Toward a model of terrorist behavior in hostage-taking incidents

Wilson, M.A. (2000) Toward a model of terrorist behavior in hostage-taking incidents. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 44 (4). pp. 403-424. ISSN 0022-0027. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Behavior in terrorist hostage taking is examined using published accounts of 100 incidents of aerial hijack and 60 incidents of barricade siege occurring worldwide over the past three decades. The use of multidimensional scalogram analysis demonstrates that behavior in terrorist hostage taking is highly structured. Behavioral similarities between incidents carried out by the same terrorist organization are demonstrated, and the structures underlying the use of resources in barricade siege and the demands issued in aerial hijacking an:presented. The implications for theory development and training and decision making in hostage negotiation are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: A. Xie
Date Deposited: 15 May 2009 15:23
Last Modified: 15 May 2009 15:23
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16745 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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