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Terrorism and Profiling

Format Workshop
Presenters Professor Stephen Woods
Description Terrorist writings instruct in the edict of being sure to:-
"inflict maximum casualties on the enemy, kill the greatest number of people, for this is the language understood by the West".

The "Al Qaeda Manual", found by Scotland Yard in a house in Manchester belonging to an al-Qaeda member, opens with a statement:-
"The confrontation that we are calling for with the apostate regimes does not know Socratic debates..., Platonic ideals..., not Aristotelian diplomacy. But it knows the dialogue of bullets, the ideals of assassination, bombing, and destruction, and the diplomacy of the cannon and machine-gun. [...] Islamic governments have never and will never be established through peaceful solutions and cooperative councils. They are established as they [always] have been by pen and gun, by word and bullet, by tongue and teeth."

Have you ever sat in a plane and found your attention drawn to a person who seems to be acting in a strange way and asked yourself if he/she might be a terrorist with a bomb?

And what about the nice young man who lives nearby and ultimately becomes a "lone wolf" terrorist like Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian shooter/bomber who described his actions as "atrocious but necessary". He was determined to carry out a very individualised personal attack on random targets; a) the bomb was particularly random and b) the shooting very personal.

Is the lone wolf terrorist/shooter different from the individual who is part of an organised terrorist group?

Are they mad or evil or ?

The workshop will draw upon actual cases in order for participants to gain an understanding of the psychology of terrorism. Television programmes designed to groom young children to become tomorrow's suicide bombers (you will be introduced to the "dark side" of Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny) as well as psychological profiling of selected cases including "lone wolf" will be presented.
CPD Hours
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7 hours
[APS Institute CPD]
Location QLD Metro, Australia
Venue The Sebel Suites Brisbane
Cnr Albert & Charlotte Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4000

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 19 Oct 2012
Time 9am - 5pm with registration from 8.30am
Cost APS Member $295, APS Student Member $210, Non APS Member $445
Organiser APS National Office
Contact Name APS Events Team
Telephone 03 8662 3300
Fax 03 9663 6177
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