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Author Perry, Walt L., author.

Title Predicting suicide attacks : integrating spatial, temporal, and social features of terrorist attack targets / Walter L. Perry, Claude Berrebi, Ryan Andrew Brown, John Hollywood, Amber Jaycocks, Parisa Roshan, Thomas Sullivan, Lisa Miyashiro.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2013]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 85 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG-1246-NRL
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-85).
Contents Introduction and overview -- Quantitative data and methods -- Qualitative analysis -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Summary "The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) set out to develop ways to predict what determines the targets of suicide attacks. While the ultimate goal is to create a list of areas at risk for the U.S. environment, the first phase of development employed a data set from Israel. Initially, NRL focused on spatial attributes, creating its own risk index, but realized that this focus on the where ignored the broader social context, the why. The lab asked RAND to test, as a proof of principle, the ability of sociocultural, political, economic, and demographic factors to enhance the predictive ability of NRL's methodology. Again using Israel as a sample, RAND created a database that coded for these factors, then conducted both quantitative and qualitative analyses with an eye to determining what puts a given area at greater risk. The quantitative analysis established that these factors are related to the odds of attack within specific neighborhoods and that the relationships held even when controlling for geospatial factors, so they seem to confer risk for reasons beyond their association with geospatial features of neighborhoods. The specifics of the research are limited to the preferences of Palestinian suicide bombers in Israel; however, the methods used to assess target preferences in Israel could be transferred to the United States or other countries. Any results, if proven to be robust, could be used to develop recommendations for heightened public awareness in certain areas."--Page 4 of cover.
Note Print version record.
Subject Suicide bombings -- Israel.
Terrorism -- Israel.
Terrorists -- Suicidal behavior -- Israel.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Suicide bombings. (OCoLC)fst01137613
Terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01148101
Terrorists -- Suicidal behavior. (OCoLC)fst01983653
Israel. (OCoLC)fst01204236
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center.
Other Form: Print version: Perry, Walt L. Predicting suicide attacks. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2013] 9780833078001 (DLC) 2013005100
ISBN 9780833078032 (electronic bk.)
0833078038 (electronic bk.)
9780833078018 (electronic bk.)
0833078011 (electronic bk.)
9780833078001 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000052905945
DEBBG BV043036029
DEBBG BV044177774
DEBSZ 397626762
DEBSZ 429968345
GBVCP 1008658308
GBVCP 800228227
NZ1 15025573

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