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Reducing Terrorism Through Situational Crime Prevention

Josh Freilich and Graeme Newman, editors
Reducing Terrorism Through Situational Crime Prevention
ISBN: 978-1-881798-93-4
ISBN: 978-1-881798-94-1
2009/244 pages
Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 25
A CriminalJusticePress Project

"This book should appeal to a wide audience.... An important contribution to both terrorism prevention and criminal justice literature."—Julie Kiernan Coon, International Criminal Justice Review


The authors explore the application of situational crime prevention (SCP) techniques to the battle against terrorism. "It is little wonder," the editors assert in their introduction, "that SCP should emerge as a significant approach to solving the problem of terrorism. It is an approach that is so practical and so focused on protecting individuals, locations and groups from victimization. It has always been primarily concerned with making our world safe and secure."


Joshua D. Freilich is associate professor of criminal justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Graeme R. Newman is Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.


  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Insurgency in Iraq—S.D. Johnson and A. Braithwaite.
  • Twenty-Eight Articles: Fundamentals of Company-Level Counterinsurgency—D. Kilkullen
  • EVIL DONE—R. Boba.
  • Bioterrorism: A Situational Crime Prevention Approach—W.R. Clark.
  • An Application of Situational Crime Prevention to Terrorist Hostage Taking and Kidnapping: A Case Study of 23 Korean Hostages in Afghanistan—M. Yun.
  • Preventing Deadly Encounters Between Law Enforcement and American Far-Rightists—J. Freilich and S.M. Chermak
  • Situational Crime Prevention and Nonviolent Terrorism: A "Soft" Approach Against Ideologically Motivated Tax Refusal—R. Belli and J. Freilich
  • Exploring Parallels between Situational Crime Prevention and Noncriminological Theories for Reducing Terrorist Risk—J. Clare and F. Morgan.
  • How to Lose the War on Terror: Lessons of a 30 year War in Northern Ireland—N. Ross