Law enforcement article on anarchist movement

  • Posted on: 10 July 2005
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<table><tr><td>Anarchist Direct Actions: A Challenge for Law Enforcement

RANDY BORUM A1 and CHUCK TILBY A2

Abstract:

This article provides a descriptive, operational analysis of the modern anarchist movement, emphasizing the actions of the criminal anarchists and implications for US law enforcement. </td><td><img src="files/pictures/copchoke.jpg"></td></tr></table>It begins by explaining some core tenets of anarchist “theory,� and its relationship to violence, then describes the structure, tactics and tradecraft of militant anarchist activists. It concludes that Anarchism is a revolutionary movement, not just a “protest group.� Clearly not all anarchists advocate or engage in violence, but some do. Those individuals and factions pose a particular concern to law enforcement. This article offers some practical recommendations to law enforcement for preventing and managing those direct action attacks that may compromise public safety.

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A1 University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
A2 Eugene (Oregon) Police Department, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Issue: Volume 28, Number 3 / May-June 2005
Pages: 201 - 223
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DOI: 10.1080/10576100590928106