CJ450 Week 1 Writing Assignment Terrorism Defined

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Terrorism Defined 1 (CJ450) Week1 Assignment: Terrorism Defined
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Terrorism Defined 1 Abstract Terrorism, terrorists, and terrorist acts all elude the discretion of a single plausible definition. With centuries of brilliant minds delineating the subject, there still remains no single and identifiable definition of terrorism; confusion and the inability to produce such a definition is concealed by the varying purposes in which terrorist acts are carried out. In the midst of such confusion lay the double edged sword of hate crimes and the argument of relation; “hate crimes refer to behaviors that are considered to be bias-motivated crimes but at the same time seem to fit the definition of acts of terrorism.” The blurred line between hate crimes and terrorism allows for plausible deniability; for centuries, acts of what we today might refer to as terror or hate crimes was an acceptable and warranted means to initiate social understanding of laws, religions, and other appropriately related perspectives. This paper will discuss several variations of hate crimes and terrorist acts in an effort to gain a better understanding of how they relate, how they differ, and most importantly how we as a society, government, and country can identify such acts and develop in the end a single differential between terrorism, hate crimes, and extremism.
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Terrorism Defined 1 Terrorism Defined Since the dawn of recorded time, “terrorism has been a dark feature of human behavior.” To some, terrorism is simply an extreme portrayal of an individual’s or a group’s beliefs through forms of punishing or disproportionate violence. To what avail does such an ill-conceived notion
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