Crystal%27s Environmental Terrorism Lecture

Crystal%27s Environmental Terrorism Lecture - Environmental...

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Environmental Terrorism What is terrorism? How do terrorists use violence as a means of influencing public policy? What environmental groups are active in the United States? What tactics have these groups used? How effective are these groups?
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What is Terrorism? State Department:  “Premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against  noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents,  usually intended to influence an audience.” Department of Defense “The calculated use, or threatened use, of force or violence against  individuals or property to coerce or intimidate governments or  societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological  objectives.”  Federal Bureau of Investigation “The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to  intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any  segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
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Defining Terrorism “Mode of insurgency conducted by sub-national  groups and individuals against noncombatants to  influence a government” (Merari)
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course POL 223 taught by Professor Aldrich during the Fall '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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