Italy Is The Poster Child For Anti Terrorism?

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Italy: Criminal Justice Responses to Prevent and Counter Terrorism in All Forms

Located in Southern Europe, Italy is a peninsula that extends into the Mediterranean Sea. Italy borders four countries, France to the west, Switzerland and Austria to the north, and Slovenia to the east. It is known for its many attractions, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Vatican, and the Colosseum. Considering these attractions, and it’s location, Italy’s ability to avoid the threat that is the ISIS extremist group has other countries taking notes.
The Italian Government has succeeded thus far when it comes to not only preventing and countering terrorism, but also avoiding it as well with solutions that have not been anything too extraordinary. Whether they have just lucked out, or their practices and procedures are responsible, Italy is the poster child for anti terrorism. One of their own universities, The International University School of Rome and Florence, even offers counterterrorism and hostage negotiation training to various governments around the world. By offering this training, not only does the Italian government help teach other countries how they counter terrorism, but they also take notes from the success of other countries when it comes to similar topics.
With ISIS constantly looming, and its threats and attacks throughout the world, it is shocking that Italy has yet to have a death caused by Muslim terrorism. Throughout the past 5 years, the Civil War in Syria has
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