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Terrorists, Victims and Society

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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.

About the Author

Andrew Silke is a lecturer in Forensic Pschology based at the Centre for Applied Psychology at the University of Leichester. He has been actively researching political violence in Northen Ireland and primarily in Belfast since 1993. He has published a number of articles in academic journals on a wide range of issuse relating to terrorism and political violence. He has presented a large number of papers at national and international conferences. Ariel Merari is Professor of Psychology at Tel Aviv University and is one of Israel's leading academic experts in the field of terrorism studies. Prof. Merari is the author of Shi-ite Terrorism and is the editor of On Terrorism and Combating Terrorism. He serves as a consultant to the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel and has also held positions at the University of California at Berkeley and at Stanford. He is currently a research fellow at Havard University.


highly recommended for its thoughtfulness and depth of scholarship (Australian and NZ Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 37, No 6) all the contributions are perceptive would appeal to anyone interested in the processes underlying terrorism (Forensic Update, Jan 2004)

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