most of the data that are collected during the investigative approaches and tools can be utilized in developing accurate and effective assessments of future terrorist threats.

Descriptors :   *Behavior, *Security, *Terrorism, Strategy, Data bases, Protection, Operational effectiveness, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE