The Federal Research Division provides directed research and analysis on domestic and international subjects to agencies of the United States Government, the District of Columbia, and authorized Federal contractors. As expert users of the vast English and foreign-language collections of the Library of Congress, the Division’s area and subject specialists employ the resources of the world’s largest library and other information sources worldwide to produce impartial and comprehensive studies on a cost-recovery basis.
FRD prepares studies, reports, and translations under interagency agreements for a wide variety of Federal agencies, which are listed elsewhere on this website (http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/clients.html).
In some cases, FRD is asked to disseminate the commissioned reports, many of which can been seen on this website (http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/).
The study "Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism," reported the findings of FRD'sresearch of then-current literature written by experts on terrorism, inside and outside government, and was commissioned in June 1999 by the National Intelligence Council (http://www.cia.gov/nic/) and delivered in September 1999.
"This study is based on open source research into the scope of Asian organized crime and terrorist activity in Canada during the period 1999 to 2002, and the extent of cooperation and possible overlap between criminal and terrorist activities in that country.
"This report is based on open source research into the scope of organized crime and terrorist activity in the Republic of Mexico during the period 1999 to 2002, and the extent and cooperation and possible overlap between criminal and terrorist activity in that country.
This report, by the FederalResearchDivision of the Library of Congress, discusses the types of individuals and groups that are prone to terrorism.
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