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The world has been experiencing a large number of armed conflicts and regional disputes. In addition, crime, terrorism-related attacks, violation of border security related laws have played a threat to national security. When the terrorism issues are taken into consideration, a new type of terrorist attack, ‘lone wolf terrorism’, on the Internet and social media services has brought growing concern in countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism. What is worse, the motives of new terrorism are so diverse that it is getting difficult to predict the next possible attacks. Religious, political, socio-economic and other factors are among those motives.

Since the Republic of Korea has participated in global counter-terrorism efforts, ISIS has pointed Korea as one of their enemies as well as the United States, France, and other Western countries. Moreover, in modern history of Korean Peninsula, North Korea has always been a threat to national security of the Republic of Korea. For these reasons, the Republic of Korea is no longer free from terrorism/related threats and terrorist attacks.

Given this situation, multi-dimensional measures in countering terrorism and threats to national security need to be taken. It is challenging but worth taking multi-dimensional approaches. The Association of Terrorism and National Security was founded to discuss the legal issues in counter-terrorism, to support the best practices around the world, and to establish the sophisticated academic research in terrorism.

As the role of law enforcement agencies gets important more than ever, the Association of Terrorism and National Security will seek how the government co-ordinates and maintains the well-organized co-operation among the agencies, and with other countries, and what strategies the law enforcement agencies should take to counter the terrorism and national security threats.

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Area 1 Socal Science, Intedisciplinary
Area 2 Social Issue
Area 3 International Relation

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  • Purpose; This research is to recognize the importance of IT security, which increases in importance in international sports event security in the smart age due to technological development, to recognize the impact of IT security responsibilities of related agencies on risk reduction and organizational performance, and to inform the importance of expertise and work in sports event security field. To this end, this study conducted a survey using a self-evaluation method for 250 bodyguards who were working in sport event security companies, briefed on the purpose of the survey, and agreed to participate the survey. Among the collected data, 241 questionnaires were taken as valid samples, except for those whose responses to the survey were unfaithful or some parts of the responses were omitted. For data collected, frequency analysis, reliability analysis, and correlation analysis were conducted using SPSS 25.0 for Windows. In addition, confirmatory factor analysis was conducted using AMOS 18.0, and path analysis was conducted using a structural equation model to analyze IT security responsibilities, risk reduction, and organizational performance. The conclusions of this study are as follows. First, IT security responsibilities affect risk reduction. Second, IT security responsibilities affect organizational performance. Third, risk reduction affects organizational performance. Combining the results of this study and prior studies, the successful hosting of sports events not only has a great impact on the image of the host country as well as social, cultural, economic, political, and diplomatic aspects but also on the existence of many enterprises and other related agencies or organizations. The importance of security for sports events is increasing due to the participation of celebrities and world-class sports stars, and the importance of security related to IT technology is increasing in the security field due to the development of the Internet, IT technology, and the popularization of smart devices. Therefore, in order for bodyguards and related organizations to be recognized as professionals and contribute to the successful hosting of sports events, it is necessary to make continuous efforts to develop a sense of responsibility and ethics for IT security as well as professional knowledge of IT technology.
    Keyword:IT Security, Risk Reduction, Sports Event, Security Organization, Responsibility
  • Recently the characteristics of those who committed serious terrorist crimes are not directly related to the direct command system of a specific terrorist organization(ex. IS) but are influenced by the political propaganda of terrorist organizations online, Terrorist crime under the loose form of the terrorist organization. Therefore, this study suggests ways to improve countermeasures against terrorism in metropolitan subways. Although it is important for the prevention of terrorism in the subway, it is important for the police officers of the subway police and the special police officers of the railway to have a physical limit to take charge of them, and after confirming that improvement measures are necessary, And pointed out the possibility of establishing independent security departments where judicial and administrative control is not feasible to grant police rights. In addition, I pointed out how to improve the safety of subways in the metropolitan area through the recruitment of core job candidates and the identity survey during the sub-way operation. Furthermore, it was confirmed that a special council on terrorism, which can take into consideration the characteristics of subway terrorism, such as airports and ports, is required to be established in charge of terrorism prevention under the current Anti-Terrorism Act. Finally, it is once again emphasized that the strengthening of the powers of the counterparts to terrorism must inevitably limit the basic rights of the people, so the principle of proportionality must be observed in their activities.
    Keyword:Terror Crime, Subway Terrorism, Act on Anti-Terrorism for the Protection of Citizen and Public Security, France 2016 Transportation Terrorism Prevention Act, Principle of Proportionality
  • Today's counter-terrorism policy means effectively excluding national threats, preventing them in advance, and responding appropriately to injustices. This means that the challenges faced must be solved by comprehensively operating all means of politics, diplomacy, economy, society, culture, military and science and technology in order to achieve national goals from various military and non-military threats at home and abroad. Especially in Korea, South Korea and North Korea are facing confrontation and are threatened by terrorism at the same time. Crimes such as espionage and terrorism transcend time and space, as well as being highly trained and mobile. It is also a representative national security risk crime by actors who comply with strict security rules. They are using advanced science and technology compared to the past, and they use cyber and terrorism, public relations and education using SNS, and propaganda, as well as the use of communication between the Internet and smartphones. In this situation, legal evidence gathering by intelligence agencies or investigative agencies is increasingly difficult and inevitable. Moreover, despite the fact that information and investigative agencies have arrested security offenders in spite of poor conditions, it is now a reality that they do not admit their ability to testify or convict of illegally collected evidence. Therefore, the state and nature of security crimes, including terrorism, must be grasped and the nation should protect the lives and property of the people through proactive responses.
    Keyword:Terrorism, Terrorism Threats, National Security Crimes, FTFs, Criminal Justice
  • Europe as a whole is suffering from invisible fear and terrorism obsessions. In recent years, new types of attack terrorism, such as truck terrorism, have frequently occurred, and many of them show the characteristics of "homegrown terrorism" and "lone wolf terrorism." In the United States, the threat of jihadist terrorism is relatively low compared to that of Europe, but attempts to terrorism continue. The jihad terrorist groups are divided into several factions, but they have created a loose network. In the West, they are preoccupied with showing off their power through violent means and promoting their ideology without engaging in public political and social activities and campaigns. The subject of jihadist terrorism is not specified. Although it is targeting soft targets with relatively weak protection, it is willing to attack them if the propaganda effects of terrorism, such as national important facilities, transportation, and tourist attractions, are sufficient targets. The ripple effect of ISIS after al-Qaida is still valid. Although not concentrated in the home base, it is dispersed into small groups in the Middle East, Southwest Asia, Europe and North Africa, recruiting sympathizers and encouraging and supporting extreme action. Following the large-scale terrorist attacks by terrorist organizations with thorough division of labor, expertise, and financial power, a small number of terrorist organizations are also moving closely.
    Keyword:Dispute, Jihadist, Extremism, Information Sharing, Counter-Terrorism Group
  • Recently, violence and violent protests such as the political revolution in the Middle East and Africa, an-ti-social resistance in Europe, and the occupation of Wall Street in the US have been heating up and spreading due to the global economic downturn and the heat of liberalization. Many countries, including the US, UK, and Spain, are experiencing homegrown terrorism, and Korea is also warned of the possibility of homegrown terrorism. In addition, the types of terrorism are changing in various ways due to the rapid development of science and technology. Biochemical weapons, high-performance bombs, and cyber terror-ism, which can kill a large number of lives, are possible, and the development of information and communication technology(ICT) enables close links among terrorist organizations, further strengthening the formation of an international terrorist network. Also, recent terrorism has been indiscriminately perpetrated against an unspecified number of citizens in various ways. In this context, the police's anti-terrorism mission to protect citizens' lives and property in the closest place to the people has emerged as an important task. In order for the police to carry out this mission, they must be trained as the first responders at the scene of terrorism, and it is important that they gather in-formation effectively and cooperate with various counterterrorism agencies. In addition, efforts are needed to prevent crimes in advance by patrolling areas where foreigners are concentrated and maintaining proper security. This is because the increase in crime by foreigners could serve as a factor that further destabilizes their status in Korean society. This will be useful not only for the prevention of crime but also for that of terrorism. Furthermore, in order to strengthen the ability to respond to international sex crimes, a joint investigation is essential, including the rapid exchange of information among related agencies and the expansion of information collection. All organizations related to countering international sex crimes, including the police, immigration authorities, the National Intelligence Service, the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, foreign diplomatic offices in Korea, and the Small and Medium Business Administration, should establish a close cooperation system to deal with them. As there are cases of fleeing to foreign countries immediately after committing international sex crimes, the government should maintain a system of rapid investigation cooperation with police stations in charge of checkpoints, airports, and ports to prevent culprits from escaping to foreign countries. As terrorism is a transnational crime that transcends borders, it is essential to exchange information with foreign intelligence and investigation agencies in terms of prevention and response. Finally, it is necessary to establish a social safety net. Securing a safety net to support the lives of the socially disadvantaged and easing inequality through structural reforms are key tasks that Korean society is faced with. Disasters like COVID-19, which has plagued the world, cause more pain for the weak. Disaster is never equal and is harsher for the poor. We need to secure a safety net to support the lives of those at stake and improve inequality. Even if the COVID-19 crisis is overcome well, it is likely to deepen the economic polarization and social inequality between the rich and the poor in the future. The distribution of welfare benefits for the vulnerable and the establishment of a new type of governance involving the government, businesses, and labor unions all to cope with the new era are required. This is also a countermeasure against indiscriminate terrorism.
    Keyword:Terrorism, Indiscriminate Terrorism, Homegrown Terrorism, Social Safety Net, National Security


SUBMISSION 5/10 11/10
REVIEW 5/20 11/20
ACCEPTED 5/25 11/25
PUBLISHED 6/30 12/30



Manjong Lee

Howon University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Vice President

Haesung Yun Korean Institute of Criminology, South Korea

Editor in Chief

Youseok Lim

Kunsan National University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]


Jungduk Lee General Affairs Halla University, South Korea
Byunghu Yu Research Osan University, South Korea
Sungtaek Cho Intelligence Sunmoon University, South Korea
Sungshik Shin Management Saekyung University, South Korea
Dongun Jo Planning Korean National Police University, South Korea
Hyunwoo Kim International Osnarbruck University, Germany

Editor in Director

Woosuk Yun

Keimyung University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Jungduk Lee

Halla University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Administrator

Kyungshick Choi Bridgewater State University, USA
Chuluunbat Sharkhuu Law Enforcement University, Mongolia
Wendy Dressler Florida International University, USA
Madhuri Sharma Florida International University, USA
Mohammed Ayedh Alqahtani Florida International University, USA
Raymond D. Partin Florida International University, USA
Laura Stoelers University of Malaga, Spain
Byongook Moon University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Jaehyun Kim Korean Institute of Criminology, South Korea
Shinchul Back University of Scranton, USA
Bora Park National Security Strategy, South Korea


2015 JUN. 30 International Society for Terrorism & National Security Established by Dr. Yuseok Lim
DEC. 05 Inaugural General Meeting
2016 FEB. 19 International Journal of Terrorism & National Security (ISSN 2423-8376)
JUN. 30 First Journal Publication (378 Tenjinchou Kamimaruko Nakaharaku Kawasakishi Kangawhken Japan)
OCT. 11 Digital Object Identifier Enrollment (DOI)
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