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Terrorism

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0006
Terrorism

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This chapter examines terrorism, which is considered to be one of the most serious challenges of internal security. It notes that the main goal of terrorism is to deter, frighten, terrify, and scare. Looking at violence as the main method to create terror, various forms of terrorist violence are identified, as well as the two levels of terrorism (the specific level and the general level). The chapter looks at the different phases of terrorism in Delhi, including the early phase and the intermediate phase. It also discusses cyber terrorism, which is considered by the World Economic Forum as a global risk. In addition, the chapter throws light on modus operandi used by various terrorist groups. This is countered by sections on the proper responses to terrorism, specifically the preventive methods and strategies and the public-private partnership in combating terrorism.

Keywords: terrorism; internal security; terrorist violence; levels; phases of terrorism; Delhi; cyber terrorism; World Economic Forum; combating terrorism

Chapter.  6260 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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