The recent surge in terrorist activity has prompted a wave of conferences, symposia, and publications debating causes, preventive measures, and methods of control. The effects of terrorism on its victims, however, have t been as frequently addressed. Meeting the Challenges of Global Terrorism seeks to fill this gap. In this volume international experts- crimilogists, policymakers, and police professionals-present case studies documenting the effects of terrorism on individuals and societies. They discuss physical, psychological, and ecomic impacts on a variety of regions including India, Israel, Japan, and Latin America-each of which has endured unique forms of terrorist activity-and they share prevention, control, and recovery strategies. In proposing the measures governments, international organizations, and justice agencies can take to curtail and eradicate terrorism, including international cooperative efforts, this work is a timely and important resource for scholars, policymakers, and other professionals engaged in ensuring the protection of public safety.
Dilip K. Das is Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at SUNY - Plattsburgh. He is the editor-in-chief of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal and founder and president of the International Police Executive Symposium. He has edited, authored, and coauthored a number of works on policing, including International Police Cooperation: A World Perspective (with Daniel J. Koenig, 2001). Peter Kratcoski is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Kent State University.