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A new approach to protect soft-targets from terrorist attacks

Abstract: This paper presents a method to evaluate hazard level of soft-targets spaces based on their susceptibility toterrorist acts. This contribution illustrates a mixed approach (qualitative-quantitative) to assess an unknownprobability of situations which may well put the lives of citizens in serious danger. A case study is conducted on abuilding adapted from one of the University of Cantabria campus in case of an Improvised Explosive Device(IED) delivered by a terrorist. The present study shows how the method can provide valuable information todecision makers based on quantitative results for use in risk management. Potential applications and opportu-nities of this approach are discussed in detail.

 Autoría: Cuesta A., Abreu O., Balboa A., Alvear D.,

 Fuente: Safety Science, 2019, 120, 877-885

Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/12/2019

Nº de páginas: 17

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2019.08.019

ISSN: 0925-7535,1879-1042

Proyecto español: BIA2015-64866-R

Proyecto europeo: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/740466/EU/Law Enforcement agencies human factor methods and Toolkit for the Security and protection of CROWDs in mass gatherings/LETS-CROWD/

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.08.019