A very serious and terrifying aspect of contemporary society is the ever-present threat of terrorist activity. Understanding this ominous kind of threat is the best way to prepare for it, and this book provides rich insight into: the definitions and classifications of terrorism; the impact of international events on terrorism in the United States; trends in domestic terrorism; infiltration by foreign terrorist groups; media and terrorism; reducing the risk and deterrents; and current trends and projects for the future.

An International Legislative Approach to 21st-Century Terrorism

An International Legislative Approach to 21st-Century Terrorism
An international legislative approach to 21st-century terrorism
Douglas A.Kash

[T]ransnational criminality has become one of the most pressing problems confronting contemporary society. … [V]iolence within nations and across national boundaries strains public institutions because of the social and political upheaval it causes, most brutally epitomized in terrorism. … [Terrorism] can no longer be tackled by Governments individually. Its political, economic, social, cultural and human costs can only be substantially reduced by nations acting in concert.

(Perez de Cuellar, 1990, pp. 42–43)

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Special thanks to Sharad Khandelwal, a 3rd-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School, for his critical research and analysis of international criminal law and policy.

The reality of present-day terrorism and the continuing threat it poses ...

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