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Countering Terrorism with Knowledge

  • James O. EllisIII
Part of the Integrated Series In Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 18)

The study of terrorism is beset by many problems, ranging from the broad and dynamic nature of the phenomenon, the arrested development of applied research, and the disconnected databases covering the subject. The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) seeks to enable better research on terrorism by developing and sharing pioneering information resources, including its Terrorism Knowledge Base. MIPT acts as a living memorial to the victims, survivors, rescuers, and family members of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Serving the needs of emergency responders, counterterrorism practitioners, policymakers, and the public, MIPT conducts research into the social and political causes and effects of terrorism, and its mission is to expand and share knowledge to prevent terrorism or mitigate its effects.

Keywords

Terrorist Organization Homeland Security Political Violence International Terrorism Terrorist Incident 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James O. EllisIII
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  1. 1.Memorial Institute for the Prevention of TerrorismOklahomaUSA

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