July 18 - Notes Murder continued*Terrorism violence aimed...

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Notes: July 18, 2007 Murder continued: * Terrorism- violence aimed at a government tough the victims are usually innocent civilians. Terrorists are usually relatively powerless. Their chance of overthrowing a government is slim to none. Terrorism can be aimed at your own government or internationally. They target very large powerful governments even though they have little power. It is meant to instill terror in the population. ~Ways to fight terrorism: ^Military force ^Law enforcement to break them up ^Governments can freeze their bank accounts *Why do people kill? Two theories: ~External Restraint Theory (Henry & Short) - this was an attempt to separate why people kill to why people commit suicide. Some people become extremely frustrated and they kill. Others become extremely frustrated and they commit suicide. The people who kill themselves direct their frustrations inward, and the people who kill others direct their frustrations outward. ^If you are constantly bombarded with external restraints (poor people in a poor neighborhood where law enforcement is constantly looking for reasons to arrest someone), you are more likely to murder. They say that you have someone to blame for your lashing out. You can blame an oppressive system that doesn’t represent or care about you, and that
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2008 for the course SOC Deviance taught by Professor Reid during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.

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