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Terrorism is a thoroughly researched collection of information on how to prevent, avoid, cope with, recover from, and analyze criminal kidnapping and hostage-taking. Filled with the stories of successful hostages, along with statistics from intelligence files and international reports, this book is intended as a scholarly yet practical approach to this world-wide issue. The author interviews well-known former hostages, such as David Dodge, General and Mrs. James Dozier, Richard Grover, Gordon Kennedy, Larry and Sis Levin, Roy Libby, Bruce Olson and Lloyd Van Vactor. Based on fifteen years of research and Quarles' experience as a negotiator for missionaries taken hostage, Terrorism is a book that is appropriate for political theorists as well as those in the field.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Security Education
Terrorism Avoidance and Survival...is a well researched and presented volume on the subject of terrorism and how to survive it. While making no pretense of creating new materials, it successfully examines the old and new from "well known" authorities in the field...It is replete with sources of all kinds, a rarity in itself for a text of this kind... It should be on the bookshelf of every security educator and trainer-and frequently taken down and read.
Journal Of Police Crisis Negotiations
The subject matter is both concise, and arranged in a manner that is easily read and comprehended by the novice. The author is well experienced, practically and academically, and imparts his knowledge expertly...
— Norm Fulcher
The Electric Review
Well written and thorough, with information that is timely and vital...Mr. Quarles has written an accessible book that offers real advice and forces us to rationally confront our emotions— and ourselves. More than some 'interesting read,' this is a book that will be used time and again as we try to figure out these conflicts.
Journal Of Police Crisis Negotiations - Norm Fulcher
The subject matter is both concise, and arranged in a manner that is easily read and comprehended by the novice. The author is well experienced, practically and academically, and imparts his knowledge expertly...
Quarles (criminal justice, U. of Mississippi), a consultant in bombing and kidnapping cases in Latin America, gives advice to international travelers and those responsible for protecting them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761816928
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Chester L. Quarles is a Certified Protection Professional and the Director of the Criminal Justice Administration Program at the University of Mississippi.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Understanding Terrorism: Chapter 4 Understanding Terrorism Chapter 5 Is Terrorism a "Religious" Problem Chapter 6 Terrorism and Terrorists Chapter 7 Avoiding Crime and Terrorism: Chapter 8 Introduction to Security Chapter 9 Avoiding Crime in the Street and at Home Chapter 10 Developing Successful Travel Strategies Chapter 11 Surviving Crime and Terrorism: Chapter 12 Kidnapping Chapter 13 Captivity Survival Chapter 14 Hostage Negotiation Chapter 15 Crisis Planning Management: Chapter 16 Risk Assessments Chapter 17 Begin Planning Now Chapter 18 Individual and Family Plans Chapter 19 Formulate Policy Immediately Chapter 20 Post-Crisis Response: Chapter 21 After It's Over—Emotional Survival Chapter 22 Appendices Chapter 23 Index Chapter 24 About the Author

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