CRI 101 Chapter 4

CRI 101 Chapter 4 - ← ← Contemporary View of Terrorists • Have diverse motives and sponsors • Rather than purely political goals many are

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30/03/2008 16:19:00 January 23 rd , 2008 Criminal Justice Chapter 4 Criminal Justice in the New Millennium: Terrorism, Homeland Security, and  Cyber Crime Contemporary Challenges of the Criminal Justice System Emerging forms of criminal activity pose a significant threat to society. o Terrorism o Cyber Crime New threats are evolving in both complexity and seriousness. Definition of Terrorism Psychological View of Terrorists Behavior is result of mental illness rather than political motives. This view is controversial and critics suggest it is incorrect, that the stress of  being a terrorist causes the mental disorders and not vice versa. Socialization View of Terrorists Believe they have been victimized by an oppressor and are taught to hate  them. Political/Religious/Social View Terrorists begin as members of minority groups angered by position of  helplessness Feel their only option is to resort to violence to effect change.
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Unformatted text preview: ← ← Contemporary View of Terrorists • Have diverse motives and sponsors. • Rather than purely political goals, many are motivated by religious and cultural values. o Violence is a divine duty. ← ← Homeland Security: The Criminal Justice Response to Terrorism ← ← DHS Divisions ← ← Intelligence Gathering Agencies: • CIA • FBI • Department of Energy Department of Treasury • Department of Homeland Security ← ← The Law and Terrorism ← ← USA Patriot Act, Oct. 2001 ← ← Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act ← ← Cyber Crimes • May present the most important challenge for law enforcement in the 21 st Century. ← ← Types of Computer Attacks: • Virus • Trojan Horse • Salami Slice • Supper-zapping • Logic Bomb ← ← Cyber-Terrorism ← ← Enforcing Cyber Laws ←...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course CRI 101 taught by Professor Lovett during the Spring '08 term at St. Thomas FL.

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CRI 101 Chapter 4 - ← ← Contemporary View of Terrorists • Have diverse motives and sponsors • Rather than purely political goals many are

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