For quite some time back in the history of mankind was already used by terorrisme groups and states, then to achieve their own objectives. That terrorism today is still happening is therefore given a plausible, because, after all, the phenomenon is as old as humanity itself. The constant threat of terrorism poses a lot of questions. How can a state here for instance to prepare for that and what exactly is the idea behind terrorism? There are many government agencies involved in the investigation of terrorism and counterterrorism. This has ensured that terrorism is a security issue with an enormous amount of valuable theories, forms and elements.
Terrorism is a threat that affects not only the physical security of the individual citizen, but also the spiritual safety of our citizens. Society as a whole suffers from this threat in terms of social and physical security. It is not only made an attempt on the man himself, but also destructively on the environment.
Old terrorism is described as terrorism aimed at achieving terorritoriale or ideological purposes and the perpetrators utilized include targeted assassinations, hijackings and hostage taking. The new forms of terrorism are mainly focused on the disruption of society and making many victims as possible. The new form of terrorism, there has been strongly religiously inspired perpetrators, they also constitute a permanent group but are in loose networks. A major difference between these forms is the reason behind the terrorist attacks.
A big uncertainty is the real meaning of terrorism because of the diversity present in definiëringen. The Dutch government has a working definition of terrorism, it is described as follows:
"Terrorism is threatening ideological reasons, preparing or committing human lives serious violence directed or acts aimed at causing socially disruptive damage, with the aim of bringing about social change, the population is seriously intimidating or policy decision influence. "
The exchange of information is to be the most important preventive agent when it comes to attacks. Evaluations of certain terrorist attacks have resulted in such useful information, this knowledge could have prevented an attack. This information comes from the police, border control and the intelligence community. The exchange and sharing of information remains a huge bottleneck. There should be a clear international and national precautions are taken to avoid harmful consequences of this information. There are, however, made no clear guidelines for this, with the result that international cooperation is low.
Terrorism and counter-terrorism