Terrorism - History of a Criminal Activity Analytical Essay by Nicky

Terrorism - History of a Criminal Activity
A look at the history of terrorism and those who perpetrate it.
# 148397 | 2,054 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 17, 2011 in Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)

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This paper discusses the history of terrorism, pointing out why people commit what is referred to in the paper as a crime. First, the paper looks at terrorism in an historical perspective. Then it describes how terrorism was used in various conflicts, further citing why it is not successful. Finally, the paper examines how to fight terrorism. Various scholarly works are cited in the paper, some of which address the causes of terrorism. The paper also considers the impact of globalization on terrorism. The paper concludes by stating that terrorism is a threat to the well-being of mankind.

From the Paper:

"Terrorism is something that mankind had always known, and, with the evolution of man, the act of terrorism has also evolved, too. The civilized society has struggled to isolate and abolish any thought of terrorism throughout the world. However, terrorism is thriving in the present, with acts of terror being committed across the world by fanatics. Terrorism stands against all that is good, as there can be no moral motives for one to carry out acts of terrorism."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Crenshaw, Martha. (1981). The Causes of Terrorism. Comparative Politics, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Jul., 1981), pp. 379-399.
  • Mueller, John. (2007). REACTING TO TERRORISM: PROBABILITIES, CONSEQUENCES, AND THE PERSISTENCE OF FEAR. Retrieved April 29, 2009, from The Ohio State University Web site: http://polisci.osu.edu/faculty/jmueller/ISA2007T.PDF
  • Victoroff, Jeff. (2005). The Mind of the Terrorist: A Review and Critique of Psychological Approaches. The Journal of Conflict Resolution. Vol. 49, No. 1 (Feb., 2005), pp. 3-42.
  • Whittaker David J. Terrorists and Terrorism in the Contemporary World. Routledge, 2004.

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