1st Edition

Terrorism, Trauma and Psychology A multilevel victim perspective of the Bali bombings

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a comprehensive insight into the multilayered effects experienced by directly affected victims and their indirectly affected family members following terrorist incidents and other world disasters. Chapters draw primarily on interviews with fifty victims of the Bali bombings, but also consider terrorist incidents including the London and Boston bombings, and disasters such as the Boxing Day tsunami and the Fukusima nuclear disaster.

    The book provides a detailed exploration of experiences and perceptions of those involved in the traumatic events, as well as their families, emergency response teams and community volunteers. Chapters discuss community responses to major incidents, appropriate non-medical models of intervention and vulnerable groups that may require special attention. The findings and analysis presented contribute to our understanding of the multilayered effects of terrorism on victims of all levels, and the importance of a planned and informed response, which includes the local community and its wealth of pre-existing resources.

    Terrorism, Trauma and Psychology: A multilevel victim perspective of the Bali bombing will be key reading for researchers and academics in the fields of social and clinical psychology, as well as scholars of victimology and terrorism studies.

    Introduction  1. The Context of the Bali Study - Terrorist Attacks in Indonesia  2. An Exploratory, Qualitative Case Study Approach  3. The Effects on Victims in Bali  4. The Effects on Victims in Perth  5. Other Victims Who Are They?  6. The Aftermath of the Terrorist Attacks including the Effects and Support Interventions  7. Terrorist Attacks, Community Level Effects, the Media and How Governments Respond  8. A Post-Disaster Planning Framework - Opportunities for Multidisciplinary Application  Appendix  A Reflexive Diary and Photo Narratives


    Gwen Brooks is a psychologist in private practice, a member of the Australian Psychological Society, a research associate of Curtin University and an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, Freemantle Unit at the University of Western Australia, Australia.

    Julie Ann Pooley is the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science and an Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychology and Social Science at Edith Cowan University, Australia.

    Jaya Earnest is Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Associate Professor of International Health in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia.

    "[We] owe Brookes a debt of gratitude. The narratives illuminated needed to be heard and her analyses are often information and useful. [...] The broad randge of sources of information is valuable in keeping with the overall philosphy of seeing the effects of terrorism as having many layers. Similarly, the detail with which she lays out her methodology will be valuable for those wishing to engage in qualitative research on similar topics. [...] I imagine that both academic and nonacademic readers will wish that we heard an awful [lot] more from Brookes" -Padraig Collins, PsycCRITIQUES, 2015