3.27 - Terrorism o Usually involves a political crime that...

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Terrorism o Usually involves a political crime that emphasizes violence as a means to promote change o Six types Contemporary Forms Revolutionary: use violence to frighten those in power to replace the existing government with a regime with ‘acceptable’ religious or political views. Political: directed at groups who oppose the terrorists’ political ideology o Not necessarily wanting to replace the government o Ex: Oklahoma City Bombing, Timothy McVeigh Nationalist: promotes the interest of a minority group that has been prosecuted under majority rule Cause-Based: e.g. Al Queda o Social or religious cause, use violence to attract followers. Environmental o Ex: Vail, CO. o Use violence to destroy environment to make a point State-Sponsored o Repressive government forces its citizens into obedience. o Socialization into Terrorism (see Turk article) o Responses to Terrorism: USA Patriot Act Enacted by congress soon after the 9/11 attacks, gives sweeping new powers to domestic law enforcements and international intelligence agencies in an effort to fight
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course SOCI 304 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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