Preventing Terrorism

Preventing Terrorism


Terrorism has been a frequent phenomenon across the globe. This is mainly attributable to the rivalry factor in the nations. Diverse terrorists have dissimilar objectives towards their attacks. Some of them have a vengeful desire, while others explore their combatant spirits. Regardless of their motives, terrorism remains to be a negative practice in the society. It has many negative impacts on diverse aspects of life. Terrorism affects the lives of individuals. This is mainly in their psychological as well as their physiological domains (Richardson, 2007). The acts tortures individuals’ psychological domain during the threats. They affect the physiological domain when they conduct the acts. Terrorism also affects infrastructure in the target society. All these factors show that terrorism is an extremely negative exercise. The terrorist events have rare occurrences, and extreme consequences.

Terrorists have specific targets in their deliberate attacks. They focus on specific localities due to various reasons. They might focus on the economical impact that the attack might impose to the natives (Richardson, 2007). They might as well consider the number of inhabitants in a locality. In this case, they consider conducting the attacks on the highly populated localities. Many forms of infrastructure are prone to terrorism. Terrorists focus on energy stations. According to them, attacks in such places bring extensive losses in terms of the fiscal system of the target locality, as well as the deaths in the locality. Apart from the energy stations, the terrorists also focus their attacks on the communication lines, transportation lines, as well as water channels. Terrorist attacks impose a substantial loss when they dwell on the communication lines. Definitely, the economic activity of the locality deprives substantially. Communication is a key requirement to the economic activity of any place. Evidently, attacks on the communication channels are create immense fiscal losses. The same applies to the transportation and water channels. Nevertheless, attacks on the transportation channels result to extensive deaths. This is evident that the infrastructure suffers much loss during the terrorist attacks (Richardson, 2007). Within the infrastructure attacks, many people lose their lives. Most of the attacks are deliberate, and abrupt. They normally kill a wide extension of people. As connoted previously, the terrorist threats also torture the inhabitants of the target locality psychologically. Definitely, both individuals and infrastructure face an immense threat from terrorism.

As connoted previously, terrorism is an extreme deliberate act that comprises fatal consequences. Definitely, this malpractice requires some remedies. There are diverse prevention schemes that seek to culminate the act terrorism. Investigation is a paramount mechanism towards the culmination of terrorism (Walker, 1992). This is definitely the role of the private sector individuals. In most cases, the private security officers have the best chance to conduct an outstanding investigation about the terrorists in a locality. Investigations are paramount since they ensure legitimate accusations in a court of law. The public security officers ought to specialize in arresting the criminals. In this matter, the public security officers ought to take action subsequently to the outcome of the investigations (Walker, 1992). The specialized remedy is a very essential strategy towards the culmination of terrorism. In the entire process, the security officers maintain a high degree of confidentiality of their informers. This principle is also applicable to the court. The disclosure of the informers’ names and identity is always an immense threat to the individual’s life (Walker, 1992). Confidentiality is part of the prevention process of terrorism. Terrorism has extreme effects, but people can work in unison to curb it.




Walker, C. (1992). The prevention of terrorism in British law. Manchester: Manchester        University Press.

Richardson, H. W., Gordon, P., & Moore, J. E. (2007). The economic impacts of terrorist    attacks. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.