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APPENDIX - APPENDIX SOCIOPSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILES CASE...

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APPENDIX SOCIOPSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILES: CASE STUDIES Exemplars of International Terrorism in the Early 1970s Renato Curcio Significance: Imprisoned leader of the Italian Red Brigades. Background: The background of Renato Curcio, the imprisoned former main leader of the first-generation Red Brigades (Brigata Rosse), provides some insight into how a university student became Italy’s most wanted terrorist. The product of an extramarital affair between Renato Zampa (brother of film director Luigi Zampa) and Yolanda Curcio, Renato Curcio was born near Rome on September 23, 1941. His early years were a difficult time for him and his mother, a housemaid, whose itinerant positions with families required long separations. In April 1945, Curcio’s beloved uncle, Armando, a Fiat auto worker, was murdered in a Fascist ambush. A poor student, Curcio failed several subjects in his first year of high school and had to repeat the year. He then resumed vocational training classes until moving to Milan to live with his mother. He enrolled in the Ferrini Institute in Albenga, where he became a model student. On completing
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