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Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325256

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.001.0001

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Small arms, explosives, and incendiaries

Small arms, explosives, and incendiaries

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(p.155) 9 Small arms, explosives, and incendiaries
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Terrorism and Public Health
Author(s):

Wendy Cukier

Antoine Chapdelaine

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0009

This chapter describes and discusses small arms, explosives, and incendiaries that can be used as terrorist weapons. It describes antipersonnel landmines and the Mine Ban Treaty of 1997. It concludes that in order to prevent terrorism with small arms, explosives, and incendiaries, we must reduce the diversion of legal small arms and explosives to illegal markets, improve information exchange and investigations, “harden” targets, and strengthen injury control and emergency preparedness.

Keywords:   landmines, 9/11, terrorism, the arms trade, injury control, emergency preparedness

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