Terrorism As Crime: From Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond [NOOK Book]

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Car bombing, suicide bombing, abduction, smuggling, homicide, and hijacking are all profoundly criminal acts. In Terrorism as Crime Mark S. Hamm presents an understanding of terrorism from a criminological point of view, arguing that the most successful way to understand, detect, prosecute and deter these acts is to use conventional criminal investigation methods. Whether in Oklahoma City or London, Terrorism as Crime demonstrates that criminal activity is the lifeblood of terrorist groups and that there are ...

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Terrorism As Crime: From Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond

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Overview


Car bombing, suicide bombing, abduction, smuggling, homicide, and hijacking are all profoundly criminal acts. In Terrorism as Crime Mark S. Hamm presents an understanding of terrorism from a criminological point of view, arguing that the most successful way to understand, detect, prosecute and deter these acts is to use conventional criminal investigation methods. Whether in Oklahoma City or London, Terrorism as Crime demonstrates that criminal activity is the lifeblood of terrorist groups and that there are simple common denominators at work that can remove the mystery surrounding many of these terrorist groups. Once understood the vulnerabilities of these organizations can be exposed.

This important volume focuses in on six case studies of crimes committed by jihad and domestic right wing groups, including biographies of more than two dozen terrorists along with descriptions of their organizations, strategies, and terrorist plots. Terrorism as Crime offers an original and significant framework for explaining international and domestic terrorism, as well as how future acts might be detected or exposed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814737453
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mark S. Hamm is professor of criminology at Indiana State University. Among his numerous publications is In Bad Company: America's Terrorist Underground. He is the recipient of the Frederick Milton Thrasher Award for Outstanding Gang Scholarship, and the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: The Criminology of Terrorism     1
Global Crime and Terrorism
Criminal Stupidity and the Age of Sacred Terrorism: The First World Trade Center Bombing     23
Vulnerabilities of the Jihad-Prelude to 9/11: The U.S. Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania     51
Domestic Crime and Terrorism
The Legacy of Lost Causes: The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord     87
Charisma, Conflict, and Style: The Order     115
The Current State and Future of the Terrorism-Crime Connection
The Seduction of Terrorist Mythology: The Aryan Republican Army     157
Al-Qaeda, the Radical Right, and Beyond: The Current Terrorist Threat     191
Notes     225
Index     243
About the Author     271
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