Terrorism • Terrorism is the use of calculated, unlawful physical force or threats of violence against a government, organization, or individual to gain some political, religious, economic, or social objective.- Terrorist tactics include bombing, kidnapping, hostage taking, hijacking, assassination, and extortion. • One form of terrorism, political terrorism , uses intimidation, coercion, threats of harm, and other violent attempts to bring about a significant change in or overthrow an existing government. Explanations of War and Terrorism 1) Biological Perspectives emphasize that people inherit a tendency (or predisposition) toward aggressive behavior, which may culminate in warfare or terrorist acts. Contemporary policy makers who trace violent behavior to chemical or physical abnormalities such as a brain dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, or other genetic factors are taking such an approach.
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.