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Targeted Violence: A Statistical and Tactical Analysis of Assassinations, Contract Killings, and Kidnappings

Glenn P. McGovern
CRC Press
Item #:
1901
Published:
2010
Pages:
330
ISBN:
978-1-4398-2512-9
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Drawn from case examples of incidents from around the world, Targeted Violence: A Statistical and Tactical Analysis of Assassinations, Contract Killings, and Kidnappings is the most complete resource of information on the attack methodologies, tactics used, and groups responsible for targeted killings and kidnappings. The author, a former SWAT and JTTF team member—whose experience includes providing protection to diplomats, high-ranking military personnel, prosecutors, and organized crime informants—presents a wealth of global statistics on assassinations, contract killings, and kidnappings that have occurred from 1950 to the present.

This complete reference includes 35 case studies that examine attacks on motorcades and pedestrians dating back to 1973—highlighting the lessons to be learned from each example. It analyzes the modus operandi of individual assailants and groups in order to determine commonalities between targeted victims and why certain groups tend to target a specific type of individual. The text concludes with a chapter on victimology.

Features include:
  • Supplies a wealth of statistical data on targeted attacks broken down by region, country, month, day of the week, and time of day
  • Provides detailed victimology of targeted attacks that have occurred over the past 60 years
  • Analyzes 900 incidents of targeted violence from around the world
  • Contains numerous case studies that examine attacks on motorcades and pedestrians dating back to 1973
  • Investigates the modus operandi of individuals and organizations responsible for targeted violence, including contract killers, drug cartels, mafias, terrorist groups, extremists, and governments
Format: Hardcover

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